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House of Mirrors

When you’re set in a beautiful landscape, why not reflect the natural surroundings? Lucid Stead is an art installation home in Joshua Tree, San Bernadino, California. The home is on desert land owned by the artist himself, Phillip K. Smith III. It was originally a shack dating back to the 1940’s.LouMora.LucidSteam.013

LouMora.LucidStead.004Part art project, part architecture, the home transforms throughout the day. In the daylight, it appears almost transparent as it reflects its surroundings. LouMora.LucidStead.002In the evening the structure’s door and windows change colors by LED lights controlled by computer. LouMora.LucidStead.005To see more of this gorgeous project go here.





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Houston Contemporary

Facebook is telling me that many of my readers are from Houston, Texas. So, I did a little digging and I found this beautiful contemporary in Kemah, Texas, a waterfront community just outside of Houston. A top tourist spot, Kemah is known for its boardwalk. While the front view is interesting, it’s the side view that is truly spectacular! It’s 3,940 square feet, has 4 bedrooms, 2 baths, and 2 partial baths, and is listed for $988,000.

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Here it is at night. This looks like a great house for entertaining. The open area under on the first floor, next to the pool, is a terrace.

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What a perfect outdoor spot it is! A gas fireplace, a television and seating for at least six. The listing says it is a “60 feet terrace with chef’s cooking line, grill, burners, griddle, crawfish cooker, smoker plus dishwasher, ice maker, and fridge!”kemah 9

There is even room for an outdoor dining table.kemah 11

The home has water views of Clear Lake and is only half a block from two piers, a park and a private boat ramp.

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The home has an open floor plan with the kitchen, bar area and great room all together.

kemah 4 More evidence that this home is all about entertaining! It looks like the kitchen island is just beyond the bar island.kemah 7

kemah 6A wall of windows in the bedroom. While I’m a fan of lots of windows, you’d have to get used to waking up with the sun!kemah 12Now this is a bathroom I could get used to! This is my favorite spot in this home. Pure contemporary perfection.kemah 10How cute is this girl’s bedroom? I’d love to know if this is for visiting grandchildren, or if the homeowners really have three little girls. Super cute.

kemah 14 This is a super functional laundry room and office area. I would love to have a room like this in my house!kemah 13

To see more images, check out the listing here.