O.L. Johnson House

56 Plantation Court
  • Architect
  • Year Built
  • Building Type
    Single-Family Residential
  • Neighborhood
    Lake Jackson
  • Quadrant
  • Status
    Still With Us

O.L. Johnson was one of the area`s first pediatricians. His house featured a large playroom for his sons, with small satellite bedrooms adjoining. A curved brick wall highlights a formal living room at the front of the house which overlooks a private garden and features a massive, custom-made sofa. This sofa and the boldly colored terrazzo floors throughout much of the house show the influence of architect Willard`s wife, Virginia, a talented interior decorator. Sharply contoured and contrasting brick designs are visible inside and outside the house.

Text by Martin Merritt

This house was featured in Houston Mod`s tour of Lake Jackson, Coastal Forest Mod, as part of the 2012 DOCOMOMO US National Tour Day.