You’ve reason to believe that you will be received with some gentility at this Lindale Park home on Graceland St. just west of Irvington, 7 blocks south of the North Loop. The newly listed triple-peaked brick cottage on a double-wide lot gained central air conditioning in 2005, but otherwise the 1945 home appears to have retained the qualities of an earlier era. Note the glass knobs on the interior doors and the lack of a dishwasher (or disposal or microwave) in the piney-woods-paneled kitchen.
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Is it the front porch — or just a feeling of spaciousness — that’s led to a minor discrepancy in the square footage count? The listing claims 2,070; HCAD, 1,872. The front door, shaded by the south-facing porch (above), opens into the living room, where a mock fireplace anchors one wall (below). Stained wooden trim surrounds the windows and the archway leading to the dining room, located at the core of the home.
There’s no shag carpet, but plenty of vinyl — flooring. In the wood-walled dining room, for example, a jazzy red inset plays out underfoot.
The kitchen floor is a bit understated, but period wallpaper in the nearby breakfast nook makes up for it:
The paneled master bedroom is being used as an office, with its own bathroom and an exterior door:
One of the 2 secondary bedrooms also has a door leading outside.
The listing offers no peeks at the home’s third bedroom or 2 full bathrooms. But here’s the detached garage-with-workroom off an expanded slip of driveway:
If the home’s utility room proves insufficient, this vintage shed-side clothesline is also available at the back of the 10,000 sq.-ft. lot.
The listing popped up on Friday, asking $235,000.
- 703 Graceland St. [HAR]