Max and Helen Rosenbaum House

5219 South Braeswood Boulevard
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  • Building Type
    Single-Family Residential
  • Neighborhood
  • Quadrant
  • Status
    Still With Us

The Max and Helen Rosenbaum House at 5219 South Braeswood Boulevard was built in 1964 in the Meyerland subdivision of southwest Houston. Max and Helen Rosenbaum were European immigrants who fled the atrocities of the Nazis, and built a family-owned clothing business in Houston. Their Contemporary-style ranch house was designed by architect Arthur D. Steinberg, AIA, who designed several other distinguished modern houses in Meyerland.

Both Max and Helen Rosenbaum were highly interested in modern design and desired a home that would suit their tastes. Their white brick mid-century modern house incorporates Asian attributes expressed in the roof and garden designs. The overall plan reflects the influences of Frank Lloyd Wright, who conceptualized the modern ranch house stressing horizontal shapes and Eastern forms. The house was sympathetically renovated in 2014 by the architectural firm of Stern and Bucek.