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2 Longfellow Lane, Houston, Texas 77005, Historic Houston Homes

The stately 11,366 square foot, two-story brick structure located in Shadyside between the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston and Rice Univeristy was designed by Harrie T. Lindeberg and John Staub in 1923.  Two Longfellow was commissioned by wholesale merchant tycoon D.D. Peden of the Peden Iron & Steel Company and is reportedly one of the early commissions that brought John Staub to Houston when he was a junior architect.

 The home is Georgian in style comparable to a great English manor house, surrounded by live oaks and a landscaped garden.  The two-story carriage house with horse stalls and a tack room is now a three-car garage and separate living quarters.  A signature feature included a free-floating staircase with a wrought iron banister.

Between 2008 -2010 a state of the art renovation was started on the property.  The owners at the time, were mindful during the renovation of the home’s historic designation.  Purportedly, the orignal architect’s blueprints were discovered, which made the recreation of the 1923 southwest facade possible.  With respect to architectural features, the massive residence has been returned to the original 1923 exterior, but its interiors are updated for living today.

This houston home was previously listed on the market for $12 million.  You can search here for Houston Homes that are currently on the market.

Source:  PaperCity