Eight — count ’em, 8 — curtain calls have had this updated 1961 Westmont home (near Tanglewilde) on and off the market since February 2010. In the interim, a series of listings, relistings — and a break or two — saw adjustments to the asking price from a low of $149,000 in October 2012 to a high of $199,900 in early November 2013. The price tag has since dropped $10K, making it $189,900. Appearing now as an as-is basic beige home in its from-the-curb portrait, the property displays a more colorful inner life:
Alas, just as the eye settles into the bright marigold (with a touch of lime and tomato) found in the living and dining areas, the whitewash returns:
Floor tile shifts orientation between rooms. It’s installed on a straight-across grid in the family room (above) but on the diagonal in the kitchen (below):
HCAD notes a 1996 renovation to the 1,552-sq.-ft. home, which has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms:
A set of glass panel doors off the family room opens onto a covered patio, leaving plenty of the shady 7,475-sq.-ft. lot’s lawn open.
The Westmont subdivision is located north of Richmond Ave. between Fondren and Gessner roads. Residents share access to Wildweste Pool and Recreation with nearby Tanglewilde. There’s a $100 annual maintenance fee.
- 9411 Highmeadow Dr. [HAR]