Midcentury Modern Meyerland home with a distinctively shaped Living Room. In uncertain condition, on a large corner lot.
With the Carousel House reduced to rubble, Mod fans on HAIF have turned their attention to this 3,352-square-foot home from 1964 on a third-of-an-acre site at the corner of South Braeswood and S. Rice. It’s a foreclosure, and went on the market earlier this week:
I went and saw this house yesterday, and it has some amazing features. I think it’s likely that it is the House of Formica, for every surface–walls, cabinets, bars, etc.–is covered in Formica. I don’t think there’s is a drop of paint anywhere.
But . . .
the house is also really odd. I like strange, and this one is strange without being cool. Some of the design features just aren’t right. Therefore, it’s possible that we’re heading for another Moonlight. I hope not, but I doubt the house will go for anything above lot value.
After the jump, photos of some of those just-not-right design features — available free with land purchase! Plus special bonus: it’s really close to the bayou.
First, the hexagonal Living Room
. . . with walls separating it from the Kitchen,
which looks like this:
The adjacent Breakfast Room:
Hex-happy Master Bath:
It’s not all Formica. This wall is cork:
“Rocket-shaped” door hinges:
And two of the original sconces:
- 5103 Braeswood [HAR]
- Meyerland Mod Foreclosure, 5103 Braeswood [HAIF]
- From Mod Pad to Mold Pit in Four Years: The Sorry Saga of the Carousel House [Swamplot]
- Carousel House Demo: Mold Wants To Be Free [Swamplot]
Interior Photos: HAIF user missjanel