June 2015 Mod of the Month

June 28, 2015
4927 Braesheather Drive, Meyerland, Houston, TX 77096

Let’s help find new preservation minded owners for two of the many flooded houses. This event will focus on the Meyerland neighborhood located ten miles southwest of downtown Houston.

Thanks to Houston MODern Market for sponsoring this FREE event.

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 our 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.

This handsome early 1960’s single level house is made immediately memorable by the textures created by the tube-shaped blocks composing much of it’s front elevation. The living areas focus on two attractive courtyards. There are walls of glass, beamed sloped ceilings, brick walls, a freestanding metal fireplace, indirect lighting, sky lights and terrazzo floors. The kitchen opens wide to the living and dining area plus to a third patio area. Four bedrooms, three baths and a two car garage complete the picture.

5118 Braesheather Drive, Meyerland, Houston, TX 77096

Privacy abounds in this custom designed spacious one owner modern house. Built in 1968, the setting is inviting featuring a sweeping shaded circular drive and recessed front porch with impressive soaring double doors and side windows. There are four bedrooms, three full and one half baths, several sunny and secure court yards plus a two car garage.

This house is not listed on HAR. Additional information will be available at the event. This house can be viewed from the exterior only at this time.