those hoggs, two of two

Friday, October 21, 2011

The second Hogg house to visit is the Ima Hogg house called Bayou Bend in Houston. My favorite neighborhood in Houston is River Oaks - great restaurants, shops, et cetera. Will and Mike Hogg worked with Hugh Putter to plan and build River Oaks, in 1924. In the middle of it all, the Hoggs set aside an eighty-acre area called Homewoods divided into fourteen houses, the largest of which they reserved for themselves and called Bayou Bend. The house was designed by architect John F. Staub, was built between 1927 and 1928. The house was supposedly inspired by the, "symmetry of eighteenth-century English Georgian architecture with the romantic influence of Spanish Creole architecture from New Orleans." Miss Hogg apparently used the term "Latin Colonial" to describe the eclectic design.

Today Bayou Bend is operated by the Museum of Fine Arts Houston

For more on individual pieces in the collection see the MFAH. If memory serves me correctly on the second floor there is a quintessential long horn chair similar to this, not to be missed as well!

Photos by Antiques and Fine Arts Magazine, MFAH,, and Chair from Fine and Decorative Arts

Side note - I'm more house freak than computer geek so still trying to figure out how to reply to comments :)