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SpaceAge    23

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May Mod of the Month
   

Houston Mod invites you to join us Sunday, May 31, 2015, for a Mod of 

the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM.

 

 

Please help us find new preservation minded owners for this 1957 vintage modern style house. The residence is located in the Galleria area, about five miles west of downtown Houston.

 

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event.

 

This prominently sited dynamic modern house was designed by the architectural firm of A. C. Brodnax & J. R. Phenix Associates who also designed the Astroworld Hotel and Freeport First National Bank along with a number of other houses. Brodnax was an instructor at the University of Houston College of Architecture and got his start with Phil Willard along with Lucian Hood, Lars Bang, Brooks & Brooks and Flynn & Flynn. Even though the house has been recently updated including a new roof, it is listed only as a building site. Notable design elements include the complex butterfly roof, artistically punctuated brick privacy wall, and the custom metal entry gateway. Other modern houses in the neighborhood are being preserved including one by Neuhaus & Taylor and another by Lars Bang which was featured as a Mod of the Month.  5202 Del Monte makes an important contribution to the mid-century modern context of the neighborhood and deserves to be conserved.

 

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 We hope to see you at this special Mod of the Month!  Please join us at the Houston Mod Discussion Forum to discuss this home and much more.

 

 

Events & Notices

 

Last week, Houston Mod participated in the Neighborhoods USA 2015 Conference.  A special tour of Glenbrook Valley including a visit to several mod houses was provided as part of the agenda to visitors from across the country.

 

Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod.  Houston Mod is planning several members-only and members get-in-free events. If you need to check your membership status, please e-mail info@houstonmod.org
 
Houston Mod publications will be available at this event. 

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mkultra25    460

 

15460109031_33af54db39_o.jpg
 
May Mod of the Month
   

Houston Mod invites you to join us Sunday, May 31, 2015, for a Mod of 

the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM.

 

 

Please help us find new preservation minded owners for this 1957 vintage modern style house. The residence is located in the Galleria area, about five miles west of downtown Houston.

 

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event.

 

This prominently sited dynamic modern house was designed by the architectural firm of A. C. Brodnax & J. R. Phenix Associates who also designed the Astroworld Hotel and Freeport First National Bank along with a number of other houses. Brodnax was an instructor at the University of Houston College of Architecture and got his start with Phil Willard along with Lucian Hood, Lars Bang, Brooks & Brooks and Flynn & Flynn. Even though the house has been recently updated including a new roof, it is listed only as a building site. Notable design elements include the complex butterfly roof, artistically punctuated brick privacy wall, and the custom metal entry gateway. Other modern houses in the neighborhood are being preserved including one by Neuhaus & Taylor and another by Lars Bang which was featured as a Mod of the Month.  5202 Del Monte makes an important contribution to the mid-century modern context of the neighborhood and deserves to be conserved.

 

HAR Link

 

 

"The listing you requested was terminated on 05/30/2015 and we no longer display listing detail information. Please contact your realtor for assistance." 

 

Hope that means it's been sold to someone who will appreciate it and not someone who intends to use it as a building site. 

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SpaceAge    23
The terminated listing was a listing only showing a lot for sale. It was odd someone would list a recently spruced up and ready to go house as a vacant lot. Everyone's interest in the house convinced the owner and agent they should re-list it as a contemporary style 1950's house for sale.


 

The house received alot of positive comments.  A friend of the original owner attended the event.  She said the house was built for a successful roofing contractor.  He asked for a prominent roof to show off his product.  About 1965 the family moved to the San Diego area so the children take up surfing. 

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plumber2    182

I too knew the family that lived in this house. I went to school with one of their daughters. I always wondered why the up and left. Surfing! who would have guessed?

 

Knew the family next door on Willer's Way also, and the family across the street (Willer's Way). That family had a woman who drove a new Cadillac every year. My brother once asked her why she had to get a new car every year. She responded "Well darling, it's because the ash trays were full!". 

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