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The Ultimate House Party: Prominent brothers shake up Houston's social scene with lavish bash

The Ultimate House Party: Prominent brothers shake the scene with bash

Sarah Jawda, left, and Saba Jawda at the Butler Brothers party November 2014
Sarah Jawda, left, and Saba Jawda. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Scott and Stacey Butler, from left, and  Chris and Bo Butler at the Butler Brothers party November 2014
Scott and Stacey Butler, left, with Chris and Bo Butler. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Nisha Patterson, left, and Carrie Evans at the Butler Brothers party November 2014
Nisha Patterson, left, and Carrie Evans. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Nick Scurfield, from left, Megan Sunday, Pierce Bush and Whitney Kane at the Butler Brothers party November 2014
Nick Scurfield, from left, Megan Sunday, Pierce Bush and Whitney Kane. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Neha Mehta, from left, Kay Ott and Jaemila Alharazim at the Butler Brothers party November 2014
Neha Mehta, from left, Kay Ott and Jaemila Alharazim. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Lawrence Clayton III, from left, Leslie Strauss and Michael Chabala at the Butler Brothers party November 201
Lawrence Clayton III,  left, Leslie Strauss and Michael Chabala. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Glenn Bauguss and Martha Turner at the Butler Brothers party November 2014
Glenn Bauguss and Martha Turner. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Emilie Bell, left, and Sara Smelser at the Butler Brothers party November 2014
Emilie Bell, left, and Sara Smelser. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Chris and Crystal Williams at the Butler Brothers party November 2014
Chris and Crystal Williams. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Catie Brow, left, and Audrey Kimich at the Butler Brothers party November 2014
Catie Brow, left, and Audrey Kimich. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Alecia Harris and Matt Johns at the Butler Brothers party November 2014
Alecia Harris and Matt Johns. Photo by © Roswitha Vogler/Photosbyrovo.com
Sarah Jawda, left, and Saba Jawda at the Butler Brothers party November 2014
Scott and Stacey Butler, from left, and  Chris and Bo Butler at the Butler Brothers party November 2014
Nisha Patterson, left, and Carrie Evans at the Butler Brothers party November 2014
Nick Scurfield, from left, Megan Sunday, Pierce Bush and Whitney Kane at the Butler Brothers party November 2014
Neha Mehta, from left, Kay Ott and Jaemila Alharazim at the Butler Brothers party November 2014
Lawrence Clayton III, from left, Leslie Strauss and Michael Chabala at the Butler Brothers party November 201
Glenn Bauguss and Martha Turner at the Butler Brothers party November 2014
Emilie Bell, left, and Sara Smelser at the Butler Brothers party November 2014
Chris and Crystal Williams at the Butler Brothers party November 2014
Catie Brow, left, and Audrey Kimich at the Butler Brothers party November 2014
Alecia Harris and Matt Johns at the Butler Brothers party November 2014

Brothers Bo and Scott Butler have been slowly building their design/development company since 2003. But it wasn't until this week that the duo made a major splash on the social scene with an evening dubbed "The Ultimate House Party."

In tandem with Todd Events, Butler Brothers (you've probably seen their distinctive double B signs across the Inner Loop landscape) erected a 3,000 sq.ft. party tent in lifelike design of a real home. Todd Fiscus' team worked its magic bringing in flooring, carpeting, rich furnishings, artwork and sophisticated lighting to create an environment reflective of the quality of Butler Brothers projects.

"This is the celebration of our company," Bo Butler said. "We just wanted to have a celebration that kicks off all of the Butler Brothers products that we have right now. We're  just celebrating all the products and introducing ourselves to Houston."

 "This is our biggest project and we wanted to put a really great party together that would capture what we are doing here at Audubon." 

The PR splash took place in Audubon Hollow, the firm's 22-home development site tucked into a pocket between River Oaks and Tanglewood. The Butler brothers are native Houstonians, sons of well-known community leaders Penny and John Butler. Both earned undergraduate degrees at Texas A&M and masters degrees in architecture from the University of Houston. 

"This is our biggest project and we wanted to put a really great party together that would capture what we are doing here at Audubon as well as all the other projects," Bo Butler said.

The unique party tent featured a dining room where guests could fill up on party foods from Lucille's chef Chris Williams, Fusion Taco treats courtesy of chef David Grossman and dessert offerings from Ruggles Black's chef Ryan Ng. While waiters circled with trays of wine and champagne, Reserve 101's Michael Raymond mixed sophisticated cocktails in the study. On the back terrace, complete with rose bushes and outdoor furnishing, elaborately constructed bars at each end offered Tito's Vodka drinks and 8th Wonder Brewery beers.

Throughout the home setting, guests could view renderings of the Butler Brothers' various projects, pick up brochures and chat with Bo and Scott about their business.

Among the 250 who turned out for a tent party despite rainy weather were Michael Chabala, Lilly and Thurmon Andress, Martha Turner and Glenn Bauguss, Saba Jawda, Sarah Jawda, Melissa Zarikian, Monique Mannke, Neal Hamil and Kim Turner, director of Dallas-based Dwell With Dignity, beneficiary of the event.