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July 19 Mod of the Month- 2 Open Houses 2-4PM


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Mod of the Month

Memorial Bend

Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday, July 19th (2:00-4:00 PM), for Mod of the Month.

Two wonderful mid-century modern houses currently for sale will be open for touring. Both are located in the Memorial Bend subdivision of west Houston near Memorial Drive and the Sam Houston Toll Road/Beltway 8. Memorial Bend is a remarkable neighborhood containing many fine examples of architect designed 1950's and 1960's era contemporary houses.

The Houston Mod exhibit Endangered Modern- The Real Story, presently displayed at the AIA Houston gallery at 315 Capitol Street, features the Memorial Bend neighborhood as one area of Houston where modern structures are under the threat of being lost.

423 Isolde Drive, Houston, Texas 77024

Memorial Bend, Section 3



This is one of Memorial Bend's finest mid-century modern houses. The open, light-filled design by renowned Architect William Floyd is well maintained with no inappropriate alterations.

The formals have a fireplace, narrow-ribbon hardwoods, vaulted ceilings and expansive clerestory windows. Both the spacious eat-in kitchen & den with built-ins overlook a gorgeous swimming pool and unusually large wooded lot. This house has four bedrooms which is a rare find for the area.

HAR Link

12915 Butterfly Lane, Houston, Texas 77024

Memorial Bend, Section 1


This mid-century modern house has a low pitched roof and an attractive courtyard entry. Rafter slotted roof openings provided in the entry courtyard allow plants and small trees to flourish and reach for the sky. The kitchen is located near the front entrance while the living and dining areas overlook the tree shaded back yard. The attached garage has been converted to a large living area complete with fire place and bathroom. This room can also be used as a separate efficiency apartment. Three bedrooms are located along the east side of the house. It's near parks, a bird sanctuary, and shopping.


While in the area, enjoy the Edith L. Moore Nature Sanctuary, a 17.5 acre wooded sanctuary along Rummel Creek with a restored log cabin that houses a variety of education programs reaching out into Houston and surrounding areas. Open to the public 365 days a year, it also contains Houston Audubon offices.

Houston Mod publications will be available including the recently released High Style in the Suburbs, The Early Modern Houses of Architect William Jenkins, 1951-1958. This book with beautiful color photographs makes a great gift.

See you there,

Houston Mod

Houston Mod was recently recognized with a third "Good Brick Award" from the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance for the Mod-of-the-Month open house program.

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Is the house on butterfly for sale? Anybody have any pictures or a HAR link?

The house on Butterfly is for sale.

The agent has now placed the listing on HAR. HAR Link

Based on information from the 1956 Southwestern Bell Telephone Directory, this house appears to have been occupied by the same owner since 1956 or earlier.

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