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Carefully updated midcentury modern asks $260K

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We’ve got terrazzo, exposed beams, and vintage tile

A light brick midcentury modern house features low-angle roofs, green grass, and trees. Photos by TK Images/Daniel Young

Here at Curbed, we love all things midcentury, and we’ve covered everything from how to renovate your 1960s home to tips on where to score the best furniture. We also never tire of ogling midcentury real estate, like this cute three-bedroom, two-bath home built in 1962 in Houston, Texas.

Located southeast of downtown near the soon-to-open Houston Botanic Garden, the 1,850-square-foot home has been renovated with authenticity in mind. The facade features a custom modernist-style door and large picture window with ribbed glass for privacy. The front dining area boasts terrazzo tile flooring and built-ins across one wall and a doorway that leads to the kitchen and den area.

The kitchen blends updates with midcentury flair—the terrazzo tile compliments the retro laminate counters, turquoise sink, and vintage hardware. But our favorite room is the open-concept den, where exposed beams mix with cove lighting for a dramatic effect. Other perks include hardwood floors in the bedroom, original vintage tile in the bathrooms, and a master that features a sliding glass door with access to the backyard.

Love what you see? 5443 Whispering Creek Way is on the market now for $259,900.

A living room has peaked ceilings with exposed beams, light terrazzo tile, and a fireplace in the corner.
The open-concept den features exposed beams, warm wood paneling, and terrazzo tile.
A dining room has a four-person table, terrazzo floors, and built-in open shelving along one wall.
The front dining room has large windows on one side of the room, and built-ins on the other.
A kitchen has white cabinets, light gray counters, and a large window over the sink.
The kitchen features more terrazzo tile, retro laminate counters, and a vintage turquoise sink.
A master bedroom has a wooden platform bed with white linens, a gray accent wall, and a sliding glass door to the backyard.
Hardwood floors and a sliding glass door are perks in the spacious master.
A vintage bathroom has teal cabinets and tile, with a large window, one sink, and a separate toilet room.
Both bathrooms in the home feature vintage-style tile—this one in a cheery teal.
A backyard features a covered patio with chairs, and two dining areas—one picnic table and one other table.
The home’s spacious 1/2-acre lot allows for plenty of space for outdoor entertaining.