Sold Price Range: $370,001 - $420,000 Sold on : 03/09/2017
Charming rare home designed by renowned Houston architect Charles Tapley in 1959, after graduating from Rice University in 1955. This was the second home he designed, with a focus on bringing the outside in, as shown here by floor to ceiling windows.
This alternate view of the dining and living room once again exhibits the floor to ceiling window design. The lighting created in this space by the large windows is spectacular and the beauty of the outdoors creates a very Zen feel.
Tapley paid great attention to detail in designing this home, mixing a variety of textures and materials inside and outside of the home. Notice the very gently vaulted ceiling, designed to draw attention to the redwood beams surrounding the room.
The redwood paneling was carried throughout the living and dining section of the house and is all the same original installation. The transom design between the 2 living spaces adds such character and natural lighting to this amazing design.
This original wall of redwood paneling divides the 2 living spaces. An opening on either side of the wall can be closed off with a pocket door, also original. This view to the left leads down the hall to another wall of windows.
More design detail is prevalent in the hallway with the continuation of the redwood paneling. All of the paneling is in outstanding condition.
Another view of the hallway. Original brick flooring can be found throughout the home.
This view looks out onto 1 of 3 patios that Tapley designed for the home. This comes as no surprise, as he was very well known for his landscape architecture. Original architectural plans remain with the home & depict its original landscape design.
View of the second living space. The current owner added the glass wall to the right but it can easily be removed without damaging the home. Redwood paneling was also carried into this room and is behind the bulletin board leaning against it.
Abundant natural light is once again captured in the master bedroom with floor to ceiling window and doors. The vaulted ceiling adds design character and opens up the room even more.
Painstaking attention to detail is once again depicted here. This is original Murano tile from Italy and each piece was hand laid. Special lighting elements and wood work add charm and elegance to the original master bath.
Master shower again hand laid with Murano tile giving a one-of-a-kind artistic flair.
A close up view of the stunning Murano tile.
One of two secondary bedrooms with identical large picture windows allowing the outside to come in.
Secondary bath boasts original vanity lighting, tile work, woodwork and brick flooring.
Another view of the secondary bath showcasing the original built-in cabinets to the left. Again, a wonderful example of Charles Tapley's attention to detail.
Carport in the front of the house with original brick design. Fencing following the original design provides privacy for the main entrance and backyard. Beautiful rock garden creates an elegant water feature when it rains.
Upon entering the gate from the carport, you are warmly greeted by the lush landscaping just off of the kitchen and back patio. Original bamboo still grows in the landscape.
Once inside the fenced area, you already feel as if you are in the home. The beauty of nature in this picturesque backyard setting combines with the glass walls to allow a full view through the home, letting the home and yard come together as one.
View from back of home to this wonderful backyard complete with large, mature oak trees. Expand and enlarge the home or build around these beautiful trees.
View looking into the living area from the backyard. Another example of nature and indoor living space seemingly melting together.
Tapley's use of unusual brick detail is evident all around this home. As mentioned earlier, he liked combining a variety of material types in his design and working to make them unique and different from the norm.
Notice the brick detail up close. Most houses built in this period did not pay nearly as much attention to the design of the brick as Tapley did with this home.
As a passionate landscape architect, Tapley loved to design homes with patios and yards which brought the outdoors to life inside. This is the largest patio just off of the living area. This home is a true nature lover's paradise.
Front view of the house looking at the carport. The contemporary design was a classic in the 50's.
This is a fabulous lot and has NEVER flooded. If you choose to build new, this provides an aerial view.
Another aerial view of the house and surrounding neighbors.
This home is located across the street from newly rebuilt Lovett Elementary which houses the well known gifted and talented Vanguard program. This is an aerial view from above the home.
Aerial view of the school and its well kept grounds. The well-maintained school park is open to the public and is a local favorite.
Distinctive mid-century modern Meyerland area home from beloved & award-winning Houston architect Charles Tapley. Architectural features typical of the style shine throughout this home, highlighted by open living space full of windows which invite the outside in. Opportunity to build upon strong & defining architectural features of the home with a remodel, or to start anew on this large lot w/ a whole new concept. Desirable location close to Meyerland Plaza, NRG Stadium & w/ easy access to 610.