MLS® ID: 95130220
1117 Peden Street
Houston, Texas, 77006 $1,100,000
One of Houston's most iconic architectural gems is now available. "Gaea II" was created by the celebrated Houston architect, John Zemanek for his personal residence in 2000.Through its presentation of familiar construction materials in uncommon ways, Gaea II’s unadorned concrete block masses and exposed flakeboard panels evoke both western and eastern traditions that blend lessons of Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian houses and those of Japanese inspiration. Although most often known by its masonry moon gate, the perimeter walls of Gaea II conceal the more fundamental treasures that lie within. Inside its gate, one encounters the slope plane of raked decomposed granite that leads to the front entry porch. Thoughtful placement of glass doors and windows blurs inside and outside, expanding the interior into the framed gardens that capitalize on the large Montrose site with its lushly planted rain garden, bamboo grove and mature trees.