Modern in Houston

Photograph: Bob Gomel


Living Room

Master Suite

Exterior from Tennis Court

Mitchell House
Architect: MacKie and Kamrath
11010 Wickwood Drive

The Mitchell House was one of MacKie & Kamrath`s masterpieces of Organic Modern design. It was built for the oilman, community developer, and nationally-recognized preservationist George Mitchell and his wife, Cynthia Woods, and their ten children. MacKie & Kamrath based the design on Mrs. Mitchell`s `247-page color-coded list of requirements`, according to a feature article on the house published in Fortune magazine in July 1966.

The Mitchells sold the house and a new owner left it vacant for sometime. The Harris County Appraisal District website listed the value of the house, at a mere $10,000 (it cost $700,000 to build in 1963) and the property at $1.3 million.

The property was sold, the home demolished, and the lot subdivided for new construction.

Recognition: Fortune Magazine, July 1966

Karl Kamrath On-Line Biography
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