Winterbotham House

54 Briar Hollow Lane
  • Architect
  • Year Built
  • Building Type
    Single-Family Residential
  • Neighborhood
    Briar Hollow
  • Quadrant
  • Status
    Mod No More

Along with the Gordon house, this house was one of Bolton & Barnstone`s most acclaimed residences. Stephen Fox wrote in the second edition of the Houston Architectural Guide `Surviving at the northern end of Briar Hollow Lane (for the time being) is an enclave of houses wedged between Buffalo Bayou on the north and the high-rise office and apartment buildings that consumed the rest of Briar Hollow in the 1970`s and 80`s. This beautifully modulated town house is solidly walled on its street side, but all glass at the back, where it sits high above the densley wooded bayou channel. Its urbane parking court and staged landscape plantings are by Fred Buxton.` The house as since been demolished, and nothing has been built on its vacent lot as of 2013. Briar Hollow was a upscale neighborhood with a number of high-end modern houses by architects such as Lloyd & Morgan, two houses by Bolton & Barnstone, Larson & Wingfield, Wylie W. Vale and Ford, Colley & Tamminga. The Owsley house by Bolton & Barnstone at 65 Briar Hollow Lane still stands and is being restored by new owners. Only three modern homes remain of this vanished neighborhood.