Below is a photo of Neil Armstrong’s family in July of 1969 in their mid-century Houston home watching Armstrong on television as he took his historic first steps on the moon.
Look at the stress and trepidation on their faces!
But it was all for naught because the Apollo 11 astronaut came home alive and well and lived for many more years as a national hero.
Back in 1964, Neil Armstrong took out a $30,000 loan to buy a newly built house in El Lago, a Houston suburb near NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Texas where he worked.
The four-bedroom, three-bathroom house with a pool was recently listed for sale for $375,000. The home has 2,560-square-feet and sits on a large 17,102 square-foot lot.
Armstrong and his family lived in this house for most of the 1960s which was during several of his important space missions, including the now iconic July 20, 1969 flight when he became the first human to ever set foot on the moon.
The house has passed through several owners since then, but the current owners have kept that groovy architectural mid-century vibe intact.
Let’s have a look inside!
The brick-and-wood dwelling has many preserved features seen in historic photos, including the rock wall fireplace in the great room.
Below is the master bedroom:
And the interesting master bath…
That looks a lot like an exterior door, which is bizarre for a bathroom, but hey, this is an atomic 60’s home so anything is possible!
Then there is this cool kids room:
It’s so great that the owners kept a lot of the home’s original features.
Check out the pool in the backyard:
Is it just House Crazy Sarah or does that pool shape resemble a guitar?
This space-age home was the perfect landing pad for one of America’s most decorated astronauts.
Neil Armstrong died in 2012 at the age of 82.