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Georgian Architecture

The Georgian style can be described as spacious and comfortable and is known for its formal and classic details.  The Georgian style was named after the English Kings George I, II and III whose ruling periods were from 1714-1820.   A typical Georgian house is a stone or brick two-story building with a sided-gabled roof and a symmetrical arrangement of windows and doors on the front façade.  General features of a Georgian styled home are symmetrical facade, paneled front door in the center, decorative crown over front door, five windows across front, center or paired chimneys, a center hall, 10 – 11 foot ceilings and elaborate mantels and stairways.

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Classic John Staub Grand Country House situated in a gated enclave on 2.125 expansive landscaped acres with an additional contiguous 2.134 acre wooded, restricted reserve. Original millwork and finishes reflecting the timeless design elements of Staub. High ceilings, walnut hardwoods, Chinese Chippendale stair rail.. Elegant full quarters above three car attached garage. Motor court. Listed by Steve Baumgardner





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Regal River Oaks Estate situated on .75 acres of fully gated grounds. Timeless design offers generous room sizes & exceptional entertaining capabilities. Grand reception hall. Fabulous formals. Paneled library. Gourmet kitchen. Morning room. Spacious den. Master suite up w/sitting room & lavish bath. 3-4 guest suites + game room up. 3rd floor lounge + theatre w/bath. Elevator. Beautiful grounds w/lush landscaping, pool/spa & expansive lawn. Circle motor court + porte-cochere & 3 car garage.  Listed by Laura Sakowitz Sweeney


Look for September’s architechtural home style and featured properties in next month’s blog post.

Most streets are named after numbers, types of commerce, landmarks or famous individuals.  How did Houston streets get their names?  Marks Hinton, author of Historic Houston Streets: The Stories behind the Name wondered that himself and thus began his research and interviewing of hundreds of Houstonians who had lived in their neighborhoods for fifty to seventy years to find some answers. We had the pleasure of having Marks as a guest speaker this week at our John Daugherty, Realtors sales meeting.  Marks spoke about some of the fascinating street names and how they came to be such as Anita, Artesian, Decimus Ultimus Barziza and probably the funniest to all the agents who attended was the story of how Shaft came to be named. He also spoke about the Rice murder conspiracy of millionaire William Marsh Rice, founder of the Rice Institute and later known as Rice University. Marks is currently working on a manuscript for a book about the most interesting people buried in our area cemeteries and we look forward to inviting him back to tell us what he uncovers, so to speak.


Marks HInton

Pictured above (left to right), Marks Hinton, Barbara Hinton, Cheri Fama and John A. Daugherty, Jr.



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