Characterized by clean lines, minimal decoration, and large, open spaces, midcentury modern homes are true classic American architecture. In Houston, new homes are popping up in almost every neighborhood, but we found five midcentury modern homes that still capture that old-school vibe. While some might call for updates, they’re worth the effort for the classic architecture.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a home or just browsing because you love looking at home listings like we do, step into a time capsule and check out these five homes in Houston.
Built in 1956, this 3-bedroom and 2-bath home is in the Westbury subdivision of Houston. There are hardwood floors throughout its 2,075-square-foot interior, including the bedrooms. The living room area is expansive with lots of natural light, thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows, and includes a wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen is spacious with granite countertops and plenty of cabinet space. The backyard needs a little TLC but includes a deck and fencing.
This Westbury/Meyerland area home has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms throughout its 1,898 square feet. It was built in 1963 and has a recently updated kitchen with granite countertops, backsplash and an electric cooktop. There are arched entryways in the main spaces such as the den and living room. The backyard is large and has a big mature tree in the middle, which gives the yard a nice shady area to lounge in. The home also includes a two-car garage.
Built in 1978, this midcentury gem has 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms among its 2,921 square feet. The space feels large and bright thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows and a light color scheme throughout the home, which includes a light gray wood-look tile. There’s a brick wood-burning fireplace at the center of the living room, which warms up the space. The primary bedroom, while not the biggest we’ve seen, has an en suite bathroom with dual sinks. The kitchen is great if you have a family that likes to hang out while you cook. It’s large and includes plenty of cabinets and a breakfast nook.
Located on a corner lot, this 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom home boasts 3,264 square feet on a 0.27-acre lot. The interior is a throwback to groovier times with a wood beam ceiling and patterned flooring in the living room. Built in 1975, the home has tall ceilings, natural light and updated kitchen appliances. The kitchen also has the added benefit of a walk-in pantry and gas cooktop. The primary bedroom is downstairs and has a large shower. The bedrooms upstairs have two Jack and Jill bathrooms. The backyard is large and even has a concrete pad on the side of the home for parking things such as a lawn mower, bikes and golf cart.
If a true midcentury look is what you’re on the hunt for, this home’s exterior is just that. The floor-to-ceiling windows offer plenty of natural light and the low ceiling gives it that Brady Bunch vibe that we love. The one-story home was built in 1959 and has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in its 2,379 square feet. The kitchen keeps up the retro look with cabinets featuring a decorative trim. The gathering spaces are large and have the added luxury of hardwood floors and a fireplace in the living room. The backyard is large and has a covered patio for sunnier days.