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Two great Houston modern homes...

Postby texasdago » Wed Jan 29, 2003 9:17 am

...are for sale. I hope good owners will pick these up. I particularly like the butterfly roofed home.

http://www.har.com/search/engine/indexd ... =1&sTYPE=0

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http://www.har.com/search/engine/indexd ... =1&sTYPE=0

The second one received some national recognition in 1958 via American Builder magazine and was once owned by Emmy award-winning TV journalist, John Davenport.

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Postby Futura Girl » Wed Jan 29, 2003 11:44 am

The butterfly roof one looks an awful lot like the Alexander Homes in Palm Springs and Northridge.

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Butterfly roof home

Postby texasdago » Wed Jan 29, 2003 12:47 pm

It's a cool home and it is very well maintaned. My wife and I visited PS last summer and drooled over the Alexander homes and Wexler's steel homes. We loved them.

In many ways, Floyd did what Alexander did... he had a basic floorplan that he repeated throughout the neighborhood with modifications to facade.

For example, these three homes have the same floorplan:

http://users.ev1.net/~michaelb/bend/414iso.htm

and

http://users.ev1.net/~michaelb/bend/12942han.htm

and

http://users.ev1.net/~michaelb/bend/12918fig.htm

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Postby GaryR50 » Mon May 05, 2003 7:27 am

The butterfly roofed house also looks alot like some of the homes in The Village, in Oklahoma City (built between 1950 and 1960).
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The Village

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Postby texasdago » Mon May 05, 2003 11:48 am

The best way to track down that info. is via a local architecture library. I've spent hours in the basement of Rice University looking at the microfiche of Sunday classified and real estate sections of the Houston Chronicle and Houston Post from the 50s. Tedious but you can dig up a ton of stuff.

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Postby GaryR50 » Mon May 05, 2003 12:18 pm

Thanks for the suggestion, Tex. I know of two such libraries that would most likely have something: University of Central Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Historical Society. :)
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