A Red Renovated Residence Now Ready in North Norhill

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.

4 Comment

  • I love T117 siding

  • I’ve always wondered how putting burglar bars (in this case by the back) will prevent criminals (or whomever) from breaking in through the unprotected(in this case) windows? It’s inconsistent. The bungalow is cute,good location in the North East heights . But the price: it’ll come down!

  • Love the cute gingerbread trim left on the bookshelves.

  • 1,335 or 1,000 sqft ? If the ‘upstairs’ 300sqft doesn’t have a 5′ or more ceiling height, it can’t be counted as gross living area. Based on photos, you’d have to be Bilbo Baggins or Samwise Gamgee to be comfortable up there.