Showcasing the Most Beautiful Coastal Bend Homes - The Bend Magazine

Showcasing the Most Beautiful Coastal Bend Homes

Stunning homes from the Open House section over the years.

We’ve had the great honor of being invited into some of the most beautiful homes for the Open House section. Here are just a few of the stunning Coastal Bend homes we’ve featured. 

Scenic Bayside Home

 When Dr. Christel Cuevas and her husband, Dr. Christion Rice, moved back to Corpus Christi in 2018, their search for the perfect home led them to this spacious lot, where the Old World style of the traditional architecture encompassed everything they looked for in a home. This was only the beginning. >> read the full story from December 2021.


Two Art Lovers’ Personal At-Home Gallery

Many elements in the space take note from the Japanese design principle of Wabi-Sabi, which is the notion of finding beauty in the imperfect. A dining centerpiece of unique, hand-made ceramics effortlessly fits this principle. >> Read the full May 2022 story. 


A Mix of Modern and Vintage Design in a New Home Build in Aransas Pass

Departing from a rustic, country look, modern farmhouse adds more contemporary touches like clean lines, a neutral color palette and a mix of old and new. >> Read the full August 2022 story. 



Color and texture were key when putting together the unique details of this Ocean Drive home. >> Read the full January 2020 story.


Estate of Wonder: A Historic Home’s Majestic Charm

On Corpus Christi’s famed Ocean Drive sits a landmark estate with a history as bold as its interiors. With unobstructed views of the bay, breathtaking grounds and four interior fireplaces, this home certainly leaves an impression. That was the intention of the first owner and builder of this grand property: Frank Crook, a cotton farmer and operator of a cotton compress, built the two-story brick Mediterranean-style house in 1930. >> Read the full March 2023 cover story.


Past Meets Present in this Colorful Ocean Drive Home

Corpus Christi’s prestigious Ocean Drive is lined with landmark, classic homes. Some have even been there since the early 20th century. When Peggy and Scott Fagan set out to build their dream home, they wanted to emulate the traditional design of the grand abodes that once lined Corpus Christi’s downtown. >> Read the full February 2023 story.


Storied Spaces: A Home with Heart and History

After their purchase, the homeowners were determined to make the house a reflection of their personality. “My biggest objective, because I mainly work from home, was that I wanted to bring the outside in — hence all the green. It’s my favorite color. I wanted to make it feel very zen and very homey, but I also wanted lots of color,” said Brittany. >> Read the full December 2022 story.


Hyde Park Home Becomes an Artist’s Retreat

Art Advisor, Morgane Heinz Blackmon has dreamt of building her dream home since she was a child. She remembered, “I have always loved one-story ranch-style homes with metal roofs as well as California Spanish and hacienda-style homes.” When Morgane and her husband, Henry, purchased their lot in Hyde Park in 2019, she was well prepared to bring her vision to life. >> Read the full June 2023 story.


A Midcentury Work of Art 

The homeowners’ decor is best described as eclectic. Each room has perfectly displayed family antiques and heirlooms, including hand-me-downs and Mid-century modern pieces they have collected over the years. >> Read the full July 2019 story. 


Ocean Drive Modern Living

The space for dining holds a wood table crafted by Mark Love, a furniture designer in Wimberley. >> Read the full April 2016 story. 


Scandinavian Simplicity

Bright white walls juxtaposed with wooden accents and black detail in this Bessar Park home make a statement that never goes out of style. >>Read the full August 2021 story. 

A Unique 1980s Home Renovation

The end result of an extensive renovation was a combination of décor styles that reflected the homeowners’ personalities yet still achieved the ultimate goal of bright, modern, and comfortable living. >> Read the full September 2021 story.