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This Houston home reimagines midcentury style for the 21st century

An external view of a midcentury modern house with a slanted roof, stone accents, and a pond and grass in front. Photos by TK Images

Lovers of midcentury modern style know that it’s rare to find a time capsule home packed with original features. More often than not, renovations over the decades impart a bit of ’70s flair or early 2010s farmhouse into the mix, for better or for worse.

That’s what happened with this four-bedroom, three-bath home in Houston, Texas. Originally designed and constructed in 1958 by W.L. Killgore, Jr., the home was lauded in 1960 magazines and featured in the Parade of Homes for its indoor-outdoor fish pool, cathedral-like ceilings, and expansive windows.

Renovations weren’t kind to the original design, and according to listing agent Rob Griffith the kitchen and baths suffered from redos that overloaded on 1990’s Mediterranean schtick. In an effort to bring the home back to its roots, a recent remodel held true to the 1950s, although Griffith emphasizes that the project wasn’t so much a restoration as it was a reimagining of midcentury style for the 21st century.

Today, the 3,502-square-foot house features an open floor plan with a giant living room area that boasts vaulted ceilings and exposed beams. Brick accents blend with refreshed wood paneling and a giant stone fireplace, while in the kitchen you will find terrazzo floors and custom black walnut cabinets. The master is on the lower floor with a double-sink bathroom and two walk-in closets, while upstairs the other bedrooms offer walls of windows that look out to the backyard. Love what you see? 10607 Olympia Drive is on the market now for $699,000.

A living room has carpet, a stone fireplace on one end, and a green living room couch set.
A sunken living room has wood paneling, a large stone fireplace, and exposed wooden beams.
A view of a steel geometric staircase that goes upstairs to bedrooms.
An intricate staircase leads to the bedrooms upstairs.
A kitchen with wood cabinets sits next to a stone fireplace.
The kitchen features custom black walnut cabinets and an open floorplan that looks out onto the living room.
An empty room that works as an office or as a bedroom has terrazzo floors and a tripanel window.
Terrazzo floors in an empty room has a stone wall and windows out to the backyard.
A master bath has two sinks, two mirrors, and a long set of cabinets.
The master bath also has custom walnut cabinets with a geometric pattern.
An empty bedroom has white carpet and a wall of windows.
A bedroom has a wall of windows that look out to the yard beyond.