Laurie Coton

Principal Designer & Real Estate Broker

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As CEO/Broker, Principal Designer, and Past President of the American Society of Interior Design- Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, Laurie brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Coton House Realty firm she has formed. After graduating from the University of Texas/Austin with a degree in business and a degree in interior design from the Houston Art Institute, Laurie embarked on her design career by purchasing and renovating homes for resale throughout the Houston area. She soon discovered that proficiency as a licensed realtor complemented her award-winning design skills.

As a 3rd generation Houstonian who has lived and worked in the inner loop for 35 years, she knows the city and surrounding suburbs intimately well and decided to combine her design expertise with real estate. Laurie’s clients value her professionalism, patience, and guidance throughout the process. Her role as Managing Broker for a local boutique real estate agency opened new horizons for combining real estate, design, and remodeling services under the umbrella of Coton House Realty. Laurie and her family are advocates of rescued animals. She also enjoys butterfly gardening, traveling as time permits, reading, exploring the new coffee shops and restaurants for which Houston is well-known, and most of all, spending time with family and pets.

Laurie is Past President of the ASID Texas Gulf Coast Chapter, an American Heart Association Guild Advisory Board member, and a member of the Houston Symphony League, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary, GHBA Remodeler’s Council, HAR Professional Development Committee, Rice Design Alliance, National Kitchen & Bath Association, Women’s Council of Realtors, and the River Oaks Networking Group. She has also held board positions with St. John’s School, AFS, Zoo Friends, and River Oaks Elementary.

“I purchased my first home with Laurie in 2012. She helped me sell it this year, after I moved out of state. I cannot express how easy Laurie made every part of the process for me during both the purchase and then the subsequent sale, years later. Being over 1000 miles away from Houston for each transaction, having such a local expert in Laurie was completely invaluable.

Laurie and her team truly go above and beyond. I had a unique set of circumstances with the sale of my home that required extensive communication with the City of Houston to resolve. Laurie was there every step of the way and provided every resource to lesson the burden on me. Laurie is definitely an expert in her field and provides completely personalized attention. I could not ask for anything more. Needless to say, if I ever find myself back in the Houston area, Laurie is the first person I will call to help me find my new place!”

-Julia M.


“My wife and me were first time homebuyers and truly relied on Laurie for overall guidance, expertise on locations, general and specific candidate home features, and the nuisances of the transactional process. Laurie was both patient and persistent when warranted, and we couldn’t have succeeded without her level of service to such newcomers to the home buying arena. Her lifelong Houstonian experience and real estate acumen presented a great value to us. I would certainly recommend her to friends and colleagues!”

-Mike W.


“Laurie, once again, proved to be an absolute class act providing top tier service to the most demanding of clients, even when completing a transaction with the added complexity of the buyer being out of the country. Laurie is exceptional she thinks creatively and is three steps ahead of you in all stages of the process, bringing ease and convenience and please to what could be an otherwise stressful time.”

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