The former home of Neil Armstrong, the renowned astronaut who made history by becoming the first person to set foot on the moon, is now up for sale in El Lago, Texas. Listed by Southeby’s International Realty, this mid-century home offers a glimpse into the life of one of the most iconic figures in space exploration.
Spanning over 2,800 square feet, the house boasts four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The current homeowners, who have resided in the property for 22 years, describe it as having a rich history, as it was the very home Armstrong owned when he made his monumental moon landing.
Constructed in 1964, the home showcases unique architectural features, including an original rock fireplace that can be seen in family photos from the 1960s. With its vaulted ceilings and a pool with distinctive pink decking, the property exudes the charm of mid-century design.
Among its notable highlights, the home also presents an updated kitchen, a study, and an upstairs flex space that can serve as a game room or extra bedroom. Car enthusiasts will appreciate the oversized three-car garage and detached three-bay workshop, offering ample space for car collectors or restorations.
Despite having lived in the house longer than the Armstrongs, the current homeowners have carefully preserved its integrity. They shared insights into the challenges faced by Neil Armstrong due to the immense media attention he received, mentioning that the constant invasion of privacy made it impossible for him to continue living there.
For those interested in owning a piece of space history, this unique property is listed at $550,000 and offers an extraordinary opportunity to own a home that once belonged to a pioneer in space exploration.
– FOX 26 Houston via Southeby’s International Realty