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  1. 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!
  2. 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!
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