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  1. 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
  2. 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. 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 do
  4. 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 workin
  5. 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...
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. Check it out. 9007 Manhattan
  11. 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.
  12. I don't know. I so rarely like "neo mid-century" - though my favorites have been Anderson Todd, Strasser Ragni, and m+a studio...
  13. 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.
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