mid-centuryOur Odessa under $300,000 this week is a great mid-century ranch with plenty of space for a family and a low enough price-point to make it affordable even if you want to make changes.

But it’s also in good enough condition that those improvements don’t need to be made immediately, making it a nearly move-in ready home with good bones, waiting for a family to come put its stamp on it – all for $255,000. (more…)

shotgun henryOur Odessa under $800,000 this week is a home that’s only had two owners — and the first one happened to be longtime Odessa businessman J.W. “Shotgun” Henry.

Henry was the president of Lones Travel, according to a 1973 article in the Odessa American, and D.K.T. Inc., a Coors distributorship. Former Dallas Cowboy Bob Lilly even referred to an encounter with Henry — and this house — in his book, A Cowboys Life: A Memoir.

“In 1964 a Coors distributor invited me to his home in Odessa, Texas,” Lilly wrote of the time in his post-football days when he was contemplating his own beer distributorship. “He was a real character named Shotgun Henry.”

“When I arrived at the Midland-Odessa airport, I was greeted by Shotgun,” he continued. “We got into a car and drove to his home. It was absolutely gorgeous.”

“There was a beautiful swimming pool out back, and the entire property was surrounded by an enormous fence.”

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This week’s Odessa for Under $500,000 is a midcentury modern ranch that has still retained all of its Don Draper-era charms in all the best ways.

Located in the coveted area of The Country Club, 2516 Bainbridge Dr. is a four-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath, 5,254-square-foot home that has all the bright, airy, light-filled rooms you’d expect from a midcentury modern ranch home, and all of the natural elements, too. (more…)

Odessa luxury homes

Odessa houses in the half-million-dollar range offer a range of high-end amenities, from new Venetian plaster walls to acreage with horse stalls. We’ve picked out four listings to give you an idea of what $500K buys in Odessa now.

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