Williams Residence

4603 Ivanhoe Street
  • Architect
  • Year Built
  • Building Type
    Single-Family Residential
  • Neighborhood
    Afton Oaks
  • Quadrant
  • Status
    Still With Us

For their own home, architect Allen Williams and his wife Thesalone, an interior designer, were among the first to purchase a lot in Afton Oaks but waited six years to build while perfecting their design.  The result is this unique and still stunning modernistic composition in brick glass and wood.  This was the Williams’ opportunity to be bold without questioning clients. Soaring ceilings, large expanses of glass, multiple levels, and free flowing brickwork compose the central living spaces. A triangular theme is carried through in window shapes and the openings in the brick columns providing the conditioned air.

The kitchen, viewing a walled side garden, still contains the nifty original cabinetry raised on brick platforms and topped with the original marble countertops. Williams even incorporated a chess game board into the terrazzo floor at the base of the stairway for his sons. The original terrazzo floors that had been hidden by carpet and dark wooden flooring have been unearthed and the wall between the kitchen and dining area has been removed, returning the architect’s original vision of the house.