• A look in at the pool that will be the centerpiece of one of the bars.
    Photo by Caroline Gallay
  • Will the funeral bars really be ready to open by Wednesday as advertised?
    Photo by Caroline Gallay
  • Photo by Caroline Gallay
  • Photo by Caroline Gallay
  • Photo by Caroline Gallay
  • Photo by Caroline Gallay

  • The house is beautifully covered in fig ivy which neatly frames the mullionedwindows and French doors.
  • The dramatic entry hall has been used as a setting for ads in Veranda, SouthernLiving and Antiques Magazine.
  • The master suite is extra spacious and features contemporary bath and closets.
  • The interior pool terrace is reminiscent of a glamorous French hotel.
  • The living room is filled with light thanks to the floor-to-celing French doors.
  • This spacious guest bedroom enjoys a serene ambiance.

  • In a June 7 photo, a crane batters a the 10-story Downtown Y building.
    Photo by Tarra Gaines
  • Reduced to rubble, the Downtown Y still holds memories.
    Photo by Clifford Pugh
  • Despite the daily blows, the grand old building has stood tall, like apast-its-prime heavyweight that staggers under a vicious onslaught but refusesto fall until it can no longer withstand the brutal pounding. This photo wastaken earlier this month.
    Photo by Clifford Pugh
  • The distinctive letter "Y" in two-toned brick marked the building
    Photo by Clifford Pugh
  • The distinctive entrance to the temporary living quarters
    Photo by Clifford Pugh
  • The back side of the Y near Smith and Pease was among the first to go in May
    Photo by Clifford Pugh
  • Photo by Tarra Gaines
  • Photo by Tarra Gaines

  • The main living areas of this traditional townhouse are on the ground floorwhere the custom kitchen opens to the living room.
  • The patio home, as some call it, is located with three other homes behind highiron gates.
  • The study opens off of the living room and has access to wrap-around green spacethat surrounds the property.
  • The master bedroom on the second floor opens to a spacious balcony.
  • This second-floor bedroom opens to a sitting area with fireplace.
  • The entry hall speaks of warmth and richness.
  • The formal dining room opens to the living area.
  • The custom breakfast bar wraps around the stove island in the center of thekitchen.

  • Crisp & Raw Studios in EaDo.
    Julie Soefer
  • The lobby of the Alexan Lofts.
  • Down House in the Heights is filled with beautiful furnishings fromInstallations.
    Photo via Facebook
  • The red lighting and open floor plan makes Crisp & Raw studios a great place forwork and play.
    Julie Soefer
  • The interior of Anvil Bar & Refuge is just as quality-driven as its cocktails.
  • The Elder Street Artist Lofts are housed in the former Jefferson Davis Hospital.

  • This modern design, created by Arquitectonica in 1986, has stood the test oftime and reads totally today.
  • The high ceiling and abundance of windows give the living room an airy, spaciousfeel.
  • The kitchen enjoys exceptional counter top space and storage cabinetsparticularly for a townhouse.
  • The three-story atrium and stairwell is dressed in whimsical glass blocks andbright yellow bannister.
  • Lots of curb appeal at the Milford entry.
  • The dining room opens through wide passages to the kitchen and the atrium.
  • Light pours through windows of the master bedroom.
  • The two bedrooms on the ground floor have access to the little garden.

  • The Pearl is now a collection of restaurants, shops, office space and apartmentson the banks of the new northern extension of the San Antonio River Walk.
    Photo by Ralph Bivins
  • The market for selling homes and condos in Mexico is off some 80 to 90 percentfrom its peak a few years ago.
  • Overall, there are a huge number of distressed or foreclosed homes in thepipeline and would-be home buyers are worried about that.
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  • An example of Archstone's Mediterranean style in Mission Viejo, Cal.
  • Post will break ground this summer on phase three of their Midtown Squaredevelopment.
    Ralph Bivins
  • Dinerstein Companies in breaking ground soon on the third Millennium complex inHouston.

  • The open living plan and high ceilings make this unit particulary special.
    Photo by Benjamin Hill
  • The sleek high-rise is tucked away on a quiet street between Westheimer and SanFelipe.
    Photo by Benjamin Hill

  • Puny sales haven't stopped land developers and builders from starting a numberof new projects.
    Courtesy photo
  • In the far west, another new residential project is the Avalon at Cinco Ranch.
  • When Springwood Village is completed years from now, it will have 2,500single-family homes, plus apartments, office space, hotels and shopping centers.
  • Hines, the Houston development firm started by Gerald D. Hines in 1957, recentlybought three acres of land near the Waterwall adjacent to the Galleria for amid-rise residential project.

  • Newmark Homes "Merlot" floor plan is a favorite with Mediterranean stuccoexterior and a porte-cochere.
    Photo by Joel Luks
  • Perry Homes "5497" floor plan exemplifies the builder's aesthetic. Texastraditional elevations, ample windows and red bricks exteriors dominate thebuilder's style.
  • Newmark model home at Pine Mill Ranch in Katy. The "Barcelona" combines stucco,brick and stone materials for a contemporary hill country look.
  • As one of the largest national publicly-held homebuilder, Village Buildersoffers features often not included in standard new construction.
  • David Weekley Homes emphasizes green builder, low-cost energy bills, openspaces, smart room placement and careful attention to traffic patterns.

  • The curb appeal for 426 Euclid lies in the cheerful yellow paint and the tracerwindows original to the house built almost 100 years ago.
  • The living room opens to the dining room that leads to the kitchen.
  • The expanded and modernized kitchen retains the spirit of the Woodland Heightsbungalow.
  • The family room at the back of the house opens genially to the nice-sizedkitchen.
  • Carved from the large attic, the master bedroom features a high ceiling thatfollows the roof line.
  • The second upstairs bedroom has a private bath.
  • The backyard deck enjoys the shade of neighboring trees.

  • The resort-worthy pool terrace features a three-tiered infinity swimming poolwith 180 views of the city.
  • A smashing living area says glamour and sophistication.
  • The two-story high ceilings in the living room offer a vast expanse of views.
  • The master bath features Baccarat fixtures and beautiful marbles.
  • Fortuny chandeliers compliment the design of the dining room.
  • The expansive kitchen is perfect for catered evenings.
  • The bar area adjacent to the living room features an onyx bar withunder-lighting.
  • The master bedroom is spacious and offers views of downtown.
  • Another look a the pool deck back to the apartment.