John Saunders Chase House

A New Book Celebrates a Texas Midcentury Gem—and the Trailblazing Architect Who Designed It

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John Saunders Chase stands in front of his family home in Houston, Texas, with two of his three children, Anthony and John Jr. The home is characterized by its low-slung brick form, and an experimental central courtyard that shifted the paradigm for Modernist architecture in Houston.