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Hugo V. Neuhaus Jr. House

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1950, Cowell and Neuhaus. 2910 Lazy Ln.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

The one-story, flat-roofed, brick- and glass-walled pavilion that Houston architect Hugo V. Neuhaus Jr. designed for his family is one of the great works of domestic architecture in Houston. It opens to its landscape, the flat portion of what had been a larger lot in the elite Homewoods section of River Oaks. The spatial composition and detailing of the house bespeak Neuhaus's collaboration at the time of its design as local associate with Philip Johnson for the Menil House ( HN7). C. C. Fleming was the landscape architect. Next door at 1406 Kirby Drive is “Rienzi” of 1954 by Staub, Rather and Howze, which now contains the Museum of Fine Arts' Center for European Decorative Arts.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


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Gerald Moorhead et al., "Hugo V. Neuhaus Jr. 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, 351-351.

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