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A feeling of calm envelops you when embarking on a nature walk, taking your first deep breath of fresh air as you settle into the surrounding scenery.

Nestled within Lufkin’s neighborhoods, houses built in decades past by prominent families captivate the attention and imagination of homebuyers swept up in the romanticism of homes filled with history and hopefully some ghosts.

I was so happy to hear that Charm was doing a “Black and White” issue because black and white is not only one of the most popular color palette trends in home design right now, it’s also a fantastic place to start when building a color foundation for decorating a space and layering colors.

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Historic downtown Lufkin has certainly experienced an age of reformation over the past decade. New retail and dining options abound, and as more lofts become available along First Street — thanks in large part to Hicks-Co Real Estate Development, downtown living has become more attractive th…

Southern charm meets East Texas elegance in this breathtaking three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath custom home in the Spring Creek subdivision in Nacogdoches. A split bedroom layout offers both functionality and privacy in the 3,400-square-foot plan. Special features include extensive crown …

San Francisco Giants’ first baseman and Hudson High School all-star Brandon Belt and his family moved into their new spacious modern farmhouse this summer.

You won’t feel like you’re in East Texas anymore upon entering this beautiful custom-built, four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath home in the Broadmoor subdivision of Nacogdoches. Built in 2016, the home’s 3,000 square feet features a second living area or media room with a bathroom upstairs, c…

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Small-town charm reaches its full potential in this beautiful, traditional-style Lufkin home. Sitting on just under half an acre in The Settlement subdivision, just off U.S. Highway 59 south, the property features a circle drive, a spacious covered deck and an attached two-car garage. The 2,…

This 2017 custom-built four-bedroom, three-bath home in Nacogdoches is the perfect East Texas mix of style and character. Calming gray tones marry with clean whites and gorgeous wood accents throughout the home’s 3,000 square feet, while exterior columns are adorned with multi-colored stone …

This custom home built by Petty Construction for Dustin Morris and Kelly Reeves beautifully captures the modern farmhouse chic trend. Dark wood is paired with clean, spa-like neutrals throughout, creating an inviting and cozy atmosphere. Tricolored hardwood floors break up the space and add …

As chillier nights and more comfortable days settle in, lakeside living takes on a whole new meaning. This three-bedroom, three-bath house sits on more than two-and-a-half acres on the shores of Lake Nacogdoches in Douglass. Under the shade of established trees, the home seems to be in a wor…

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I best describe myself as an eclectic minimalist — mixing styles, textures and colors in unexpected ways while not over-decorating.

The Luces have been busy filling their house to the brim with Christmas decorations.

There’s no place like the outdoors. With that in mind, Angie and Billy Whitley built their 2,900-square-foot home in the backwoods of Huntington.

Cross Creek, the home of Diana and John Kristynik, is a hidden oasis nestled 26 miles off Highway 103 east by Lake Sam Rayburn.

Editor’s note: This 1960s modern mid-century home is now on the market. Visit this home at 1407 Brookhollow Drive in Lufkin. For more information, please contact Courtney Gould at Legacy Real Estate Group, (936) 414-5322.

Splish, splash! Someone’s taking a bath under umbrellas and rainbows.

Many have stared up at the slightly hidden staircase at the corner of the Standpipe Coffee House in downtown Lufkin, wondering what was beyond the front door. A secret garden? Giant outdoor porch? A vampire’s lair? Narnia?

Behind Larry Bruce Gardens café in Kennard sits a house owned by Larry and Sara Bruce. Most pass by without stopping to glance at the house hidden among the thick hedge, herbs and plants, but the ones who do find a hidden oasis. But it was with hard work that the Bruces’ oasis was created.

The yellow and white-trim home of Miranda and Andy Varkadoz brings a dash of springtime to the corner of Conn Avenue and First Street.

Claire Crisp is enjoying the last home she will have to herself before she marries. For now, it’s just her, her best friend, Thompson the cat, and her little abode in downtown Nacogdoches.

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Walking through the Williams’ doorway reveals a world of teals, bronze and creams that creates the foundation to their “rustic chic” abode.

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The leaves rustle together as dappled sunlight dances on the floor. Laughter is heard, trickling in on the leaves as they blow in across the floor.

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Peyton and Tamara Walters sit at their kitchen table and talk about the first time they purchased their house eight years ago.