Dark-stained flooring and darker-stained paneling, cabinetry, and such transform parts of this 1955 ranchburger into something akin to an in-country cabin. The home and its woodsy lot sit off a shoot of Sims Bayou in Meadowbrook, near Old Galveston Rd. south of Park Place Blvd. Last week, not long after its initial listing in late March, the recently re-mulched property with the shingled-cottage mailbox dropped its asking price $5K — to $134,999.
The front rooms are left a bit lighter on the wooden trimmings:
The eat-in kitchen pairs its wooden features with tile countertops and laminate floors:
Appliances were replaced at various points. The vent hood, though, is original to the 2,010-sq.-ft. home:
As the triple-wide window curtain rises, the north-looking view toward the bayou expands:
One wall of the kitchen captures the march of technology. Built before the Microwave Age, this kitchen uses a table to support the meal-zapper. But it’s just below a feature from another era: the home’s phone station (detailed in the photo below), which handily offers double-sided access and a little shelf just tall enough for a neighborly dead-tree directory:
It’s a one-story, 4-bedroom home. This one, with a corner window, appears to be the master:
Both full bathrooms have colorful tile (and wood-fronted linen closets), but this one features a rainbow of pastels:
The forest is right outside the family room. It’s also inside, in the form of knotty-pine wall paneling and time-worn hardwood flooring:
The north side of the deep, half-acre lot ends at the bayou. But first, there’s the veggie garden
. . . some citrus trees . . .
lawn . . .
and a place to grill and chill:
- 8543 Chalcos Dr. [HAR]