The house at 230 Blalock is back on the market this week for just under $2.2 million — more than half a million more than what the city of Piney Point accepted for the house in 2008 (eating a $60,000 loss). The city purchased the 5-bedroom house to use as City Hall back in aught-7, after being kicked out of the Houston strip mall it was using at 7721 San Felipe St.
The city council was subsequently told that no, they couldn’t keep it, and the house went back up for sale, with some debate about whether or not to update the interiors before flipping the property. The most recent owner, however, decided to go for the upgrades. Here’s a few before-and-after shots:
The entryway, formerly paneled in wood:
The columns dividing the large central living area have been refinished:
The kitchen and dining areas have lost their stripes:
- 230 Blalock Rd. [HAR]
- Previously on Swamplot: Piney Point Party Pad Postscript: Sold for $1.47 Million; Due Today: Bids for Piney Point Party Hall; Kicked Out of Strip Center, City Hall To Move to Area House, Spook Neighbors