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For Sale: Karl Kamrath's Gonzalez Residence

 
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pgharchfan



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 7:25 am    Post subject: For Sale: Karl Kamrath's Gonzalez Residence Reply with quote

Part of a grouping of houses by Kamrath on Tiel Way.

One was demolished 2-3 years ago. It was also designed for a couple without children, so it was difficult to find a buyer for a multi-million dollar house with only 2 bedrooms.

http://search.har.com/site/48-tiel-way-_SITE6820178.htm

History of house: http://houstonmod.org/bldg_detail.asp?id=146&by=arch&seled=MacKie+and+Kamrath
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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. We need more of that . . .

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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only Karl Kamrath (1911-1988) design I've ever seen is one interior shot in the October 1959 House Beautiful, page 221. Kamrath knew FLW, but was not an apprentice. Yet his work is obviously strongly influenced by FLW.
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SREcklund



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: For Sale: Karl Kamrath's Gonzalez Residence Reply with quote

pgharchfan wrote:
Part of a grouping of houses by Kamrath on Tiel Way.

One was demolished 2-3 years ago. It was also designed for a couple without children, so it was difficult to find a buyer for a multi-million dollar house with only 2 bedrooms.


So, based on the history you linked, the one demo'd was the architect's own home. Hate to see that ...
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SDR



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gonzales residence, photo by Julius Shulman from "Modernism Rediscovered":


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pgharchfan



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:10 pm    Post subject: Re: For Sale: Karl Kamrath's Gonzalez Residence Reply with quote

SREcklund wrote:
pgharchfan wrote:
Part of a grouping of houses by Kamrath on Tiel Way.

One was demolished 2-3 years ago. It was also designed for a couple without children, so it was difficult to find a buyer for a multi-million dollar house with only 2 bedrooms.


So, based on the history you linked, the one demo'd was the architect's own home. Hate to see that ...


The one demo'd was across the street from this one. There are still 4 Kamrath houses extant on Tiel Way. The architect's own house is in the good hands of a Houston physician who occasionally opens it for tours.

A small portion of Kamrath's work is documented here. (and not always the best things either) http://www.houstonmod.org/buildings.asp?by=arch&seled=MacKie%20and%20Kamrath
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