We spotted this beautiful 1937 John Staub house for sale on HAR a little while back. Everybody like to daydream about historic homes like this one! We just hope the buyer is a fan of the history and keeps the house as is. Here is a some info on the home per the seller.
Spectacular 1937 historical, John Staub designed home in midtown Galveston set amongst lushly landscaped 1.2967 acre (GCAD) property with majestic oaks. Custom built for W.L. (III) & Mary Moody. Current owners renovated home 2014-2015. Step inside to formal entry graced w/elegant winding metal railing staircase. Counters of walnut & birch enhance the kitchen of stainless appliances, a 6 burner stove, & wine cooler. Dining room with dazzling Strass chandelier accommodates 24 seated & boasts custom-designed silk wall paneled mural. Enjoy morning coffee on veranda or entertain guests in the evening amongst veranda gardens. This impressive home has everything one could desire. Plaster walls, elegant curved stairway, basement. To live in a home designed by Staub is to know you are in the middle of something special. Upstairs are 6 bedrooms including children's wing w/a back stairwell. The housekeeper/nanny's bed & bath are on 1st floor behind kitchen. Beautiful copper roof!
Tennessee born John Staub designed homes for the most influential families in Houston and Galveston. This was designed for Will and Mary Moody. Besides his residential work, Staub designed the parish house of Palmer Memorial Church (1930), the Junior League Building (1930), and the Bayou Club (1940), all in Houston.
John Staub designed with artistry and imagination. Step into elegance.
The beautiful marble flooring is from the 1890 Federal Building and Post Office
Staub used his artistry and imagination in homes for some of the city's most influential families.
Parquet floors grace the parlor/living room. Plaster walls lend subtle elegance.
Enormous windows bring the verdant outdoors in.
The fireplace mantle is from France 1923. Current owners have not used the fireplace.
Located just off the entry this space is currently used a s a study and offers privacy with a pocket door.
There's an abundance of natural light throughout the home.
Strass Chandelier recently professionally restored to its original beauty.
Chef's kitchen with commercial grade appliances.
Enclosed patio just off the breakfast room.
Art Deco mirror outlines door frames in powder room area and marble from entry extends to the powder room.
Staub's homes are characterized by harmonious proportions, elegant detail, and fine materials. In planning them he artfully reconciled architectural composition and functional requirements with ingenuity and resourcefulness.
Grand staircase is the focus point of this beautiful foyer.
Artistry and imagination abound in this grand home.
From the beginning of his career, Staub was identified with the Houston neighborhood of River Oaks. His first independent commission in Houston was for the River Oaks Country Club (1924).Bayou Bend (1928). Concentrations of houses by Staub also occur in the Houston neighborhood of Broadacres, Fort Worth’s River Crest. Houses by Staub in Houston, Beaumont, and Dallas, Texas, and Memphis, Tennessee, are now open to the public as museums. His firm also designed buildings on UT, Rice and UH campus.
Primary bedroom has treetop views of the grounds
Privacy abounds in the gorgeous master suite.
Wall of storage.
Second floor balcony along back of home facing the lovely grounds. Property is approximately 1.3 acre
Upstairs bedrooms access the upstairs balcony. Hurricane shutters have both an aesthetic as well as practical purpose
Paradise in the middle of the city
Elegance abounds on this special estate set on over an acre in the middle of Galveston. Imagine the parties you can host on this beautiful property graced with enormous oaks.
This is a special estate , copper roof, plaster walls, basement, on over an acre of beautiful grounds in the heart of Galveston.
46 A truly special gem of privacy and elegance in the heart of Galveston. A John Staub designed home is a treasure.
Enter on Ave T and property is surrounded by a brick wall bound by Denver and 52nd St as well.
48 Motor court includes a 3 car garage and a back entry onto 52nd St. 3 walls of the interior of the garage are brick. The motor court has access via a gate to 52nd St.
To live in a home designed by Staub is to know you are in the middle of something special.