Mid Century Modern House

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Mid Century Modern House in Houston, Texas is a great deal for the fastest buyer. Designed by famous architect Lucian Hood who has constructed homes all over the country.

This is a splendid mid century modern house to see.  I’ve done a few before like the one from the TV Show Enlightened and the one of a kind mid century modern home near Chicago that was on the market.

Anyone living in the Houston area that is a mid century modern buff would be crazy not to scoop up this prominently designed home.  It’s all fixed up and ready to go with the exception of a few improvements still needed.

We are just lookie-looking today.  I like to show unique and vintage type homes like Victorian houses, Bungalows and Mid Century Modern.  I am guessing this house was designed in the 1950s when this house style was so popular and sure enough, Zillow shows it was built in 1958.

Mid Century Modern House This kind of mid century modern house is easy to recognize with its low slanting roof line and rectangular windows.

Back in the 50s, the mid century modern house emphasis was on open floor plans, lots of windows, bringing the outside in, walls of glass, and the needs of the family. Sounds like today’s homes to me.

9307 McAvory Dr Houston TX

Brick interior walls were popular.  I think of the famous Dick Van Dyke TV house that had an inside brick wall.

Liv rm 9307 McAvory Dr Houston TXThis is the same room as above from an opposite view.

Study 9307 McAvory Dr Houston TX

Floor to ceiling glass doors give a peek at the pool.  Cool seems not enough to describe how the home has mid century modern furniture too.  I’ll take this turquoise couch to lounge upon.

Kitchen 9307 McAvory Dr Houston TX for saleI would update the cabinets, but the back splash tile is original and pretty hip! Plus, the double oven is original.

Guest bathroom 9307 McAvoy Houston TX Cute guest bathroom with vintage tile too smacks the 1950s era.

Dining area 9307 McAvory Dr Houston TX for saleThe dining area with Jetson’s table and chairs and vintage light fixture hanging over the table.

In ground pool 9307 McAvory Dr Houston TX houseWhimsical kidney-shaped in-ground pool to top it off for backyard fun and entertaining.

The property originally belonged to one of the founders of Humble Oil Co later consolidated into Standard Oil and now Exxon.

So not only is this a great mid century deal to scoop up, but it’s filled with 50s furniture to dig.  Priced for a steal at $225,000 with three bedrooms and two baths on 1,893 square feet of living space.

Photos courtesy Zillow, Slang

Photos and some source info Houston Culture Map where you can see more of this Mid Century Modern house for sale.

I sprinkled some 1950’s slang in above and here are some more terms used back then and what they meant.

Fake Out – A bad date.

Ankle-biter – A child.

Back seat bingo – Necking in a car.

Bread – Money.

Cat – A hip person.

Circled – Married.

Cube – A normal person.

Duck Butt or D.A. – Hairstyle of greasers where hair in the back is combed to the middle, then with end of comb, make a middle part.

Frosted – Angry.

Made in the shade – Success guaranteed.

Nest – A harido.

Spaz – Someone who is uncoordinated. A clutz.

Wazoo – Your rear end.

What’s your tale, nightingale – What’s the story?

On that note, I will let you go and hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane and the mid century modern house.

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  1. I would be an honor to look for a house for you Dana. Thanks for the big giggle I got from your Spaz, major clutz remark. We are just a couple of Spazos.

  2. I want this house. I wish there was one in St. Louis. I’m going to have to make you search for one for me in this area in a couple years. I, too, love the turquoise couch and the kitchen table set. How crazy that it has come back to this style of home currently with the open spaces and windows.

    By the way, I’d be a Spaz, because I am a major clutz!!

    Love this post!

  3. Wow, so interesting Candy that your home sold in ONE day and that you would buy it back now too. Your home was even larger than this one too.

  4. I still love this style of home. I had a three level split that looked very much like this one. If I had the money I would buy it back in a heart beat. Open spaces and really big rooms! I think my house was around 2700 sq feet. I had so much fun renovating and remodeling it. It sold the first day it listed.

  5. I love the clean straight lines of a Mid Century Modern home. This is style you don’t see much of here. I enjoyed all the slang.

  6. I’m such a fan of Mid-Century Modern, and would love to own one – especially an Eichler home with their to die for atriums. But…you could talk me into this one if I were living in the area. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  7. I’d love to get my hands on one of these- sorta bring it up to date while not losing the overall intent of the style. Great post- again.

  8. All I can say is ..Wow Carol. Your family house and history is so interesting and amazing that not much has changed other than the design of the cars! Snap a photo and share someday.

  9. This truly was Memory Lane for me. My parents built their ranch house in 1950 on family property with relatives sprinkled across the same land in old farmhouses. In 1954, they sold much of the land between all of the family houses and tracts were built. The tract houses surrounding us were much like the Lucien Hood house you featured. I remember marveling at the windows, brick walls and the interesting slant to the ceilings.

    My sister now owns the family house, most of the farmhouses still stand surrounded by the mid-century moderns and not much has really changed since the 50s in the neighborhood except the design of the cars in the driveway.

  10. love this home reminds me so much of watching the Brady bunch when i was a kid
    Happy St Patrick’s day thanks for the flash back

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