The home on this site was designed by William J Miller, architect and erected on July 4, 1970 by the Ray P. Dunham Westchester Corporation. The ranch style home encompassed 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a dining room, game room, vaulted great room, wet bar, and large laundry with a work area. The kitchen was modernized in 2005. The oversized 2-car attached garage featured a built-in storage and a workbench area.
Great Life Ranch was established in 1970 by the late Howard H. Klein as the homestead for his wife and three children. Howard, a lifelong resident of Tomball, had deep roots in his community. The surrounding area, settled by his German ancestors, is aptly named Klein.
Originally the home site consisted of 25 acres. The property consisted of 5 fenced pastures and a stocked lake in which to fish for bass. During the 1970-1983 time periods, this was an idyllic Texas property on which to hunt fish and enjoy life on.
The original owners portioned off 5 acres on the north side of the property on which to relocate and restore a 100-year-old framed home. Now known as the Brill-Mueller House, it is recognized with a Texas Historical marker, and is used as a private residence today.
The original homestead had several owners from the mid 1980’s through the mid 2000’s. In 1992, the current owners built a 6-stall horse barn with a tack room and vehicle storage area. The 20 remaining acres were sold off to the local Terpstra real estate investment group, and the homestead now stands on 4 acres adjacent to the Brill-Mueller home and the Home Town at Tomball senior Living apartments.