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Forty-Eight Foot House

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2006, Interloop A/D. 1851 Lexington St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Architects Mark Wamble and Dawn Finley spanned the back of a lot enclosed by the concrete sound barrier of U.S. 59 with a crisp, two-story live-and-work house clad in metal siding. The open ground floor (the work and service sector) and the deep setback of the extended front yard make the house seem like a garden pavilion.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Forty-Eight Foot 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, 340-340.

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