All Buffed Up in Antoine Forest Estates

From the street, this lightly landscaped property in Antoine Forest Estates appears a bit stark. The 1983 home’s greenery is out back, however, where a screen of trees at the lot line throws shade on a yard-sized pool and patio. The outback scenery’s all within view of the main living area’s floor-to-cathedral ceiling windows fireside. There’s another unobstructed view over in the master bathroom (at left), where the soaker tub’s picture window also shows off nature. In both directions. For even more natural surroundings, head to the westside trail of nearby White Oak Bayou.


Last week, this property’s listing popped up for 2 days, terminated, and re-listed with a new agency, keeping the initial asking price at $139,900. Downstairs, all rooms lead to the wooden-paneled all-purpose den with built-ins and a wet bar (above).

The 2,552-sq.-ft. home has a formal dining room (above) and an informal dining area off the kitchen (below):

In the kitchen, the box window in the corner faces the street and driveway:

The first floor’s master bedroom suite has a street-view window:

The bathroom punches up the floor with two-toned diagonal tilework next to that possibly-TMI tub:

Across from the high-rise fireplace, there’s a faux clock tower capping the balcony railing:

The second floor has 2 other bedrooms, extra space currently doing duty as a game room, and another bathroom with dual vanity. (There’s also a half-bath downstairs somewhere.)

By the pool, located on the north side of the 8,400-sq.ft. lot, a breezeway runs adjacent to the 2-car detached garage.

8 Comment

  • I lived in this area in the 1980’s to mid 90’s. I loved it, but I wouldn’t live there now for any reason. There is too much crime.

  • Antoine? Not going there.

  • Antoine isn’t the problem. What’s on DeSoto is however an issue.

  • What’s on DeSoto? The problematic apartment complexes were torn down 2 years ago. ( Now Antoine is the central part of a revitalization project (look up Greater Inwood, Livable Center Project). Am I the only one who has some hope for this area? I hope not, I just moved there.

  • It’s absolutely amazing how much house and land you can get for such little money in some areas.

  • If I know anything from all my years it’s that any postage-stamp-size piece of property will appreciate in value eventually!
    Unless it’s in a flood zone or somebody’s eminent domain…

  • Marie: brave. I remember going out there years ago to see some of the place for sale. I was walking around and some cops came up on my and say “what are you doing here??” I told them I was an investor just looking around. They thought I was crazy and said not even the paramedics will come there unless escorted.
    Yeah. Retavalized or not. I’d pass. That midtown place we bought might have been a pile but at least it’s surrounded by nice stuff. The value of the area is already there.

  • Wow, that is a beautiful home (not so much outside) and cheap! Too bad it is so close to the bayou and outside the loop.