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Architect’s own midcentury stunner wants $11.8M in Houston

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Check out those circular windows

A one-level midcentury modern house sits on a grassy lawn with mature shrubbery. The house features circular windows set into brick on the left side, and an open patio with supports on the right. Photos by TK Images, courtesy of Karen Gillespie of John Daugherty, Realtors

Here at Curbed, we’re obsessed with all things midcentury modern—we even have a Facebook community group devoted to the design movement. And while we’ll always love a sunny Eichler or Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian, it’s fun to discover midcentury homes with their own unique style.

The latest to cross our desk is this four-bedroom, seven-bath home in Houston, Texas. The house was designed by Houston architect Hugo V. Neuhaus in 1950 as his personal home. Neuhaus graduated from the Harvard School of Design and went on to work with architect Philip Johnson as an associate architect on the Menil House in Houston.

This listing is a one-story, steel and wood-framed structure with a flat roof. The house is considered one of the finest Miesian homes in Texas, and indeed the glass and brick design reflects the influence of both Mies van der Rohe and Johnson. The H-shaped floorplan incorporates two garden courtyards, while floor-to-ceiling walls of glass allow for views to the verdant 2.3-acre landscape.

Other striking features include multiple circular windows set into brick walls, clerestory windows that make the living room feel even taller than it is, and a pool. Modern renovations have added a gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, and updated baths, but the home has maintained enough of its authenticity to warrant both a city of Houston Landmark Designation and a spot on the National Register of Historic Places.

Can you imagine yourself living here? 2910 Lazy Lane Boulevard is listed privately for $11,775,000.

A verdant courtyard with shrubs, grass, flowers, a tree, and ivy, is surrounded by a ranch style midcentury modern house made of brick. Large windows welcome visitors and on either side the home features two circular windows.
Verdant landscaping and the home’s circular windows make a striking impression.
A living room boasts a white couch, coffee table, and midcentury-inspired lounge chair. Floor-to-ceiling windows reach into the oversized ceilings for an airy feel.
Oversized ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows make for an airy, light-filled living room.
A formal living room features an array of white furniture on white carpet, with walls of glass on one side an a fireplace as a focal point.
Walls of glass and a fireplace in the formal living room.
A circular dining table with white and wood chairs sits in front of walls of glass that overlook a central courtyard.
More glass walls in the formal dining room.
Wood floors, white cabinets, and a kitchen island are the focal point in the kitchen, with large windows above the sink and an open floor plan to a dining room in the background.
The kitchen has been updated with luxury appliances.
A cream and beige bed sits on a white rug in a bedroom with a rustic side table and drawers.
The bedrooms also feature the home’s signature glass walls.