Past Events

July 15, 2012 Mod of the Month

Mod of the Month: Houston Mod invites you to join us this Sunday for Mod of the Month. Two vintage modern houses in the Braeswood area will be open for touring. The houses are presently available for purchase and looking for new preservation minded owners. They are located close to the medical center in south-west Houston. Special opportunity: Vintage modern dealer Re-Mod will be on hand showing some of their most recent finds! This is a free event. 3617 South Braeswood Blvd., Houston, Texas 77025 Braes Manor Pic Link http://images-99.har.com/e1/mediadisplay/99/hr2968599-3.jpg This marvelous mid-century modern house is prominently situated on a large lot overlooking Braes Bayou and park. Behind the exciting basket weave patterned brick privacy wall you will find a spacious 3,000 sf mod complete with flowing spaces and high beamed ceilings. There is ample space for entertaining in the living room, family room and/or game room. The bathrooms contain deluxe original fixtures such as chrome-plated heaters and magazine holders plus coordinated marble counter tops. Outside there is a porte-cochere plus garage and a Palm Springs style stone garden front landscape. Visit with Re-Mod who will be displaying here. Re-Mod LINK: http://www.remodshop.com/ HAR Link: http://search.har.com/engine/3617-S-Braeswood-Bl-Houston-TX-77025_HAR14967943.htm 2529 Bellefontaine, Houston, Texas 77030 Braeswood Photo link: http://images-01.har.com/e1/mediadisplay/01/hr2933601-15.jpg Photo link: http://images-01.har.com/e1/mediadisplay/01/hr2933601-20.jpg Old Braeswood is the setting for this handsome vintage ranch that contains what is most beloved about 1950`s houses. The house was custom built and the original owner has continued to maintain it in excellent condition. She is hoping a new family will cherish it as much as she has. All rooms are spacious including the family room where blonde is the theme. Original blonde colored paneling, custom bookcases, and parquet wood floors coordinate with the flagstone fireplace wall, all illuminated by original cove and recessed lighting. One wall is sliding glass doors which open to an expansive flagstone-paved terrace. Two full and two half baths are another notable feature of the house. The original tile work in the bath rooms is most admirable and appropriate in completing the vintage statement. Also there is a two car garage and covered parking for two additional vehicles in the integral car port. Such a complete original vintage house is a difficult find and impossible to duplicate and its all still here in excellent condition just blocks from Rice, the Village, and the Medical Center. HAR link: http://search.har.com/engine/2529-Bellefontaine-St-Houston-TX-77030_HAR58505138.htm Re|mod sells vintage mid-century modern furniture and beautifully designed objects of years past catering to anyone from the passing admirer, to the veteran collector. They display annually at Houston MODern Market. Re-Mod LINK: http://www.remodshop.com/ Support future Mod events by becoming a member of Houston Mod. Check your membership status with any Houston Mod representative. 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 the first friend organization of DOCOMOMO US, a national and international modern preservation organization. Houston Mod publications will be available during the open house including: Building Modern Houston by Anna Mod, Houston Mod co-founder and advisor. Houston Mod is planning several members-only and members get-in-free events. If you need to check your membership status, please e-mail info@houstonmod.org See you there, Houston Mod Houston Mod was recognized with a third "Good Brick Award" from Preservation Houston (formerly Greater Houston Preservation Alliance) for the Mod of the Month open house program.