Set behind a high wall and preceded by monumental iron gates and a long allee, Oak Court is the largest house designed by the Ayres office, with Atlee B. Ayres's son Robert serving as the principal in charge. The two-story mansion, a term truly befitting the twenty-thousand-square-foot, stuccoed brick house, is American Colonial Revival in style and on a scale previously unknown in San Antonio. The client, a Houston lumberman, may have been influenced in his choice of style by Bayou Bend, the elegant residence of Ima, Mike, and Will C. Hogg in Houston designed by John F. Staub ( HN71). The Hammond Harwood House of 1774 in Annapolis, Maryland, was the source for the front door frame.
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H. Lutcher Brown House, “Oak Court”
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