"These old bungalows had an insightful way of carving out a community in a sprawling city like Houston,” says architect Carlos Jimenez, looking down Willard Street in the eccentric inner-loop neighborhood Montrose, where new site-maximizing townhouses threaten to outnumber the original single-family cottages.
Restaurateur Ben Edgerton recalls, 'On paper, it didn't make any sense,' describing the disparate elements that coalesced into Gardner, his latest venture with chef Andrew Wiseheart. Yet, in the end, the various components' smooth plaster walls are juxtaposed with custom-wrought steel fenestration and flaxen-colored brick opposite scorched cedar paneling complement each other by mingling the clean lines of modernism with nature's sublime idiosyncracies.
A coastal community ravaged by Hurricane Ike rebuilds one of its fire stations with an eye toward the next storm. Don't let the miles of seaside kitsch fool you: Galveston, Texas, is no ordinary beach town.