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Midcentury Meets Taxidermy in This Voguish Houston Home

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Location: Houston, Texas
Price: $2,495,000
Maybe there's no objective reason why a wall of taxidermy should look strange beside a wall of glass. But it's still kind of trip to see such distinct spheres of taste intersecting, as in this renovated midcentury home in the upscale, west-of-Houston residential community of Hunters Creek Village, now offered for $2,495,000.

Designed by Wilson, Morris, Crain & Anderson, the same firm that authored the Houston Astrodome, the 1960 home is sited on just under one acre of land with bayou frontage and an in-ground pool. The double-height family room with that sextet of dead animals on the wall is a later addition.

This 4,815-square-foot residence has bluestone tile floors, "integrated gathering spaces" with dark-grained cabinets and built-in shelves, and a dining room with rich patterned wallpaper. The Sotheby's listing has it under contract, meaning it wooed a potential buyer after just a week on the market.

· Midcentury Modern in Houston [Sotheby's International]