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  1. How about a replica of the Laura, the first steam ship to navigate Buffalo Bayou to Houston in January of 1837?
  2. Of course there will be GFR. Every U-Haul store that I've been to sells moving boxes, tape for the boxes, and locks for the storage rooms. You don't even have to be renting a space to buy this stuff. Maybe it will incorporate a Starbuck's too. Folks will need a little jolt to unload all there stuff into their storage spaces.
  3. There's this in West U. The coolest thing about it is the loom in one of the second story rooms. https://www.har.com/6701-brompton-road/sale_2845458
  4. What a great mid-century mod! The bathrooms are so right especially with the angled-front drawers in the one with the pink tile. I sure hope the new owner resists any urge to "modernize." There is a ranch in my neighborhood built in 1960 for sale (already under contract actually). It is truly a time-warp and appears to be in great condition and well maintained. Unfortunately(?) it sits on a 10,000 square-foot lot so it's future my not be a happy one. https://www.har.com/6623-vanderbilt-street/sale_62136555 The listing even shows a McMansion under construction directly across the street to suggest the possible fate of this house. I guess if one is plunking down $1.4M (+ the price of demolition) a 2,000 sq. ft. 60-year-old structure just won't do. One will notice there is also an image of a pretty nice mod immediately to the south of the subject property. I would guess its future is also precarious.
  5. I like the photo with the palm too. I wonder how Tradition compares with Brookdale further north on Buffalo Speedway price-wise.
  6. Sonokrete can be applied from 1/4 to 3/4 inches thick depending on how much sound attenuation is desired. So, yes, it can hide some finer details on original plaster. Looking at the image on this thread I expect there wasn't much, if any, fine detail to begin with but I am not certain.
  7. Sonokrete is an acoustical finish. It should not change the look of the original plaster ceiling but hopefully attenuate the reflected sound in the space. Vaulted, and especially domed, ceilings can do some wonderful acoustic "tricks" like reflecting a quite conversation to the opposite of the room.
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