“It’s a scrapbook of our lives,” said Glenda Worthley, as she discussed the components of her beautiful mid-century modern Corpus Christi home nestled among a mature treeline and landscaping of an older, distinguished neighborhood.
A pastiche of eccentric art pieces, tasteful furniture and well-executed renovations, this remarkable home has been a labor of love, as the owners took a leap of faith by moving in during the construction process. The result is a home infused with warmth and comfort, where friends and family can feel right at home.
Where the grace of mid-century modern architecture intertwines with the stories of generations past, this home has classic notes of the 1950s. Intricate brickwork fills the entrance, the sun shading provided by this construction allows shadows to grace the front door as guests take a respite from the all-too-familiar Texas sun.
Exposed brick in the great room not only indicates the detail in construction but also provides a layer of texture and materiality that brings the room together.
An ancestral table, a cherished heirloom from George Wothley’s mother, is a focal point of the dining room. Passed down through generations, the 140-year-old table is a testament to the enduring importance of family and shared moments. This table has witnessed countless gatherings where friends and family come together to share and create memories.
Following traditional mid-century modern design ethos, the elongated floor plan allows for a scenic view of the property’s yard while providing a chance for every room in this house to be thoughtfully designed for comfort and functionality. Each space has a designation where a modern open floor plan loses the language of what each room should be.
The rear of the home is a magnificent wall of glass, offering breathtaking views of the lush green backyard. The bedroom, with its panoramic vista, beckons for moments of contemplative relaxation. In the updated bathroom, a free-standing tub provides a peaceful sanctuary and a space to unwind and soak in the view.
The galley kitchen, originally intended to keep guests out of the way during meal preparations, has had the opposite effect. It has become a hub of activity, where friends gather to lend a hand in culinary creations. This perfectly embodies the essence of this home – a place where everyone feels welcomed. “My decorating philosophy is, ‘if you like it, you can make it fit in,” Worthley said. “Feel free to mix things.”
The outcome is a captivating blend of elements, where tradition and modernity coexist harmoniously, and each piece tells a unique tale. In addition to treasured heirlooms, the home boasts a collection of unique artworks, including sculptures by Kent Ullberg, woven glass by Mark Lewanski, cast ceramics by Scott Causey and sand-cast glass by Amanda Brisbane. What’s a home without a touch of personality, right? These works of art infuse the space with character and reflect the owners’ profound appreciation for creativity and craftsmanship.
Living near the bay and the Gulf Coast adds to the allure of this unique home. The gentle sea breeze, the stately old trees and the distinct character of the neighborhood are all part of the rich tapestry that makes this property truly exceptional.
This home is an invitation to step into a world where mid-century modern meets timeless elegance, where history blends seamlessly with the present, and where the art of living is celebrated in every corner.