It appeared for a few hours yesterday that the house at 2504 Pelham Dr. would be undergoing another round of remodeling: transformed from the 1938 design by Charles Oliver by a 2013 overhaul of facade and interior, the house looked to be slated for further transformation into rubble.
In fact, only the garage is going away, though the demo permit listing wasn’t specific. Several shocked readers jumped on the case and confirmed that the house itself is safe for the time being. Architectural firm Spencer Howard even discovered that the ill-fated garage is being redesigned by none other than architectural firm
Spencer Howard McAlpine Tankersley:
@swamplot RT @mcalpinetank … After some research I found out the garage is being demolished-not the house. We’re designing a new one.
— Spencer Howard (@spencer_howard) December 9, 2015
The home was renovated in 2013 by Bobby McAlpine and Susan Ferrier of McAlpine Tankersley — the red bricks were washed white and the interior was streamlined.
- 2504 Pelham [Cote de Texas]
Photo of 2504 Pelham Dr.: HAR
Whew! This house is too cute to tear down!
Dang it, I had just polished my pitchfork to a mirror shine. Back in the closet it goes.
McAlpine Tankersly is the Architect for the new addition
CB Cooper Construction is the Contractor
Thank GOD. I thought some folks had lost their danged minds tearing that beautiful house down.