Demoustier House

608 Little John Ln.
  • Architect
  • Year Built
  • Building Type
    Single-Family Residential
  • Neighborhood
    Sherwood Forest
  • Quadrant

The Demoustier House at 608 Little John Lane is one of Houston’s great lost modern homes. It was featured on the Contemporary Arts Association tour of 1957. The descriptions of the house for the tour stated, “A heavily wooded site bordering on a bayou is the setting for this house. The approach is a winding road through heavy trees and thick underbrush. The owners required a home which would serve for themselves and five children giving a certain measure of privacy to each member of the household. In order to take full advantage of the bayou, the living room and master bedroom face the bayou on the main level and the parent’s sitting room, which is reached by a circular stair, overlooks the bayou on the lower level. The children’s bedrooms and playroom are located at the back of the house. The house has a steel frame with exterior walls of brick and glass. The interior flooring is generally terrazzo.” The house was also featured in Architectural Record in April, 1958.