Property Crush

This Well-Preserved Mid-Century Modern House Is Listed for Under $250,000

published Apr 29, 2021
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The details

  • Address: 7606 Cayton Street, Houston, Texas
  • Price: $239,900
  • Size: 1,270 square feet
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
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Why we have a crush on this property

There’s a reason mid-century modern homes are highly coveted these days. It’s the same reason they were beloved when they were first built: because they’re stunning. This 1956 gem for sale in Houston is yet another example of impressive mid-century design, with a breezy brick entryway and a low-slung angular roof. The best part? It’s listed for only $239,900.

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Situated in Houston’s Glenbrook Valley Historic District, the three-bedroom house was built by architect E. Kelly Gaffney as a Parents Magazine Home. Much of the home’s ‘50s flair has been retained: There’s an airy open floor plan in the main living and dining area, plus vaulted ceilings, and, of course, large walls of glass that let in loads of natural light.

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Throughout the home, the hardwood floors have been refinished, the light fixtures are period-appropriate, and the interior doors are original. The kitchen shows off its authentic cabinetry and countertops, and in the bathrooms, vintage pale pink and yellow tiles dazzle MCM lovers. 

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Outside, a rear deck with retro detailing overlooks the grassy backyard. There’s also a fairly spacious shed in the backyard with electricity — it could be turned into a cozy home office or artist’s studio. This rare property is listed for $239,900 by Robert Searcy with Robert Searcy Properties.

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