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Famous oilman-tied Mid-Century Mod house with a pool and a big backyard on sale for just $225,000

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Welcome to 9307 McAvoy. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Just off the flagstone floored entry is the main living area. Here, you'll find brick interior accent walls, recent hardwoods, fireplace and original paneling. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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An opposite view towards the foyer shows the fireplace and wrap-around paneled wall. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The study area with hardwood floors and floor-to-ceiling glass overlooks the pool area. The sliding doors were upgraded to insulated ones but retain the look and feel of this Mid-century structure. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The glass curtain wall extends along the back side of the period kitchen with original O'Keefe & Merritt ovens and swank original tile backsplash. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Another view of the kitchen. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The dining area with vintage light fixture. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The master has hardwood floors and is located at the rear of the home for added privacy. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Note the vintage tile in the master bath. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The front bedroom also has hardwood flooring. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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More vintage tile in the guest bath. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The middle bedroom. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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You'll enjoy great interplay between indoor and outdoor spaces, perfect for backyard entertaining. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Opposite view of the pool looking from the house. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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A large side yard leaves room for pets or a garden. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Even more land comes with this property with this additional easement area adjacent to the lot. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Park in the two-car carport, which also includes a large storage and utility area (not shown). Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Editor's Note: Houston and the surrounding areas are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through some of the best and gives you the lowdown on what's hot on the market.

A steal of a deal has hit the Houston market: A Mid-century modern home sitting on a huge 18,000-square-foot shaded lot with swimming pool is listed at $225,00 for the buyer who acts the fastest.

About the area

Designed by prominent architect Lucian Hood, this single-family house at 9307 McAvoy sits in the quiet community of Braes Timbers in South Bellaire. The area was originally ranch property owned by businessman Walter Fondren Sr., one of the founders of the former Humble Oil Co.

Walk through

Owners enter into the main living area and immediately feel the vintage mod character of the home. Flagstone and brick interior accent walls are found throughout the three-bedroom house, as are hardwood floors and original paneling. The period kitchen with O'Keefe & Merritt ovens boasts original cabinetry and light fixtures. A study area with glass curtain wall overlooks the backyard with pool.

The master bedroom and bath are located at the back of the house for privacy. Two additional bedrooms and a full bath add to the living quarters.

Step outside

Entertaining is a snap, with the house opening to an expansive backyard with in-ground swimming pool. The backyard deck runs the full length of the back of the house. A side yard leaves rooms for pets or a garden, and a sizeable, additional easement comes with the property.

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Recent updates on this fixer-upper include roofing, electricity needs and wood flooring. The house is a rare find for mod enthusiasts seeking Mid-century style yet willing to invest in some system and structural improvements.

Square footage: 1,893

Asking price: $225,000

Listing agent: Robert Searcy, Robert Searcy Properties

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