A Modernized Midcentury in Memorial

This updated 1959 home features a suite of custom finishes including butler’s pantry, Venetian fireplace, and soaking tub overlooking the garden.

By Melissa Dalton March 2, 2023

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From the outside, this Memorial neighborhood home maintains many of the key features of its atomic-era style. Built in 1959, it has a low-slung, gabled roof with a deep eave projected over the front walk. There’s a lovely asymmetry in how three tall windows and the front door are banked to the left, contrasting against the solid wall to the right, with its pairing of brick and wood siding. The crisp white coat of paint, new black-framed windows, and attached pergola are all hints of what’s to be found inside.

There, find a 3,460-square-foot plan arrayed over one level, complete with five bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and a much more modern look and feel throughout. Inside the steel and glass front door, there’s a flex room to the left, with a built-in desk and storage, and custom French doors to ensure privacy.

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The main spaces are collected in one great room capped in a vaulted ceiling, with a double-sided fireplace column encased in Venetian plaster defining a living area on either side. Engineered oak floors knit it all together, with a wall of sliding glass doors that open to the patio and backyard.

A custom kitchen anchors one corner, looking quite chic with its large island covered in a waterfall of quartzite and a sophisticated custom vent hood above the 48" Miele range. Thanks to the butler’s pantry—brimming with more custom storage—tucked around the corner, the fridge, wine fridge, microwave, and any counter clutter can all be easily hidden out of view. A half bath nearby even has a floating quartzite vanity to match the kitchen’s elegance.

There’s not one, but two primary en-suite bedrooms, and the main one has a generous walk-in shower, vanity to match the kitchen cabinetry, and luxe soaking tub placed under a big picture window so it can overlook the garden. The other two bathrooms are both decent size, with double vanities and stylish floor tile.

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Since this house sits on a .26-acre lot, there’s a great big lawn out back, bordering an open green space, so no rear neighbors and lots of privacy. For more nature, hop on the six-mile hike and bike trail along Buffalo Bayou, just a short pedal away.

Listing Stats: 

Address: 334 Wycliffe Dr, Houston, TX 77079

Size: 3,460 square feet /5 bedroom/3.5 bath 

List Date: 2/3/2023

List Price: $1,395,000

Listing Agent: Holley Madden, Compass


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