2,120 Built Sqft /
15,700 Lot Sqft /
1964 Modernist residence with an early 70's detached studio. In addition to the stunning architecture, you have great schools, a large lot with beautiful trees, and easy access to great shopping & dining at nearby Memorial City, City Center, as well as easy access to downtown.
The home is stunning from every angle. Published in Better Homes & Gardens in 1966, it's design is way ahead of it's time & an increasingly rare find today. Beautifully landscaped, tree-shaded 15,700 sq ft lot.
Main living area just off the double door entry. Poured in place terrazzo flooring, lots of glass, and brick interior accent walls.
Light filled main living area. The large painting on the left covers a wood-burning fireplace the current owner is not utilizing. the space is large enough to fit things like a baby grand piano, and the perfect backdrop to showcase your modernist furniture collection.
Brick walls that "float" through the windows flank the room, with the fireplace, (currently covered by the large painting) is in the center.
Panning around the room, there are sliders to a side patio area to the left of the piano, (we'll see pics of that further down). There are sliding partitions that open up to the main dining area in the background.
The poured in place terrazzo and brick accent walls continue into the spacious dining room. The rear wall features the wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling glass & more great outdoor spaces just beyond.
Looking back towards the living room, you can see how open the layout is, although sliding partitions allow you to separate spaces if you choose.
Just around the corner from the dining is the sleek, original mid-century kitchen. Job built cabinets with flush modernist detail, 3'x6' skylight, Sub-Zero frig, Bosch DW. This space was highlighted in BH&G in 1966.
Another angle, the far left gray folding doors hide a built computer desk, with large pantry space behind the middle set. The poured terrazzo extends into the kitchen as well. A third set of doors to the right just out of view house the WD. The two regular doorways lead to what was originally 2 secondary bedrooms that were joined to create a second master.
Another view, the 8' tall custom aluminum patio doors are on either end of the kitchen area, accessing different outdoor spaces. Gaggenau double oven & Thermador black cooktop.
Behind the kitchen is the original 2 secondary bedrooms. A single wall was removed (about the middle of where that bench is) to join the spaces and create a second, larger master. If you want it back as a 3 bedroom, putting the wall back is simple enough. Dual vanities flank the bath.
Opposite view. When considering keeping or putting the wall back up, keep in mind you also have room for guests in the detached studio with an additional full bath.
Bath and vanity areas with original mid-mod hardware and cabinetry.
The original master also has the poured terrazzo, lots of windows, and a brick accent wall. Large scale bedroom set will easily fit.
Original master bath with redwood walls and original cabinetry and hardware. Skylight over the shower area.
We're coming back around to the front of the house. The study, with poured terrazzo of course, and more of the custom 8' tall sliders over looking the front courtyard entry & providing direct access to the outdoors.
Opposite view of the space, the folding doors to the kitchen, which when open, provide a great view from the kitchen to the front wall of windows. Door to the left leads back to the foyer and front door. A perfect TV or reading room.
Another view with all the great window space. The interplay between indoor and outdoor spaces is exceptional in this house.
We'll take a quick tour of the wonderful outdoor spaces. Remember the grand piano in the main living area? You have this first outdoor space on the south side of the house off of the living room.
Another view, with the guest house in the background. A gray gravel trail connects to the next patio space. Also, note the great trees.
The gravel walk leads to this additional outdoor space behind the dining room's wall of glass. All the "public" spaces have direct access to outdoor areas.
Another view, to the left of the dining room is another set of sliders at one end of the kitchen area.
On the opposite side of the house, yet another outdoor space, with the sliders that are on the other side of the kitchen area. Front courtyard, patio off the living area, the dining area, and this one, gives you four great outdoor living areas.
Stepping back, you have a fantastic backyard. The guest house or studio to the right.
Returning to the covered patio space off the main dining area and kitchen, you have a walk way thru the pines to the guest house.
The guest house was added in the early 70's and provides great additional living space with lots of possibilities.
Guest house square footage is not included in HCAD's figure for the house. Dramatic two story loft style space. Just beyond the dining set are some partitions that are not permanent fixtures. Removing those will open up the space.
Opposite view, lots of windows for great natural light.
Another view, downstairs there is a dark room or break room, with the bath upstairs.
An alcove is created by the cubicle style furniture, but that furniture isn't staying, so once removed, this space will be much more open. This is perfect for a guest house, extended family or boom-a-rang adult kids (maybe too perfect?), or artist studio or home office.
downstairs room with large work sink.
Additional loft space upstairs accessed by a spiral stairs.
Opposite view, showing the spiral stairs in the corner and the bath doorway.
Additional full bath and closet upstairs.
A glimpse of the 1966 color scheme in the kitchen featured in Better Homes & Gardens. A little paint could easily resurrect this mid-century look! MCM's of this caliber do not come along often, don't miss your chance to own a truly stellar home.
Exquisite example of pristine mid-century modern architecture at its finest. One-owner home designed by Rice Architect Tom Mckittrick as a personal residence for his family. Gorgeous period architectural details intact including interior brick walls, extensive poured terrazzo, walls of floor to ceiling glass, sliding partitions & much more. Built as a 3 BR, a single wall was removed to create dual masters but could easily be returned. Open layout with main living area & formal dining, study, built-in hidden computer desk & bright open eat-in kitchen that was featured in a Better Homes & Gardens publication in 1966. Sq Ft on HCAD does not include spectacular post-modern guest house or studio with 2 story main room, loft space, full bath & dark room or break room. Perfect home office, artist studio or quarters. Huge 15,700 sq ft lot with soaring pines in desirable Hilshire Village, zoned to top rated schools, close to great shopping & no prior flooding per seller. Its the total package!
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