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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July 5, 2013
pattifarese wrote:
Can you tell me what the countertop material is? - I am interested in the countertop material and color. Thank you!
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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
    Bookmark   March 10, 2014 at 1:29PM
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March 23, 2013
nanalovesdesign wrote:
is there an exhaust for that gas stove?
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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
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thank you~ love the color and architecture !
    Bookmark   March 25, 2013 at 7:29AM
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November 13, 2012
jennyavery wrote:
Love the stone on the fireplace. Could you please tell me what kind of stone & the color?
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Realstone Systems
Looks just like Realstone's Sierra Shadowstone.
    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 5:34AM
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A natural stone option is ErthCOVERINGS Sydney Yellow 3D. For more natural stone veneers visit
    Bookmark   May 15, 2014 at 8:31AM
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November 19, 2013
hankot wrote:
could I get the size and mfr of the fireplace?
November 6, 2013
Premier Window Coverings wrote:
Could you tell me the fabric vendor of teal upholstery please?
January 18, 2013
Ailene Long wrote:
Love the warm tones of the counter and table top. - Are they the same surface? What is it?

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