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Updated midcentury home with backyard oasis wants $1.3M

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The 1952 Houston home was designed by Lucian T. Hood and Phillip G. Willard

Low-profile home with overhanging roof, large windows, brick exterior on manicured lot.
The home was built in 1952 by prolific Houston architects Lucian T. Hood and Phillip G. Willard.
John Daugherty Realtors

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Location: Houston, Texas

Price: $1,275,000

This sprawling midcentury modern home in Houston, Texas, was designed by local architects Lucian T. Hood and Phillip G. Willard, who built a number of homes in the masonry style in the late ’40s and early ’50s. Completed in 1952, the 2,908-square-foot residence was restored as well as sensitively expanded by Los Angeles-based AREA Architecture in 1999.

The result is an impressive house characterized by broad horizontal lines, a flowing floorplan, and natural materials like redwood, fir, flagstone, brick, and more. The updates also complement the space, incorporating many design elements of the period.

Julie Sofer

Entering the home, a sitting room with sloping beamed ceilings greets you, then flows into the great room, which is characterized by even higher soaring ceilings and a wall of glass looking out onto the immaculately landscaped backyard with pool. A tiered stone fireplace and hearth add warmth to the room.

Then, a massive chef’s eat-in kitchen follows, as does a formal dining room with brick fireplace. A huge master suite with marble bath and large windows opens onto the backyard by way of sliding glass doors. There are two additional bathrooms plus one and a half baths rounding out the private quarters.

Outside, an expansive backyard offers a private oasis for the residents. Sculpted hedges, stone patios, manicured lawns, trees, and the aforementioned pool (with fountain feature) create an enchanting retreat. Located at 4127 Drummond Street, the property is offered at $1.275 million.

Courtesy John Daugherty Realtors