January 2017 Mod of the Month

January 22, 2017
8822 Prichett Drive, Meyerland, Houston, TX 77024
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Please help us find new preservation-minded owners for these fascinating vintage modern/contemporary houses located in the Willow Meadows and Meyerland, about seven miles southwest of downtown. Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event. Save the date for the next MODern Market on April 21-23, 2017

Charles Tapley designed this well-considered house in 1957 and it remains very close to its original condition.  A handsome integrated porch-carport entrance leads to the living areas, open on all sides to the private natural setting. Extensive use of glass walls, brick flooring and redwood paneling imbue the spaces with refinement making it a pleasure to experience. This Meyerland house has never flooded.

Charles Tapley (1931 – 2015) was an architect and landscape architect determined to create outstanding places and structures. He was a graduate of Rice Institute and became a registered architect in 1960 and a registered landscape architect in 1970. Houston Mod has featured some of his other designs such as 1807 Wroxton, 610 Grecian Way and Tranquility Park.





9706 Cliffwood Drive, Willow Meadows, Houston, TX 77096
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This intriguing 1950s modern house features an atrium, walls of glass, skylights, and extensive built-ins including a floating wall between the entry and dining areas.  It is a spacious house situated on a roomy bayou-front lot. The house experienced minor flooding in 2016 and is ready for repair. The original set of plans is available for research.