Note: Story updated below.
Developer (and Swamplot advertiser) Carol Isaak Barden says to give her latest project another week or 10 days before it’s ready — the paint isn’t quite dry yet. But all the peppers, candles, and watermelons are certainly in place for these fancy photos she sent us.
Barden calls the home, which is available for sale in a non-MLS kinda way, the “Tree House.” The architects are Erick Ragni and Scott Strasser. The 4,150-sq.-ft. home (3,500 if you don’t count the oversized garage) is on a 50×100-ft. lot at 1608 Indiana, across the street from HISD’s Wilson Montessori School.
What’s so tree-ish about it?
Well, Barden says she planted 2 dozen new trees on the site itself, plus another 10 across the street. All the finish wood inside was reclaimed — much of it from a water oak that fell in Fort Bend County during Hurricane Ike and was rescued by Houston’s local “urban forest recovery” specialists, TruTimber. The backyard pergola was built from reclaimed cedar.
Furniture for the shoot was carted in by Found for the Home. The store did the same thing for Barden’s last spec-house project, the Wabi Sabi House.
What else is there to know about this place? Well, for one thing the attic is downstairs. All 3 bedrooms are up, and there are 3 1/2 baths. Plus, Barden says the Laundry Room is “enormous.”
Update, 9/1: Wanna take a tour?
- Carol Isaak Barden
- Urban Forest Recovery [TruTimber]
- Found for the Home
- Previously in Swamplot: Redo, Rinse, Repeat: Brun Bungalow, Makeover Magnet, Wabi Sabi: Sold!, Inside the Wabi Sabi House, Not Lived In Yet: The Wabi Sabi House, Menil Townhome Sales Looking for a Lift, Menil Townhouse: Almost a Quarter Off
Photos: Don Glentzer