McCartney House

275 Pine Hollow Drive
  • Architect
  • Year Built
  • Building Type
    Single-Family Residential
  • Neighborhood
    Pine Hollow
  • Quadrant
  • Status
    Still With Us

This beautiful three bedroom Miesian ranch house was featured in the vastly influential Arts and Architecture Magazine in 1956. In the article the author expressed great interest in the way stock building materials, especially aluminum sliding glass door units, were used. In fact, most of the entire north and south sides of the house employed the glass doors. The rest of the house (including two typically Tayloresque courtyards in the front of the house) is built with brick. A small pond compliments the front entry area. Original floorings of the house included carpet in the living room, den, and master bedroom, Mexican Tile in the dining room, kitchen and breakfast nook, Mosaic Tile in the bathrooms, and possibly cork in the guest/children’s bedrooms.

More information on this house and other Harwood Taylor designs can be found in the Houston Mod publication, Booming Houston and the Modern House by Ben Koush, 2006.