It’s hard to believe that it was just a little over a year ago when Houston was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Many locals lost their homes and all of their possessions because of the horrific flooding. Despite the massive impact of the storm, Houston is recovering and Southern Living Magazine is helping our city do it. The magazine has partnered with the brother-and-sister team behind Stone Acorn Builders, Sarah Lavine-Kass and Benjamin Lavine, and interior designers Lindsey Herod and Meg Lonergan, to build a brand new three-story home in the Breas Heights neighborhood of Houston.
Breas Heights was severely impacted by the storm and many of the homes in this area were completely destroyed. To illustrate the resilience of this city, the design team has replaced a wiped out bungalow with a gorgeous modern farmhouse home that has five expansive bedrooms, a media room, dining room and breakfast area and, most importantly, a bright and open kitchen.
Before this Houston home finds its new owners, people in the Houston area can visit the house for themselves ($15 at the door). All proceeds from the tours are being generously donated to The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation in recognition of September being National Literacy Awareness Month.
In addition to the tours, there is an impressive line-up of chef demos, gardening classes, wine tastings and interior design seminars. Demos are at 1pm and 3pm each weekend this month. I’ll be hosting a chocolate and champagne tasting on Saturday September 22nd at 3pm with my friends from Cacao & Cardamom and H-E-B (for our wine of course). I hope you’ll join me in this beautiful home and support a good cause.
Other featured demonstrators include: Houstonian Pastry Chef Catherine Rodriguez, Interior Designer Lindsey Herod, Culinaire’s Barbara McNight, Melinda Kanner of Buchanan’s Native Plants, Elaine Ousely-Nevarez of Elaine’s Florist, Master Chef Philippe Verpiand of Etoile Cuisine et Bar, Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen’s Sylvia Casares, Nobu Master chef Carl Murray, Wine Aficionado Ginny Endecott, Brennan’s of Houston Sous Chef Jose Arevalo, and Mister McKinney of Mister McKinney’s Historic Houston.
Stone Acorn Builders’ Southern Living “Beyond the Storm”
Tours: 10am – 5pm; Saturday – Sunday and Sept. 15-16th, 22nd-23rd and 29-30th
My Cacao & Cardamom Chocolate & Champagne Demo: Saturday, September 22nd at 3 p.m
Where: 3758 Drummond in Braes Heights
Admission: $15 at the door
Benefitting: Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation