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March Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, March 17, 2019 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM. Please help Houston Mod find a new preservation-minded owner for this vintage modern house in the Glenbrook Valley Historic District, located approximately 8 miles southeast of downtown Houston. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 8015 Glenforest Court, Glenbrook Valley, Houston, TX 77061 HAR Link | Google Map Last month's Mod of the Month house was the home of a NASA astronaut - the Space Age theme continues with the marvelous Sputnik House as the focus of the March event. The house was built in 1957, the same year as the launch of the world's first space satellite called Sputnik, which so captivated the period that the original owner put into orbit a replica floating above the front door. The Sputnik fixture is sensational as is the rest of the custom built house complete with sought after features like poured terrazzo floors, brick interior walls, pecky cypress siding, loads of custom cabinets and shelving, colorful original light fixtures, a handsome brick fireplace wall, baths with sparkling original ceramic tile, and glass sliding doors leading to a spacious patio and back yard. The house is prominently situated along a sweeping curve on a street of attractive mid-century era houses in the Glenbrook Valley neighborhood. In 2011, after a three year struggle, the neighborhood of 1,256 houses was designated the city'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. It is within Harris County and served by the Houston Independent School District. If you have more information about this, or other vintage modern houses and/or architects, please contact Houston Mod so we can include it in our Modern Houston Index on our soon to premier new website. In Other News April is MODern Month in Texas! This is the 10th annual celebration. The calendar will be available soon. If you are aware of an event focusing on modern design, please inform Houston Mod so it can be included. Look for a kickoff event at the first of the month. Modern Month brings attention to the importance of protecting modern architecture and design in Houston and Texas. Houston Mod publications and membershipsmake great gifts and are available online and at events. Our most recent publication, Constructing Houston's Future, The Architecture of Arthur Evan Jones & Lloyd Morgan Jones, by Ben Koush is our gift to you for joining or renewing at the benefactor level or above. Look for our upcoming publication release titled After Alden about vintage modern architecture in the Brazosport-Lake Jackson area, available in April. Houston Mod is a friend organization of Docomomo US. Visit Docomomo US Latest News to keep up to date on the latest news on modernism celebration and advocacy efforts going on across the country. We hope you'll join us at Mod of the Month!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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!