The Hyde Park townhouse at 1942 Indiana St. designed by Bart Truxillo — the architect and Houston preservationist who passed away earlier this year — is listed for sale along with its neighboring bungalow. A Swamplot reader reports that for sale signs first went up outside the 3-story home and the adjacent bungalow on the corner of Indiana and Morse St., pictured on the right, on Friday. Although the 2 buildings have separate listings, the seller hopes to find a buyer who will purchase them both together.
Truxillo built the house in 1970 in what was then the bungalow’s backyard and lived in it for several years before moving to the Heights, where much of his preservation work was focused. The corner-side bungalow faces Morse St., while the townhouse directly behind it fronts Indiana.
The photo at top shows the 2,096-sq.-ft. townhouse’s first-floor interior, with a courtyard visible through the floor-to-ceiling windows. Behind the stairway, another ground-floor room fronts the outdoor space:
On the second floor, the bedroom through the doorway looks out over the courtyard from above:
A separate set of steps leads up to a crow’s nest room on the building’s top floor:
The seller hopes to finding a buyer who will preserve Truxillo’s legacy by maintaining the building he designed.
- 1942 Indiana St. [HAR]
- 2027 Morse St. [HAR]
- Previously on Swamplot: Bart Truxillo, 1942-2017
I think I might tie up at the townhouse rather than brake for the bungalow.
Even at $299 that bungalow is doomed.
mother of god! The bungalow is gorgeous
We were at the open house for the townhouse this weekend. You’re basically paying lot value for it. The townhouse is in poor condition and is a tear down or a very expensive remodel. I would be concerned with structural issues. It isn’t nearly as nice in person as it shows in those pictures.
The bungalow has gorgeous floors, but has some structural issues. I would also worry about hidden water damage — the rolled roofing has been patched and re-patched.
On HAR, both properties are now pending.
This is the sort of architecture that made Montrose Montrose.
So of course it’ll have to come down.