Stately Houston Tudor Revival Style Home Undergoes a Modern Update

The 10-month, down to the studs renovation that transformed this Houston home was full of surprises. In modernizing the floor plan, the team opened up sheetrocked windows to let the sun pour through rooms that are now stately and gorgeously modern.

Photo By: Michael Hunter

Photo By: Michael Hunter

Photo By: Michael Hunter

Photo By: Michael Hunter

Photo By: Michael Hunter

Photo By: Michael Hunter

Photo By: Michael Hunter

Historic Houston Tudor Revival Basks in Modern Glory

This newly renovated 1925 Tudor Revival in the historic district of Boulevard Oaks in Houston, Texas, is home to the founder and creative director of Laura U Design Collective. A trusted architect and builder joined the designers in the 10-month project to restore the home to its original glory, and then some. Exterior improvements include uncovering and updating the wonderful windows and landscaping modifications to reveal the home and open the grounds.

BEFORE: Exterior

A Tudor Revival in disrepair is ready for a 10-month renovation.

BEFORE: Dining Room

The dining room before redesign was stifled, with half of its windows sheetrocked over.

Dazzling Dining Room With Asian Accents

Double the windows means double the dazzle in the redesigned dining room modeling a distinctive Asian motif. Hand-painted wallpaper sets the color scheme of white, sapphire blue and ice grey — and the gorgeous crystal chandelier and Lucite curtain rods with gold hardware wrap the room in elegance.

BEFORE: Morning Room

The morning room prior to redesign lacked personality.

Morning Room Glory

Did someone say personality? An exquisite gold statement chandelier is the centerpiece of a room over a charming dining table with a log cluster base and glass top. Semi-sheer chevron-patterned curtains frame the oversized window and French patio doors for two walls of glass. The morning room is now a cheerful and sundrenched spot to enjoy your morning java.

BEFORE: Living Room

The living room before redesign had little cohesion but lots of potential.

Sensational Style in Swanky Living Room

Dramatic finishes like classic glossy black, satin gold, silver mirror and glass are balanced by natural and dimensional fabrics on the custom furniture, creating a modernized space where abundant textures predominate. The swanky music room shines in the spotlight from additional windows, previously sheetrocked over.

BEFORE: Kitchen

The original kitchen was not efficiently laid out.

Understated Approach Makes for Masterful Kitchen Design

The newly designed kitchen is perfectly positioned within the home, connecting to a butler's pantry on one side and a colorful mudroom on the other. The designer selected appliances for the kitchen first, which was then configured for the most efficient layout. Shaker-style cabinetry is a timeless design choice and the light wood finish is a nod to the modern aesthetic.

BEFORE: Primary Bedroom

The primary bedroom was painfully dated before redesign.

Primary Bedroom Is Intimate and Inviting

The new bedroom suite is full of personality while maintaining an unfussy character. It benefits from structural updates, including the elimination of the elevated entry and the uncovering of windows in the bedroom alcove. The bedroom's midcentury Asian style incorporates rich fabrics and textures and the strategic use of that beautiful blue to create an intimate and inviting abode.

BEFORE: Main Bath

1970s jungle print wallpaper draws the eye in the main bathroom before redesign.

Main Bathroom Swimming in Serenity

The redesigned bathroom is swimming in serenity with a floating double vanity and ovoid freestanding bath atop a beautiful hexagon-tiled floor.

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