Furniture Jettisoned, Glenbrook Valley’s Sputnik House Is Ready for Liftoff

Listed yesterday: This 1957 Mod in Glenbrook Valley long nicknamed the “Sputnik” house — after the custom-built light fixture its original owner hung on the front porch when he moved in. The light’s still there, but all the furniture’s been cleared out for sparkly photo shoot, so you can even imagine the place filled with Hummel-bedecked Ethan Allen if you like. The 11,694-sq.-ft. lot sits across the street from Sims Bayou, half a mile west of the Gulf Fwy., a couple miles north of Hobby Airport, so it’s got real southeast Houston street cred. The neighborhood, which includes a lot of homes of similar vintage, was designated a historic district not too long ago. Your guess on the home’s asking price?


It’s $192,500. For a 3-bedroom, 2-and-a-half-bath rancher measuring 2,334 sq. ft. The front entry looks onto a dead-end living room . . .

. . . that’s just over a wood-topped brick planter wall from the vaulted den-dining room combo facing the back:

Think you’d prefer the kitchen’s original pink appliances and sink to their recent stainless steel replacements? You’ll find them hanging out in the garage:

On to the bedrooms:

And bathrooms, 2 of which have retained their original tile.

Photos (except appliances): TK Images

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