Written by Alice Welsh Doyle | Photography by Julie Soefer
Instead of seeing a bland spec house languishing on the market and passing on it like many before her, one homeowner saw something else—a well-built blank slate to make her own. In addition, the home was in a very desirable location in the River Oaks neighborhood of Houston near her children’s school. “It was definitely lacking character, but I knew that it could be changed,” says the homeowner. She also saw the house as an ideal backdrop to showcase her art collection.