This Colorful, “Mad Men”–Style Ranch in Houston Seeks $220K

This Colorful, “Mad Men”–Style Ranch in Houston Seeks $220K

By Kathryn M.
Decked out in vintage fixtures and furniture, the 1957 residence is like a midcentury time capsule.

These days, it can be quite common to come across midcentury homes with price-tags well into the millions. That's why we have a hunch this 1950s Texan gem won't stay on the market for long. Located in Houston's Glenbrook Valley Historic District, the 1,844-square-foot residence sits in good company with other ranch and midcentury homes. Yet, it's when you step inside that the real time travel begins.

Nestled in the city's largest historic district, 7527 Wilmerdean Street is a midcentury time capsule with an incredible price point, particularly for first-time home buyers. 

A bright yellow front door offers a warm welcome to residents and visitors alike. 

Spread across one level, the meticulously maintained dwelling features a free-flowing open layout that's chock-full of charm and period details. A large living area, perfect for parties, seamlessly connects to the bright kitchen. Vaulted ceilings enhance the home's sense of space, while expansive sliding doors create an instant indoor-outdoor connection. 

A light pink entryway leads to an open great room, featuring vaulted ceilings and a brick fireplace. In addition to sliding glass doors, the area is brightly illuminated by a skylight.

The home features three bedrooms, all with original hardwood floors, as well as two full bathrooms. An attached two-car garage is also included. The 9,000-square-foot corner lot provides plenty of outdoor space, all while being conveniently located close to downtown. Scroll ahead to see more of the classic abode, currently listed for $219,900.

The retro kitchen is located steps away from the living room, separated by a half wall. Another sitting area is around the corner.

The kitchen comes with original details, including a vintage cooktop and cabinetry. The white palette contrasts with the colorful accent wall in the dining room.

A closer look at the dining room, which features a bay window overlooking the backyard.

The sitting area located off the entryway is fitted with midcentury furnishings.

A peek inside one of the home's three bedrooms, all which feature hardwood floors.

Both bathrooms feature original colored tile. 

In the master bedroom, richly textured furniture complements the green accent walls.

The home also includes a home office, which can easily be converted into another bedroom.

Sliding doors open to the covered patio and fenced-in backyard.

7527 Wilmerdean Street in Houston, TX, is currently listed for $219,900 by Robert Searcy of Robert Searcy Properties.

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