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  1. It looks like a double wide! B)

    Not quite so double-wide-esque in person. It is actually a pretty cool place. It sort of floats over a sloping site, and theres this really neat ovelapping square motif in the iron gate. But because it is so close to the street one cannot capture all of this in a photo.

    BenH, I'd say I agree there are some Harwood Taylor looking aspects to the place.

  2. I wish I could have seen the Braeswood house before. I didn't know the inside changes were drastic, only that it had been painted. I figured the changes were no different than the changes made to the Carter house on the site.

    I'll try to set up a pic host and post the images.

    What I would love to see are some great photos of the Frame house on the website. For me that is just the epitome of what I would like to see people doing around Houston. I truly appreciate the caution and restraint that was done on that project.

    We may love that house, but I know some modernists that remember that house before it was altered (paint and esp inside) who probably wouldn't appreciate that being in the "first wave" of moderns we put on the website...

    Still, you can post them here if you have a photobucket account or other picture host.

    RPS - do you know why the house on Pine Forest was marketed as a teardown on the old listing? What's so wrong with it?


  3. It expired, it was not under the house category, but was under the lots category. It was on the Mod list for awhile.

    Link to expired listing

    I was wondering what happened with this, but forgot to follow up.

    P.S. Jason if you need photos I also have some that I took which are pretty good. I have a good shot of the Price house in Timberwilde, and also the Kamrath that Brichford shot as well. Oh, I also have some of that white house on Braeswood that you, Vanessa, and I love so much. Unfortunately it does not photograph well. The clerestories are nearly impossible to get into the photo because of it's lot size.

    The site looks great, btw!

  4. You'll get a great look at it soon. I shot that house this past weekend. Wonderful place with wonderful owners. They built the house in 1967. The pyramid is supported by four wooden pillars on the inside, with the living spaces designed around it. The idea is to have a greenhouse inside the home and most of the rooms open into it. The back is all glass with a marvelous view of the bayou and walking trails. Richard Colley (the architect, who worked with O'neil Ford) did a massive amount of detailing and the materials are pretty unique. It's in pristine condition. More when the website is up.

    By the way, I would NOT suggest driving down that street to take pictures unless you are the guest of someone who lives there. Yes, it's a public street and you would not be breaking any laws, but you will be asking for trouble from private security. They constantly monitor the happenings in that neighborhood, as some EXTREMELY wealthy people live there. Trust me on this.

    I'm looking forward to seeing the photos that you took! I love that house and the Price designed house down the street.

  5. This is an odd house, but in a luring type of way. It certainly makes one want to see inside. It is probably one of those rarities where you can call something ugly/beautiful. There is a house in Timberwilde that is a flat roofed modernist mansion and it has a massive pyramid sitting on top. This reminds me of that.

  6. From what I can see, I'd say that maybe the rug isn't so MCM-esque. Wait, did I just coin a new term? Kidding, anyhow something softer that balances the wall color but a little lighter with some texture, and a little larger in scale. Or maybe just some pattern. Hate to say it, but check West Elm. I think your furniture is really great. I love Wassily chairs, but they make the room more Bauhaus than googie. The sofa, too. Something that will make everything in the room feel more cohesive would be painting the baseboards and trim the same color of the walls. I think someone already mentioned that and it is a great idea. If you want the whole house to feel cohesive you could maybe continue it into adjoining rooms. I think continuity of style is something that is really imortant in design that people often ignore. As far as artwork, I think some great simple vintage looking photography would look nice as well as a few colorful geometric pieces. Finally, a couple of lamps, with really big shades would do the trick.

    Check out this link: This place is very high budget but has a great look and could be done for much less. Maybe you will see some looks that you can implement.


  7. trust me, I look at all the mags, I think alot of those are staged shots...let me get some free time and will get a pic.

    All rooms in mags are totally staged. Photo 1 vase is on end table, phot 3 same vase is on fireplace, etc. But it really doesn't matter because the look is still achievable. My parents house looks like something published because my mother is OCD but it is still comfortable and realistic, lol.

    As soon as some pics are posted I'll also contribute my 2 cents to your place. Looking forward to seeing it.

  8. I'm sure many of you might have seen the new place on Westheimer called "Cool Stuff" among all of the antique places. I had the chance to stop by yesterday and I have to say they do indeed have cool stuff. They had a really great sputnik chandelier and a Gerrit Reitveld chair. It is unfortunate that these places have not really caught on, Mid Century Modern (next to American Apparel) is now gone.

  9. Wow, that's really cool. I thought he had passed away, but his firm is still active (in Mackie & Kamrath's former offices, no less.) Mr. Bolton needs a web site.

    If I remember correctly P.M. Bolton lives on Pine Hollow. His house was on the RDA mod tour. And I guess it is worth mentioning that in the original post an unidentified mod which was talked about across the street from 65 Briar Hollow. If you are talking about 63 Briar Hollow (the grey and black mod in the cul-de-sac) it is the Carter house by Wilson, Morris, Crain, and Anderson. It was saved by the Echols family.

  10. There are a couple of cool houses on N. Braeswood in Braes Heights by Krakower. One was the mod of the month back when we still did that. I went to the open house, and it had really neat details, particularly the custom vertical wood and unique angled kitchen cabinets and the back is complete glass. The strange looking building mentioned in another post is the old SW Bell building on Fannin, and was by him as well. And I believe there is a house in or near Tanglewood that was done by him, though it was in danger of demolition a while back so I'm not sure about it.

  11. If I'm driving with someone in the area, I always say "let me show you 2 of the best houses in Houston" and drive by the Gordon House and the 1930's house down the street on Blue Bonnet. As far as seeing a house near MFAH, 9 Shadowlawn is a suggestion. Of course The Menil House is not too far, and then drive to Lazy Lane to try to sneak a peek at the Neuhaus house, then drive Tiel Way and see the Kamraths, and I think a trip downtown to Pennzoil Place is a must.

    You know that's not even scratching the surface, but would highlight a tiny bit of what Houston has to offer.


    Heck yeah I love the houses on Bluebonnet. There aren't a ton of examples of pure international style in this region so the Wirtz & Calhoun house is quite destinguished in that respect. And the Gordon house has all of the interesting characteristics such as being furnished by Flo Knoll. I don't know about significance, but the houses on Briar Hollow are pretty cool. 62 Briar Hollow, the Carter House by W,M,C,&A that the Echols quite nicely saved and the also the Barnstone house at 65 Briar Hollow. I think that Philip Johnson's buildings at St. Thomas are worth mentioning.

  12. permits indicate that there is remodeling to the main house and guest house, and that the garage was demolished

    wasn't this place remodeled in the late eighties? guess it wasn't to mr. steele's liking

    This place was restored by Leslie Elkins in 1992.

  13. Didn't mean you. I meant that advice more generally about how to approach homeowners with interesting houses, and to mention the local.live.com website for looking at site layouts from a birdseye 45 degree view.


    Gotcha. It read as a reply to my message. Btw thanks for the local.live tip. I was unaware of it.

  14. You can look behind the wall on local.live.com. It's easy to find the owner's name on HCAD. A little Googling makes it easy to find their office address. Send them a letter to their office; if you can do it on some architect's stationery (or Houston Mod's) that would probably be better.


    I'm not really too sure why I would write them a letter since I've been there before.

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