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Location: Baytown, Texas
If you’re looking for a bargain, check out this affordable midcentury listing in the coastal city of Baytown, about 30 minutes east of Houston. Designed by noted architect George Pierce of the Houston-based firm Pierce and Pierce, the three-bedroom, three-bath house was built in 1951 with 2,218 square feet.
The second home in Baytown constructed with central air conditioning, the house boasts a geometric chimney as a centerpiece in a wide open living room. Redwood detailing, sloped ceilings, and well-placed windows provide an airy feeling, and the living areas are separated by rolling mid-mod style ribbed glass room partitions.
The bedrooms also feature plentiful windows, including rectangular panes that cover the entirety of one wall. The bathrooms are rather large for the period, and on the whole the house maintains the composition and style originally envisioned by the architect.
A large corner lot measures 10,000 square feet, and giant trees make for a shady and peaceful neighborhood. Priced to sell at $159,900—you can’t get a condo in most cities for that amount—this midcentury gem at 920 Leavins is ready for a new owner.