Progress! The quarters and garage are completely gone! The lot actually looks much better without them and I am encouraged by the clean slate. We also removed all of the old, scraggly ivy that had taken over much of facade. My “fairytale” house looks kind of like a nightmare right now. And somehow the smallest house ever looks even smaller…But not for long! Formwork for the new slab starts this week.
In addition, Preservation Houston () ed us about becoming a designated Historic Houston home. Old House is so super old that it can be considered Historic – wow! I love this idea and am excited to start the process (thanks Courtney!)!
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We found these to-die-for Fifth Avenue Holiday windows thanks for one of our clients (with fabulous taste!). Pictured above are only 3 of the 5 exquisite window designs recently unveiled. Click to read the inspired article from 5th/58th!
Act I is described as a “black and white homage to Marilyn Monroe in Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot (complete with silver ukulele) featuring a bird’s eye view of fashion from Marc Jacobs, 3.1 Phillip and Elie Saab. The red window, Act IV represents the Daredevil Act: “Our Daredevil Act, is Fifth Avenue’s novelty act featuring a runway look from Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2013 runway collection. As David said, every show needs a novelty act, and ours highlights 24 plaster dogs performing every trick under the sun.” Lastly, but certainly not least, Act V “the result of an idea brewing over the past year: a giant mirrored, rotating kaleidoscope… Approximately 1,000 individually beveled mirrors were used to create this kaleidoscope set into motion by 7 separate rotating motors. an homage to Busby Berkeley’s overhead kaleidoscopic camera shot seen in Footlight Parade.”
You can expect these beautiful displays at 5th Avenue to be up until January 3rd! Which is your favorite and why?