A Single-Owner Fifties-Era Mod Just North of Brays Bayou



It’s a mod with original features still intact through and through. Attributed to architect Joseph Krakower and Herb Greene, a designer who worked in his office, the well-preserved and well-screened (top) custom mid-fifties property has deep eaves beneath a hipped roof (redone in 2008) and spreads across a quarter-acre Braes Heights lot. The location is on the spit of homes between Brays Bayou and N. Braeswood Blvd. near Edloe St. The home was listing a week ago with an asking price of $518,000. 





Tall slot windows jazz up most of the corners in the 2,783-sq.-ft. home.





The home has 3 bedrooms. Here’s the master . . .


and one of the 2 secondary bedrooms. (The third bedroom and 3 bathrooms opted out of listing pix.)




Original blueprints for the property were on display at a Houston Mod open house for the property held over the weekend. Materials from Houston Mod date the design to 1957, though the listing and HCAD peg the homes birth year as 1954.

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8 Comment

  • at that price point, i would expect a builder to buy the lot, raze the building and place a tacky stuco gargant as new construction is going for 1.1 to 1.5 million in the neighborhood…

  • I love the houses on that curve of Braeswood. Did it flood during Allison?

  • The houses directly across the street had at least 3 feet of water in them during TS Allison.

  • I live next door, same architects did our house. Please someone buy this and restore it, I want to live next to another mod and not a tacky stuco monstrosity.

  • Our house next door had about 4 inches during Allison, I would imagine this one would be the same.

  • Not attributed; they have the drawings with both Krakower and Greene’s name on them.

  • Joe: Thanks for posting. I was always curious how just badly those homes on the south of N. Braeswood flooded since that small plot of land has a higher elevation than the properties on the opposite (north) of the street. For just $500K, I’d be tempted to buy that beautiful home, but I can’t even imagine having to deal with potential flooding again since the Brays Bayou is right there. Just how bad is clean-up after getting several inches of water in a home?