August 2015 Mod of the Month

August 23, 2015
4902 Heatherglen Drive, Meyerland, Houston, TX 77096

The focus on finding new preservation-minded owners for recently flooded modern houses continues. Sunday’s event takes place in Meyerland, located about eight miles southwest of downtown Houston.

Rain totals of up to 11″ flooded Houston on May 26, 2015 causing deaths and damaging over 2,500 homes. Much of the damage occurred in the southwest area of Houston where there is a large concentration of some of Houston’s best mid-century modern architecture leaving its future in peril. Home owners are uncertain if they can or will restore their houses, elevate them, or replace them. 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.

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event.

Contrasting dark toned brick and light toned solar block walls make a crisply elegant geometric statement in this modern house designed by architect W. Jackson Wisdom. The centralized living area views the front and back yards through plate glass walls while the dining room has it’s own solar screened courtyard. Four bedrooms, three baths, a game room and a two car garage complete the picture on the live oak shaded corner lot. Architects Leonard Gabert and Jack Wisdom earlier were partners who designed several modern houses including the Hurwitz house, 3007 S. Braeswood, site of the 2013 Houston MODern Market party.

Unfortunately, 4902 Heatherglen was flooded on Memorial Day and now needs to be rescued by a new preservation minded owner. Please note, this house will be open while undergoing flood remediation. Please take special care while touring the house.