The Buck-Baxter House Named for its first two owners and long-time residents, this 1935 brick cottage invites you to step inside and pause. Absorb the peace. Appreciate the art; smile at the pig, the dog, and the elegantly elongated woman. Admire the brass rubbing. Ring the bell. Compare the chandeliers. Do you recognize the woman […]
Carp Studios The creative personalities of the owners permeate the whimsical eclectic décor of this 1940 bungalow. Between the Carp fish door-knocker and the airy white kitchen, lie rugs from Turkey and Afghanistan, their grandparents’ German wall clock, and antique leather and wood chairs. And, what else, Astrodome seats and concert posters from Hatch Show […]
The Tree House For 100 years the Oak Tree stood alone. Its lot remained vacant until just five years ago when the 2-story home was tucked behind it. Now branches surround the large windows of every second-floor room. The new owners/builders carefully blended old and new, with craftsman woodwork, wainscoting trim, and reclaimed hardwood floors […]
The Squirrel House At 90 years old, this stands among the original homes in Idylwood. A 2015 renovation added modern lighting, including a hand-crafted dining room chandelier of industrial Edison light bulbs. And created a second-floor master suite. And also a small secret room that can be accessed only by a hidden entrance. Vintage plats […]
1402 North MacGregor Way was designed by S. R. Slaughter and built in 1935. The Houston Architectural Guide describes it as “an imageable Spanish Mediterranean house.” Oriented toward the southeast, the two-story, three-bay house is irregular in plan and contains two principal blocks.
1704 Idylwood Drive was built in 1946 in the Minimal Traditional style. The one-story, three-bay house is oriented toward the east, and features an asymmetrical façade. Irregular in plan, the house rests on a slab foundation, and is clad in cast stone veneer with a gable-end vent.