03/04/14 12:15pm

Schirra Family in Front of Home on Pine Shadows Dr., Timber Cove, HoustonThe homes depicted in the teevee version of The Astronaut Wives Club may turn out to be a bit more landlocked than the actual Space Age family spreads they’re modeled after. Location scouts for the upcoming ABC mini-series, which will be based on the book by Lily Koppel, appear to be steering clear of the actual Clear Lake-area neighborhoods the original 7 astronaut families lived in — and pushing west instead. Real estate agent Robert Searcy tells Swamplot the location scouts who contacted him were looking for a neighborhood with original-looking mid-fifties-era houses. So he passed info around to owners he knew about, letting them decide if they wanted to open up their homes to teevee crews: “They also contacted Houston Mod,” Searcy says:

“Apparently [the site scouts] are most interested in what they loosely described as ‘mid-range’ homes of the era, not updated. I got them in a few houses in Glenbrook Valley and a couple in Meadowcreek Village, including the Mackie & Kamrath one over there, but I think some of the mods were a bit too grand for what they are looking for. They seem to be most focused on Willowbend right now. So if you live in Willowbend in a non-updated house, don’t be shocked if you get a note on your door!”


From Timber Cove to Willowbend
04/04/08 11:57pm

Commune with nature in Clear Lake Forest, or hobnob with aging astronauts in Timber Cove! This weekend’s open-house roundup runs through both neighborhoods in the city of Taylor Lake Village.

4311 Parkmead Dr., Clear Lake Forest, Taylor Lake Village, Texas

Location: 4311 Parkmead Dr.
Details: 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths; 2,420 sq. ft.
Price: $174,900
The Scoop: Brick 2-story 1972 Clear Lake Forest home with tiny pond in front. Beamed ceiling and stone fireplace in Living Room. Some wood floors. Covered porch in back; overlooking second-story patio. On market since mid-March.
Open House: Sunday, 2-5 pm

The tour marches on . . .