Thursday, February 16, 2012

Houston Modern Home Tour 2012

lampton house was recently selected as one of eight homes for the modern home tour of houston. we are excited to showcase our lovely home. we have a little bit of work to do to get the home into shape, but it will be fun. this might give us a reason to finish our wish list for the home. exciting!


Friday, December 31, 2010

Finished, Complete, Whole. The End and Beginning...

CLICK ON ABOVE PHOTOS FOR GALLERY. Photos Courtesy of and Copyright by StudioMet.

it is the last day of december 2010. it has been quite the journey, buying the piece of land, knocking down the health hazard of a home, working with and designing the home, hiring a builder, making selections, watching and monitoring the build. the year went by fast. it was fun, frustrating and extremely fulfilling to put this house together. blogging was both therapeutic and also a good way to keep track of progress of a home. thanks to our architect StudioMet ( for designing a wonderful, efficient, nod to the mi-century modern past home. su nguyen and steve andrews really came through with a beautiful design. thanks to our builder fish & lyons ( ( for working with us and allowing us to enjoy the ride as well. we can't wait to work on project #2...coming soon. did someone say butterly roof?

finished custom millwork photos - stonewood studios

CLICK ON ABOVE PHOTOS FOR GALLERY. Above and linke photos courtesy of and Copyright by Stonewood Studio - Photos taken by Fulton Davenport

one of our favorite features of our home is all the custom millwork throughout the house. we chose a quartersawn walnut for all the millwork in the bathrooms and kitchen. finished with a light coat of poly. the natural grains of the walnut really shines through. the millwork was done by stonewood studios, aka sandy kay. sandy has done some amazing custom work for some of houston's most amazing modern homes - i'm a big fan, and was glad to have him work on our cabinets. the dovetail joints, attentional to detail, and use of blum drawer hardware and hafele tabs really set these cabinets above and beyond our expectations.

Friday, July 16, 2010

lampton house brochure

If you are interested in the Lampton House or just want additional information, please click HERE for more information

box and gate

the polycarbonate panels have been installed on the carport, fireplace face plate has been installed (though wrong goes the story of construction sometime) and the mailbox and doorbell have arrived. all the personal touches are nicely going in. we've got sod next on the list and the never ending list of punch-out items. slowly but surely this house is coming together. we've had some friends come through, and even several drive by - and the consensus so far is that this would be one sweet party house. that is music to my ears, since our initial design idea was to create an inviting space for small to large gatherings. with a spacious living room, a huge off living room deck and an intimate patio space on the otherside of the home...a wondering guest easily float around. can't wait to see how the home works with a party.

Friday, July 9, 2010

fixtures and hardware

This week saw the installation of the plumbing fixtures and cabinet hardware. these usually are installed later in the "game" since somehow these shiny things walk away pretty easily from the job site. the installation of the hafele tab hardware shows the detail of the mill work. each tab is slightly recessed so that the hardware sits flush with the mill work. the front door got a healthy dose of stain and poly. still mulling on the stain color...will have to give it some time to sink in. we will shortly have the master tub, fireplace and gate panels installed stay tuned.

Friday, July 2, 2010

its all in the details

its in the small things, the details, that make something truly interesting. with this house, there are several things that are incorporated that have made this process a joy. in the photo above the interior fire sprinkler actually uses a real bell. in this modern age, who in the world uses a real bell instead of a digital horn? additionally, there are door stops, walnut cabinetry and plumbing hardware that all have their own features. as these things are installed, the home is slowly being put together. the weather has not been very cooperative. with so much rain, the exterior sod and landscaping have taken a back seat. instead, the finished cabinetry is going in the kitchen and bath. this quarter-sawn walnut looks amazing. anyone agree? carpet has been on the agenda, and it is not an easy choice. berber? frieze? loop? who knows!!! let the fun/confusion keep rolling!