Willowisp

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  1. Looking for help finding all of William Jenkins houses

    I don't know if you've read my posts about this house. It is certainly one of the most important of Bill Jenkins's houses and also the one in the saddest state (but still standing). Ben Hill and I have a deal that if either of us wins the lottery we will show up at this house with an offer they can't refuse... I have knocked on the door several times. Interesting that you got an answer. I knew the house was still in the original owner's family and that it's just kind of falling down slowly. I have only talked to neighbors and a gardener or a worker there. The worker or a neighbor told me that someone had vintage photos, which made it all the more intriguing to me. I don't check this forum often. Oddly enough I just checked it today because I was looking for info on another Jenkins house that someone asked Houston Mod about. If you want to get ahold of me and talk Jenkins feel free any time, but more likely you can get ahold of me through info@houstonmod.org or Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/jasonsmith94 Jason
  2. Refurbishing aluminum frame glass doors

    Here's a suggestion from a Board Member: Are the doors in need of repair due to age or are there other mitigating issues such as structural changes due to the settling of the house, etc. I can suggest a very good G.C. which would in this case would be a much better bet than having a repairman address the sliding doors. Contact information for Gary Briggs/R.A. Briggs & Co.: Office: 713-467-2468 Cell: 713-204-5268 Email: gbriggs@rabriggsco.com
  3. Refurbishing aluminum frame glass doors

    I'll ask a couple of guys on the Houston Mod Board about this. At our last meeting we talked about a group called Preservation Texas so someone may know someone who does this kind of work. All it takes is finding that right person. I wouldn't give up on the old windows yet. Houston Mod doesn't officially recommend anyone though. It makes sense that you would find someone in CA quicker than in TX who fixes them, as most people here go to a new 2 pane window. I have a neighbor with the similar issues, but I believe hers are steel instead of aluminum. I hope that she is able to save her doors instead of getting new ones. I haven't asked her lately if she is going to get them fixed. The ones on my 1955 house were rusted out a long time ago and the previous owner replaced them with 2 pane aluminum doors, but they don't look as 50s as my neighbors' houses. At least they are not french doors or something like that. It would be great to learn more about your house - architect, etc. Jason
  4. Mad About Mod Tour

    Incredible event! I didn't have a lot to do with the planning or execution of the event as work has been hectic and free time has been fleeting lately, but I went on the tour and was blown away by what all the volunteers and homeowners did. I had seen two of the Colgate houses before, and they have been restored and renovated so well. The vintage cars were such a great touch too. The Santa Elena houses were also above and beyond what I expected. Thanks to everyone who went to the event and supports Houston Mod. It's been an amazing last couple of years for us and we're going to keep working at showing Houston what beauty lies in our modern architectural past. Jason
  5. Bryan Batt is coming to Houston!

    TONIGHT!
  6. 10630 Olympia

    Houston Mod should buy this as a clubhouse and a way to show off the architects' restoration skills! Not that we have the money to do anything like that...
  7. The Buildings on Houston Mod

    July 4, 2010 Maher House – Barnstone and Aubry Barnes House – William R. Jenkins 3843 N. Braeswood Blvd. – unknown architect - if you know the architect, please let me know.
  8. Here's a link to the old listing. Only 2 shots of the outside. The rest is of the lot. It reminds me a little of 950 Kirby, another Kamrath, which as far as I know has been sitting vacant for quite some time.
  9. 9007 Manhattan For Sale

    It's the most expensive one-story house for sale in Meyerland under 4000 square feet. But it's on a pretty big lot. I'd say give it a chance and see what you think.
  10. The Buildings on Houston Mod

    Here are the latest additions: Congregation Emanu El – MacKie and Kamrath Gonzalez House - MacKie and Kamrath Oak Forest Library – Goleman & Rolfe Shell Pipe Line Co. Buildings – Cowell & Neuhaus Bolton House – Preston Bolton Faith American Lutheran Church – Travis Broesche Davis House – Edward Davis Weldon Cafeteria – MacKie and Kamrath Settegast Apartments (Harwood Court) – Neuhaus and Taylor MFAH – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (photos, no description yet) Gordon House – Added vintage photos ENJOY! Jason
  11. 9007 Manhattan For Sale

    Check it out. 9007 Manhattan
  12. Bryan Batt is coming to Houston!

    Hi all, Yeah, it's gotten slow on here lately. I take full responsibility. Here's some news that should cheer you up. Bryan Batt, the actor who plays Salvatore Romano on MAD MEN will be coming to Houston to promote his book, She Ain't Heavy, She's My Mother: A Memoir at 7pm on Tuesday, July 13 at the Borders on the corner of West Alabama and Kirby. Link to event Bryan happens to be the cousin of a friend of mine and he is excited about the Houston Mod connection. He would love to meet design-oriented people as he owns Hazlenut, a design shop (mostly not mid-century modern) in New Orleans. I'm hoping all the Houston Mod members and friends will make it out to say hi. Thanks, Jason
  13. A Home and the Dome

    I don't know. I so rarely like "neo mid-century" - though my favorites have been Anderson Todd, Strasser Ragni, and m+a studio...
  14. Sorry, been too busy to check this message board this week. I'll try to get her to do that or find out if she put photos of the project somewhere online already.