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2 Mod Open Houses Sunday, August 28, 2011


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Mod of the Month

Sunday, August 28th, 2011, 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday for Mod of the Month. Two wonderful houses will be open for touring. The houses are presently available for purchase. They are located in Meyerland and Westbury in southwest Houston. This is a free event.

5607 Indigo St., Houston, Texas 77096

Meyerland Subdivision, Section 10


Prolific Meyerland architect Hy Applebaum designed this classic Mid-Century Modern home. Extensive windows and skylights bring natural light into all rooms. Courtyard entrance with decorative masonry screen wall. Living area has original maple, rolled-corner paneling, dramatic masonry fireplace, terrazzo floors, and 12' ceilings. Original kitchen with marvelous Frigidaire Flair double oven featuring a pull-out range. Numerous special details, built-ins. Landscaped yard with swanky mod pool.


HAR Link

5819 Warm Springs, Houston, Texas 77035

Westbury Subdivision, Section 3


This house was included in the Houston Parade of Homes in April-May 1959, held in Westbury. The tour included 35 houses and was sponsored by the Houston Homebuilders Association. Over 200,000 viewed it during the two month period.

According to Parade marketing materials, the house was built by artist/designer Alma Sevier Tillman and was described as an indoor-outdoor contemporary. Original features included a fountain in the entry and a large mural in the living area. The indoor/outdoor effect was enhanced by interior paneling that matched the tones of the exterior brick. The exterior trim was originally painted turquoise. The brochure noted "Family room and kitchen are masterpieces of built in convenience. Each bedroom closet has special storage provided for hats, shoes and purses. "

A double door entry leads to a soaring living space with cathedral ceilings. The living area includes a bold ledge stone fireplace. The dining room opens to a brick-walled intimate side patio. The innovative kitchen offers a panoramic view from an oversized window above the counter. The master opens to a patio and the pool.


HAR Link


Houston Mod just completed a members-only tour in San Antonio. If you did not receive the announcement, your membership may have expired. Please check your membership status by e-mailing info@houstonmod.org. Trip photos from Mid Tex Mod: Link

Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod.

Houston Mod board members will be available 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.

Houston Mod is a friend organization of DoCoMoMo US, and will participate in the DoCoMoMo US National Tour Day on October 8th. Watch your e-mail for more information.

Houston Mod Members are invited to join DoCoMoMo at 1/2 the regular listed membership rates.

Houston Mod publications will be available during the open house including:

High Style in the Suburbs, The Early Modern Houses of Architect William Jenkins, 1951-1958.

See you Sunday!

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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