Down came the curtains and up went the price of this sturdy 1955 home with stone and tile floors, among other original touches. It sits on an over-sized lot fronting the north bank of Brays Bayou just west of Edloe in Braes Heights. Back in May 2012, the midcentury property sold for $313,000. Its November 2013 listing has a $495,000 asking price. Will it flip? Although the current description touts the lingering livability of the existing home, it makes no mention of any specific updates in the interim, though judging from the latest pics the interior does appear to have lightened up with fresh paint and the jettisoning of old-school window treatments.
The living room’s double window swapped out the old sheers (above) for new blinds (below). It’s a window-wear decision that works its way around the home:
The dining room, also at the front of the house, is through the door at the left . . .
Slats now also cover the view . . .
that previously peeked through:
At the back of the 2,440-sq.-ft. home, there’s a family room accented by ceiling timbers, a brick wall, a mod fireplace in the corner, and some paneling above the service bar window. Here’s the before:
And here’s the after, which shows a bit more of the view into the back yard through mostly unadorned sliding glass doors:
And the kitchen? A closeup in the previous listing looked like this:
And now? There’s a new light fixture, and the curtains have split:
The home doesn’t have a garage, but there is a double-wide carport, right off the kitchen. Over the sink, the view is into the side yard.
The kitchen-to-family room looksee comes with a bar sink:
Before or after?
In the master suite at the back of the house, a neat, frosted off-center set of windows over the vanity lets in diffused light from the north:
The previous listing’s photo had a slightly closer view of the single-sink vanity and its adjacent necessaries:
Heeding the caution light yellow paint beyond the doorway appears to lead to the master bathroom’s inner sanctum:
Here’s a secondary bedroom at the front of the home, all fresh and clean after saying goodbye to . . .
these old high-water draperies:
And here’s the middle ground, now with window blinds . . .
instead of fluttering tab panels:
The second bathroom has a sliding door between a vanity area looking a bit renewed by an egg yolk treatment and the peachy tub and toilet compartment:
A brick patio (above) connects the bedroom wing, family room, and kitchen. The smaller wing also houses the utility room . . .
now with horizontal blinds instead of these vertical gathers:
The fenced back yard is lightly grassed:
Out front, the bayou and its trail are steps away from the 13,559-sq.-ft. lot: