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  1. February Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us Sunday, February 27, 2022 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 5 PM. Please help find new preservation minded owners for these outstanding vintage modern houses located in the historic Rice University and Old Braeswood areas, about 4 miles southwest of downtown Houston. Special Addition: Architectural historian Stephen Fox will give a brief talk at both houses. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. Photo: Stephen Fox 1601 Milford Street, North Edgemont, Houston, TX 77006 (Open 2 - 4 PM) HAR Link | Google Map Campbell & Keller designed this house in 1937 employing the scarcely found modernistic style. Many of the original design elements remain such as the stucco walls and signature glass block corner window. The original flat roof and windows have been changed and the pipe railing along the front roof deck removed. The interior maintains its marvelous aluminum stair banisters. 2430 Maroneal Street, Braeswood, Houston, TX 77030 (Open 3 - 5 PM) HAR Link | Google Map Lou Lewis of the successful Lewis and Coker Supermarket chain built this swanky house in 1954 for his family in the Braeswood neighborhood just blocks from the renowned Shamrock Hotel, then the center of Houston's social scene. The inviting interior, made lively with an array of interesting wood, patterned glass, stone and fixtures, is still significantly original. Irving R. Klein (1906 - 1991) designed the house. He was a graduate of Tulane University and in 1935 established a Houston practice which by the 1980s was the city's fourth largest. They designed a number of large projects across the US. Among his favorite local projects were the Houston Children's Zoo, 2016 Main, Congregation Beth Israel and the Houston Fire Department headquarters. Link to Braeswood neighborhood tour by Stephen Fox from Cite magazine, 1986. If you have information about these or other vintage mod designs, please share it with Houston Mod so it can be included in the Modern in Houston archive. News & Upcoming Events Houston Mod has reactivated and now hosts the valuable Memorial Bend Architecture website at houstonmod.org. Visit to learn about Houston's most mod neighborhood. Join Preservation Houston and Houston Mod, Tuesday, March 15th, 6:30 - 8 PM for a virtual program and discussion on the transitional 1970s era with Building Space City: How the 1970s shaped Houston. Registration required. Click here for more information. How should the Astrodome be reused? Please help our friends at the Astrodome Conservancy by taking their Future Dome Survey. Register for the 2nd annual Race for the Dome 5K being held April 9, 2022. 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 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 $45.00. Houston Mod memberships and publications are available at most events.
  2. September Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, September 20, 2020 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2-4 PM. (additional house open on Saturday, see info below) Masks are required to be worn for this event. Please resist touching surfaces and maintain 6 feet of social spacing. Please help us find new preservation-minded owners for these outstanding  vintage modern houses located 10 and 14 miles west of downtown Houston. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 403 Hunters Park Lane, Houston, TX 77024 (open Sunday) HAR Link | Google Map Oil company owners Bob and Ann Brinkerhoff employed fellow UT graduate architect Jack Stehling to design this house in the late 1960s in the Memorial area, one of Houston's most attractive settings. Stehling's handsome composition employs the most favored modern elements of glass, brick and Saltillo tile under a flat, wood beam roof. The solid nature of copper clad double front entry doors mounted within an uninterrupted brick street facade, contrasts with the open flowing interior spaces lined with an amazing quantity of floor to ceiling glass wall panels with views of the court yard swimming pool. The spaces are enormous and can be used in many ways. John Arthur "Jack" Stehling (1930-1996) was from Fredericksburg, Texas. He graduated from the University of Texas in 1953 and in 1956 with an BA degree in architecture. Stehling became a registered architect in Texas in 1962 after working for the U.S. State Department. In 1967 he founded Stehling Interests with offices in Fredericksburg and Houston. At the busiest point he had a staff of sixteen and produced over a billion dollars worth of work. With Tom Short he designed Inn of the Hills in Kerrville which was a national award winning project. He designed a number of atrium style office buildings including the Arena Towers, built for flamboyant Melvin Powers in the parking lot of the Houston Music Theatre. At one time Jack Stehling lived in the Style in Steel townhomes. A house he designed for himself is located at 701 N. Milam Street in Fredericksburg. He also designed a spectacular five level house for Dr. Jerome Rosenbloom, perched on the edge of Buffalo Bayou, located at 11100 Wickdale Drive and featured in a 2017 Mod of the Month event. 411 W. Gaywood Drive, Houston, TX 77009 Exterior Drive-By Tour Only on Sunday 9/20; Realtor Open House on Saturday 9/19, 2-4 PM HAR Link | Google Map Inside and out, this vintage modern ranch style house is attractive and exciting due to its rare, almost original, gleaming condition. Banks of windows are found in several areas as is terrazzo flooring and accent walls of brick and grass cloth. The nicely styled kitchen and bathrooms with original built-in cabinetry provide authentic character. The landscaping is equally well maintained, complete with an interplay of flowing beds and paved areas set beneath shade trees. The property is conveniently situated and the area has some of the most desirable public schools in the region. Duane Myers (d 1963) designed the house. He was from New York and a member of the Texas Designers Association. He designed houses featured on the Parade of Homes and other showcases. His death notice said he was a leading designer of residential homes in Texas. The Mod Squad will be on hand at Sunday's event to assist with membership and publication purchases - which both make excellent gifts! After Alden: Midcentury Architecture in Brazosport, Texas, Houston Mod's new publication by Marty Merritt with a forward by Stephen Fox and photography by Benjamin Hill, will be available at Sunday's event along with our other publications. Or, you may purchase a copy online at our website. More Mod Happenings Modern Melbourne: Australian Architecture, 1920-1956 Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 6:30 PM Presented by Preservation Houston with the International Coalition of Art Deco Societies Featuring Robin Grow, president of the Art Deco and Modernism Society of Australia Free virtual presentation, open to the public, use link above to learn more and register Architectural Photography (Part I): Mid-Mod through Today Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 6 PM Presented by The Dallas Architectural Forum with modTEXAS Featuring Ben Koush and Nikola Olic Free virtual presentation, open to the public, use link above to learn more and register Architectural Photography (Part II): UNT's Rogers / Bruchard Archive Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 6 PM Presented by The Dallas Architectural Forum with modTEXAS Presentation by Morgan Gieringer, Head of Special Collections, UNT Free virtual presentation, open to the public, use link above to learn more and register (scroll down) New Book Talk: Improbable Metropolis: Houston's Architectural and Urban History Thursday, October 22, 2020, 6 PM Presented by AIA Houston Historic Resources Committee and The Heritage Society Talk by author Barrie Scardino Bradley Free virtual presentation, open to the public, use link above to learn more and register While all these events are free, donations are always appreciated by the presenting organizations to allow for continued dynamic and engaging programming. 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.
  3. November Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, November 18, 2018, for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM. Help us find a new preservation-minded owner for this vintage modern house located in the Parkwest neighborhood, about 10 miles southwest of downtown Houston. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 6027 Cartagena Street, Houston, TX 77024 HAR Link | Google Map Located about two miles outside the loop in the attractive Parkwest neighborhood, this nifty vintage contemporary style house has been carefully preserved and thoughtfully updated. The sensible flow of the original 1960 layout has been preserved yet freshened and refinished to sparkle once again. Note the broad glass expanse with views to the beamed patio. The den features a raised ceiling, and the kitchen's flush-front cabinetry has been renewed. Parkwest is a deed-restricted community within the City of Houston and is served by the HISD. There are 956 houses with a median size of 2,200 SF and median 1960 construction date. Several vintage contemporary style houses are generally located on each block. Other Mods of Interest: 5134 Braes Heather Drive in Meyerland is OPEN 12-2 on Saturday, November, 17 and said to have been designed by the same architect who designed the Astrodome! Note the vintage drawings shown in the listing. 4614 N. Roseneath Drive in Riverside Terrace is a large, well maintained early modern house, yet it is being promoted as a dream home construction site. If you have more information about these or other vintage modern homes and architects please contact Houston Mod so we can include it in our Modern Houston Index on our soon to premier all new website. We hope you will join us at Mod of the Month! News & Updates For those of you who braved the cold weather this past Tuesday evening, we hope you enjoyed the book launch event co-sponsored by Houston Mod at Pennzoil Place. Author Mark Lamster addressed questions provided by Stephen Fox. "The Man in the Glass House: Philip Johnson, Architect of the Modern Century" is available at Brazos Bookstore, as well as at several online bookstore outlets. Members, be on the lookout for your invitation to Houston Mod's greatly anticipated 2018 Holiday Party on December 8th at a spectacular 1959 vintage modern house in the Ayrshire neighborhood. Contact Houston Mod to check your membership status. The Mod Squad will be on hand at Sunday's MOTM event to assist with membership and publication purchases. Our newest publication, Constructing Houston's Future: The Architecture of Arthur Evans Jones by Ben Koush, is now available. Houston Mod memberships and publications make excellent gifts!
  4. May Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us Sunday, May 31, 2015, for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM. Please help us find new preservation minded owners for this 1957 vintage modern style house. The residence is located in the Galleria area, about five miles west of downtown Houston. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 5202 Del Monte Drive, Houston, Texas 77056 This prominently sited dynamic modern house was designed by the architectural firm of A. C. Brodnax & J. R. Phenix Associates who also designed the Astroworld Hotel and Freeport First National Bank along with a number of other houses. Brodnax was an instructor at the University of Houston College of Architecture and got his start with Phil Willard along with Lucian Hood, Lars Bang, Brooks & Brooks and Flynn & Flynn. Even though the house has been recently updated including a new roof, it is listed only as a building site. Notable design elements include the complex butterfly roof, artistically punctuated brick privacy wall, and the custom metal entry gateway. Other modern houses in the neighborhood are being preserved including one by Neuhaus & Taylor and another by Lars Bang which was featured as a Mod of the Month. 5202 Del Monte makes an important contribution to the mid-century modern context of the neighborhood and deserves to be conserved. HAR Link We hope to see you at this special Mod of the Month! Please join us at the Houston Mod Discussion Forum to discuss this home and much more. Events & Notices Last week, Houston Mod participated in the Neighborhoods USA 2015 Conference. A special tour of Glenbrook Valley including a visit to several mod houses was provided as part of the agenda to visitors from across the country. 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 will be available at this event.
  5. December Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, December 7, 2014 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM. A vintage 1950s modern/contemporary style house situated just east of Hermann Park and two miles south of downtown Houston is featured. The house is in need of new preservation-minded owners. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 3226 North MacGregor Way, North MacGregor Oaks, Houston, TX 77004 The nationally acclaimed architecture firm of MacKie & Kamrath designed this one and two story house in 1951, about five years after principal designer Karl Kamrath developed a firindship with Frank Lloyd Wright, who's concepts greatly influenced his work. Contrasting horizontal and vertical elements of the design are reinforced with bands of ribbon windows and a dramatic double volume corner window siding the open tread stairs. The house is prominately situated on an almost half acre corner near a picturesque bend in Brays Bayou where recent landscaped trails connect to Hermann Park. The firm of MacKie & Kamrath was established in Houston in 1937 by Frederick MacKie, Jr. (1905-1984) and Karl Kamrath (1911-1988), both architects and graduates of the University of Texas. They were among the first Houston architects to design modernist buildings. Visit the Houston Mod website for examples of their work. HAR Link Discuss this house and over 800 other mod topics at the Houston Mod Discussion Forum. 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 make excellent gifts and will be sold at Sunday's event. We hope to see you Sunday at Mod of the Month!
  6. November Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, November 16, 2014 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM. Two vintage 1950's & 1960's modern/contemporary style houses situated about 10 miles west of downtown Houston are featured. One is in need of new preservation-minded owners. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 12803 Figaro Drive, Memorial Bend, Houston, TX 77024 Architect William Floyd designed this house situated on a wooded corner lot on the eastern side of the Memorial Bend neighborhood. A 1958 promotion described the house as an out of this world California contemporary like those found in House Beautiful magazine. High clerestory windows and sloping beamed ceilings create open rooms filled with light. The house was enlarged in 1999 and in 2004. Memorial Bend has one of the largest concentrations of 1950's modern houses in Houston. It has been extensively researched and documented by Houston Mod Master Mod and co-founder Michael Brichford. HAR Link 411 Fall River Road, Longwoods, Houston, TX 77024 Beginning in 1952, Houston's Contemporary Art Museum (originally the Contemporary Arts Association) promoted excellence in modern architectural design by conducting tours of outstanding new houses. Architect Travis Broesche was honored by having this house included on their 1961 tour. The house remains a favorite of many today explaining its recent rapid sale with many offers received. The new owner plans to restore the house to its original appearance and is pleased to share it for tour, likely for the first time since 1961. Travis Broesche (1911-2003) was from the Brenham, Texas area where he retired after working 40 years in Houston mostly with the firm known as Broesche & Condon. He was a graduate of Blinn College and the University of Texas, Austin, in 1935 with a B. S. degree in Architectural Engineering. His firm designed over 150 churches plus hospitals, schools, including his 1962 award winning design for Walnut Bend Elementary (demolished), as well as commercial buildings and residences. HAR Link Upcoming Special Events Thursday, November 20 - Film Screening: Last Seat At The Dome 7 PM, Ecclesia Houston, 1100 Elder Street Rugged Riverside Media invites all to a free screening of the award winning short film Last Seat At The Dome by local filmmaker, Matthew Murphy. Following the screening Murphy will be joined by Judge Ed Emmett, Beth Wiedower (National Trust for Historic Preservation) and David Bush (Preservation Houston) to field questions about the film and the Astrodome's Past, Present, & Future. Tickets: Reserve free seats. Saturday, November 22 - Special Event: 2014 Preservation Texas Honor Awards 5 PM, Harris County Courthouse, 301 Fannin Preservation Texas is hosting their annual celebration of outstanding preservation achievements at the recently restored 1910 Harris County Courthouse. Awards will honor statewide restoration and rehabilitation projects and exemplary preservationists. A reception will precede the ceremony. Tickets: $40 for Preservation Texas Members; $50 for non-members. 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 will be sold at Sunday's event. We hope to see you Sunday at Mod of the Month!
  7. Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, August 24, for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM. Help us find a new preservation-minded owner for this well designed 1950s modern / contemporary style house, situated about 12 miles southwest of downtown Houston. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. The next MODern Market will be held in October 20-26, 2014. 8901 Larkwood Drive, 77074 The original design intentions of this attractive 1950s contemporary style home continue to shine through, making it a great house for today and tomorrow. A number of talented architects including William Floyd, Harwood Taylor, William Jenkins and Lucian Hood designed houses in this neighborhood. It is not known who designed this house. Situated on a spacious tree shaded corner lot, the architect-owned house has three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two car carport. The living room features a tall sloped ceiling, long unpainted brick wall, hardwood flooring and a glass sliding door leading to the patio and back yard. HAR Link Upcoming Events Film Fest: Architecture Center Houston: AIA Houston present their 4th annual ArCH Film Festival August 21 - 23, 2014, 7 PM each night, at 315 Capitol Street, Suite 120, Houston 77002. This year's topic is Architecture Meets Life. Details Mod Art Exhibition: The Mayor's Office, in conjunction with William Reaves Fine Art, brings a splendid selection of art works by many of Houston's earlier painters (including mid-century modern favorites) to the walls of City Hall thru October 1, 2014 with special reception, tour and talk on Texas Modernism, September 17, 5 - 7:30 PM. Details Mod Walking Tour: Save the date of October 12, 2 PM, for a tour of downtown Houston to be held in conjunction with the 2014 DoCoMoMo National Tour Day. Details 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 will be sold at Sunday's event. We hope to see you Sunday at Mod of the Month!
  8. Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, July 13, for a Mod of the Month open house event from 3 - 5 PM. Help us find a new preservation minded owner for this important 1950s modern / contemporary style house, situated near the Houston Medical Center, southwest of downtown Houston. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. The next MODern Market will be held October 20-26, 2014. 3615 N. Braeswood Blvd. Braes Heights, Houston, Texas 77025 Noted architect Joseph Krakower and his designer Herb Greene designed this house for the Salzman family in 1957. It's listing in the Houston AIA Architecture Guide states Herb Green's hand is evident in this low-slung Braes Heights house, especially in the vertical slot windows that take the place of corners and the tense profile of the hipped roof. The house features large free flowing formal living and dining rooms along with a den, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, plus a two-car attached garage, all still lovingly cared for by it's original owner. The original set of blueprints will be on display. Joseph David Krakower was born in Houston in 1921 and graduated from Rice Institute in 1942 with a BA and in 1943 with a BS in Architecture. He then attended USC where he continued his architectural education and received a Masters in Architecture degree in 1947. He worked for Robert Kerrah and Lenard Gabert before starting his own firm in 1949. Herb Greene was Krakower's designer from 1954 - 1958. He studied under Bruce Goff in Oklahoma. Another example of their work is next door at 3611 plus another house by Krakower is around the corner at 3506 Glen Arbor. Greene went on to design a number of important structures at his own firm. Parking is available on Glen Arbor as well as Edloe and Tartan streets where a number of striking mid-century modern houses remain. HAR Link News and Upcoming Events Film at AIA- ArCH Victor Lundy: Sculptor of Space Wednesday July 16, 5:30 - 7:30pmArchitecture Center Houston Click here to RSVP Victor Lundy: Sculptor of Space captures the recollections of the modern American master architect and artist who designed the historic U.S. Tax Court Building in Washington, D.C. In 2008, GSA, proud steward of the U.S. Tax Court, nominated it to the National Register of Historic Places, making it the youngest of GSA’s more than 1,600 buildings to receive this designation. Realizing an unprecedented opportunity to capture on film the recollections of the original architect for this exceptionally significant building, GSA preservationists began working with Lundy to create a documentary on his life, work, and legacy. Click here to read more. Mr. Lundy will be in attendance at the screening and available to answer questions after the film. 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!
  9. Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, May 18, for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM. Three vintage 1960's modern/contemporary style houses, situated west 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. 553 Brown Saddle Street, Tanglewood Houston, Texas 77057 The nationally recognized architecture firm of George Pierce - Abel B. Pierce designed this sophisticated modern house in the early 1960's. Interior spaces are organized around a courtyard which provides an almost seamless indoor/outdoor flow to the main living areas yet maintains privacy from the street. Rooms are spacious including four bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms where handsome custom cabinetry is integral. Pierce and Pierce's own houses were of similar design and located in the general area. George F. Pierce was from Dallas, Texas, a graduate of SMU and Rice (1943), and taught architecture at Rice. Abel B. Pierce (no relation to George) was from Blessing, Texas and a descendent of Jonathan and brother Shanghai Pierce, cattle barons and founders of Rancho Grande, once over 250,000 acres near Bay City. Abel Pierce was a 1930 graduate of Rice Institute. The Pierce - Pierce firm was founded in 1948. HAR Link 6101 & 6103 San Felipe Street, Westhaven Estates Houston, Texas 77057 Contrasting architectural elements similar to those found in the Barcelona Pavilion are incorporated in this handsome duplex located west of Houston's Galleria. A dominate horizontal is established by a hovering concrete roof plane supported by thin columns in places and massive brick walls in others. Sliding glass walls and windows extend (in fact) from the white terrazzo floor to the ceiling, while interior walls and door frames are articulated with reveals. Each unit has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a swimming pool within a landscaped courtyard. While historic research continues, we attribute the design to architect William S. Tamminga, partner of the Houston firm O'Neil Ford and Associates along with Ford and Richard Colley of 1953-1956. Tamminga was a graduate of Rice Institute and later taught architecture there according to his son, also an architect. The Youtz-Slick Lift-Slab construction method, seldom seen in residential construction, was used on this duplex. After the foundation was poured, a second steel reinforced slab was poured and hydraulically elevated on columns to become the roof plane. The original buildings of Trinity University in San Antonio were built using this method. Tamminga went on to design and oversee the construction of the Texas Instruments facility in Houston as well as a lift-slab house for Errol Flynn in Jamaica and Frenchman's Cove resort in the Caribbean, which also featured a lift-slab design. HAR Link News & 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!
  10. HARWOOD TAYLOR`S DARING 1957 MODern BRIDGE HOUSE OPEN APRIL 13, 2014, 2-4 PM Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, April 13, for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 - 4 PM. Let's help find a new preservation-minded owner for this vintage 1950's modern style house situated west of downtown Houston inthe Memorial villages area. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. The next MODern Market will be held in October 20-26, 2014. 852 Kuhlman Road Memorial Oaks, Hunters Creek Village, Houston, Texas 77024 Architect Harwood Taylor of the firm Neuhaus & Taylor desinged this house for the Lomis and Marcia Slaughter family for a topographically challenging site at the north end of Kuhlman Road. Completed in 1957, the house bridges a ravine originating in the center of the front yard, widening and deepening under the front stairs toward the expansive naturalistic sloped rear side of the nearly acre sized property. Floor to ceiling walls of glass view the setting from every major room. Steel I- beams compose a system of exposed columns while steel bar joists, some exposed, support the flat roof. The Houston Mod publication Booming Houston and the Modern House- Residential Architecture of Neuhaus & Taylor, 1955- 1960 thoroughly describes Houston's architectural scene at the time this house was designed. It also details a number of other designs by Harwood Taylor. On Sunday, please park in the cul-de-sac at the north end of Kuhlman Road and walk down the private lane to the house. There are three parking spaces at the house reserved for visitors who require less walking.HAR Link News & Upcoming Events April is MODern Month in Houston and Texas. Watch the Houston Mod website for event announcements. After Mod of the Month, the next two events are: Monday, April 14, 2014, 5:30 PM Lecture: Rice School of Architecture: Mies Constructs by Phyllis Lambert Farish Gallery, Anderson Hall, Rice University, Free http://arch.rice.edu/Lecture-Series/ Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 6:30 PM Lecture & Book Signing: UH College of Architecture- The Architecture of Art Museums by Ronnie Self MFA-H, Brown Auditorium, 1001 Bissonnet Street, Free Ticket Required http://www.arch.uh.edu/index.php/News-and-Events/news-and-announcements 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. Thanks to all who attended and sponsored last month's DoCoMoMo US National Symposium in Houston where modsters from across the country visited Houston to examine modernism's legacy and consider its future. 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.
  11. mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, November 24, for Mod of the Month from 2 - 4 PM. A vintage modern/contemporary style townhouse, situated 3 miles west of downtown along picturesque Memorial Drive, is featured as November's Mod of the Month. The Hillside unit is presently available for purchase and in need of a new preservation-minded owner. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. Next MODern Market: February 3 - 9, 2014 Hillside Townhouses 5230 Memorial Drive Houston, Texas 77007 HAR LINK This spacious two bedroom, two bathroom, circa 1960 mod townhouse is supremely situated directly across Buffalo Bayou from River Oaks' Tiel Way enclave of modernism and only a few blocks east of the beautiful 1,500 acre Memorial Park. It's also convenient to the Galleria, Heights, and Washington Avenue areas. Herbert William Linnstaedter of the firm Swenson & Linnstaedter designed, built, and originally owned the complex. Considered extremely fashionable and exceptional in design when completed, the details include wood beamed sloped ceilings, brick interior walls, copper-trimmed fire places, and specially detailed windows. The terraced grounds are beautifully landscaped and include a sparkling swimming pool. Herbert William Linnstaedter (1925-1996) was a native Texan who, as a teen, fought with the 99th infantry division at the Battle of the Bulge. He then graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in architecture and further studied at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. He was certified as an architect in Texas in 1957 and was an assistant professor of architecture at the University of Houston. He was married to Celestine Linnstaedter who was a doctor of psychiatry at the VA Hospital. Swenson & Linnstaedter shared an office with Donald Barthelme where a number of Houston's most modern buildings were designed. In 1960 the firm opened a branch office in Dallas, Texas. Upcoming Events & More Save the dates of March 13 - 15, 2014 when Houston Mod will host the second annual DoCoMoMo US National Symposium in Houston. Modsters from across the country will convene in Houston to examine modernism's legacy and consider its future. 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 make great gifts and will be sold at Sunday's event. We hope to see you Sunday at Mod of the Month!
  12. Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, June 23, for Mod of the Month from 2-4 PM. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 1807 Wroxton Road, Houston, Texas 77005 Southampton Place HAR LINK A sophisticated residence by architect Charles Tapley, FAIA, offers gallery-style spaces connecting private living pavilions. Timeless design has been protected and intelligently updated. Amenities include a luxurious bedroom suite with floating staircase and loft, a dramatic library/den with bath and double-height ceilings, plus clerestory windows, and a private shaded front courtyard with sparkling pool. Charles Tapley is a 1955 graduate of Rice University and became a registered architect in Texas in 1960 and a registered landscape architect in 1970. He founded Tapley & Associates in 1960 where he has designed many signature landmarks in the Houston area such as Tranquility Park, the Contemporary Art Museum, a courtyard landscape at the Museum of Fine Arts, Buffalo Bayou parks and improvements, the Camp Allen Retreat, various churches, residences, as well as playgrounds and parks for the Texas Medical Center. He is an Adjunct Professor in Architecture at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston. Tapley was elected to the AIA College of Fellows in 1979 for his outstanding contributions to the profession. In 2011 Tapley received the Houston AIA Lifetime Achievement Award. Tapley's archive is at Rice University: Charles Tapley architectural collection, MS 523, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library. 6127 Riverview Way, Houston, Texas 77057 Tanglewood, Section 15 HAR LINK This ultra-modern redesign by architect Tom Hurt, AIA was recently completed near Houston Country Club in the Tanglewood neighborhood. Portions of the original 1966 modern house remain including the original poured in place terrazzo floors which gleam in the expansive light-filled living space complete with built in seating and a modern fireplace. The master bedroom occupies it`s own wing with spacious dressing and bath areas. A guest room is also downstairs. Upstairs there are two additional bedrooms, a playroom and a secluded study. Every room features great natural light, interesting architectural angles, and sleek modern finishes. Hurt Partners Architects is an architectural practice in Austin, Texas, headed by principal Tom Hurt, AIA. The firm’s built and ongoing work is known for its well-proportioned and dynamic forms and spaces as well as sensitive relationships to its site. Hurt Partners designs highly sustainable buildings- limiting building size by careful study of clients’ needs and reusing and readapting buildings and building materials where possible. Hurt received his education at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Upcoming Events Save the date of October 5th, 2013 for the 7th annual DoCoMoMo US Tour Day. This annual event gathers chapters, members, students, architects, historians and the general public to celebrate the modern movement in the US. Details on Houston's events will be announced soon. Click here for more information. http://www.docomomo-us.org/tourday 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 at Mod of the Month!
  13. Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, September 15, for Mod of the Month from 2 - 4 PM. This is a special opportunity to study a house by the noted architects Howard Barnstone and Gene Aubry. The house is in need of new preservation-minded owners. Richmond's Jane Long neighborhood is located 22 miles southwest of the Galleria on Highway 59/69 near Grand Parkway. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 109 Hillcrest Drive, Richmond, Texas 77469 Jane Long Addition HAR LINK Howard Barnstone and Eugene Aubry designed this outstanding modern house situated on over 3 rolling acres in the beautiful Jane Long addition of Richmond, Texas for the Butler family. A long curving drive terminates in a gated circle at the entrance to the expansive four bedroom house built in the mid 1960's. Architectural historian Stephen Fox reports the house originally had a flat roof. The house is meticulously detailed with carefully proportioned rooms, walls of glass, fireplaces, floor to ceiling doors and abundant storage. C. C. Pat Fleming was the landscape architect. Upcoming Events Save the date of October 5th, 2013 for the 7th annual DoCoMoMo US Tour Day. This annual event gathers chapters, members, students, architects, historians and the general public to celebrate the modern movement in the US. Details on Houston's events will be announced soon. 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 Important: The vote to save the Astrodome is November 5th. Please remind everyone to support this monumental effort. 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!
  14. Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, August 25, for Mod of the Month from 2-4 PM. Three fantastic mid-century modern houses in the new town of Lake Jackson will be open for touring. All seek new preservation-minded owners. Lake Jackson is located 48 miles south of the Astrodome on Highway 288. Special thanks to Marty Merritt, organizer of the 2012 Lake Jackson tour, for researching this event. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 518 Circle Way Lake Jackson, Texas 77566 HAR LINK Architect Ernest L. Shult designed this stylish mostly flat roofed contemporary style house for Russell and Bernice Gibbs about 1951. The expansive house, situated on almost an acre of land along Oyster Creek, features large rooms. The living room has a sloped ceiling with clerestory windows and a brick wall containing a fireplace with unique brick design and built-in cabinets. There are four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Ernest L. Shult was a 1923 graduate of Rice Institute and became a registered architect in Texas in 1938. He worked in Houston for the well known architect Alfred C. Finn and later opened his own office. 530 Circle Way Lake Jackson, Texas 77566 HAR LINK The free flow of indoor and outdoor spaces sets the theme for this unique house designed by architect Allen R. Williams, Jr. for John and Grace Keselik. It is designed to allow expansive views of the large shaded creek-front site. The details are amazing. Exquisite redwood panels the living area while the kitchen has been thoughtfully composed with extensive counter and storage space. Openness abounds with the high ceilings and abundant windows. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms plus a game room and screened porch. Allen Williams was a 1946 graduate of the University of Texas and became an architect in Texas in 1946. He worked briefly for John F. Staub then established his own office in Houston where he practiced for the rest of his career. 530 Oak Drive Lake Jackson, Texas 77566 HAR LINK Here is yet another creek-front mid-century modern house in beautiful Lake Jackson. High sloped ceilings, skylights, and plate glass walls open and brighten this free flowing four bedroom house situated on almost an acre of land. The open concept living and kitchen areas are designed for entertaining. The original owner has been contacted and hopes to provide the history and original plans for the house including the architect's name. Upcoming Events Save the date of October 5th, 2013 for the 7th annual DoCoMoMo US Tour Day. This annual event gathers chapters, members, students, architects, historians and the general public to celebrate the modern movement in the US. Details on Houston's events will be announced soon. 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! Houston Mod is a non-profit, 501©(3), membership organization dedicated to promoting 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 general public in achieving this goal.
  15. Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, July 28, 2013 for Mod of the Month from 3-5 PM. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 3506 Deal Street, Houston, Texas 77025 Braes Terrace, Section 2 HAR LINK This early 1950's contemporary is located near the center of the city, especially convenient to the Medical Center, Hermann Park, and Astrodome areas and only a half mile to the Braes Bayou exercise trail. Many of the original mid-century details remain in nice condition such as wood paneling and handsome built-ins in the den plus the fantastic kitchen with built-in glass front china display and vintage laminate countertops. There are four bedrooms and two full baths in this bright and open plan with many windows and walls of glass viewing the beautiful tree shaded landscape. Come see the potential in this well situated mod. Upcoming Events Save the date of October 5th, 2013 for the 7th annual DoCoMoMo US Tour Day. This annual event gathers chapters, members, students, architects, historians and the general public to celebrate the modern movement in the US. Details on Houston's events will be announced soon. 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. Houston Mod is a non-profit, 501©(3), membership organization dedicated to promoting 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 general public in achieving this goal.
  16. Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, February 24, for Mod of the Month from 2 PM to 4 PM. Two vintage contemporary style houses in the Briargrove Park neighborhood will be featured. The houses are presently available for purchase and in need of new preservation-minded owners. Briargrove Park is an attractive wooded neighborhood in west Houston, located near Briar Forest and the Sam Houston toll road, about 4 miles west of the Galleria area. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. Troy Osborne of 5ifty 5ifty mod, modern design collector and dealer, will be on hand to display some of his recent finds. 10051 Wickersham Lane, Houston, Texas 77042 Briargrove Park, Section One HAR LINK The Space Age lives on happily in this contemporary style home built in 1963 by Paul J. McConnell, one of Houston's most respected builders. Only occupied by the original owner who lavished the house with extreme care, you will not find hardly even a scratch on the almost all original interior. A swanky wide foyer with brick planters and terrazzo floor opens to the cathedral living and dining space with north views of the shaded front yard through a wall of soaring plate glass. The den is anchored by an unusually handsome brick fireplace wall and views the south lawn through another wall of plate glass. The kitchen has a Flair oven by Frigidaire with the marvelous glass swing-up door. The breakfast room and master bedroom can access the large covered patio through sliding glass doors. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large utility room, and an attached two car garage. Visit with Houston MODern Market dealer Troy Osborne at this location. 10006 Burgoyne Road, Houston, Texas 77042 Briargrove Park, Section One HAR LINK Architect Jay Carroll designed this clean-lined contemporary style house for the 1961 Parade of Homes where over 200,000 people toured the latest concepts in home design. The house was built by Maggie Plumb, one of Houston's first woman homebuilders. To make her houses unique, Plumb rethought everything from the perspective of the active housewife with a growing family. This house incorporates many unique ideas such as a central courtyard, living and dining rooms facing the rear patio and the den and kitchen in front. Most unusual, the three children's bedrooms open to a central playroom with direct access to the back yard. Acclaimed Houston artist Margaret Dreyer originally decorated the house. The original concepts remain intact even though the house has been updated. Upcoming Events April is MODern Month in Texas!- a month long celebration of modernism in Texas. Events are being scheduled for every week including Houston MODern Market April 17 - 22. Visit HoustonMODernMarket.com for more information. 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 We hope to see you Sunday at Mod of the Month!
  17. Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, December 16, for Mod of the Month from 2 PM to 4 PM. Four or Five vintage contemporary/ranch style houses in the Glenbrook Valley area will be open for touring. The houses are presently available for purchase and in need of new preservation minded owners. They are all located close to Houston's Hobby Airport, about 3 miles outside loop 610 in SE Houston. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. Don Browne, modern design collector, researcher, and dealer will be on hand to display some of his recent finds. (link: DonBrowne3@gmail.com) 8102 Wilmerdean Street, Houston, Texas 77061 Meadowbrook Freeway, Section 2 HAR LINK http://search.har.co...?MLNUM=35941245 This attractive mid-century modern house has many outstanding features such as interesting patterned brick accents and multiple roof planes. Well sited on a corner lot, the house has three bedrooms with tall sloped ceilings, two bathrooms and an oversized garage connected to the house by a covered walkway. Note the fantastic original light fixtures and intercom system, iron and brick room divider, plus the abundant storage space. 8511 Wilmerdean Street, Houston, Texas 77061 Gulf Freeway Oaks, Section 1 Drive-by Only...House will not be open on Sunday aoladp://MA27928701-0002/2012-12-04_09.55.28.jpg HAR LINK http://search.har.co...HAR24106987.htm There is an interesting flat-roofed modern house hidden here behind large shrubs and a drab paint scheme- just waiting to be re-discovered. The front wall of this tidy house provides privacy while the back opens-up with sliding glass doors and windows to the shaded rear yard. The living area is accented with a brick column and planter box. There are three bedrooms and two baths. 8203 Colgate Street, Houston, Texas 77061 Glenbrook Valley, Section 11 HAR LINK http://search.har.co..._HAR3693048.htm Jaunty angled peckey cypress siding and a tapered brick column are two of the deluxe features greeting you at this handsome vintage contemporary ranch style house located in the historic district. Note the atomic-age door escutcheon, frosted glass side panel and stacked brick accent wall upon entering the spacious three bedroom house with two full baths plus a half bathroom. All room sizes are large, especially the master bedroom which features three closets and a dressing area. The bathrooms are complete with vintage tiled counters, walls and floors plus deluxe-grade original fixtures. The original set of floor plans will be displayed. 8103 De Leon Street, Houston, Texas 77061 Glenbrook Valley, Section 11 HAR Link http://search.har.co..._HAR8304501.htm For the price of a cookie-cutter townhouse, you can live the swank-life in historic Glenbrook Valley! Sumptuous one-owner rancho deluxe has fabulous details found only in the swankiest custom homes of the era. The double-door entry with mod escutcheon plates welcomes you to the terrazzo floored foyer. The sunken living room has a leaded-glass window and the den has a vaulted beamed ceiling, cove lighting, gorgeous flagstone fireplace wall and more poured terrazzo that extends into breakfast area and kitchen. The giant sized utility room has a work sink plus a half bath. Also there is a secluded study and a luxurious master bedroom with separate dressing area & room for king-sized furnishings and a sitting area. The den and master bedroom open to a large covered patio viewing the spacious wooded yard. 8042 Glenforest Court, Houston, Texas 77061 Glenbrook Valley, Section 5 HAR LINK http://search.har.co...HAR21725697.htm Poised on a 18,400 SF wooded corner lot, this four bedroom one-owner roman brick rambler designed by prominent architect Bill Hoff benefits from recent structural improvements and cosmetic freshening, but suffers no bad remodeling that would diminish its spectacular mad-men era original swank style. The bathrooms have cool-colored vintage tile. The double door entry way has gorgeous flagstone flooring while hardwood floors are used in the bedrooms and living areas. The den has pegged hardwoods, cove lighting and a stunning wrap-around flagstone fireplace. Especially handsome is the wall of mid-century modern style built-in cabinets in the dining room that still boast their original chevron design handles in excellent condition. Visit with Don Browne and enjoy refreshments at this location. Upcoming Events This event is sponsored by Houston MODern Market (link http://houstonmodernmarket.com) Click to learn more about the April 2013 event and how to get involved. Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod. (link http://www.houstonmod.org/join.asp) Houston Mod board members will be available during Mod-of-the-Month to discuss how Houston Mod is advocating for the recent past on the local, state and national level, and discuss partnering with groups like Preservation Texas and DoCoMoMo US. Save the date of January 5th as Houston Mod Members can travel to Austin to convene with other Texas DoCoMoMo-US members to have a guided tour of the Bel Geddes exhibit at the Ransom Center and see modern highlights with noted architectural historian Stephen Fox. Stay tuned for more details. Houston Mod publications make great gifts and will be available at the event including Building Modern Houston by Anna Mod, Houston Mod co-founder and advisor (link http://www.houstonmo...ublications.asp) See You Sunday at Mod of the Month!
  18. Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, August 19, for Mod of the Month from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Two vintage modern houses in the Braeburn Valley neighborhood will be open for touring. The houses are presently available for purchase and looking for new preservation minded owners. They are located close to Houston Baptist University and Memorial-Hermann Hospital in SW Houston. Special thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 7818 Nairn Street, Houston, Texas 77074 Braeburn Valley, Section 2 HAR LINK This mid-century modern house was designed in 1956 by the talented and prolific architect Lucian Hood, Jr.. It overlooks the manicured expanses of the Braeburn golf course in Braeburn Valley. The exterior is a composition of ledge stone, brick and redwood along with expansive walls of glass. The present owner has maintained and restored the house including removing layers of paint from the redwood siding, exposing it's natural grain. Inside, spaces flow freely with views of the shaded private back yard on one side and country club grounds on the other. The dining room has a 16' wide ledge-stone wall separating it from the living room. The guest bathroom is completely original and features vintage pink plumbing fixtures and elevated cabinets. ________________________________________________________________________ 10010 Villa Lee Lane, Houston, Texas 77071 Braeburn Valley, Section 5 HAR LINK Braeburn Valley is the location of this all-original custom designed and built family-sized mod that is a step back to another era. You will be amazed upon entering thru the impressive double front doors into the terrazzo floored foyer complete with dramatic custom built stairway and two-story picture window. Pose for your Brady Bunch-like portrait here! Step down into the family room with soaring vaulted ceiling and brick fireplace. Formal living and dining rooms are also reached from the foyer area. The kitchen has original wood cabinets and brick accents, all in excellent condition. There are four bedrooms- two down-stairs and two up-stairs plus a study and a three car garage. This section of the neighborhood was planned with convenient alleys behind the houses, a very uncommon feature in Houston. Upcoming Events This event is sponsored by Houston MODern Market 2013. Click to learn more about next April's event and how to get involved. Support future Mod events by becoming a member of publications will be available during the open house including: Building Modern Houston by Anna Mod, Houston Mod co-founder and advisor. Architecture Center Houston's Film Festival continues this weekend with tickets still available at the door for screenings. Click here for more information. The Mod of the Month program was honored with a Good Brick Award from Preservation Houston (formerly Greater Houston Preservation Alliance, GHPA).
  19. Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, June 24, for Mod of the Month from 2 PM - 4 PM. 7 Hollow Glen Lane, Tomball, Texas 77375 HAR LINK Sited on a heavily wooded naturalistic lot, this house was the personal residence of architect Leon Lee. Lee worked in the office of MacKie and Kamrath during the 1960's and was involved in that firm's design of a large house for George Mitchell and other projects. The MacKie and Kamrath firm's work closely followed the principles of Organic Architecture as demonstrated in the work of Frank Lloyd Wright. Lee's house incorporates many of the signature MacKie and Kamrath details including dramatic cathedral ceilings, numerous skylights, rugged stone walls, copper fireplace face, intricate interior redwood trim, cedar siding with multi-color stained accents, indirect lighting and extensive wood built-ins. This is a unique and well-maintained house on a quiet cul-de-sac. Open Sunday 2-4 PM. Support Houston Mod Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod. Receive exclusive "members only" invitations to tours and special events. Check your membership status or renew at the event with any Houston Mod representative. Houston Mod publications will be available for purchase during the Mod-of-the-Month event.
  20. Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, April 29, for a very special Mod of the Month 2 PM - 4 PM. April is MODern Month in Texas. Fitting for such a special occasion, Houston MOD has arranged access to one of the state's most fantastic yet endangered modern houses. The house is located in Houston on the banks of Buffalo Bayou in Hunters Creek Village. It was designed by Richard S. Colley in 1964 for James and Dorothy Greer. Greer is a developer and business leader from Houston. The plans were a wedding gift from Colley to the Greers. The house is presently listed for sale and in need of a new preservation minded owner. Richard S. Colley (1910-1983) was a nationally acclaimed architect who worked from Corpus Christi, Texas. Educated at Texas A & M College of Architecture, he designed mostly in an organic style of architecture. In Corpus Christi, he designed a fine complex of 1950's modern civic buildings, most of which have sadly been demolished. Colley's greatest work is said to be the Texas Instruments building in Dallas he designed with Otha Neil "O'Neil" Ford. The building was listed in the Handbook of American Architecture in 1961 as one of 14 examples of great American structures. The Greer house, said to be one of Colley's finest, covers over 12,500 SF, all at ground level. Architectural historian Stephen Fox says Colley's aptitude for detailing materials and his precision at linear composition are displayed in the dun-colored brick wall surfaces and the thin projecting roof slab. The pyramid that rises above the center of the house shields an internal courtyard. Refreshments will be available. 108 Timberwilde Lane, Houston, Texas 77024 Hunters Creek Village] HAR LINK Images courtesy Ben Hill. MODern Month Events April is MODern Month in Texas Design Fair starts Wednesday evening and extends to Sunday! All the details are here. Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod. Check your membership status with any Houston Mod representative. Houston Mod publications will be available during the Mod of the Month event. We hope to see you there!
  21. Mod of the Month Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday for Mod of the Month 2PM-4PM. Two wonderful mid-century-modern houses will be open for touring. The houses need new owners/are available for purchase. They are located in the Memorial area of Western Houston near Memorial Drive and Bunker Hill Road. This is a free event.. 11002 Hunters Park Drive, Houston, Texas 77024 Village of Hunters Creek Architect Hy Applebaum designed this much loved one owner house and enthusiastically proclaims it's one of his best. Well sited in a wonderful wooded area, this four bedroom, three plus bath house is thoughtfully detailed and in excellent condition. The great room measures a tremendous 35' x 29' and features a spectacular vaulted ceiling, terrazzo floors, abundant art display walls, double-sided fireplace, and walls of glass viewing the lushly landscaped back yard with swimming pool. Terrazzo floors extend into the kitchen complete with space age appointments like a trio of George Nelson designed bubble lamps orbiting above a semi-circular elevated dining island. The bath rooms and storage areas are equally well designed. HAR Link: http://search.har.com/engine/doSearch.cfm?QUICKSEARCH=11002 s hunters park&FOR_SALE=1 100 Paul Revere Drive, Houston, Texas 77024 Bunker Hill Woods The design of this magnificent stone exterior house was inspired by the work of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Ultimately situated on large bayou-front lots at the terminus of a wooded lane, this one owner house has an exciting multi-level plan to take advantage of the sloping topography. Walls of glass, clerestory windows, terrazzo floors and built-in furniture are featured along with four/five bedrooms and 3 plus bathrooms. Views of the lush landscape, swimming pool, and bayou captivate all major rooms as well as the expansive porches, balconies and terraces. HAR Link: http://search.har.com/engine/0-Paul-Revere-Dr-Houston-TX-77024_HAR55458885.htm Upcoming Houston Mod Events Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod. Check your membership status with any Houston Mod representative. MODern Market 2012 is coming February 24 - 26th. Related events begin February 22nd with a lecture by noted architectural historian Stephen Fox at ArCH and a film premier on February 23rd at the River Oaks Theater. Houston Mod publications will be available during the Mod-of-the-Month event. See you there, Houston Mod
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