THE REBA HOUSE – 3269 Reba

Reba House was designed by M. Arthur Kotch in 1960 for Lucia and Gordon Cain Founder Cain Chemical). (Original Kotch Architectural plans are available) The home was sold to the current owner who worked with Gordon Cain at Petro- Tex Chemical Corporation in 1965, in a private transaction when Gordon was transferred to New York City. The home has been meticulously maintained by the second and current owner, retaining all of its original MidCentury Modern features and has never been on the market. Reba House is located in the exclusive, inner loop River Oaks neighborhood. Current owners seek a preservation-minded buyer to enjoy this well-built and meticulously maintained mid-century modern classic home.

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ALEXIS LAURENT: BE A FLANEUR at Decorative Center Houston

An Exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures
A Touring Exhibition Hosted by Cohen Design Centers

San Francisco based contemporary artist, Alexis Laurent, will exhibit his paintings and sculptures at Decorative Center Houston.  Laurent’s contemporary paintings and large scale urban sculptures will be on display during Decorative Center Houston’s Fall Market.

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Laurent’s exhibition of painting and sculpture entitled “Be a Flâneur” (translation”Be a Wanderer”) invites the viewer to take a journey into the urban landscape. Laurent encourages the viewer to “get lost” in the “city” that is his exhibit. It is his distinctive paintings and sculptures that distinguish the landscape that he has created. His art  differentiates the space from its surroundings.  Many of the materials used in Laurent’s sculptures are found in nature and portray an urban landscape. read about ALEXIS LAURENT >>

OMNI SIDE TABLE with Swarovski crystals designed by: Hellman + Chang

As much sculptural art as it is functional furniture, Hellman-Chang’s distinctive Omni Side Table gets spectacularly lined with thousands of precious loose Swarovski crystals. more details >>

Oh Man, it’s a Ray! designed by: Ingo Maurer

Oh Man, it‘s a Ray! is both a mobile and a chandelier. Made from simple, natural materials, wooden parts in the shape of coat-hangers and incandescent bulbs, it is an airy and playful, yet impressive object.. more details >> feature 2230 Tangley

Peggy Vineyard – Martha Turner Properties // 2230 Tangley // $1,100,000
Beautiful, sophisticated contemporary, designed by Allen Bianchi. Home features high ceilings, fabulous curved staircase, step down living room with hardwoods and fireplace that overlooks covered back porch. Kitchen has upgraded stainless appliances,concrete floors,granite countertops. Upstairs are all bedrooms/baths,plus den and screened in porch off master and sunroom/4th bedroom. Master bath is fabulous. Quarters or guest room over 2-car garage. Walk to Village. Buyer must verify schools.

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Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary by June Mattingly

Mary McCleary was one of the first artists Mattingly Baker Gallery represented and gave their first gallery show. Mary walked into my gallery one day in the very early 80’s with her husband dressed quite conservatively, no indication she was an artist much less an artist creating individualistic, imaginative abstract 3-D cut paper collages.

Songs of Extinct Birds- Passenger Pigeon | 14 x 12.325 inches 2009, Mixed Media Collage on Paper

Her more complex, now realistic, symbolic compositions require a long, obsessive process of assemblage. Subjects range from still lifes, seascapes, housescapes, nature and figures, still always bearing the McCleary signature touch, most importantly. Over heavy paper she attaches layer upon layer of such a varietyof small artist-manipulated objects as cut paper, foil, glitter, costume jewelry, fabric swatches, broken mirrors, pencils, nails, glass, painted toothpicks, string,leather and plastic children’s toys combined with paint. additional details >>

modernhouston.weekly featured realestate 818 Sugar Creek Blvd

Greg Bennett -Keller Williams Realty Southwest // 818 Sugar Creek Blvd // $1,080,000

Waterfront and golf course views. Designed by architects Mackie and Kamrath. Kamrath was a devotee of Frank Lloyd Wright’s usonian architecture.With partner Fred MacKie, they introduced Wright’s style of modernism to Houston during a period of intense urban growth in the 1940s and 50s. Built by/for H.A. Lott, general contractor for the Astrodome, Houston Police HQ and many commercial buildings in and around Houston. Recently updated with care to preserve the Architect’s vision. 36,041 sq.ft lot. simply the finest modern real estate in HOUSTON