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15460109031_33af54db39_o.jpg February Mod of the Month

Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, February 14, 2016 for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2-4 PM.
 
The focus on finding new preservation-minded owners for Meyerland's vintage modern houses continues. Sunday's event takes place in Meyerland, located about eight miles southwest of downtown Houston.
 
Meyerland has a large concentration of some of Houston's best mid-century modern architecture. Many properties there are now in need of new preservation-minded owners, some due to the weather-related damages suffered last May. 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. 
 
Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event.
 

Architect Herb Ulbricht designed this mostly flat roofed modern house for his family in the mid-1960s. The public rooms are organized around a now enclosed atrium with floor to ceiling windows and sliding glass doors that allow free flow and views of the geometrically arranged private yard with swimming pool. Spaces are gallery-like with natural wood ceilings supported by wood beams. Expansive walls provide abundant art display possibilities. Flexible bedroom arrangements give optional uses such as a game room and/or studio. 
 
Herbert H. Ulbricht was born in Lockhart in 1923 and graduated from the University of Texas in 1949. He became a registered architect in Texas in 1952. He was a partner of Stayton Nunn and his son, Stayton Nunn, Jr., from 1957-1960, when he designed the William Bates house (1957) located at 210 Pine Hollow Lane. In 1960, he opened his own firm where he designed Anson Jones Elementary School (1967), Long Point National Bank (1967), and Northwest Savings Building (1969). He and his wife Martha, daughter of Stayton Nunn, live in Austin today. Mr. Ulbricht is in the process of sending Houston Mod more information about his career. 
   

More Meyerland Mods to See
Drive by these nearby houses also listed and in need of new preservation-minded owners:
 
 
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9619 Cedarhurst Dr.

Lucian Hood Jr.,architect

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of all 6 properties

 
 
 
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Mecom Fountain
The historic Mecom Fountain at Herman Park is currently undergoing renovations as part of a delayed TxDOT Grand Gateway project. Houston Mod has expressed concerns over the appropriateness of the alterations to the 1964 fountain designed by Eugene Werlin. Learn more in Lisa Gray's Houston Chronicle articlefollowup article, and a KHOU news report.  
 
 
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Photo by Rocio Carlon Studios
Houston: Uncommon Modern
Join Houston Mod and AIA Houston at the closing celebration for the Houston: Uncommon Modern exhibit, including a panel discussion and release of the exhibit catalog. Monday, February 15 at 5:30 PM. For more info visit the Facebook event page.
 
 
 
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We hope to see you Sunday and Monday!

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SpaceAge    24

The address of the Heatherglen Drive house is actually 4955.  

The agent of this one said it will be fine to walk the lot and look through the windows today during the event from 2-4 PM. 

 

We hope to see you-all at Mod of the Month!

 

And come see us Monday at AIA for the Uncommon Modern book release.

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SpaceAge    24

4955 Heatherglen has been demolished as well. There isn't a thing left on the lot but bare soil.

Even the swimming pool, which was at the back edge of the lot, is gone.  

The house made a big contribution to the mid-century appeal of that block. 

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