It’s not rocket science: You can own the former home of legendary astronaut Neil Armstrong.
The out-of-this-world listing in El Lago, TX, is available for the down-to-earth price of $375,000. The 2,560-square-foot residence last changed hands in 1998.
The first man on the moon landed in this midcentury abode during the Gemini and Apollo missions, living there for most of the 1960s. Fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin reportedly lived in the Houston-area town as well. The town, which is a quick drive to NASA, remains an astronaut hub to this day, according to the Houston Chronicle.
The home’s fame continued on the silver screen, though it wasn’t precise. A replica was apparently built in Georgia as a set for the movie “First Man,” a biopic of the astronaut starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy.
The actual four-bedroom, 2.5-bathroom home includes high ceilings, a new roof, and luxury vinyl plank flooring.
Built in 1964, the brick-and-wood structure appears to have preserved many of the elements seen in historic photos, including a rock wall fireplace in the great room with a beamed and vaulted ceiling and tile flooring.
The updated kitchen is equipped with quartz counters, a mosaic backsplash, glass-front cabinets, a five-burner gas range, water purifier, and breakfast bar. The kitchen area is adjacent to the dining room and opens to the patio.
The master suite includes a walk-in closet, and a bath with dual vanities, a whirlpool tub, and shower.
Set on a large lot, the home comes with a pool, patio with pergola, and storage shed. Other features include an office, decked attic, and multispace garage.
Armstrong, an aeronautical engineer and astronaut, piloted the Gemini 8 mission and performed the first successful docking of two vehicles in space. Then, as lunar commander for Apollo 11, he was the first man to land a craft on the moon and to touch its surface. The much decorated pioneer died in 2012 at the age of 82.
Lance Loken with Keller Williams Platinum holds the listing.
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