When last we heard from Vernon Caldera, the proprietor of the Keep Houston Rich video website was promoting a little 710-sq.-ft. apartment in Isabella Court for a design award from Apartment Therapy. This year, he’s on to bigger things — well, 53 sq. ft. bigger at least. It’s his and Adam Gibson’s new place a ways down Fannin St. at the Venue Museum District, and it’s up again for an award in the “little” category of the website’s Small Cool Places contest.
It’s all done with mirrors, Caldera explains to design voters:
Our favorite element is the beautiful view of Downtown Houston visible from the living and bed rooms. We placed a large mirror over the sofa in the living room to carry the view and light into the entrance. By adding a mirrored wardrobe in the bedroom we get much-needed storage and floor-to-ceiling views.
Oh, and there’s some art to look at here, too:
Where’s the Dining Room? Caldera and Gibson use it as an office, and eat at the Kitchen bar.
Will Houston’s little design entry fall in the second round of competition to some Brooklyn apartment, just like last year? Caldera’s hoping enough Swamplot readers will vote for his pad — in each of several faceoff rounds — to prevent that.
- Small Cool 2010: Adam’s Art Showcase Little Division #35 [Apartment Therapy]
- Small, Cool 2010: Round 1, Match 5 [Apartment Therapy]
- Keep Houston Rich
- Venue Museum District [Grayco Partners]
- Previously on Swamplot: Living Little in Midtown: Isabella Court in the Court of Public Opinion
Photos: Katya Horner, Slight Clutter Photography