09/17/18 12:00pm

Today Swamplot is brought to you by the midcentury home at 8002 Glen Valley Dr. in Glenbrook Valley. Thanks for the support!

Architect (and Houston Mod cofounder) Ben Koush directed the latest round of renovations — of the bedrooms, bathrooms, office, and patio area (pictured above) — to this 1955 single-story. Earlier efforts opened up the vaulted-ceiling family room (pictured at top) to the formal living and dining areas at the front of the home, converted the garage to a flex space with built-in cabinets, and brought updates to the adjacent kitchen.

The 3-bedroom, 2-and-a-half-bath, 3,263-sq.-ft. home has new engineered-wood flooring, modern ceiling fans and light fixtures, and carefully hued accent walls in the bedrooms. A walk-in shower behind a wall of glass block wall and a separate wall of closets define the en-suite master bath. Outside, new landscaping designed by landscape architect Travis Peiffer includes an assortment of flower beds, a WiFi-enabled sprinkler system, and a pool with a shallow underwater umbrella mount to allow shady (and leaf-free) lounging in the water.

The 13,138-sq.-ft. corner lot is perched at the scenic northern reaches of Glenbrook Valley, Houston’s only midcentury-modern-era historic district. It’s convenient to the Gulf Fwy., Hobby Airport, and an entire community of Mod-home admirers and renovators.

More information about the home — along with many more photos — are available on the property website. It’s listed for sale by New Leaf Real Estate, which offers unique savings programs for both buyers and sellers.

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Sponsor of the Day
09/14/18 12:00pm

Houston’s own Central Bank is our sponsor today. Swamplot appreciates the continuing support!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
08/31/18 12:00pm

Our Sponsor of the Day today is Houston’s own Central Bank. Swamplot appreciates the continuing support!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
08/17/18 12:00pm

Our thanks today to this site’s Sponsor of the Day: Houston’s own Central Bank. Swamplot appreciates the continuing support!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
08/09/18 12:00pm

A big thank-you is due Johnnie T. Melia Moving & Storage — our Sponsor of the Day. Swamplot appreciates the support!

Johnnie T. Melia Moving & Storage is a well-established, family-owned and family-operated local business that’s been moving Houstonians and their possessions from their old homes to their next homes (and businesses from old to new digs) since 1969. The company maintains its own fleet of moving trucks and vans in several sizes. And every J.T. Melia mover works for the company full-time; they don’t use temporary or part-time labor.

You can read up on several other unique and longstanding J.T. Melia policies intended to ensure successful and worry-free moves for their customers — on the company’s extensive website. There you’ll also find tips for successful moves, testimonials from happy decampers the company has helped over the years, and advice on how to get an accurate quote for your move. Plus: info on packing, storage, and piano-moving services, and reports on everything from tipping etiquette to a couple of the company’s rescue operations after Hurricane Harvey.

If you’re picking up from one Houston-area house or apartment and headed to another, contact J.T. Melia Moving & Storage for a free quote!

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Sponsor of the Day
08/06/18 12:00pm

Today Swamplot is brought to you by the live-work space for sale at 218 Westcott St. in Rice Military. Thanks for supporting this site!

This unique property has served variously as a personal residence, a photo studio, a gallery, an office for a graphic-design firm — and even (once) as a wedding venue. Architect Frank Zeni designed the façade for artist and publisher John Bernhard, who fashioned the interior as his home and studio. How would you use it?

Stained concrete floors, a 20-ft. ceiling, and a central pillar of Louisiana driftwood define the gallery-like first floor. Cable railings line the perimeter of the loft-y second level, which gathers light from front and back windows. The 2,211-sq.-ft. property features 4 bedroom (or office) spaces. There’s parking for 6 cars in front.

218 Westcott sits 2 blocks north of Memorial Dr. and 5 blocks south of Washington Ave. The Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Brenner’s on the Bayou, the Beer Can House, Memorial Park, Buffalo Bayou Park, and the whole Wash Ave restaurant, nightlife, and arts district are just minutes from the front door.

Helpfully, the listing features photos of the interior in both unfurnished and office modes. Take a look at them and imagine the possibilities! The property is being offered for sale by Boulevard Realty agent Star Massing.

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Sponsor of the Day
08/03/18 12:00pm

Our thanks today to our Sponsor of the Day: Houston’s own Central Bank. Swamplot appreciates the continuing support!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
07/27/18 12:00pm

A big thank you to Houston’s own Central Bank — this site’s Sponsor of the Day! Swamplot appreciates the continuing support.

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
07/20/18 12:00pm

A big thank you to this site’s Sponsor of the Day: Houston’s own Central Bank. Swamplot appreciates the continuing support!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
07/13/18 12:00pm

A big thank you to Houston’s own Central Bank — this site’s Sponsor of the Day! Swamplot appreciates the continuing support.

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
07/06/18 12:00pm

Our thanks go to Houston’s own Central Bank — this site’s Sponsor of the Day! Swamplot appreciates the continuing support.

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
06/29/18 12:00pm

Today we thank Houston’s own Central Bank — our Sponsor of the Day! Swamplot appreciates the continuing support.

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
06/05/18 12:00pm

Today’s Sponsor of the Day is the recently renovated home at 8647 Dover St. in Glenbrook Valley. Thanks for supporting Swamplot!

The original Roman brick wraps the front, back, and sides of this 4-bedroom, 3-bath home from 1956 (yes, you read that right). It sits on an 8,250-sq.-ft. lot on the corner of Dover and Wilmerdean in Glenbrook Valley — an oasis of ’50s residential swank just one exit outside The Loop.

Inside this rambler, almost everything’s been redone: Walls have been removed to allow unimpeded views of both the front and rear yards from the main living spaces. The all-new kitchen has stainless-steel appliances and microwave, a marble subway-tile backsplash, and modern fixtures and lighting. A corner fireplace in the adjacent family area abuts a sliding glass door to the new rear deck, in a courtyard-ish portion of the back yard.

French doors lead to the deck from the Master Bedroom; on a separate wing of the U-shaped floor plan, a fourth bedroom with ensuite bath gathers light from windows on 3 sides. A 2-car attached garage faces Wilmerdean.

Take a look at the revamped interior of this home on the property website. If you like what you see, be sure to contact the listing agent, Robert Searcy of Robert Searcy Properties, for more information or an in-person tour.

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Sponsor of the Day
06/01/18 12:00pm

Today we thank Houston’s own Central Bank — our Sponsor of the Day! Swamplot appreciates the continuing support.

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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05/25/18 12:00pm

A big thank you to Houston’s own Central Bank — our Sponsor of the Day! Swamplot appreciates the continuing support.

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372; or Ryan Tillman, at 832.485.2307. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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