Charles Todd Helton, Architect
Architects & Designers
The LeBlanc-Cox Residence contemporary kitchen

The LeBlanc-Cox Residence

Featured on the 2011 Houston Modern Home Tour. The design was inspired by the home featured in the 1955 Alfred Hitchcock thriller, North by Northwest. It is a modern design with an overall "Frank Lloyd Wright" feel. Open spaces with high ceilings and large windows, the home backs up to the Hogg Bird Sanctuary and Bayou Bend. The pool is also custom designed to the slope of the property featuring two levels and three waterfalls.
Photography by Jerry B. Smith Photography

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pattifarese wrote:
Can you tell me what the countertop material is? - I am interested in the countertop material and color. Thank you!
   Comment   July 5, 2013
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K. D.
This countertop is by ThinkGlass. It looks like an Aqua color ( they also offer Crystal color ). The edge is a textured edge, they also have polished and brushed. You can see more of their applications on
March 10, 2014 at 1:29pm   
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nanalovesdesign wrote:
is there an exhaust for that gas stove?
   Comment   March 23, 2013
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Charles Todd Helton, Architect
Hello, Yes, it is a downdraft cooktop. The downdraft mechanism is at the rear of the unit, and it pops up when activated.
Charles Todd Helton, Architect
March 25, 2013 at 7:23am     
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thank you~ love the color and architecture !
March 25, 2013 at 7:29am   
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jennyavery wrote:
Love the stone on the fireplace. Could you please tell me what kind of stone & the color?
   Comment   November 13, 2012
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Kristy Lapanowski
Realstone Systems offers similar products, you can check out the website at :)
January 11, 2013 at 8:47am   
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what is the size and mfg of the fireplace
January 31, 2014 at 11:00am   
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hankot wrote:
could I get the size and mfr of the fireplace?
   Comment   November 19, 2013
Premier Window Coverings wrote:
Could you tell me the fabric vendor of teal upholstery please?
   Comment   November 6, 2013
Ailene Long wrote:
Love the warm tones of the counter and table top. - Are they the same surface? What is it?
   Comment   January 18, 2013

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