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.
- 701 E. 17th St. [HAR]