Talk about shotgun stylin’: The listing for this double-barreled 1885 cottage in the Old Sixth Ward winks at its straight-shot floor plan with a sure-fire choice of equivalent-vintage decor above a bedroom door (top). Posted Wednesday, the renovated property (with patriotic porch) has a $325K asking price. The last time the home changed hands was 2012, when it sold for $242,000.
At just over 1,000 sq. ft., the vintage home has an entry area open to both a front bedroom (through a door in the right background of the photo above) and the current living room. Half-height room dividers tie into the latter’s wainscot. Interiors feature original hardwood flooring, windows, crown molding, and straight-edge trim around the doors.
Natural light floods through the back door’s glass upper panels into a laundry area tucked into the tiled mudroom. Meanwhile, the front bedroom has been pulling duty as another living room:
This dining room near a hallway fits into the floor plan somewhere:
A series of renovations ran 2010 to 2013, the listing says.
Both bedrooms measure 12 ft. by 13 ft. The lone bathroom has newish cabinets (and sprang for a double vanity) but kept some of its retro feel in the fittings:
Both doors at the back of the home land on the wooden deck. Given the changes in siding and door styles, could the back room have been an addition at some point? HCAD indicates some sort of remodeling took place in 1998.
The 3,300-sq.-ft. lot comes with a bit o’ yard and some parking on a driveway behind a gate. There’s also on-street parking (for residents only). Washington Ave is 2 blocks north. Buffalo Bayou Park, Eleanor Tinsley Park, and the Lee and Joe Jamail Skate Park are 3 blocks south (and across Memorial Drive).
- 2015 Kane St. [HAR]