A different style of furnishings and a new set of HDR-ish photos that focuses on the home’s outdoor areas show off another side of Rick Sundberg’s “Handmade House,” which has been up for sale since September for just shy of $1.6 million. Developer Carol Isaak Barden brought Sundberg to Houston to design a couple of high-end Boulevard Oaks-area homes in the late noughts. The listing for 1916 Banks St. credits the design to Sundberg’s longtime firm, then known as Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen. But Sundberg went out on his own while the home was under construction, and it’s now featured on the website of his new firm, Sundberg Kennedy Ly-Au Young Architects.
Barden worked extensively with local craftsmen and artists to refine the crisp details of the home, which was built by Mainland Construction and completed in 2010 but didn’t sell until the middle of last year — when it went for $1.35 million. In the meantime, it showed up in the Rice Design Alliance’s 2011 home tour, which focused on Houston homes by out-of-town architects.
Extensive installations of Brazilian Massaranduba wood are used inside and out of the home, which measures 3,338 sq. ft. but includes another 1,180 sq. ft. of outdoor deck space. Here’s an area for treetop lounging over the garage:
And the space out back, by a small pool: