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5/12/23 Real Estate Photos of the Week

Welcome to the May 12th, Studio Vos Friday Real Estate Photos of the Week (#StudioVosPOTW)! Have you heard about the realtor who's been selling homes around town but hides his license? He's a secret agent 🥁!


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Today's real estate pictures are brought to us from 9306 Crescent Moon in Harvest Bend (Alex Rojas, Gary Greene BHGRE); 3224 Leonidas in Hyde Park (Paul Edwards, eXp Realty); and 5331 Marian in Katy Estates (Wendy Miles, Greater Houston REP). What's the theme that brings these three homes together? A combination of minimalist and midcentury design decor. See for yourself below.


#1-2 are from 9306 Crescent Moon Dr. Dating all the way back to ancient Greece, pendant lamps have moved from purely utilitarian to midcentury modern. This style has withstood the test of time for nearly 100 years without losing an ounce of contemporary appeal.

Example of the modern pendant light. Image by Studio Vos
Example of the modern pendant light. Image by Studio Vos

#2 Take a moment to focus on this unique multiledged mantle. How does it interact with the Eames inspired chairs, vaulted ceiling, Scandinavian bookcase, and the other black accents? PS don't worry about that fire being so close to the decor. We used virtual magic to place it there.

A multiledged mantle, Eames inspired chairs, vaulted ceiling, and Scandinavian bookcase. Image by Studio Vos
A multiledged mantle, Eames inspired chairs, vaulted ceiling, and Scandinavian bookcase. Image by Studio Vos

#3-4 are from 5331 Marian St. Isn't it funny how sliding barn doors, once only practical for farmland applications, have become part of the modern design world? Typically you see them in home offices. Here, it's combined with stainless steel kitchen appliances, a simple antique black exposed light fixture, and matching 3 blade fan. The juxtaposition creates wonderful contrast while sticking with the midcentury concept.

Stainless appliances, a simple antique black exposed light fixture and matching 3 blade fan. Image by Studio Vos
Stainless appliances, a simple antique black exposed light fixture and matching 3 blade fan. Image by Studio Vos

#4 For better or worse, not every home carries the same motif from entryway to egress -- but I appreciate when they do! This time, polished bronze accents and a white oak bathroom vanity take the place of stainless steel machines. Marble shower tiles solidify the modern, midcentury thread.

Polished bronze and white oak take the place of stainless steel machines. Image by Studio Vos
Polished bronze and white oak take the place of stainless steel machines. Image by Studio Vos

#5-9 are from 3224 Leonidas St. We had to include this incredible downtown Houston skyline shot since it was a perfect day for aerial photography! Now, get ready for the maximalist version of minimalism.

Downtown Houston skyline on a perfect day. Image by Studio Vos
Downtown Houston skyline on a perfect day. Image by Studio Vos

*Bonus* I wanted to include this drone photo of Houston's Buffalo Bayou because unless you're a helicopter pilot, I doubt your daily commute reminds you why we're called the Bayou City. Or, as I just learned, Baghdad on the Bayou.

Houston's Buffalo Bayou aka Bayou City aka Baghdad on the Bayou. Image by Studio Vos
Houston's Buffalo Bayou aka Bayou City aka Baghdad on the Bayou. Image by Studio Vos

#6 This is what I've just dubbed maximal minimalist design. Contrary to traditional minimalism principles, every inch of real estate is being used. So, why should this still fit in the category? If you look carefully, the only decoration are plants; There's only 3 seating options, 2 lamps, and 1 coffee table. While at first glance this room appears crowded with "stuff," a second look reveals it's simplicity. What do you think?

Maximal minimalist living room design. Image by Studio Vos
Maximal minimalist living room design. Image by Studio Vos

#7 Ejemplo numero dos. What a busy looking kitchen... right! Or... not? Like a game of Where's Waldo as soon as you begin focusing, you probably notice there's very few countertop devices, visible dish ware, or even seating. In fact, you may have even missed the two Lucite bar chairs in front of the island. What likely struck your eye the most is these java shaker cabinets which bring out so much of the natural woodgrain that this kitchen appears highly decorated.

Java cabinets bring intense texture to the kitchen. Image by Studio Vos
Java cabinets bring intense texture to the kitchen. Image by Studio Vos

#8 One more example of our newly coined maximal minimalist before heading to the master bathroom. This bedroom is a bit more obviously spartan than the living room/kitchen so I'm sure you quickly recognize it as minimalism. Again, what makes it appear maximalist is a trick of visual texture. Note how the faux limestone wall paint makes the different bedding, seating, and rug weave, all stand out as key features.

Mock limestone wall paint. Image by Studio Vos
Mock limestone wall paint. Image by Studio Vos

#8 There's no guarantees in life, but on this blog, it's rare that you'll leave any of our weekly posts without an impressive master bathroom photo. My favorite features here are the sunken ceiling lights, the same java cabinetry color from the kitchen, and the grey shower tile which mocks the stainless steel quality found in so many other parts of this home.

Sunken ceiling lights, java cabinetry color, and grey shower tile. Image by Studio Vos
Sunken ceiling lights, java cabinetry color, and grey shower tile. Image by Studio Vos

Thanks for making it to the end


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