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