You’ve probably never noticed it from the bike trail, but at the corner of Nicholson and 12th St. lies a tiny flat-roofed structure that’s been that way for decades. It’s pictured at top from its less-heavily-trafficked side, to the south. That’s where the various shrubbery gives way to a gravel walkway and you can sort of make out an address on the rock to the right of the pergola: 723 W. 12th St.
Step on through the double doors and here’s what greets you, for $750,000:
Houston artist Jeff Law bought the house — previously a grocery store — in 1997 and renovated it into his home, according to the Chronicle‘s David Kaplan. He sold the place in 2006 to a buyer with some creative juices of her own:
More nooks and crannies exist in the kitchen, where most of the storage space resides at knee-level:
Rest here before continuing to look around:
Branches protruding from the tree trunk in the master bath double as convenient towel hangers:
In the other bathroom, it’s more your run of the mill setup:
Don’t be fooled by these windows that look like doors . . . there’s no way out of here besides the way you came in:
Back out in the open, it’s only a short hike up to this loft:
Outside, a deck drops back to a few dried-up water features:
And the bamboo does a wrap-around, cozying up to the fencing that keeps it contained:
- 723 W. 12th St. [HAR]
Cool space. If you look at the pics it should be 4000 square feet. Drive by and…. Perfect for another artist or someone that needs a guest house in town. Yes, that happens even at that price.
This is a buyer intelligence test right? Lot worth $300k maybe (<5,000 sq ft). House worth, best case, $120k (you could easily build your own broken down tiny jungle "retreat" for less and with more interesting stuff), landscaping worth $20k (being generous). Total value: $450k. Asking price $750k.
Clearly an alternate lifestyle special…
Tear down !! New construction coming soon !
That has got to be a bear to A/C – no roof insulation and block walls. It’s been an eyesore in the neighborhood for eons.
That’s Honker the Goose’s house. The former owner is a wonderful lady who would let neighborhood kids pet Honker and get their pictures taken with the goose.
Timbergrove Walker, its people like you who have that mentality that the Heights is turning in to another suburb and losing its charm! Is it overpriced? Yes, but not an eyesore.
This place is an acquired taste but that roof and truss structure is really beautiful!
what a beautifully eclectic space!