Swamplot Sponsor: This 1955 Glenbrook Valley Mod

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A few striking features of this 1955 property stand out at first glance: Architect John Folsom rotated the home 45 degrees on its 8,050-sq.-ft. lot, highlighting its tall living room corner windows and aiming them directly north, sheltering the carport from view — and bringing views and privacy to all bedroom windows. There’s more geometric particularity inside and in back: a curved wall frames the dining room; a covered patio in back connects to the carport to provide an expandable outdoor-entertainment area.

A new kitchen overlooks the dining room and den; a wooden room divider sets off the patio-facing den from the living room. Included in recent upgrades are repairs to the home’s plumbing, HVAC, hot water heater, electrical system, and roof. Left unrenovated: the backyard pool off the back patio.

The 1,555-sq.-ft. home was featured in Houston’s 1956 Parade of Homes, where it was dubbed the “Mangum Manor Parade Home” and praised for its readiness for entertaining. It sits midblock on a loop branching off Dover St., one block south of Lewis Elementary in Glenbrook Valley, Houston’s only historic district prized for its Midcentury Modern homes.

You can appreciate more aspects of this property by perusing the photos posted on the property website. Or arrange for a tour! The home is offered for sale by Robert Searcy of Robert Searcy Properties.

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