Brown-Carter House – Valley Ridge

This Monterey style house was constructed about 1935; Hubert L. and Elizabeth M. Brown were the first residents in 1936. Mr. Brown was president of Brown & Wheeler, Inc., an oil firm. In 1961, Mr. and Mrs. Amon G. Carter, Jr., purchased the residence; it remains in the Carter family. James Teague, an architect in practice with Joseph 3. Patterson during the mid-thirties, designed the house; Patterson & Teague were responsible for a number of residential designs in Westover Hills. Of generally rectangular plan, the painted brick house is composed with a two-story recessed central section below a cantilevered balcony featuring ornamental ironwork. A two-story wing flanks the central portion on the right,and on the left is a one and one-half story wing. Quoins, segmental arches, and porthole windows are among the decorative elements of the house. Additions to the house were made in 1961-62, including a new, sidelit entry.

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