Neil Armstrong’s House for Sale

Neil Armstrong
Neil Armstrong's classic mid-century home in El Lago. | Image by HAR.com

Space enthusiasts in the market for a new home in Texas may want to check out a recent listing in El Lago, where Neil Armstrong’s house is for sale.

The iconic mid-century Harris County abode in which the first man to walk on the moon once lived boasts more than 2,800 square feet and has four bedrooms.

“This house has a lot of great history. This is actually the home that Neil Armstrong owned when he landed on the moon. The community of El Lago has a lot of rich history of astronauts. There were over 47 astronauts that lived in this community, and he was one of the first ones to actually build when NASA first moved here,” said Eric Shacklette, a listing agent with The Loken Group, speaking with Fox 26 Houston.

Armstrong owned this property with Ed White, a fellow astronaut who tragically passed away during the Apollo I mission in 1967. The two bought adjacent land plots and lived as neighbors for a period.

The historic home sits just a few miles from NASA’s Johnson Space Center, making it a potential hub for space history enthusiasts. It is currently listed at $550,000 and sprawls across a 17,102-square-foot lot.

The home was built in 1964 and has its original rock fireplace and vaulted ceilings. However, it offers a modernized kitchen, a study, and a versatile upstairs space perfect for a game room or an extra bedroom.

For automotive enthusiasts or those needing extensive storage, the property offers a three-car garage and a detached three-bay workshop. Among its outdoor features, the residence also showcases a pool adorned with vintage pink decking, Fox 4 KDFW reported.

The house was reportedly depicted in the movie Apollo 11, according to KHOU 11. It was also previously listed as “The Moon House” by a vacation rental management company. The company charged $394 per night.

Armstrong died on August 25, 2012, at the age of 82. His death marked the loss of an American space exploration pioneer and an enduring symbol of human achievement.

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