Weekend Open House Tour: Greenbriar and Ormond Place

Not quite Southampton, not quite Shepherd Square: It’s time to venture south of 59 for this weekend’s tour — of Greenbriar and nearby Ormond Place:

2348 Bartlett St., Greenbriar, Houston

Location: 2348 Bartlett St.
Details: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths; 1,801 sq. ft.
Price: $289,000
The Scoop: Early PoMo townhouse in Greenbriar. Two bedrooms on ground floor; Loft/Study overlooking Dining Room. Vaulted ceiling in Living Room. Kitchen redone recently. On the market for a week and a half.
Open House: Sunday, 3-5 pm

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2304 North Blvd., Greenbriar, Houston

Location: 2304 North Blvd.
Details: 2 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths; 2,934 sq. ft.
Price: $1,195,000
The Scoop: 1972 Modern courtyard home on large lot on the corner of Greenbriar in Greenbriar, redone 2 years ago. One of 2 Houston Mod “Mods of the Month.” Separate home office. Parquet floors, skylights, and tropical plants. Listed since mid-June.
Open House: Sunday, 2-5 pm

1815 Milford St., Ormond Place, Houston

Location: 1815 Milford St.
Details: 4 bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths; 5,241 sq. ft.
Price: $1,500,000
The Scoop: Yellowish newish 2-story stucco home in Ormond Place features several highlighted patches of appliqué stone. Perfect for anyone requiring storage space for 2,000 bottles of wine. Tasting Room; elevator. Plenty of wood trim. On the market for a little more than 2 weeks.
Open House: Sunday, 2-4 pm

1911 North Blvd., Ormond Place, Houston

Location: 1911 North Blvd.
Details: 6 bedrooms, 6 1/2 baths; 6,990 sq. ft.
Price: $2,595,000
The Scoop: You’ll feel like you’ve just stepped into Tuscanlandia when you enter this almost-brand-new Ormond Place home! Stone and hardwood floors; decorative trusses hung well below ceiling height in Great Room. Master Bedroom downstairs. Clever Covington Builders site plan manages even to find room for small yard on quarter-acre lot. Listed 2 weeks ago.
Open House: Sunday, 2-4 pm

8 Comment

  • And when those awful ’80s pastel pastiches start falling to the wrecking ball, it will be Po Mo no mo’

  • Someone, anyone, please enlighten me: what’s PoMo?

  • Ohhh… I so want a mid cent. mod home! I am a realtor as well..my absolute favorite listing of all time was a mid cent. modern ranch with 3800 sq. feet of pure pleasure! That listing got me HOOKED on mid century modern architecture and design.

    I hope the Sellers all have some good luck and lots of traffic at their opens this weekend.

    I will be hosting one myself here in good ‘ol Cleveland! Market is quite challenging here…Cold weather is setting in as well!


  • PoMo is short for Post-Modernist. All that stuff in the late 1970’s-early 1980’s that was stripped-down modernism shot through with “referneces” to the classical past. Lots of oculi and Palladian-shaped window cutouts with no frames, lots of teal and dusty pink accents, lots of stuck-on motifs self-consciously harking to the Greek temple form, i.e. truncated columns that didn’t define anything. Feh.

  • Image 7 & 9 in that Milford St house. Whats is that room? It mentions nothing about a built in dungeon in the description.

  • Jimbo: I thinnk they’re calling that the “tasting” room.

  • Tasting as in cannibalism, or tasting as in determining in just how bad a’ taste this room is.