319 Westminster Drive
In 1959, Doctors Erwin and Gloria Biles built this flat-roofed modern house in the Memorial area neighborhood of Huntleigh. It was designed by Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson, one of the most successful architecture firms in the nation. Their work is valued for its design excellence executed to the highest standards. A dramatic double door entry opens to gleaming terrazzo floors flowing throughout the living areas and most of the house. A sparkling vintage swimming pool is the central focal point of the U shaped plan with glass walls opening much of the back elevation. The house and property size is large yet not overwhelming.
The architecture firm had several arrangements yet mainly consisted of partners F. Talbott Wilson (1912-1988), Seth I. Morris (1914-2006), Bluford Walter Crain, Jr. (1914-1995) and Ralph Anderson (1923-1990). All were graduates of Rice School of Architecture except for Crain who was a University of Texas School of Architecture graduate.Their major commissions have shaped Houston plus much of the state and include work all or in part on such major buildings as the Astrodome, First City National Bank, the Houston Public Library Downtown, the Houston Country Club, One and Two Shell Plaza, Pennzoil Place, the Wortham Theater, Glassell School of Art (demolished), Williams Tower, the Houston Post building, KPRC and KHOU TV offices (both demolished), the Frank Erwin Center (set for demolition), Harris County Family Law Center (endangered), and numerous others. Architect Ray Morris, Jr. (1928-2010) assisted with the design of 319 Westminster. Ralph Anderson designed a second house for Doctors Erwin and Gloria Biles, a post modern townhouse located nearby.
203 Chimney Rock Rd
In 1965, after living in Japan and China, Dr. Garfford Broussard and wife Irene built this Asian inspired tree house-like modern design in a wooded ravine setting. Exotic plants and fruit trees were added among extensive rock terraces and pathways mimicking the environments of Asia and Hawaii. he house is said to be the design of the owner. The living areas are elevated with parking below. An attractively detailed double height space was created for the family room where a rounded rock corner fireplace and open tread stairway are sensational. Shoji screens and intricately composed oriental lattice provide shade for the western windows. Covered porches and walkways surround much of the house on every level providing a close tie to nature.
Dr. Garford Broussard, with his twin brother Clifford, also built an interesting modern office building located at 9183 Katy Freeway in 1963 to house their dental and orthodontist practices. The building is said to have also been designed by Dr. Broussard. Additional parking for the tour is available on the northern portion of Westminster Drive.
2523 Maroneal Street
7722 Braeburn Valley Drive
Built in 1955 and designed by architects Shackelford and Patterson, this meticulously maintained, completely renovated, midcentury modern home is a real find! The 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath, sits on a 12,695 sq ft lot. Enjoy the unobstructed view out of the floor to ceiling windows of the beautiful greens of Braeburn Country Club. As a true midcentury modern home, the lines are clean & the walls are sleek and smooth in this open floor plan. The kitchen is equipped with a Thermador gas range and hood with 4 burners & a large grill, Sharp drawer style microwave, GE stainless dishwasher & contemporary stainless pulldown single faucet and sink. Stainless side by side refrigerator included. Silestone countertops in the kitchen and Roca oversized tile throughout the house. Tankless water heater. New sidewalk and landscaping (2020), pathway lighting, spectacular mature trees, and electric gate across driveway are just a few of the exterior features.
10607 Olympia Drive
Midcentury modern living in the 21st Century! High ceilings; 4/5 bedrooms, 2.5 baths; Master down; wood and original terrazzo floors, floating cabinets, custom lighting, wood, brick and stone accents throughout. Master suite features double sinks, large walk-in shower, soaker tub, 2 walk-in closets! Modern kitchen with custom black walnut cabinets, SS appliances, gas cooktop, wine fridge, bar (featuring original bar top!). Baths have custom lighting, black walnut cabinets, and designer touches. Outside is as gorgeous as in! Restored water feature and bridge, privacy wall, landscaping, outdoor lighting. Huge carport for 4 vehicles! Bonus room could be a guest bedroom, office, exercise room or storage. Everything redone: Electrical, plumbing, sewer, HVAC, roof, windows, doors, Brazilian Koa wood flooring, custom black walnut cabinets throughout, custom program lighting. Come see today!! Community pool/playground! Square footage includes bonus room. No Flooding!
7 Hollow Glen Lane
Frank Lloyd Wright inspired, former personal home of one of Houston's leading mid-century architects, Leon Lee of MacKie & Kamrath. Nature is brought indoors with walls of floor to ceiling glass. Experience the serene setting of 2.5 wooded acres from your home. This museum like property includes redwood mill work, Brazilian slate floors, a solid brass front door, New Mexico lava rock inside and outside, skylights! Updated modern kitchen with quartz counters, copper sink and lighting, Bosch induction cook top and sub-zero fridge. Dining room opens to atrium with Carrera marble fountain. Architect Leon Lee designed the study as his personal office for inspiration. The master bedroom contains extensive built-ins with lighting, walls of glass, built-in desk/vanity and vaulted ceilings with accent woodwork. A true treasure in a unique setting, with lights glowing from the treetops at dark. Garage has a 2 car garage door opening, but can accommodate three cars with a workshop.
5910 Shady River Drive
Don't miss this outstanding opportunity to acquire a fantastic future lot or single-family fixer-upper in coveted Tanglewood. Designed & built by the revered Lucian Hood in 1965, the estate-condition home is a midcentury modern two-story dwelling featuring expansive living and dining rooms, a large kitchen with breakfast room, & six bedrooms, including a first floor master suite. Charming details and floor-to-ceiling windows run throughout, & a garage with staff quarters and carport add convenience. The oversized wooded lot is filled with lawns & mature trees & features amazing frontage on an exceptional street. Located just west of the Inner Loop, this sought-after Tanglewood address is inches from Houston Country Club — one of the best in the city. Enjoy easy access to great shopping, sprawling Memorial Park, Downtown and the Energy Corridor. Zoned for top-rated Houston ISD schools, including Briargrove Elementary. Sold as-is, where-is.
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