We’ve all been hard at work on 2300 Timber Lane for the past 14 months. If you get the print edition of the River Oaks Market Report, you’ve seen renderings for this big-deal house. Finally, as of late September 2019, it is complete and about to be unveiled.
Here’s the scoop:
In the late 1960s, as America’s original Mid-century Modern movement was winding down, architect George Smart was commissioned to design a low-slung brick and glass house at 2300 Timber Lane. It would serve as the parsonage for St. Luke’s United Methodist Church for 49 years. When it was sold last year, the River Oaks neighborhood assumed the house would be scraped away, as was the fate of so many others. Fortunately, Unicus Developments stepped in to brilliantly redevelop the property, maintaining the original footprint while expanding the first-floor master suite and preserving the modern brick facade, mature live oaks and circular drive. Following more than a year of renovation, 2300 Timber Lane is set for its second act.
It has four ensuite bedrooms – including the garden-side master bedroom – plus upstairs and downstairs powder rooms, a high-tech kitchen, elevator, refrigerated wine storage, private interior patio with water feature and a one-of-a-kind rooftop terrace with summer kitchen.
More About the Builder
Known for striking contemporary architecture coupled with functional interior design, boutique residential builder Unicus Developments has completed numerous Houston projects. To date, most of the homes – recognizable by their elegant alignment of volumes, soaring ceilings, expansive white walls, large windows and imaginative front entries – have been in Upper Kirby, River Oaks and the Memorial Park area.
From the company’s mission statement: “Each [Unicus] project is conceptualized around function and design, offering clients creative living solutions for refined high-end living. We also focus on creating unforgettable landscapes to enjoy from the inside and out.”
Unicus Developments is now also at work on projects in the Tanglewood area. Those homes will be ready in 2020.