Sometimes, it’s a gamble to look at an older home — has it been well-maintained, will updating it negate the savings? With the midcentury ranch we found in Old Midland this week, the updates and selling points make this circa 1960 construction an appealing choice for families.
“This home will not last long!” said listing agent Lory Cherry of Century 21 The Edge, Permian Basin.
And when you check it out, you can soon see why. For instance, Cherry points out, the home at 1002 Shell Avenue sits on a good sized lot with a circle drive and a two-car garage, meaning that there is plenty of parking as you add new, young drivers.
Inside, the three-bedroom, two-bath house has a generous living room that includes a wood-burning fireplace for the occasional chilly Texas night. The home also includes darling features like built-in bookcases and a sweet little kitchen that just exudes bright charm.
A good-sized utility room means laundry for a family won’t be a chore, either.
Three spacious bedrooms have nice, warm carpet, and two bathrooms have updated finishes — and plenty of room for multiple people to get ready for work and school in the morning.
A big backyard does need a little love, but with just a little muscle and vision, it could also be an oasis.
The home is listed for $225,000 and has been on the market only four days. It’s ideally situated in the Arrowhead Acres subdivision of Old Midland, near the neighborhoods of Ashlin Place, Bayou Bend, and Williams. It is in the attendance zone for Houston Elementary, San Jacinto Junior High, and Midland High School, and is also close to James Bowie Fine Arts Academy School, Midland Academy Charter School, and a handful of private schools.