At Curbed, we’re big fans of midcentury modern design—we even have a Facebook group celebrating the style—and we’re always on the lookout for top-notch midcentury real estate. The latest home to cross our desk is this three-bedroom, three-bath home in Houston, Texas.
Designed by architect Herb Paseur—a founding member of the firm CRS—as his personal residence in 1968, the two-story brick and timber home boasts a boxy, open-air layout. The design consists of two adjacent rows of three 21-foot squares, and a remodel kept nearly 85 percent of Paseur’s original vision.
On the first floor, a 40-foot long entry leads to a spacious living and dining room area with views of the private courtyard. Floor-to-ceiling windows are used throughout, and a floating staircase takes guests to a second-story family room with a coffee bar and a wood-burning fireplace.
The master bedroom features a walk-in closet and updated bathroom, and the kitchen has also seen an update thanks to new granite counters. But much of the home’s original charm abounds, including built-in bookshelves, a two-car port, and a screened-in porch overlooking the courtyard’s lily pond.
Located in the heart of Houston’s Museum District, 5306 Institute Lane is on the market now for $1,390,000.