What’s a brick bungalow like this doing in a neighborhood of homes dressed mostly in T117 siding? Renovating, apparently. This 1920 property in North Norhill recently buffed itself up for a brand-new listing, with an initial asking price of $382,500. Refurbishments include new stuff in the kitchen, refinished original floors, and fresh paint inside and out. The corner-lot home, east of Studewood St. at W. Temple, backs up to one of the homes facing one of the Norhill esplanades.
Stick to the papered-over path for the front-to-back route from trimmed-out living room to tiled kitchen, where the appliance handles are also under protection. A 1985 remodeling appears to have added a steep staircase in what had been a dining room with the same 13-ft.-by-12-ft. proportions as the living room:
Doorways lead to the kitchen at the back of the home and to the bedroom-bath-bedroom lineup on the cross-street side of the 5,000-sq.-ft. lot. The house, as listed, is 1,335 sq. ft. (It’s 1,006 sq. ft. in HCAD’s records.)
In the kitchen, cabinetry extends storage to the ceiling:
This 6-ft.-by-6-ft. utility room is just off the kitchen. The new water heater is a recent upgrade, as is the roof and AC system.
The home has only 1 bathroom, but it manages to fit both a tub and a shower (plus some end-of-tub storage) into the space:
Added double closets with double doors frame the front bedroom’s front window:
Here’s the converted attic’s all-in-one room, a hefty 14 ft. by 21 ft. The listing calls it a possible master bedroom, though there aren’t many clues included about the height of the walk-in closet (shown at right).
Instead of a garage, there’s this behind-a-gate carport (above), with space for 2 cars and a storage area. Another gate, this one attached to the house (below), surrounds a porch off the back bedroom and helps cordon off the back yard. Brick walkways show several routes across the lawn — just not to the porch.
- 4002 Oak Ridge St. [HAR]