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2002, MC 2 Architects. 1411 Edwards St.

This live-and-work house, located in First Ward, follows a Houston pattern of architect-designed infill houses that developed in the 1970s. It is a rectangular bar in plan, with its long, predominantly blind side parallel to the west-side property line. The house is closed toward the street, but opens to a long east-side garden and south-facing rear garden. MC 2Architects (brothers Chung and Choung Nguyen) augment the simple shapes of the house with such witty details as the red-painted garage door screen.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "House", [Houston, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 366-366.

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