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1992, William F. Stern and Associates. 1202 Milford St.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

At the opposite end of the block on which the Arquitectonica row houses ( HN7) were constructed, Houston architect Stern built a three-story house that attempts to learn from Houston. Its low-pitched roof with exposed rafter tails pays homage to the bungalow house type. The stepped-plan configuration reflects Stern's admiration for the environmentally responsive planning of Houston architect John F. Staub. The gray-painted cypress clapboards and the south-facing sunscreens reflect Piano's Menil Collection ( HN7), while the interior spatial organization with its sectionally interlocked double-height spaces was inspired by the town houses of 1972 by Howard Barnstone around the corner at 4923–4927 Graustark Street.

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, 343-344.

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