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I have heard so many stories about the Robinson House in Quail Valley. There are some really wild stories out there about this house. I don't know what is true and what is fiction. One thing I do know, it is a beautiful Mid-Century Mod. Does anyone out there have a Robinson House story?

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I have heard so many stories about the Robinson House in Quail Valley. There are some really wild stories out there about this house. I don't know what is true and what is fiction. One thing I do know, it is a beautiful Mid-Century Mod. Does anyone out there have a Robinson House story?

I grew up just down the street from his house and as a child I was always facinated by it. It was abandoned all throughout my lifetime yet the house remained kept up (grass mown every week, alarm system active (kids were always breaking in), etc...) One time I even thought I noticed some new, modern AC units appear on the side of the house. Obviously this house was placed in some sort of a trust and was able to be kept up to a certain extent. It sits on the largest lot in the subdivision and really is an expansive house. It always had a really erie feeling though, frozen in time. Funny thing is, I've asked people over the years who were familiar with Quail Valley and no one ever seemed to know what the story was with this house; rumours had always circulated about possible underground bowling alley and alleged murder/or suicide/ or death that took place inside, but nothing concrete. This always amazed me that no one could ever provide any factual information on the home.

Recently however, life reappeared at the house and some new residents have moved in. I just assumed a family member of the original owner (Mr. Robinson I assume?) as I don't think the home was ever offered for sale. Renovations seem to be taking place, the new residents have added some sculptures to the grounds, spot lighting, and what seems to be an enclosure for large animals (i think). Sounds strange and facinating but that's to be expected from such a cool mysterious house.

Sorry not to offer the answer to your question, just thought I'd contribute what I could. I'd love to one day hear the story as it happened.

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The home is at 3033 Hampton behind the high shrubbery, if you want to see this architectural masterpiece hurry. The city of Missouri City wants to have it torn down within the next few weeks, if it is not repaired.

From the November 5, 2007 Missouri City council minutes:

"10. CLOSED EXECUTIVE SESSION

Council may meet in executive session, if necessary, pursuant to chapter 551 of the Texas Government Code, for one or more of the following reasons: (1) consultation with legal counsel to seek or receive legal advice or consultation regarding pending or contemplated litigation; (2) discussion about the value or transfer of real property and other real estate matters; (3) discussion about a prospective gift or donation (4) consideration of specific personnel matters; (5) discussion about security personnel or devices; and/or (6) deliberation regarding economic development negotiations.

Section 551.072

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I drove by the home today with the intention of taking some photos, but it was pouring down rain so I kept going. The home can be seen from the street behind the over grown bushes, and you can see a pile of dirt along the fence that must be over 20' tall. The home looks big enough to be the club house for the country club.

Here is a sky view of the compound.

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I drove by the home today with the intention of taking some photos, but it was pouring down rain so I kept going. The home can be seen from the street behind the over grown bushes, and you can see a pile of dirt along the fence that must be over 20' tall. The home looks big enough to be the club house for the country club.

Here is a sky view of the compound.

if you walk around back onto the golf course you can get some clear shots as there are not any shrubs there.

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This is the story I heard about the house. It was owned by Dr. Hampton Robinson. He owned all of the land that would one day become Quail Valley. This was the families' country home. A few years after the house was built, Mrs. Robinson was found dying of a gunshot wound, the gun by her side. Dr. Robinson closed the house and never returned and that it has sat empty all these years. After his passing, the estate was tied up in heirs. I believe the current owner, Adam Dewalt Adams is Dr. Robinson's grandson.

A few years ago, my friend and I hopped the fence and had a peek in the windows. It was amazing! Beautiful terazzo flooring! The bathrooms had glass walls, with a brick outer wall for privacy. The living room had sliding glass walls that opened to the pool. It must have been quite a place in the sixties. It was really sad to see that it had been so neglected. I hope Mr. Adams gets his act together and gets the home up to code before the city destroys it. :(

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This is the story I heard about the house. It was owned by Dr. Hampton Robinson. He owned all of the land that would one day become Quail Valley. This was the families' country home. A few years after the house was built, Mrs. Robinson was found dying of a gunshot wound, the gun by her side. Dr. Robinson closed the house and never returned and that it has sat empty all these years. After his passing, the estate was tied up in heirs. I believe the current owner, Adam Dewalt Adams is Dr. Robinson's grandson.

A few years ago, my friend and I hopped the fence and had a peek in the windows. It was amazing! Beautiful terazzo flooring! The bathrooms had glass walls, with a brick outer wall for privacy. The living room had sliding glass walls that opened to the pool. It must have been quite a place in the sixties. It was really sad to see that it had been so neglected. I hope Mr. Adams gets his act together and gets the home up to code before the city destroys it. :(

It has also been rumored that there is a bowling alley somewhere inside..

I wonder if HoustonMod has caught wind of the possible destruction of this incredible house?

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It has also been rumored that there is a bowling alley somewhere inside..

I wonder if HoustonMod has caught wind of the possible destruction of this incredible house?

I have heard the same and that it was underground. I think it is just a rumor. The Ft Bend CAD only documents a main level with 6487 sq.ft.

Thanks for posting. I've been following the story in the Ft Bend county papers.

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I remember taking a school field trip around 1962 to Weatherford's Nursery on Murphy Rd. It was a large commercial nursery that grew and delivered plants all over the state.

Does anyone know the history of the Bum Phillips house on Highway 6? I looks to be housing some kind of insurance agency

office now (State Farm I think).

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