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Minimalist Houston home is an art collector’s dream for $3.3M

Designed around a picturesque courtyard

A boxy white house features a blue entryway, with a two-car garage on the right. Photos by Jonathan Calvert, courtesy of Clayton Katz and Compass

Located in Houston’s River Oaks neighborhood, this four-bedroom, four-and-a-half bath beauty is a bit like living in an art museum. The 6,300-square-foot modern home was built in 1989 and designed by noted Texas architect Scott Strasser.

The boxy space is organized around a private courtyard with walls of custom-designed windows that let in light and provide views to a fountain, trees, and mature landscaping. A minimalist, industrial feel dominates the home thanks to concrete floors and steel beams, and the modern kitchen is decked out in sleek grays and whites with a floating concrete countertop.

Designed with sight lines in mind and monorail art lighting, it’s the perfect place to display art; a sculpture visible from a hallway takes on a different feeling when viewed from the living room. Other perks include expansive bathrooms, a sauna, and a barrel ceiling in the master suite that runs nearly the entire length of the home. Looking for a museum-worthy home for your art collection? 3021 Avalon Place will be on the market for $3,250,000.

A long open concept living room, with a couch and coffee table on one end and a kitchen on the other.
The living room features the kitchen on one end and walls of glass that look out onto a courtyard.
A view of the kitchen with double stoves, floating countertops on the right, and white countertops on the left.
The modern kitchen is decked out in sleek grays and whites with a floating concrete countertop.
A formal sitting room features an abstract sculpture in the center and midcentury-inspired furniture.
Designed with sight lines in mind and monorail art lighting, it’s the perfect place to display art.
A wood-floored room features two orange midcentury-inspired chairs and a large blue painting.
Windows look out onto the picturesque courtyard.
A white bedroom with large bed in the center underneath a barrel ceiling.
A barrel ceiling in the master suite runs nearly the entire length of the home
A bright red sculpture of a man sits in a modern bathroom. There’s a white soaking tub and a barrel ceiling.
A spacious master bath and closet area.
A courtyard features two trees, mature landscaping, and a wall of vegetation.
The landscaped courtyard provides a glimpse of all of the seasons.