For $215K, an Unspoiled Meadowcreek Village Sleepy Creek Rancho Deluxe That’s Kept Its Quirks



Almost matching wings of a deep set 1960 “rancho deluxe” mod extend across the front of a wedge lot formed by the street curling off Forest Oaks Dr. in Meadowcreek Village. When listed last week, the asking price was $215,000 for the property — believed to have been custom built back in the day for the owner of Moore Paper Co. It’s still a swank spread offering many period details — and a few curiosities . . .



There’s a scenic seaside folly beckoning from the wallpaper mural in the formal (and combo) dining-living room:


A brick mock fireplace provides a quasi-divider between the family room and kitchen:


First, though, there’s the corner still full of custom cabinetry from a vintage built-in stereo system:


The exposed timber spine of the vaulted ceiling extends across both rooms and matches . . .


the cabinetry (with grab-angled hardware) and wall paneling. Several appliances, such as a NuTone food processor to the left of the sink, appear to be built into the backsplash:



Across the tile, the metallic remains of a paper-cup dispenser sit above the old built-in sound system by the microwave:


In the master suite, there’s a warren of spaces off the sleeping area . . .


which also has a bay window somewhere under the cascades of drapery:


Both doors flanking the bureau lead past closets to the master bathroom.


The door near the head of the bed heads past a vanity and into . . .


the sanctum of Mamie Pink tile. Between the split sinks, there’s a paper towel dispenser, currently used as a hamper:


Commode and tub have handy access to the home’s second paper-cup dispenser:


The adjacent closet area off a small hallway leading to the foot of the bed starts with a built-in dresser with a mirror that takes the long view:



The 2,519-sq.-ft. home has 2 secondary bedrooms:



Here’s one of the other bathrooms, updated at some point with Corian countertops. There’s also a half-bath near the utility room.


A portion of the back yard has a patio. The listing also mentions “detached bonus space”


The lot is 12,300 sq. ft., much of it front lawn:



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11 Comment

  • Beautiful home, great price, has that area caught on with gentrification yet?

  • I like when the Mid a Century detailing is so strong that it shines through despite the furniture wall and window coverings. That’s an awesome house!

  • Yes, the area’s definitely improving. The civic club has gotten more active. New buyers appreciate the value for the money. This one will go fast at that price.

  • Looks like a lot of the fixtures are original to the house (the pink tile is a dead giveaway). Lovely little time capsule! I wish more buyers would appreciate the many wonderful examples of mid-century ranch houses in Houston instead of tearing them down to build some pile of stucco crap. If only I had the dough…

  • great price

  • I’m coveting the dining room table and chairs. Love the house.This could be marketed to TV/movie producers seeking a near-perfect mid-century home.

  • I was all over it until I saw that the fireplace wasn’t real.

  • I’m fairly certain that the Moore Paper family had a daughter who was friends with my mom at the time that place was built. But either way it’s a very cool house at a great price. I hope the new owner appreciates it for what it is.

  • That’s a great price for a MCM on a huge lot. Love the beamed den.And this house has a LOT of potential. Get Johnathan Scott ( of HGTV’s ‘ The Property Brothers’ ) to do the remodel.

  • P.S. The ball field is just east of this house.But the bayou is just west (as in across the street and one lot away!

  • DOM: 61. Price has been reduced to $205K. I love it too.