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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


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!

Edited by SpaceAge
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