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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.
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.
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.
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