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Swell ’50s home with period details wants $399K

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Located in Houston’s historic Glenbrook Valley district

Tudo-style brick home with front yard and Spanish moss trees in front.
The 1956 home is located in Houston’s historic Glenbrook Valley neighborhood.
Photos courtesy of Robert Searcy Properties

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Location: Houston, Texas

Price: $399,900

Another midcentury gem has landed on the market in Glenbrook Valley, a Houston, Texas, neighborhood that is considered the largest post-World War II historic district in the country. Built in 1956, the Tudor-reminiscent brick home is up for sale for the first time in half a century and appears to remain largely untouched, with swell ’50s touches intact throughout.

Measuring 4,211 square feet, the spacious corner-lot residence features a host of period details including ash paneling, cypress beams, flagstone floors, millwork, molding, and large windows throughout. The main floor offers multiple common spaces, comprising a formal living room with double doors leading to formal dining, a wood-paneled family room with wet bar, period kitchen with what appears to be original cabinetry and a breakfast area, master suite with dressing area, study, and, finally, a sun room.

Upstairs are an additional four bedrooms for a total of five, with three and half baths, a game room, guest apartment with separate entrance and full kitchen, and a private backyard with Spanish moss trees rounding out the property. Located at 8122 Colgate Street one exit outside the Loop, it’s offered at $399,900. With a refresh, it could be just the place for a modern family.

Courtesy of Robert Searcy Properties