The best of old and new combines in this circa-1868 Italianate side hall, which was renovated by Leland vanDeventer. Crystal chandeliers—some suspended from antique medallions, others caged—illuminate 3,068 square feet of seamless white walls, crown molding, curtains, and mantels, all anchored by pale heart-pine floors.
A former instructor of interior design at the Art Institute of Houston, vanDeventer reconfigured the four-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home’s floor plan, maintaining old architectural details while updating its footprint for modern living. On the first floor, pocket doors bisect a formal double parlor. Beyond that, find a dining room and a sleek, contemporary kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a Quartzite-topped island, and a custom vent hood.
Simple furnishings—spare but never clinical—foreground the Victorian Italianate home’s grand proportions.
The bathroom’s highlights include quartz countertops and a separate shower and soaking tub.
The master suite balcony overlooks a large backyard and brick patio. The front balcony’s cityscape view juxtaposes high-rise hotels and 19th-century chimneys—a mix of old and new that mirrors this house’s own.
Via: Chris Aguglia of Fred Buras Group