Laura Bush’s Childhood Home Hits The Market

2500 Humble Ave - Exterior

2500 Humble Ave, Midland, TX currently listed for $410,000 – Photo Credit, Zillow

Former first lady Laura Bush’s childhood home at 2500 Humble Drive in Midland was just listed for $410,000 by Caroline Earles of Trudy Thomason Realty, boasting original design attributes from when Bush lived there from 1961 to 1963.

2500 humble built-ins

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Earles told Realtor.com, “Most of the properties [in Midland] are three-bedroom, two-bath,” adding the true perk is that the four owners since Bush lived there “have maintained the integrity of Laura’s bedroom and bath.” This includes the original built-ins in her bedroom and pink tile in the bath. “It adds historical value,” says Earle.

2500 Humble pink tile

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Bush expressed fond memories of Midland in her 2010 Memoir “Spoken From the Heart” calling it “a place of ice cream sundaes … and Saturday morning pony rides.”

Laura Bush Bedroom - Realtor.com

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Her father, who worked as a real estate developer and homebuilder, commissioned the home for the family in the 1960s where Bush lived as a teenager. According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram the property is currently listed on the higher end compared to Midland’s median list price of $215,000.

2500 Humble Ave Kitchen

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In addition to offering buyers a piece of Bush nostalgia, the 2,547-square-foot ranch features several modern upgrades, including granite counters, an island in the kitchen, plus an open-concept layout with wood beams and fireplace in the living room.

2500 Humble guest apartment

2500 Humble apartment

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A rare-for-the-area carport, and one-bedroom guest house (which the current owner rented out for $900 a month) are an added bonus.