White walls, glass walls, and mirrored walls provide ample opportunities for looking inward and outward from this 1958 house designed by Houston architect Arthur Steinberg. Overlooking Brays Bayou across Glen Arbor Dr., the home contains 3 bedrooms and 2 and a half bathrooms on 3,765 sq. ft. of pale polished concrete and marble floors. Mid-century minimalism comes with a $1.495-million price tag.
Large floor-to-ceiling windows offer unimpeded views of the N. Braeswood Dr. approach:
Open display niches frame the living room:
The nooks can also hold conversation pieces for contemplation in the formal dining room:
The monochrome palette continues into the kitchen with gray slab cabinetry and white corian countertops:
The master bedroom looks out onto a semi-private patio in the backyard:
The master bathroom has two separate vanities and 38 linear feet of built-in mirrored closets:
A Jack and Jill bathroom is shared by the 2 auxiliary bedrooms:
One of the non-master bedrooms also has access to that mini-patio:
Get lost in thought in the powder room’s fully-mirrored water closet:
The larger, non-private patio has a commanding view of the open living spaces and the back yard:
Views of Brays Bayou on the Glen Arbor Dr. side of the property are curated by the slits of the steel privacy fence:
- 3627 N. Braeswood Blvd. [HAR]
How does swamplot and other websites use photos from har legally without the permission of the realtor who paid for the photos from the photographer? Aren’t they copyrighted from the photographer? Can anyone use photos from har on their person business website without paying a fee to the owner?
They are not copyrighted under most circumstances. The realtor or firm retains ownership.
Just goes to show that great design rarely ever goes out of style….
I’ve always admired this house as I’ve driven by. Wondered what it looked like inside. Downer is the very busy street it’s on. Cars take that curve pretty fast.
I have always loved this home! Drove by the other day and it just beckons one to stop and admire its beauty! Such a marvel inside and out.
I used to live in this area (a $1200/mo rental home, I’m sure the rent is much higher now) and would walk/bike past this house often and just dream of its insides. Now I know that it’s just as beautiful as I imagined.
Hashtag poor girl raised in Pasadena dreams of living in a house like this someday.
A stunning MCM. But the whitewashed interior tries to shoehorn the midcentury design into a bit of a faux modern minimalist update. MCM and minimalism are cousins, but trying to turn MCM into minimalism just ends up concealing the many architectural nuances that make MCM homes so great. For example, the brick wall in the main living room and exposed beams lose their presence when painted white like the rest of the room. I could be wrong, but I think it would be safe to assume that these elements originally were not painted so as to give them a contrasting texture to the rest of the room, which is the main charm of MCM design. But we can thank our lucky stars that this house is in great shape and just needs a little work to undo the whitewashing if a MCM devotee should decide to purchase it and revive the original mod elements.
Have to agree with Old School here. Love the architecture, not much of a fan of the styling.
@Mr me: The realtor wants to sell the house, not the photos.
LOL – The whole point of posting pics on HAR is to draw attention to the sale by potential buyers. Re-posting by a real estate blog should be complementary to that objective.
Good point though. And because this is modern America, I am sure at some point some dumbass will decide to sue, against all this logic and against their own self-interest, destroying this little piece of internet freedom.
yea, I’ve been reading this blog for about six months now but have noticed most of the comments on here either make fun of the listings or make negative comments. It got me to thinking, how can online websites or publications upload photos from HAR if the realtor or home owner doesn’t give written permission. I know youtube has had lawsuits from major film/TV producers for placing copyrighted material on the youtube site and now youtube removes them once a comes in. It seems to me if online websites or publications are making money from photos/content from HAR via advertisements then the photo provider (the realtor) should get a piece of the action from the online websites or publications since the realtor paid for them in the first place. Notice how HAR places ads on their website for companies when viewing photos of a listing? Does Swamplot pay a fee to be able to use these photos from the realtor or how do they just take them from HAR? Man, if my home was listed for sale and an online websites or publications took the photos and placed them on their site and tons of negative comments were made or made fun of the listing and either me or the realtor (and since I would be paying the reatlor’s commission I pretty much own the photos) I’d sue for not getting copyrights sign-offs. I’m sure if online websites or publications get complaints then remove the copyright photos they just remove them but not sure how a newspaper does this since once it’s printed you can’t get rid of this. Notice how celebrities sue all the time US Magazine for unauthorized photos place in their magazine?
1.4 million for a house that was semi-submerged less than a year ago? Just paint the mold white and it goes away I guess. I live in the apartment complex at Braeswood and Brompton and have seen many of the houses of this era and elevation in the neighborhood nearby demolished and/or gutted completely in the past few months. After the flood I saw piles of expensive hardwood flooring filling the yards throughout the neighborhood. This is one of the few areas with decent school assignments in HISD though… I’d personally rather just live in Hiram Clarke and pay for private school when the time comes.
“…most of the comments on here either make fun of the listings…”
That’s why we love Swamplot and keep coming back. The poking fun, I suspect, has little to no impact anyway on the person who may ultimately see the photos and decide they want that house. As for the photos themselves, if anything they belong to the photographer, not the person who paid the photographer.
“The place is like a museum. It’s very beautiful and very cold, and you’re not allowed to touch anything.” – Ferris
Fair use and attribution generally will keep the lawyers away from swamplot. Also, the fact that a click is a click in the world of internet advertising is a non-legal reason why HAR doth not protest.