January 1, 2013

Vintage Mod House Rises From The Dead: 7919 Glenview Drive

Dave and Cheryl Bowman zeroed in on Glenbrook Valley after moving into the city from The Woodlands to minimize work com- mutes. “We wanted to be within a 10-15 minute commute, so we

started the search for a home close to Houston,” says Cheryl Bowman. “Glenbrook Valley was interesting to us initially because of how close it is to drive into Houston for work.”

With the help of Realtor Robert Searcy, whose enthusiasm for Glenbrook has converted many a casual home shopper into a jubilant Glenbrooker, Dave and Cheryl quickly became drawn to the mystique of this Mid Century wonderland. The neighborhood of more than 1,200 homes was named Texas’ first post-World War II historic district in June 2011.

The complete Houston House & Home magazine can be found here

When it was built in 1954 as the county basked in the postwar prosperity, David and Cheryl Bowman’s newly-restored home was a testament to American progress — a technically-advanced home that wholly embraced the modern age and its science of living.

There was an advanced kitchen, intercoms in every room and a wall of fully-operable windows that welcomed the sun while fighting off its heat. An open plan allowed public spaces to flow into one another with the busiest of those areas, the living room, set slightly lower than the rest to take advantage of the cool ground during hot Texas summers.

The complete CultureMap article can be found here

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