02/14/19 12:00pm

Today Swamplot is brought to you by the 3-bedroom, 2-bath home at 7614 Cayton St. in Glenbrook Valley. Thanks for supporting this site!

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.

A great way to showcase a unique property. Become a Swamplot Sponsor of the Day.

Sponsor of the Day
02/08/19 12:00pm

Today our sponsor is Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for the continuing support of Swamplot!

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
02/01/19 12:00pm

Swamplot’s sponsor today is Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for 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
01/25/19 12:00pm

Who’s Swamplot’s sponsor today? Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for 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.

Let our readers know who you are. Become a Sponsor of the Day.

Sponsor of the Day
01/18/19 12:00pm

Our sponsor today is Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for the continuing support of Swamplot!

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.

Swamplot readers appreciate our sponsors. Become a Sponsor of the Day.

Sponsor of the Day
12/21/18 12:00pm

Our sponsor today is Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for continuing to support Swamplot!

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.

Sponsors make Swamplot possibleBecome a Sponsor of the Day

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

Our sponsor today is Houston’s own Central Bank. Thanks for the continuing support of Swamplot!

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.

Sponsors make Swamplot possibleBecome a Sponsor of the Day

Sponsor of the Day
12/04/18 12:00pm

Today’s Sponsor of the Day is the Sutliff & Stout Injury and Accident Law Firm, calling your attention to its interactive map of common high-water locations in the Houston area. Thanks for supporting Swamplot!

If you’ve lived in Houston long enough, you’re aware that certain Houston areas are more likely to flood than others. The Sutliff & Stout Injury & Accident Law Firm has put together an interactive map and list of the locations in Houston that are most prone to devastating floods — and included some safety tips for dealing with high water to go with it. Check it out here.

Stay safe! But in the event you or a loved one becomes involved in a car accident, a legal expert can help you evaluate your options. To discuss any personal injury case, call (713) 987-7111 — or visit the Sutliff & Stout website.

Our sponsors make Swamplot possible. Find out how to become a Sponsor of the Day!

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Photo of downtown skyline: Russell Hancock via Swamplot Flickr Pool

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