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  1. June Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us Sunday, June 4, 2023 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM. Please help find a new preservation-minded owner for this snazzy vintage modern house located in the Glenbrook Valley Historic District, about 9 miles southeast of downtown Houston. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 8035 Glenfofest Court, Houston, TX 77061 HAR Link | Google Map This spectacular vintage modern house originally cost almost eight times the price of an average house of that time. Thankfully it has been thoughtfully maintained, with fantastic features - including a giant curvilinear living area with centered stone fireplace, terrazzo floors, a deluxe array of original lighting fixtures, and outstanding vintage kitchen and bathrooms all still delivering their intended impact. The cherished neighborhood landmark was designed in 1957 by Jonathan D. Dansby, Jr. (1916-1971). Other areas with designs by J. D. Dansby include the Houston museum area, Bellaire, Lake Jackson, Pasadena and Galveston. In 2011, after a three-year effort, the neighborhood of Glenbrook Valley, consisting of 1,256 houses, was designated Houston's first historic district outside of the Loop 610 Freeway and is believed to be the largest mid-century era residential historic district in the United States. While visiting, note the recent vintage-styled neighborhood entrance markers, extensively landscaped recreational medians along Broadway and the many newly reconstructed streets with new utilities throughout the area plus the ever-improving condition of the houses and landscapes. Nearby are the 1940 Air Terminal Museum and the Houston Botanic Garden. News & Upcoming Events Thanks to everyone who attended and supported the William F. Cody Book Signing and Lecture held November 9th. A recording of the event has been edited and is now available on the Houston Mod YouTube Channel. Click HERE. Brochstein's Warehouse Sale: Once in a lifetime opportunity to purchase custom made items dating back to the 1940's. June 24, 2023, 9-11 AM. Houston Mod has reactivated and now hosts the valuable Memorial Bend Architecture website on our website. Visit to learn more about Houston's most mod neighborhood. What's next for Astrodome? Please visit our friends at the Astrodome Conservancy to learn more about preserving and redeveloping the eighth wonder of the world. Their shop has many fun new items to support the cause. Race for the Dome is April 15 to support a bright future for the Eighth Wonder of the World. Mission, Membership and Publications. Houston Mod is dedicated to promoting knowledge and appreciation of modern architecture and design in Houston and Texas and advocates the preservation of this cultural legacy, seeking support from its members and the general public in achieving this goal. Houston Mod celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2023. Houston Mod is a friend organization of Docomomo US, a national non-profit organization dedicated to the Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement. Docomomo US has been dedicated to this mission for nearly 25 years as a chapter of Docomomo International. A single US domestic membership may be added to any Houston Mod membership for the 50% discounted Friend Organization rate of $50.00. Houston Mod memberships and publications are available at most events.
  2. Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, June 8, for a MOD of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM. Three vintage 1960's modern/contemporary style houses, situated Southeast of downtown Houston are featured. They are in need of new preservation-minded owners. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. The next MODern Market will be held in October 20-26, 2014.Special opportunity Sunday: MODern Market dealers Karen of Mod Pod and Don Browne will be displaying some of their latest finds! Get a sneak peak and early opportunity at what's to come this fall at MODern Market. 8008 Colgate Street, Glenbrook Valley, Houston, Texas 77061 This 1960's modern house is perched high on a .8 acre sloping site enjoying sweeping views of Sims Bayou which traces its western property edge. A thorough renovation of the 5,800+ square foot house included replacement of much of the wood framing, installation of triple paned windows, spray insulation, media and smart-wired electronic equipment and Thermador appliances. The original curved steel staircase is the focal point of the entry and living areas. There are four bedrooms, four full bathrooms and two half baths plus additional areas opening to the patios overlooking the bayou. Glenbrook Valley is Houston's largest contiguous historic district and the state's first and largest post WWII historic district. It was recently proclaimed a top pick by This Old House magazine, and named one of the hot neighborhoods of 2014 by Houstonia magazine. House not listed on HAR. Price $525,000 5222 Sleepy Creek Drive, Meadowcreek Village, Houston, Texas 77017 This mid-century modern house includes character and architectural details. The entry has double front doors and a natural flagstone planter. Gracious formals with folding doors open to join the huge den with a vaulted wood beamed ceiling. A brick mock- fireplace divider wall partially screens the kitchen and breakfast area. Additional features include a private study, detached bonus space, vintage tile master bath with dual dressing areas and vanities, multiple closets and unique built-ins. Developed by builder Robert Clemmons, who also built in Memorial and Meyerland, Meadowcreek Village is a naturally-wooded enclave of custom houses located east of IH-45 and Glenbrook Valley. Development began in 1950 and proceeded thoughtfully through the 1970's and included modern houses by Mackie and Kamrath, Clovis Heimsath, Betty Jo Jones, Lucian Hood, Howard Weisenbaker and other architects. The active civic club enforces the deed restrictions and encourages neighborhood improvement. Visit with Houston MODern Market dealers Karen of Mod Pod and Don Browne at this location! HAR Link 5443 Whispering Creek Drive, Meadowcreek Village, Houston, Texas 77017 This is a well built early 1960's mid-century modern/vintage contemporary house tucked away on a secluded street on a large bayou lot shaded by mature oak trees. It features great original details including light fixtures, wood beams, wood paneling, built-in planter and tile baths. The open floor plan lives larger than the actual square footage as full length windows bring in abundant natural light. The private backyard has broad views of the natural bayou setting. HAR Link News & Upcoming Events Astrodome: Harris County commissioners want to hear from you about the Astrodome. Please send your ideas and comments for new uses for the building by letter and email. 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 and vintage Astrodome bumper stickers will be sold at Sunday's event. We hope to see you Sunday at Mod of the Month!
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