Kirk House

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    Single-Family Residential
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    Still With Us

Robert Dyrel Kirk, Jr. designed this house for his families residence. Built in Sharpstown Country Club Terrace, It is located near the entrance to the Sharpstown Country Club (now Sharpstown Park). Kirk was a 1953 graduate of Texas A&M College of Architecture. He practiced architecture in Houston and Dallas. In Houston, he worked on the design of NASA and several churches. This house is a convincing example of the arched vault style. The vaults compose the entire roof structure of the residence unlike many examples where the arch was seemingly added for decorative purposes.