Hitting the Big Time in an Updated Cottage Compound in Pinelawn



To create some buzz about an updated 1929 cottage with bumble bee trim tones in a section of the Heights dubbed Pinelawn, viewing of the property was put on hold until the weekend, several days after its listing last month for $437,500. Tiers of patios, porches, decks, and pavers help extend the living space outdoors. The fully-fenced corner compound is located up the block from Field Elementary School.



HCAD indicates a 2001 renovation; that or a later redo appears to have blended many of the original features with more modern touches, such as this opened up living-dining space found on the other side of the HDR-ly gleaming, Craftsman-style front door:


The fireplace (and periodic sconces above it) warm up a corner of what for the current staging has become the dining room:


In the current living area, meanwhile, a triple door with glass panels provides access to one of the outdoor venues, this one covered:


One of the oversized timepieces inside seems to keep the household ticking:


In the kitchen, original cabinets got new life when an overhaul added checkerboard flooring, granite countertops, a pressed-tin backsplash, stainless-steel appliances, and a floating island topped in butcher block:


Over by the pantry (also original), some of the uppers feature stained-glass inserts:



The home’s lone bathroom features fluted glass on its space-saving pocket door:



One of the 2 bedrooms measures a foot deeper than the other:


This one also opens into an extra room found at the front of the home; it also has access off the combo living-dining room:



A pergola runs along the west side of the home . . .


and swings around a portion of the back as well. Outdoor spaces step down to a brick-paved grid providing a tidy transition to the “tandem” garage:



Outside, another whopper clock replaces any need for a garden sundial — or a grill timer:


Laundry facilities and a workshop team up in semi-finished space at the back of the garage; the building stretches across most of the back lot.



The original street marker at the crossroad of Blount St. and E 17th. St., done up in the home’s colors, sits in front of the 5,000-sq.-ft. property.


Clocking in at $437,500

8 Comment

  • Nice home overpriced only 1100sqft and only 2 bed room overpriced by $75k to $115k

  • Based on the current market, that home is actually priced pretty well. For example, there is a house just a little south in the Woodland Heights which is a similar size, albeit with 2 bathrooms, which is option pending at $520k (http://search.har.com/engine/1012-Bayland-Av-Houston-77009-6507_HAR34252776.htm). As with all things real estate, most of the value is in the land so smaller homes on a same size lot as a neighboring mcmansion will go for a higher $/sq ft. I’d wager that they will get their asking price give or take $10k.

  • Nice home but the first thing I’d do if I were lucky enough to buy this place would be to redecorate with less clutter and less weird furnishings, and get rid of the bumble bee paint job outside.

  • I predict multiple offers after the Sunday open house, the low ceilings are unfortunate

  • Cute, even with all the extra furniture and possessions. But, 1 bathroom may be a killer when combined with the kitchen/laundry room

  • Oops, missed that the laundry was in outbuilding, sorry.

  • Anyone who thinks this is overpriced is not familiar with the current Heights bungalow market. I am amused that 5000 sq ft is now “a HUGE corner lot,” however. Um, what?

  • This is actually a beautiful home .. was in the house several times a few years ago … meticulously maintained by the owner. Should get full asking despite only 1 bath. Great outdoor living spaces.