Gartner House – Hillcrest

This extraordinary house was designed in 1929 by Houston architect John Staub for Herman Gartner, a principal of the insurance firm Mitchell, Gartner and Walton, and his wife, Elizabeth. Contractor B. B. Adamscompleted construction of the residence in 1930. Faced in warm red brick, the two-story house of irregular plan features a a flamboyant Flemish gabled portico. Centered on the projecting is an oversized stone segmentally arched entry, surmounted by an oval window with an exquisite wrought-iron grille. The gable roof, clad in ceramic tile, is punctuated by two-massive paneled chimneys, While a one-Story porte-cochere repeats the segmental arch form. The Gartner House is eligible for the National Register.

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