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3688 Willowick, Houston, Texas River Oaks, Houston Luxury Homes

Bayou Breeze, a Sir Edwin Landseer Lutyens inspired home at 3688 Willowick is one of Curtis & Windham’s best houses and a well-kept River Oaks secret, since it is entirely secluded from the street. The properties gardens were meiculously designed by landscape architect Jim Hyatt, and enhance the park, motor courts and backyards bluffs. Year… Read More

John F. Staub, Residential Architect

John F. Staub (September 12, 1892 – April 13, 1981) was a residential architect who designed numerous traditionally-styled homes and mansions, mostly in Houston, Texas, from the 1920s to 1960s. Originally from Tennessee, Staub received a masters degree in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1916. Staub was noted for his ability… Read More

12020 Tall Oaks Street, Thaxton House, Houston Memorial Villages, Texas

Houston’s only, and Texas’ first, Frank Lloyd Wright Home, the Thaxton House, was built in 1954 and is located in the Bunker Hill Village of Houston Memorial Villages.  The home was previously listed for sale for $3.2 million. Thaxton House was almost demolished in 1991 before being purchased and restored.  In 1995  an 1,800 square foot… Read More

The Texas White House, Ross Sterling Mansion in Morgan’s Point

The Ross Sterling Mansion in Morgan’s Point – Texas’ Largest Residence in 1920s Still Standing written by John Burgdorf, www.NorthTexasLuxury.com Built as a second home for former Texas Governor Ross Sterling and his family, the historic Ross Sterling Mansion overlooking Galveston Bay near La Porte, Texas.  The 2 story Georgian estate features 21,000 sq. feet. … Read More

Brennan’s of Houston, 3300 Smith Street, Houston Texas

Brennan’s of Houston is housed at 3300 Smith Street in Midtown, in a historic John Staub designed building and was the headquarters for Staub’s architectural firm in 1929.  The Junior Leaue of Houston was next to occupy the property before Brennan’s took over the space in 1967. In 2008, when Hurricane Ike swept through town… Read More

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… Read More

Houston Custom Home Builder Spotlight – Frankel Building Group

A Family of Custom Home Builders – 2011 GHBA Custom Builder of the Year Frankel Building Group is a family run, full service company of extraordinary professionals with a passion for quality home building. They are a very active and respected force in the greater Houston area building industry, leading the way in setting new… Read More

5300 Montrose Boulevard – Houston, Texas 77005, Houston Homes

Currently on the market in the Houston Museum District, the Italian contemporary Cannady House III, built by architect and Rice professor, William Cannady.  Built in 1990, the L-shaped, 6200 square foot mansion sits on a half-acre Shadyside plot and features several living spaces and five balconies, which look out to the courtyard pool.  The house is… Read More

14525 Champions Dr. – Chateau Foreclosure Auction

Who doesn’t need a home the size of a….castle??!!  Yeah, right!  Not even the monarchs back in the day could afford the taxes and the upkeep of their castles.  Even today, most of the castles, chateaus and the largest estate homes are not owned by individuals.  They are owned my national trusts, governments and investors,… Read More

The Mansards – Shady Acres – 2302-2310 Couch St., Houston, Texas

*  This was previously posted on our old blog, so most of these have sold out….but Titan Homes is building more in Shady Acres!! Introducing the Mansards, developed and built by Titan Homes.  The Mansards is a collection of five new construction single-family homes located in the inner loop neighborhood of Shady Acres in Houston,… Read More