Light and Dark in a Meyerland Mod

After a good life with its original owners, this well-draped and well-preserved 1961 Mod in Meyerland hit the market earlier this week, asking $625,000. The exterior’s contrast of light brick and dark trim repeats inside, where warm-toned paneling pairs with glass, and mirrors expand the effect. The home’s curved driveway sweeps across the front yard, but the garage is farther down the side street, served by a driveway stub at the back lot line.


In the dark-doored foyer (top, background), a mirrored wall extends the down-and-up open floor plan. Terrazzo pads flank the step-down white-on-white living room, which shares a roof-pitched, west-facing clerestory with the dining room:

In the kitchen, where cabinets are dark and counters white, a peek-a-boo service window (above, at left) connects to the breakfast room (below). Views from the dining room-kitchen-breakfast room lineup face Braesheather, the side street.

At the heart of the 3,436-sq.-ft., 4-or-5-bedroom home, there’s a 27-ft.-by-20-ft. den. The sloped ceiling provides a little extra overhead space but, the heavy-mantled wood-burning fireplace is a floor-hugger, its horizontal lines extended by an asymmetrical hearth. Extensive built-in shelving and cabinetry includes a compartment for a (well-) hidden television:

Den windows and doors overlook the back yard, a shallow flagstone patio, and the home’s bedroom wing:

A wet bar’s mirrored space shows its access to the den (at left). Another glass wall, this one in the room-with-a-view master suite, looks out toward the back:

The footprint of the master bath — 1 of 4 full baths in the home — includes a dressing room (above) with 2 walk-in closets and an extra storage cabinet. The adjacent bath area has 2 vanity sinks and a spa tub. Floor-to-ceiling glass on the exterior wall includes a sliding door to the side yard:

Secondary bedrooms feature sliding-door closets:

Fitted between the back of the 2-car garage and the bedroom wing (below, at left), the home’s covered patio and yard face east:

The corner-lot home is parked one block back of the usually tame banks of Brays Bayou, one house in from S. Rice Blvd. The neighborhood mandates a $450 annual maintenance fee.

10 Comment

  • Very cool house, not $600k cool, but still very cool…

  • I went to an estate sale at this house a few months back. Was a great house. Nice neighborhood too.

  • Nice to see it was maintained so well inside and out, it may be dated but in beautiful shape. $600 thou is way over my head, hope it gets new owners that don’t tear it down!

  • I think it’s a Mod masterpiece, albeit an over-priced one. Stunning.

  • Beautiful home. You could put your own Brady Bunch shows! That kitchen needs some harvest gold or avacado coloring to be retro perfect. Has anyone else noticed that 1960/70’s ovens last forever… When I bought my 1963 home, the only original appliance left in the kitchen was an O’Keefe and Merritt oven. The lady next door to me (who has lived there since 1966) has the same model as mine – it’s still going strong.

  • Meyeland is a amazing neighborhood I live right next to it. This house is worth 400k to $450 it needs $65k to $125k worth of updates. What is with the prices of home in Meyeland homes that need $65k+ of updated are being listed $100k to $175k more than they are worth what is up??

  • I grew up in a mod similar to this house. My father would give me 50 cents to sweep and mop those dang terrazzo floors. I hated it then. Today I think terrazzo looks nice as long as someone else sweeps and mops.

  • When people talk about a time-capsule house “needing” tens of thousands in updates, I am willing to go along if the updates you are talking about are to the electrical system, AC, plumbing, etc. But if you get a vintage style house, does it really “need” to be transformed to look like every other cookie-cutter house in Katy or Pearland? Is that really an improvement or just an architectural and design “dumbing down” to fit the more mundane tastes of more mundane people.

  • What Whatever said.

  • It needs some updating, not just electrical, etc. Gold fixtures aren’t exactly “mod”. Same goes for the crappy carpeting. Otherwise a gorgeous home.