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Tour Elevated Mod September 25, 2021


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September Mod of the Month

Houston Mod invites you to join us this Saturday, September 25, 2021
for a Mod of the Month open house event from 1 - 3 PM.

Please help find a new preservation-minded owner for this outstanding vintage modern house located in the Braeswood area, about 6 miles southwest of downtown Houston. Event parking is available on Glen Arbor as well as on Edloe and Tartan Streets.

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. 


3615 North Braeswood Boulevard, Braes Heights, Houston, Texas 77025
 HAR Link   |   Google Map

Architect Joseph Krakower, with associate Herb Greene, designed this exceptional house in 1957 for the Salzman family who owned it until 2014. The house incorporates a number of handsome artistic design elements making it a pleasure to experience.  When touring, note the repeated triangular theme, pyramidal volumes over several rooms, the corner-placed plate glass windows, and the textured glass elements with graduated divisions. The house was damaged by Hurricane Harvey but has recently been elevated and repaired in a thoughtful manner. It is listed in the AIA Houston Architecture Guide along with the house next door, 3611 North Braeswood, by the same architects.

Joseph David Krakower (1922 -1986) was born in Houston and graduated from Rice Institute in 1943 with a BS in architecture. He then attended USC where he earned a Masters in Architecture degree in 1947. He worked for Robert Kerrah and Lenard Gabert before starting his own firm in 1949. Krakower also designed the Barvin house, until recently located at 3506 Glen Arbor. 

Herb Greene was Krakower's designer from 1954 to 1958 and later achieved international acclaim with his own practice. Greene was born in New York and graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1953 from the University of Oklahoma. He studied under and worked for Bruce Goff in Norman, Oklahoma and also worked for John Lautner in Los Angeles, California before coming to Houston. 


6653 Wildwood Way, Houston, Texas 77043
HAR.com  |   Google Map

Drive-by only.  Here's an early somewhat International style mod available in Idylwood, five miles southeast of  downtown Houston. The house was built of Vibrex Tile in 1937 and designed by Swenson, Heidbreder & Bush.


News & Upcoming Events

Docomomo US Tour Day
Saturday, October 2, 2021


Join Houston Mod in conjunction with Docomomo US Tour Day 2021 for an exclusive event at the Strawberry Park Pavilion. This expressive, cast - concrete gem was designed by Fitch & Holcomb Architects ca. 1965. Stay for a full evening of festivities sponsored by the City of Pasadena. Schedule of events will be announced soon. 

Astrodome Survey

How should the Astrodome be reused? Please help our friends at the Astrodome Conservancy by taking their Future Dome survey.

Houston Mod is a friend organization of Docomomo US, a national non-profit organization dedicated to the Documentation and Conservation of the Modern Movement. Docomomo US has been dedicated to this mission for nearly 25 years as a chapter of Docomomo International. A single Docomomo US Domestic membership may be added to any Houston Mod membership for the 50% discounted Friend Organization rate of $45.00

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.

Copyright © 2021 Houston Mod, P.O. Box 541353, Houston, TX 77254, All rights reserved.


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