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.