Bluebonnet: Tudor-style Residence with Modern Flair
Introducing the Bluebonnet House: A stunning Tudor-style residence in Houston, Texas by Mary Patton Design.
With its eloquent mix of traditional and modern elements, this nearly 100-year-old space offers five bedrooms and five bathrooms, original brick-lined archways, wood-beamed ceilings, and more. Learn more about this beautiful house and its fascinating history in our latest blog post.
“Bluebonnet Residence”: A Perfect Blend of Traditional and Modern Elements in Houston, Texas
The Bluebonnet residence, designed by Mary Patton Design, is a stunning 100-year-old Tudor-style home located in Old Braeswood, a charming neighborhood in Houston, Texas. With a size of 6,000 square feet, this home is an excellent example of how to combine traditional and modern elements seamlessly. The residence boasts of five bedrooms and five bathrooms, complete with the original features, such as the brick-lined archway and windows, a sweeping antiqued staircase, and wood-beamed ceilings.
A Historical Treasure
The Bluebonnet residence is rich in history. Built-in 1930 by the founder of Humble Oil (now Exxon) for his daughter, this home was designed by the renowned Texas-based architect Camren D. Fairchild. The house stayed in the family for several generations until it was passed onto oil tycoon Glenn McCarthy. Eventually, a family in Houston moved into the house with their children in the early 2000s, and they have been living there ever since. In 2016, the family commissioned Mary Patton to modernize the residence while preserving the Tudor-style details, and the result is nothing short of breathtaking.
The Bluebonnet residence has been furnished with modern-focused brands such as Design Within Reach, Tom Dixon, Circa Lighting, Farrow & Ball, and Roche Bobois. A custom-designed Murano globed chandelier from the 1960s sourced from an antique shop in Houston adds a touch of vintage elegance to the entryway.
Whether you appreciate history, modern design, or both, the Bluebonnet residence is an architectural masterpiece that is worth experiencing firsthand.
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