With the interesting juxtaposition of a classic facade with a contemporary interior, our client’s home is uniquely modern for Houston, TX. K&C Classic Homes and Craig Stitler Design constructed the Hellenistic-inspired manse. Gloriously white columns surround the home’s expansive footprint, making the interior that much more surprising. The distinct design takes a cue from sleek Italian styles and embodies the Laura U signature elements: it is light, bright, bold, and contrasting. Statement stones provide another contrast of earthiness, while the cheeky designs of Olivia + Poppy wallpaper provide style and whimsy in a way unparalleled in our portfolio.
We incorporated timeless black and white with carefully considered injections of color, specifically Ferrari red. Keen art collectors, the homeowners needed ambient white hues to make their art works pop as well. The eye is immediately drawn to vibrant purples and blues, even bright pops of yellow that scream against the wintry and ebony shades that provide the backdrop throughout the first floor. Generous gallery-style viewing spaces allow the right amount of breathing room to truly appreciate each piece, many of which were sourced from our friends at Laura Rathe Fine Art.
The statement focal walls were clad in specialty stones and are seen throughout the home (kitchen island, master shower wall, master fireplace wall). One of our favorite spaces is the boutique style, two-story closet for her that fits homeowner’s passion and love for fashion collectibles. The design truly reflects the homeowners’ style and Italian heritage. Their passion for life is evident, from the cantina and wine room to the glass-walled garage, which showcases a collection of Italian luxury sports cars. Every aspect of home was custom designed with attention to detail like custom contemporary moulding design, custom interior and front doors, Grand Entry staircase, Great Room millwork, rugs and furnishings throughout. All were scaled for the gracious size of each space.