Mountain Lane Show House Virtual Tour

Welcome to Mountain Lane   We are thrilled you are joining us for a virtual tour of the Mountain Lane Show House, presented by Monogram. With the help of some of the home industry’s top movers and shakers, our firm set out on a 10-month renovation to create a sanctuary in the mountains for Laura’s […]

Mountain Lane Show House: A Guide to Modern Mountain Design

Laura's Great Room in Mountain Lane Show House.

Friends, it has been a long-time dream to move to Colorado, and when Michael and I made the decision to move mid-2020, it was so important for us to select the perfect home for our family. As many of you know, I am a renovation junkie – a good before-and-after really lights my creative fire. […]

Welcome Home with TruStile Doors

TruStile interior doors used throughout the BLVD show house.

When selecting a trusted partner for the interior doors for the Mountain Lane Show House, only one company came to mind – TruStile. For more than 20 years, TruStile has been innovating and transforming the interior door to have a greater design impact. TruStile continues to innovate the door industry with every stile, rail, and […]


The remarkable architectural history of Houston threads its way through all of the neighborhoods our clients call home. With its famed architects and era-defining mid-century abodes, Houston is the proud home of beautiful architecture. And even the newest communities provide the backdrop for a stunning renovation design in Houston! The Woodlands was established in the […]

LUDC Guide: Building Your Custom Home Today

A landscape sketch of the Laura Umansky's family home in Houston, Texas

Designing your custom home can be more rewarding than purchasing an already designed space. However, proceeding with a custom build can present a number of challenges. Lack of robust knowledge of the process or choosing the wrong team for the job might compound these challenges. For more about working with a design team — like […]

How to Work with a Residential Architect

The exterior of LUDC Show Home, North BLVD, designed by Laura U

Building a new home from the ground up can be incredibly daunting. It involves hundreds of small decisions interspersed between dozens of major ones. Managing contractors, builders, and other members of the construction team can be overwhelming. This is why lot-owners seeking to build a new home on their site hire a design team to […]

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