Handling cavity searches since 1976, a 1940 home-turned-dental-office sits on a well-brushed corner lot in Montrose within spitting distance of a private school campus. The property appeared on the market earlier this month with a sparkly asking price of $499,900.
The exit sign over the well-polished front entry (top) serves as a reminder that the 1,960-sq.-ft. residence is a business now. But homey touches remain, such as the heavy trim, oak flooring, and solid walnut doors. In the front room, there’s a fireplace and tray ceiling. The triple window faces east and has a view across a fenced, no-mow front yard toward the grounds of Annunciation Orthodox School, which years ago closed off the stretch of cross street Marshall that runs through its campus.
Initially, this file-free quasi-office area with recessed lighting could have been the dining room:
Most rooms have pearly white trim and walls. The kitchen, however, has vintage wallpaper, lighting, and flooring. A set of glass panel doors . . .
opens into a repurposed room:
A little veneering finishes out the study:
The floor plan includes 3 bedrooms. One of them appears in the listing all set up for current business:
The lone bathroom appears to have doubled up on its functions — laundry equipment and porcelain fill out the space:
Strangely, HCAD calls the property a 1-story home. The 5,000-sq.-ft. lot’s back yard has been converted into a parking area with carport. The driveway comes off of Marshall St. Updates include a new roof (in 2008).
As might be expected for a dental office property, the lawn pavers leading to the corner are free of plaque and evenly spaced:
- 3702 Mt. Vernon St. [HAR]