It isn’t listed on MLS, but this 2-story mod from 1963 is now for sale. You can see it this weekend: The house at 8008 Colgate St. in Glenbrook Valley is one of 3 featured properties in this weekend’s “Mod of the Month” open house hosted by Houston Mod (along with 2 Meadowcreek Village homes that were featured on Swamplot recently). This one is the product of a to-the-studs renovation and expansion completed last year.
What a journey it’s been: ”A long term owner had let the house go,” reports agent Robert Searcy, who’s representing the seller. “The flat roof had leaked, water and mold damage plus animals that had been allowed to defecate in the house, I think maybe even some that died in the house and were never removed. The owner’s cars had been sitting in the garage for decades, on flats, fake Christmas trees and junk piled on them, (a Rolls Royce and a Jaguar sedan, both had been bought new originally).”
Here are a few before-and-after views to give a picture:
After all the clean-up and add-ons, the house now measures 5,870 sq. ft. — with 4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms (2 of them halves), and separate media, gym, play, and billiards rooms, reports Searcy. The new roof has a slight pitch to it, he says. Among the many new systems installed: a setup to harvest rainwater. And the toilets have remote controls.
The asking price for the home, which backs up to Sims Bayou on a 34,562-sq.-ft. lot, is $525,000. The open house runs Sunday from 2 to 4.
- Tour Three Mods at the June 8th Mod of the Month In Glenbrook Valley and Meadowcreek Village [Houston Mod]