Straight, clean lines make this 2,438 square foot home understated. White Miami-ledge type stone give the exterior facade dimension and texture. Ornate, custom gates welcome guests into the patio that doubles as an atrium. The landscaping is low maintenance and adds a pop of color to facade of the home. The flat architectural roof keeps with the straight clean lines of the home.
Welcome to 10630 Olympia Drive! This architecturally significant mid-century home in Walnut Bend was dubbed “The Town House” by Robert E. Pine, who built this for the 1960 Houston Chronicle Parade of Homes. This home features 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths and is situated on a 9,600 square foot lot.
White painted steel French gates open and set the groovy vibe for guests as they enter the residence. Added in 2014, the ornate gates were custom made to compliment the design of the original front doors. The stone walkway is extended from the street up to the front door.
Notice the transom windows in the entry hall. These are continued into the kitchen, allowing light all through the day into all directions of the home. Builder Bob Pine was applauded at the time for his use of innovative “light-engineering”, which made this property stand out during the peak of mid-century modern era in Houston
The front atrium is an exciting welcoming to guests and a functional patio. Close off the French gates to create a friendly space for pets and children, not to mention added security.
High ceilings and transom overhead windows brighten up this grand entry. The carved French doors are flanked by large windows.
Right of the entry is the open living space that spans the length of the home. This section is utilized as the dining space, which separates the two other living spaces. The light fixture will remain with the home.
This angle shows the depth of the open living. The wall partition has shelves that wink at the front gate and door design, while allowing this space to be a little more private and separate. Currently being used as a living room, it would work great as a dining area.
Alternate view of the formal living room. Notice the huge windows in the home overlooking the front patio.
The formal dining room opens up to the family room and kitchen. The different rooms transition from one space to another keeping the mid-century feel yet also showing off the updates the sellers have done.
Fabulous for entertaining, this space is just off the kitchen and breakfast room, and has French doors that lead to an impressive screened patio. Not pictured to the left, down the hallway, is a dedicated laundry room with storage and a side entrance to the gated drive.
Double French doors nearly double this living space, leading to a massive 500+ sqft screened porch. Breakfast room off kitchen to the left, with built in coffee/service bar.
An additional 500+ square feet of patio space that helps bring the indoors out. This screened patio is perfect for entertaining and additional seating. You can enjoy the outdoors while keeping bugs, weather and more out. The concrete floor allows for easy maintenance and clean up of the patio.
The room has entry to the driveway and covered carport area plus the storage room. There is also access to the plush green backyard.
Patio is large enough for tons of seating/lounging, as well as a dining table and more.
View of the expansive living space. The neutral tones are understated, allowing the furniture and artwork to make the statement. Let's look at the kitchen.
The transom windows square off the kitchen and give it an airy and bright feel.
Enormous built-in, double door refrigerator and freezer compliments this sleek space. White modern cabinets with stainless handles, 5 burner gas cooktop, hidden vent hood, under mount lit and tiled backsplash, hidden dishwasher, under mount sink and breakfast bar a just a few features this custom kitchen.
Bar built to allow for bar height stools. Open storage left of fridge/freezer allow easy access to wine and cookbooks. Not pictured is connecting breakfast room and built-in coffee/service bar.
Sizeable guest room with great closet - this one currently being used as a home office.
Very comfortable guest room with large closet.
Guest bathroom that services the two secondary bedrooms and guests. Features include a wood vanity with dual sinks & storage for personal items, wood framed mirror, track style lighting and a shower/tub combo with built in seat. Toilet area tucked into a niche for privacy, which also makes the bathroom more open.
Invitation and relaxed master bedroom looks onto the atrium.
Stylish master bathroom with skylight, frameless glass shower, and separate vanities.
What once was a fourth bedroom is now a dream closet! Customized with built-ins, shoe storage, seating, and even room for a dresser.
This 9,600 sqft lot lends itself to a large, fully fenced backyard.. There is plenty of space for pets, play and entertaining.
Oriented to take in as much as the backyard as possible, the patio blends perfectly with the original design of the home.
In true mid-century style, the covered carport is large enough for two vehicles AND a giant storage room with workspace.
The automatic driveway gates allows for 4+ cars inside the gate, and room for several more outside the gate. This is a rare chance to own a piece of Houston history, and live in such a fun home!
Dubbed "The Town House" by Robert E. Pine who built this for the 1960 Houston Chronicle Parade of Homes. Innovative “light-engineering” made this property stand out during the peak of mid-century modern era in Houston. White Miami-ledge type stone gives dimension to the exterior while the loggia entry hall sets the mood for the beauty behind the front doors. Friendly floor plan with upgrades include kitchen, roof, A/C & a 500+ sqft screened in patio. Didn’t flood in Harvey.
Back Yard,Fully Fenced,Patio/Deck,Screened Porch,Sprinkler System
Lot Size: 9,600 Lot Sqft./Appraisal District
Disclaimer: Lot configuration and dimensions are estimates, not based on personal knowledge and come from a third party (Digital Map Products); therefore, you should not rely on the estimates and perform independent confirmation as to their accuracy