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Home Run
By Becca Hensley and Rhonda Reinhart | July 24, 2018

STAGE IT
“You never live in a house the way you sell a house,” says Laura Gottesman, owner of Gottesman Residential Real Estate. Consistently ranked as one of Austin’s top real estate agents,...

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True Colors
By Rhonda Reinhart | July 24, 2018

Going Green
“Nature is the ultimate color inspiration,” says Courtnay Tartt Elias, creative director and principal of Houston-based Creative Tonic. “If...

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Modernism Exposed
By Helen Thompson | July 24, 2018

Late architect Dick Clark is often credited with creating a variant of modernism that is quite at home in Austin. His muscular Hill Country version of the aesthetic established a distinctive look that complements the vigor of the craggy...

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Artful Escape
By Mimi Faucett | July 24, 2018

What comes to mind when you think of a bachelor pad? A clunky big-screen, a hand-me-down leather sofa, a vintage beer sign or two? These stereotypes couldn’t be further from your stream of consciousness as you walk through this Houston bachelor...

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A Shore Thing
By Jessica Elliott | July 24, 2018

No heavy brown tones—and no bird prints. Those were the only must-nots for the Texas modern lake house built along the shore of Cedar Creek Lake at Long Cove. Neither is missed. From the moment you traverse the entryway stairs—on which...

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Teenage Dream
By Katie McNew | July 24, 2018

 

1. If this space adheres to the adage “Make new friends, but keep the old,” the Oly Muriel chandelier is everyone’s new BFF. “I loved the play on soft spherical ‘bubbles,’ if you will, with the bold...

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Natural Beauty
By Rhonda Reinhart | July 23, 2018

One of the first things you notice about Tierra Patagonia is that you almost don’t notice it at all. Situated on the shores of Lake Sarmiento, to the east of Chile’s Torres del...

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Iris Apfel in Living Color
By Phebe Wahl | July 23, 2018

 

“I love what I do,” declares Iris Apfel. “I’m passionate about it, so I guess that’s a good energy feeder.” Earlier this year, the 96-year-old partnered with...

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Coastal Collective
By Jessica Elliott | April 4, 2018

Set aside any preconceived notions of stripes, shiplap and sailing paraphernalia—there is none of that in the McQueeney lake house belonging to a longtime client of Pulp Design Studios’ Beth Dotolo and Carolina V. Gentry....

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From the Outside In
By Mimi Faucett | April 4, 2018

No one does indoor-outdoor living quite like the Aussies. Think open-air structures, natural materials, a calming palette and a host of environmentally specific design decisions. Sure, the practically perfect weather helps, along with the...

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All The Right Moves
By Helen Thompson | April 4, 2018

There is one specialty of the architect’s craft that rarely gets the respect it deserves. Renovation is a pet topic of DIY shows, but the rip-roaring redos briskly skip past the process of understanding dilemmas that the original...

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