Oil tycoons, business magnates, and merchant princes clamored for lots and competed with each other for the services of society architects including:
As in Old Braeswood, architecture in Riverside Terrace was eclectic and embraced the modern as well as the traditional. Devotees of the Modern style of the 1940's and 1950's also designed homes in the area. Beginning in the 1980's, the area’s architecturally significant homes and huge lots were rediscovered by urban professionals seeking proximity to the Texas Medical Center and downtown. As Riverside Terrace enters the 21st century, new million-dollar constructions mingle with magnificently restored and updated original structures.
Homes in Riverside Terrace range in value from the $500,000s to upwards of $3 million.