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1957 Sputnik house — midcentury modern time capsule house in Houston’s Glenbrook neighborhood

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Photos by TK Images Real Estate Photography

One guess why everyone calls this the ‘Sputnik House’. Yes, the original owner put that huge sputnik light in the entrance when the family moved in, in 1957, says real estate agent Robert Searcy. Robert has just listed this gorgeous mid century modern house in Houston’s Glenbrook neighborhood for sale. You may recall that Robert is the agent who sent us the photos of the Swankienda house. It’s right down the street from the Sputnik. Oh my, what a street! Thanks and link love to Robert Searcy and to TK Images for immediately supplying me with these photos to feature. We love our time capsule houses, yes we do. Although they make us all jealous because we do not all have rooflines that look like eagles ready to take flight, where we can hang fantastic sputnik lights.

Photos by TK Images Real Estate Photography

Here is what the listing says about this 2,334 s.f. house, which has three bedrooms, two baths and is listed for $192,500:

The Sputnik house, one of the Glenbrook historic districts most iconic homes. A stellar restored mid-century mod on a premier block with many upgrades yet original character intact. Original vintage tile baths & swank light fixtures. Mod doorplates & original hardware professionally polished. Study ith wall of storage, front living + open den/dining area w/vaulted beamed ceiling, poured terrazzo & fireplace.

And, sit back, here is the photo tour: 

Photos by TK Images Real Estate Photography
Photos by TK Images Real Estate Photography
Photos by TK Images Real Estate Photography
Photos by TK Images Real Estate Photography
Photos by TK Images Real Estate Photography
Photos by TK Images Real Estate Photography
Photos by TK Images Real Estate Photography
Photos by TK Images Real Estate Photography
Photos by TK Images Real Estate Photography
Photos by TK Images Real Estate Photography
Photos by TK Images Real Estate Photography

And Robert sent me these from his cell phone:

The original owners had the groove thing going on, that’s for sure!
The original pink appliances were replaced but stored in the garage. If you want to have them repaired and reinstalled for a more vintage look, they can be conveyed with the property.

Gorgeous. Thank you again, Robert and TK Images, keep sending these my way, and we’ll show them to the appreciative mid mod world — including potential buyers, stat!

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