Architect Lars Bang gets the credit for the curb-facing original section (above) of a 1959 Meyerland mod built for the Alan Finger family, which kept it for 40 years. It was architect David D. Foster, however, who handled the 1974 additions that gave the home its “U” shape, furthering the floor-to-ceiling windows encircling the pool and patio (top). The home is located 2 blocks south of S. Braeswood Dr. and east of Millbury Dr., 4 houses away from the S. Post Oak stem of the 610 Loop. Its listing last week quotesa $739,900 price tag.
A drawing on the Houston Mod website (shown at right) illustrates how opposing wings extend the back of the home. One side holds the revised master suite, which also turned a portion of the original room into closet space; the other has a private bedroom suite as a poolside end cap to the family room. That seventies redo brought the home’s size to 3,636 sq. ft. —on a 10,368-sq.-ft. lot. Foster’s notes on the home indicate the wooden floors, installed in a herringbone pattern (below), were added during the project. The same company that handled the original terrazzo came back for the new sections back in the day.
The clerestory at the north and south ends of the living room takes the ceiling to 18 ft.
The hallway on the right in the photo below leads to and through what the listing describes as the “bachelor’s wing.”
This formal dining room faces a garden area tucked in the courtyard formed by a screen across the front of the home:
Open to the adjacent living room, the bar counter also serves the game room:
Here’s the master suite:
Its window wall also faces the pool:
From the tub, there’s a garden view. A door provides private access to the pool:
Amenities elsewhere in the floor plan include this sauna:
Most of the secondary bedrooms stack up on the east side of the home:
The fourth bedroom, a suite located off the game room, is camera shy. Not so the laundry room:
- 4919 Heatherglen Dr. [HAR]
- Finger House [Houston Mod]
- Previously on Swamplot: In Memorial Bend, a Bang Up Job from Page Parkes’ Past; Would Lars Bang Have Recognized This One?; Lars Bang, 1921-2008; The House That Time and Architect Forgot