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Magazine-worthy ’50s home wants $225K

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Designed in conjunction with Parents’ magazine for the 1956 Greater Houston Builder’s Association Parade of Homes.

Brick facade and clerestory windows characterize home with broadly pitched roof.
The 1956 home was designed in conjunction with Parents’ magazine for the 1956 Greater Houston Builder’s Association Parade of Homes.
TK Images courtesy of Robert Searcy Properties

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Location: Houston, Texas

Price: $225,000

This charming midcentury modern home in Glenbrook Valley, Houston, was designed by E. Kelly Gaffney in conjunction with Parents’ magazine for the 1956 Greater Houston Builder’s Association Parade of Homes. Recently renovated and restored, the 1,270-square-foot residence features three bedrooms, two baths, and many of the era’s architectural considerations.

Brick walls and a broadly pitched roof characterize the exteriors, while the interiors boast a soaring great room with tongue-and-groove beamed ceilings, clerestory windows, and an open floorplan. Here, a living room flows into a dining room and into a period kitchen, where green Formica countertops and what appears to be original cabinetry remain.

The bathrooms include original pink tiling in one and lemon yellow in the other, while hardwood floors are found throughout the house. The bedrooms are spacious, while a wooden deck and a generously sized backyard offer outdoor entertaining opportunities. Located at 7606 Cayton Street, it’s offered at $225,000.

Courtesy of Robert Searcy Properties