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  1. What’s left of the flat-roofed Townsend house is currently for sale. This house was featured in Fortune magazine back in the day. https://www.har.com/homedetail/3723-knollwood-st-houston-tx-77019/9401278 Also, the B. Ray Woods house in Katy has been demolished. Not unexpected. Harvey totally destroyed it.
  2. 2550 Durham Dr., Mobile, AL - H.B. Bolton House. Could not confirm the year, but 1950's. Yes, I'm still doing this.
  3. Christine, Like Marmer said, we'd love to help if we had just a bit more information. I live in a 70's contemporary so I'm partial to digging up information on that style. zoomanderson@gmail.com Good luck in your search. It's a beautiful home! BenH
  4. My wife and I looked at this place as our first apartment, but it needed a lot of work 10 years ago. I imagine it needs more now.
  5. Three for sale. 674 Shady Hollow. Almost certainly going to be demolished. https://www.har.com/674-shady-hollow-street/sale_51086421 603 Timber Terrace - Chas Block House https://www.har.com/603-timber-terrace-road/sale_41145528 1328 Montezuma St. - Schobel House - Columbus,TX. Has unfortunately been flipped. https://www.har.com/1328-montezuma-street/sale_50874392
  6. Small world; I have family in Natchitoches and Coushatta.
  7. Thanks for the heads up. We're going to be seeing a LOT of this post-Harvey.
  8. Just saw this post, and I think I know where this story might be from. If you ever watch the movie "The Right Stuff", there's a scene set in the Sam Houston Coliseum where several of the Mercury 7 astronauts are being told that they are going to be given houses in a neighborhood that was built on land donated by a Mr. Frank Sharp. Tom Wolfe also mentions this in the book version of the The Right Stuff, part of which can be read here: https://books.google.com/books?id=OZ_jQVH3oMwC&pg=PA289&lpg=PA289&dq="The+Right+Stuff"+"Movie"+"Frank+Sharp"&source=bl&ots=W9EHKqS_8h&sig=j-L6Bu2HwfCDBcaMOv16k7I3a30&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiakbKl7a_XAhWIsVQKHQMCDhAQ6AEIODAD#v=onepage&q="The Right Stuff" "Movie" "Frank Sharp"&f=false
  9. Since Photobucket decided to literally break the internet, and consequently, all of the links to all of my photos on HAIF, I guess we're going to have to start over. But it's a good time for a clean slate too, so I can remove some of the houses that are not Wylie's and add a few new discoveries. Albert Plummer House - 3630 Willowick - Demolished. Was at one time the most expensive house in River Oaks. Later sold to a family named the Whittingtons. Herbert Townsend House - 3723 Knollwood. (Altered). Featured in Fortune Magazine at some point. I have the article but am not sure where it is. Vale House - 11302 Memorial Drive - Restored. Wylie and Aileen's own house. If you hear the term "Contemporary Country" this is what that means. Photos by Kim or Greg Kolanowski. B. Ray Woods House - 610 Woods Lane, Katy,TX. This house is on the National Register of Historic Places. J.D. Woods House - 612 Woods Lane. Brother of B. Ray Woods; these photos were taken before the house was sold and show the original interiors. Currently (November 1st 2017) for sale for lot value. Arthur Miller House - 1002 East Ave., Katy,TX Paris Schindler House - 17 West Lane Place - Demolished. River Oaks Houses - Wylie's address list only included the actual addresses for these, with no client names. Willard K. Wood House - 3730 Willowick. Jesse Finch House - 38 Crestwood. (Demolished). Drawings exist and were donated to Rice University. Max Lents House - 315 W. Friar Tuck. Demolished shortly after Hurricane Ike. Wylie also appears to have built a house for Lents on Galveston Island, but I have no leads on where that one is/was. Chas Block House - 603 Timber Terrace. Still extant and owned by the family. Merrill V. Gregory House - 5327 Bordley. Russell McFarland House - 5657 Bordley. Demolished. Chester Jordan House - 2119 Woods Rd. One of Wylie's earliest houses. Drawings exist and were donated to Rice University. Short House - 6th St. & Gresham, Brookshire,TX. Probably had a different original owner name. W.H. Harrison House - Corner of County Rd. 135 and the I-10 Frontage Rd., Alleyton,TX. Wylie built one house in Alleyton, and this is the only one that looks anything remotely like something he would do, so if I'm wrong, I apologize. Lester J. Schobel House - 1328 Montezuma, Columbus,TX. Wylie built at least five houses in Columbus. One of the notable ones is the H.P. Meyer house at 301 Bonham St. I forget the address on this one, but it has been demolished. Keith R. Beeman House - 822 Kuhlman Rd. Demolished. The Beemans owned multiple lots on Kuhlman Rd. Wylie built at least four houses on that street. F.E. Carleton House - 7 Turkey Trail. Demolished. This house was originally built in the 1950's in what would have been the boonies, out past Dairy Ashford on what would become Memorial Drive. The last owner, Ben Crocker, hired Wylie to renovate this home in 2003 and bring it up to date while retaining his style. Crocker was transferred and had to sell the house quickly. This small, hidden neighborhood was the bought and demolished to make way for a development. R.T. Hurta House - 950 S. Holland St., Bellville,TX. ? House - 711 W. Norris., El Campo,TX. Original Client unknown. Wylie did at least three houses in El Campo. James W. Green House - 46 E. Rivercrest, Houston. (Jimmy Green Chevrolet). Leonard Kayem House - 12502 Taylorcrest. Frankel House - 11406 Memorial Drive. Large, flat roofed house.
  10. Since Photobucket has decided it would like to kiss both sides of my ass and begin charging $400 a year to host photos, can anyone suggest a good replacement?
  11. Marmer, time to change your avatar.
  12. Look up Thomas Chuch, Garrett Eckbo, Roberto Burle Marx, Lawrence Halprin.
  13. Sorry for not posting much about this one, there's just not a lot to say about it that we're privy to. I know that this house does have some connection with the house that was formerly on River Bend, as in one of the architects that worked for Neuhaus & Taylor worked on it, and for the life of me I can't remember his name. The house on Willowick was not originally built completely to Taylor's specs, so the current owners tried to complete the original design as much as possible. That's about all I know about it that I can recall.
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