Beyond the Storm Showcase House
The new home was constructed on a property that was previously flooded during Hurricane Harvey. Stone Acorn Builders wanted to rebuild a resilient home in spite of Harvey’s devastation, hence “Beyond the Storm.” Some flood-mitigation measures taken in the new home include using permeable concrete for the 1,950-square-foot driveway — which can store 3,740 gallons of water, raising the home more than 3 feet, and placing electrical plugs above the 100-year floodplain line in the garage.
If the stunning interiors aren’t enticing enough, there is an amazing lineup of special events — chefs from Etoile, Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen, Brennan’s, and Nobu will be making appearances, as well as a floral and centerpiece design demo. I had the pleasure of tasting Houstonian chef Catherine Rodriguez’ Barbara Bush cookie recipe while listening to Lindsey’s interiors tour. You can see the full schedule here.
Inside you’ll find art, furniture, accessories, bedding and more by several amazing local vendors — Lam Bespoke, Lettrefina, Biscuit, Carl Moore, Found, Backrow Home, Dimmitt Art, Matt Camron Rugs and more.
The home will be open to the public from 10 to 5 for tours on September 15-16, 22-23 and 29-30. Tickets are $15 at the door, and all proceeds directly benefit the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation.