On The Market

A groovy, far-out house shakes up the Houston real estate scene: You can just feel the shag in this baby

A groovy, far-out house shakes up H-Town's real estate scene with shag

21 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
It's family time in this wood-paneled den with orange shag carpeting. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
2 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
Welcome to 6th and Purdy streets in Brookshire. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
3 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
A brick fireplace anchors the living room. Note the lighted display niche built into the same wall. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
Grasscloth wallcoverings help set the stage for upscale living. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
Natural light pours into every room of the house, including the dining room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
14 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
Built-ins are perfect for displaying modernist tableware and serving pieces. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
16 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
Easily at hand from the living room is the kitchen with sunny yellow vintage tile counters and vintage stove. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
17 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
Check out the original wallpaper in the adjacent breakfast area. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
10 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
The master suite enjoys a vaulted ceiling and wall of glass with access to a private brick wall-enclosed courtyard. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
7 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
A bright sitting area off the master bedroom could easily be used as an office. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
Another look at the sitting area. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
11 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
Find terrazzo file, a huge vanity and large closet space in the master bath. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
19 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
The original master features an en suite bath, plenty of room and three windows for lots of natural light - plus shag carpeting, baby! Photo courtesy of © TK Images
20 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
A mod-style slanted vanity cabinet, vintage tile and original woodwork are highlights of the ensuite bath. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
12 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
The third bedroom, this one with plantation shutters. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
13 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
A cheery hall bath with vintage appointments. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
22 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
Another view of the family room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
23 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
The glass-walled Florida room, original to the structure, provides great over-flow space for large parties. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
24 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
The Florida room from another angle. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
25 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
Another smaller patio space is just beyond.  Photo courtesy of © TK Images
26 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
Mature trees shade the expansive lawn. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
21 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
2 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
3 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
14 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
16 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
17 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
10 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
7 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
11 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
19 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
20 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
12 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
13 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
22 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
23 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
24 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
25 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014
26 On the Market mid-mod ranch-style house in Brookshire 6th and Purdy streets September 2014

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Get hip in Brookshire in an ultra swank ranch-style residence with pine wood-paneled rooms, gold and orange decor accents and, of course, groovy shag carpeting throughout. The time capsule home is for sale at $275,000 in all its mid-century glory.

Walk through
Located at 6th and Purdy streets in this quiet neighboring town, the rancho deluxe house sits back on the half-acre-plus corner lot. Built in 1954 by its single owner, the one-story home offers 3,618 square feet of far-out neatness. A brick fireplace anchors the formal living room, and a lighted display niche is found in the same wall. Grasscloth covers the other walls here, and a wall of windows brings in lots of natural light.

 Built in 1954 by its single owner, the one-story home offers 3,618 square feet of far-out neatness. 

The funky period details continue into the formal dining room, where a mid-century light fixture hangs above the table. A wall of built-ins is perfect for displaying modernist tableware and serving pieces. Easily at hand from this room is the kitchen with sunny yellow vintage tile counters, vintage stove and conversation-worthy original wallpaper in the adjacent breakfast area

Orange shag is underfoot in the family room, which is paneled in real pine, and is also found in a white version in large secondary bedroom with ensuite bath showcasing vintage tile and original woodwork. The master suite digs a vaulted ceiling and wall of glass with access to a private brick wall-enclosed courtyard. A bright sitting area off the master bedroom could easily be used as an office. The master bath features terrazzo tile, a huge vanity and large closet space.

A third bedroom with plantation shutters offers more accommodations for family or guests, and a cool guest bath is nearby, also in a sunny yellow. All three bedrooms are extra spacious, ranging from 20-by-16 feet to 14-by-13 feet. Owners may include some of the period furnishing and accessories with the sale of the house.

Step outside . . .
Almost, at least, to the the glass-walled Florida room original to the structure. This area between indoor and outdoor living provides great overflow space for large parties. Another patio space is just beyond. The expansive lawn is full of mature trees. The attached garage is built for two cars.

Square footage: 3,618

Asking price: $275,000

Listing agent: Robert Searcy, Robert Searcy Properties