Architectural Gem Restored in Houston's Historic's Fifth Ward

Parra Design Group rejuvenates a mid-century modern masterpiece at 2316 Harlem

Style Magazine Newswire | 9/10/2019, 3:01 p.m.

Camilo Parra, principal of Parra Design Group headquartered in Houston’s Fifth Ward, discovered a neglected, yet distinctive home in the neighborhood at 2316 Harlem Street. Parra felt the structure embraced Usonian ideals championed by renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The home is built around a courtyard and features oversized windows, a carport, and an overhanging roof. Research revealed that the house may have been designed by African American architect John S. Chase, but this can’t be verified. Parra committed to restore this treasure to its full luster and offer it for sale.

The single-story 1,581 square foot L-shape home is situated on a 10,000 square foot lot. The Parra Design Group construction team reused all the existing brick and restored the original wood floors. New materials used in the home include Ram aluminum windows; Hardie cement board siding; a Gaf TPO roof; foam insulation; Roca porcelain tile, and central air. The three bedroom one and half bath home is ready to welcome new residents to the neighborhood. Interested parties should contact Camilo Parra at (832) 473-0401 to see the home.