Sunday, February 20, 2011

Bayou Bend, River Oaks, Houston, Texas

Bayou Bend is an estate owned by the Houston Museum of Fine Arts since 1957. It is a Georgian Revival house with a Southern Plantation flair, designed by John Staub, and built in 1928 by the Hogg family. Ima Hogg, daughter of a Texas Governor, was a serious collector of period furniture spanning Colonial times to her own era and has bequested a home filled with decorative arts second only to H.F. DuPont's Winterthur in Delaware. Entry to the estate grounds is across a funky foot bridge spanning the bayou.

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