You are here

House

-A A +A
1992, William F. Stern and Associates. 1202 Milford St.

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

Author: 
Gerald Moorhead et al.
×

Data

What's Nearby

Citation

Gerald Moorhead et al., "House", [Houston, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/TX-01-HN46.

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 343-344.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.

, ,