Chef Johnny Hernandez’s Historic Hacienda del Morado

Chef Johnny Hernandez’s Historic Hacienda del Morado

Celebrated chef and restauranteur Johnny Hernandez sweetly named his Southside home “Hacienda del Morado” in honor of his maternal grandmother. However, Hernandez’s fiancée, Jessica Stein, initially called it something far less endearing: “The Scary Building.”

At Home: Dream Home Come True

At Home: Dream Home Come True

At Home: Dream Home Come True Builder puts herself into her own home. Since founding her company in 2002, Lori Urbano has become one of the city's most innovative builders of top-scale, quality-crafted homes. By Steve Bennett Photography by Al Rendon Although builder...

AT HOME: STONE OAK STUNNER

AT HOME: STONE OAK STUNNER

Transitional Style Home Remodeled in 2021 By Steve Bennett Photography By Matthew Niemann Photography SA Woman spoke with Jana Valdez, principal designer and kitchen and bath specialist for Haven Design and Construction. Q: Jana, you are passionate about kitchen and...

At Home: Farmhouse Flair

At Home: Farmhouse Flair

A tear-down-new-build in Alamo Heights is all about comfort. By Steve Bennett Photography by Al Rendon About three years ago, Christine Deviney was driving around her Alamo Heights neighborhood, searching for a spark of inspiration in her determination to find a new...

At Home: Electric Eclectic

At Home: Electric Eclectic

Fashionista's Home Reflects Her Bold Personal Style By Steve Bennett Photography by Al Rendon Dismantle the word lifestyle into its two basic components, and you have a pretty good impression of Xitlalt Herrera. For Herrera, Life = Style and Style = Life. Tall and...

At Home: A Restarter Home

At Home: A Restarter Home

A Restarter Home San Antonio Family Bulldozes Their Old House to Build a Dream Home By Steve Bennett Photography by Matthew Niemann When a Shavano Park couple decided to remodel their aging house, it didn't take long to realize that for a comparable cost, they could...

At Home: Traditional Modern

At Home: Traditional Modern

Understated elegance defines this recently built Terrell Hills home. By Steve Bennett Photography by Al Rendon Light pours into the Terrell Hills living room of Ashley Wingo, who takes good care of her West Highland Terrier, Duke. One of the refinements Ashley Wingo...

AT HOME: A modern sense of the old world

AT HOME: A modern sense of the old world

Homeowner Wende Lancaster mixes European antiques with contemporary accents in her elegant Terrell Hills home. By Steve Bennett Photography by Al Rendon With its clean white walls, square clerestory windows, and 25-foot barrel-vaulted ceiling, Wende Lancaster's living...

AT HOME: Rewriting A Home’s History

AT HOME: Rewriting A Home’s History

A Tobin Hill cottage was updated with an eye to the Art Deco past By Steve BennettPhotography by Al Rendon Black modernist Kartell chairs from a design by Philippe Starck rest on a diamond-patterned rug in the living room, which features original exposed wood - black...

HOME: A New House at the Old Address

HOME: A New House at the Old Address

A New House at the Old Address Home gets traditional makeover — with a touch of zen BY STEVE BENNETT PHOTOGRAPHY BY AL RENDON   Becky Schmitt was feeling a little restless in her own home, a four-bedroom, 3,000-square-foot, two-story in north San Antonio. She...

AT HOME EXTRA: Creating a Calm Home in a COVID-19 World

AT HOME EXTRA: Creating a Calm Home in a COVID-19 World

The British phrase “Keep Calm and Carry On” raised the morale of England’s citizens during World War II, and the sentiment applies to home décor during these uncertain times. Today the need for a peaceful, soothing space to call “home” has never been more important....

AT HOME: A Dream House on King William Street

AT HOME: A Dream House on King William Street

Designer mixes the old and new in her historic home. The Neoclassical Revival home, built in 1878, is a fine example of Edwardian symmetry, with two-story Corinthian columns framing the central doorway and supporting a pediment up top. The design is based on the 1759...

HOME: 9-to-5 at Home

HOME: 9-to-5 at Home

9-to-5 at Home The pandemic has forced us to take our business home to the office Olivia Flores-Ortiz Family is one of the main reasons Olivia Flores-Ortiz works at home in a brightly colored space with a central work table. She helps manage her husband Cruz Ortiz's...

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