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Step inside seven of Houston's finest examples of modern and contemporary residential architecture during the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston's two-day, self-driven 2014 Home Tour.    
CultureMap Video
Some say that if a marriage can survive building a home, it can survive any of life's surprises. Except Karine and Carl Hollimon weren't married — yet. At least ...
Defying The Teardown Craze
Several miraculous remodels, makeovers and even complete home rebuilds caught our attention — and readers' too — during CultureMap's first five years of covering residential real estate in Houston and beyond ...
Cheap Cities
For a few Texas cities, being cheap doesn't mean being undesirable. Round Rock, Temple, Denton and Corpus Christi have landed on a new list of the cheapest cities you ...
Good Design Advice
Our homes are our sanctuaries. We want them to be stylish yet comfortable, polished yet functional. And, above all, we want them to reflect our personal styles. But sometimes even ...
Houston Modern Home Tour
Seven modern architectural beauties showcasing some of the city's best creations in contemporary design go on tour in the 2014 self-driving, self-paced Houston Modern Home Tour.  
Get Artsy
Modern furniture design house Cantoni and partner CultureMap are unveiling an impressive installation of their own at the Houston Fine Art Fair, one exhibiting expert craftsmanship, sophisticated color palette and ...
A Sitting Ovation
University of Houston architecture students, take a bow — or make that a seat — for your creations in this year's "Wilsonart Challenges...” Student Chair Design Competition.  
Houston's Greenest House
One of the greenest new homes in Houston will rely on rainwater from its roof for all of its water needs, an extremely unusual sustainability strategy designed to avoid toxins ...
Houses Beautiful
It's happy days for interior design hounds this weekend when the Houston Design Center throws open the doors of its typically to-the-trade-only showrooms for the annual designer sample sale ...
Happiness Happens
When a 16-year-old patient left her Texas Children's Hospital room recently for her morning routine, she returned to find her once-sparse corner a made-over "happy place" filled with stuffed ...
Catherine Hearts Sean
She won the heart of Dallas heartthrob Sean Lowe on ABC’s The Bachelor with the help of her clever little love notes. Now Mrs. Catherine Lowe has turned her ...
Keeping It Fresh
You update your wardrobe each fall with individual pieces that keep your look classic but on-trend. Why not do the same for your home? It's easy to freshen up ...
Hometown Glory
What began with hopes of being recognized in a national magazine led to a Texas-based interior designer's dream coming true as she won "Best Kitchen" honors from the prestigious ...
Porch Powered Homes
One minute, you're sitting on your front porch, interacting with neighbors enjoying the same leisurely pastime on a quiet, tree-lined street. The next, you're in the the hustle-bustle ...
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