Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Two Floyd Houses Hit the Market - Two Houses Saved

Scanning through the Houston Association of Realtors' web page, I noticed two William N. Floyd designed houses have gone on the market.

The first, 12923 Hansel, known as the DeGraffenreid House, received quite a bit of attention when it was first built in 1956. The house ended up earning a special award of merit from the National Association of Homebuilders in 1958 and appeared in American Builder Magazine, House & Home and The Houston Chronicle.

The second house, 318 Electra was also designed by Floyd and was build in 1959. The house across the street once belonged to noted architect and AIA Gold Medal winner, Bill Caudill.

Two Houses Temporarily Spared from the Wrecking Ball

Two houses that had been a thorn in the side of the neighborhood are no longer going to be torn down for McMansions and are back on the market. The houses are located at 403 Faust and 12810 Traviata. Both houses are typical of designs found in surrounding neighborhoods like Fonn Villas, Memorial Plaza and Frostwood as well as Memorial Bend. It is good to see that they have received at least a temporary reprieve and will hopefully end up in the hands of good owners.


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