Here’s another “Century Built” hollow-concrete-tile home designed by Allen R. Williams Jr. This 1954 model is at 6328 Brookside Dr. in Simms Woods. Interior designer and recently minted architect Ben Koush plucked it from obscurity and gussied it up for himself a few years back. It isn’t for sale, but it is available to compare with the unrenovated one that is, across Lawndale in Idylwood. Koush’s home has now been added to the roster for Houston Mod’s Mod of the Month open house this weekend. Both homes will be open Saturday from 1 to 4.
A few views inside:
- Brookside House [Ben Koush]
- East End Modern (PDF) [Cite]
- What the Last Century Built: Idylwood Modern, in Concrete [Swamplot]
Photos: Ben Koush
Very nice renovation! I hope the house in Idylwood has a similar future.
Here is another great mid-mod for sale in Meyerland…anyone know anything about this one? History, etc?
That is a nice one, Tim!
@Tim That was Houston Mod’s mod-of-the-month a week ago. Where have you been?
Holy moly, that is adorable!
a little slow on the uptake :)
Wow!~ The 9007 Manhattan house is my wife’s childhood home. Her mom sold it in ’98 or ’99 to an architect who then updated it beautifully. Unfortunately he was just convicted for child porn this week and is going to jail! Perhaps the reason it is for sale? There is a vacant lot that was part of the deal, but looks like they are selling that separately. GREAT PRICE, btw.
If you or your wife would like to help do a write-up on her childhood home in Meyerland, I would be happy to put it up on houstonmod.org. Do you know the architect? We can look it up at the Meyerland office, but I haven’t done that yet…