More Gorey than gory in its trimmings, a Queen Anne Galveston home — sporting a slight witch’s hat steeple atop a shingle-sided upper room — popped up on the market just before Halloween. It’s a double-lot property located on a corner 7 blocks from the beach on the East End of the island city. Was it around for the Great Storm of 1900?
If so, it had barely been completed. While the listing stats assign a 1963 origin, scuttlebutt calls it a circa 1898 construction. Some of the flooring appears to to be well-seasoned. Ditto the foyer’s deep baseboards and staircase with swooping harp-shaped banister:
A stained-glass window (above) original to the home is on the west-ish side of the 1,815-sq.-ft. property. The neighborhood’s street grid skews slightly southeast to catch prevailing sea breezes; that’s the front parlor’s window orientation (at right). Pass through the gingerbread and fringe accoutrements for the current formal living room (pictured below and at the top of the story), which appears to have a window bay facing the colorfully named 32nd Rear St.
White trim in the front rooms darkens to stained wood in the dining room, where painted beadboard wainscot makes an appearance. The kitchen however, does not, alas.
All 3 bedrooms are upstairs. Here’s the guest room, which fills its corners with windows:
Elsewhere, a sitting room (at right) opens into the master bedroom. Both of the home’s bathrooms are as photo-adverse as the kitchen.
Landscaping screens much of the view from the front porch; the latter adds some raspberry punch to its trim paint:
Most of the property’s yard is on the west side:
Garage access is from a 2-track alley running behind homes on the block.
- 3202 Avenue N 1/2 [HAR]