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  1. August Mod of the Month-Part II Houston Mod invites you to join us Sunday, August 13, 2017, for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 – 4 PM. Please help us find new preservation-minded owners for these vintage modern houses located in the Memorial area, about 7 miles west of downtown Houston. Thanks to Houston Modern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. House 1: 611 Timber Terrace Road, Houston, Texas 77024 http://www.har.com/611-timber-terrace-rd/sale_15440579 Architect Phillip G. Willard designed and built this substantial and lively house in the late 1950’s. Securely perched along a ravine edge, the design takes full advantage of the lush wooded setting. Sought-after original design elements remain in good condition including terrazzo floors, sloped ceilings, mod lighting displays, translucent fiberglass partitions, walls of glass and sliding glass doors, exposed brick interior walls, original kitchen, cantilevered room and deck, and more. The house is mainly constructed of masonry products, including the roof decking making it fire and storm resistant. Phil Willard was from San Antonio and a 1934 graduate of the University of Texas. He was first registered to practice architecture in Texas in 1937. He moved to Houston from Ft. Worth about 1945 and opened a successful firm where he employed many of the top students from the UH College of Architecture. The Ceramic Construction Company was founded to produce buildimgs with his system. His buildings using the technique are highly acclaimed. Mrs. Willard was an interior designer and had her own furniture and design store. House 2: 10326 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas 77024<br> http://www.har.com/10326-memorial-dr/sale_86139978 This one level vintage contemporary style house is located on a spacious Memorial Drive lot in prestigious Hunters Creek Village. The design is handsome, incorporating an asymmetrical slightly pitched roof, abundant tall windows, and exposed indoor-outdoor beams. It has been carefully maintained and is ready for its next preservation-minded owner. Other Mods of interest in the area: 11100 Wickdale Dr.- Don’t miss seeing the photos of this James Bond-worthy mod by architect Jack Stehling. 530 Trails End- Another one-owner, flat roofed, terrazzo floored modern house deserving to be saved by a mod-minded new owner. If you have more information about these houses, architects, or others in the area, please inform Houston Mod so we can include it in our Modern Houston Index on our website. Houston Mod volunteers will be on hand Sunday to assist with memberships and providing publications. Tell us about great acts of local modern preservation by picking up and completing a nomination form for the next round of the Houston Mod Preservation Awards. We hope to see you at Mod of the Month! Houston Mod is a non-profit, 501 (C)(3), membership organization dedicated to promoting the knowledge and appreciation of modern architecture and design in Houston and Texas. Houston Mod advocates the preservation of this cultural legacy and seeks support from its members and the public in achieving this goal.
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