February 2019 Mod of the Month

February 24, 2019
221 West Bayou Drive, Dickinson, TX 77539

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Please join us for an open-house event to help find a new preservation-minded owner for this vintage modern house in the Bayou Bend neighborhood of Dickinson located approximately 29 miles south of downtown Houston, Sunday, February 24, 2019
for a Mod of the Month open house event from 2 – 4 PM.

This true space age mod, built in 1962 for the NASA Director of Engineering & Development, is situated on 1.4 waterfront acres along picturesque Dickinson Bayou. The property has recently been thoughtfully restored and updated by the daughter of the original owners. The approach to the house is made by a sweeping circular drive leading to a spacious covered porch complemented by an open screen block wall, large spherical hanging light fixture, and a double-door entrance surrounded by glass. The entry sequence continues through an ample brick-walled foyer opening wide to the family room with high beamed ceiling and three walls of glass viewing the swimming pool and treed bayou-scape complete with dock. Four bedrooms, 4-1/2 baths, fully stocked mother-in-law apartment, and many more additional features complete the scene.

The house was built for Maxime A. Faget (pronounced fa-jay) who came to the area in 1961. He designed the Mercury spacecraft and contributed to the design of the Gemini and Apollo spacecraft as well as the Space Shuttle. Bayou Bend is a subdivision of 59 properties located in Galveston County and served by the Dickinson Independent School District.