414 Gretel

The Architecture of Memorial Bend

William Norman Floyd
Year Built:1959
Original Owner:Unknown
Notable Past Residents:N/A
Publication:Houston Chronicle, July 26, 1959 advertisement
Comments:This home is a mirror image and a variation of the "mystery" home featured in a 1962 issue of Better Homes & Gardens. Like many other homes in Memorial Bend, this home was nationally recognized for its design. The home was built and sold by Dick Hurley, a former resident of Memorial Bend.
Architectural Comments:Floyd again sought to place all the bedrooms in the rear of the home to stress privacy. A recently built louver fence provides additional privacy. The interior utilized mahogany panels and mosaic tile bathrooms, something found in other Floyd homes such as those featured in House & Home Magazine.

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