A Tree and Bayou-Side Contemporary in Lakeside Forest

Expanses of lime carpet inside this 1971 contempo-mod home on a cul-de-sac just east of Wilcrest and south of Buffalo Bayou in Lakeside Forest look a bit like the front lawn on an otherwise woodsy lot. At least it did in the initial photos (top) of the listing, which made it to the market on Friday. Freshened-up photos added Tuesday focused more closely on the clean bones of the place, which has an asking price of $688,000. It’s not the block’s biggest home, but it sits on the largest lot: 32,592 sq. ft.


Floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding doors are a dominant feature in several rooms of the 3,987-sq.-ft. home, including the living room, pictured furnished (above) and in its natural state, further accenting the terrazzo floors:

The living room wall not of glass is brick, which is also used in the home’s fireplace-enhanced entry area, visible in the background of the photo below:

The dining room is just beyond the floating staircase and is one of several rooms with access to the back deck:

There’s also a granite-countered wet bar open to the living and dining areas:

Nearby, kitchen cabinets painted bumble bee yellow and black add some buzz to the somewhere-in-time prep space, outfitted with an electric range and oven as well as what might be in-counter outlets or appliance motors atop the butcher-block island:

Updated photos throw more (overhead fluorescent) light on the kitchen, here appearing fridgeless:

Peter Max-inspired wallpaper and a mod lighting fixture finish out the kitchen’s adjacent breakfast area, which also gets deck access:

Paneling in the family room delves into the citrus shades:

One of the home’s 4 bedrooms is on the first level, but it’s not the master suite (pictured atop this post). The upstairs hallway configuration (below) appears to buddy up 2 of the 3 full bathrooms. There’s also a half bath, which, like the 3 secondary bedrooms, is camera shy:

Exterior features include balconies and a large deck on the back of the fairly flat-topped home:

An updated photo shows just how close the treeline hits:

And there’s also a balcony off the master bedroom upstairs:

The lot is near-but-not-on the Buffalo Bayou Bike Trail:

Between the 3-car garage (above) at the side of the home and the front entry, there’s a small courtyard:

The property last sold in 2007, for $449,000; it features a $680 annual maintenance fee.

13 Comment

  • Where the Brady Bunch stayed when they visited Houston in 1969—what in the hell were they smoking in the 60’s–cool mid century modern tho, I’m sure it will get the wrecking ball, one that looks like a disco ball

  • Does the sale include the demolition permit?

  • Aside from the color choices and wallpaper, I love this house.

  • I agree Caneco–this house could be terrific with some cosmetic updates. It is interesting how people cannot see beyond wallpaper, carpet, etc…..It’s like those people you see who still wear their hair and
    wear the same type of clothes from their youth. Nothing some new duds and a ‘do won’t cure.

  • JT: I agree. I see that a lot. “That house sucks, I mean, look at the paint color! And the carpet is hideous!”. Both can be fixed in hours.

  • Count me in as someone else who likes this house. I personally though, would ditch that green carpet and the wallpaper ASAP if I bought that house. Might get rid of the carpeting altogether. I am not a fan of carpet, it’s a pain in the ass to clean.

  • I also like it. The right owner with a good contactor could turn this property into a showplace. It looks it could be a set from the next season of Mad Men – they’re about to hit 1969 on the show so 2 years ahead of its actually build date is not an unreasonable stretch of the imagination.

  • I think the house has great bones, too. But on that lot, I expect it to get demo’d. It’s a shame.

  • Once owned by Love Sanford – an early Houston mod, who kept her hair jet black in old age…

  • i think i would keep the wallpaper in some of the rooms. with neutral carpet and neutral curtains / furniture it would look prettty dope.

  • The 70’s era little JerseyGirl in me would have loved a bedroom with green carpet and wallpaper that looked like that. The lot is amazing.

  • Beautiful lot and house. I would be tempted to keep the wallpaper and remove the carpet. I love the bright yellow cabinets. Beautiful floor plan and clean lines. Hopefully a person sophisticated enough to appreciate the architecture will buy and update this house.

  • Late to the party, but Lakeside Forest has quite a few cool MCMs including one designed and lived in by a former FLW associate.