In River Oaks, This Sort of Thing Is Called Tall Timber

Entrance Patio, 3840 Willowick Rd., River Oaks, Houston

A reader writes in to report that a house discussed recently on Swamplot had also been featured in Architectural Digest last October. And so it had! But really, they called it “Trapezoidal Transcendence”?? Whatever. Swamplot had the guts to call it what it really was: A River Oaks teardown.

Oh, well — there’s no accounting for taste. Unless, of course, you consider demolition a form of judgment:

By the way, that amazing modern house in the Tall Timbers section of River Oaks is definitely toast.

In this case, apparently, the decision of that judge was final.