Prebble House

7711 Lakewind
  • Architect
  • Year Built
  • Building Type
    Single-Family Residential
  • Quadrant
  • Status
    Still With Us

Built by an executive with Dow Chemical, this dramatic 2 story modern featured interior and exterior redwood trim, extensive poured terrazzo flooring, cove lighting, fireplace, clerestory windows, and vaulted ceilings. Extensive windows were used to take advantage of the undulating 36,000 sq ft bayou side lot. The home was sold in 1961 to Dr. & Mrs. Prebble and remained in the Prebble family until 2003. At nearly 4,000 square feet, the home is large for modernist homes of the era, and despite it’s location on a bluff next to a bayou, has never required foundation repairs, a rarity in Houston and a testament to the home’s construction quality.