A barn door and a side fence help define space for a Sunset Heights home, but neither appears to be a fixed feature. The interior’s barn door, for example, rolls into place to screen shut a bedroom otherwise open to the main hallway (at right). And beyond the side fence, there’s a vacant lot, but half of it belongs to this property. The souped-up straight-shot bungalow appeared on the market last week with a $475,000 asking price.
Like the north-facing front porch, which has no barriers between the extra-wide stairs and chill-out area, the interior is wide open. Main rooms incorporate a 17-ft. span and vaulted ceiling.
HCAD indicates the home was built in 2005 and remodeled in 2007. Its current inside-outside paint job freshened things up just last month.
Butcher-block counters and a farm sink are other slightly rustic touches in the 1,284-sq.-ft. urban home, located east of North Main St. and 4 blocks northeast of the Heights Transit Center.
At the back of the home, the master suite has windows on 3 sides beneath more vaulted ceiling:
Behind the vivid shower curtain, there’s a spa tub in basic white:
Wooden features and grains go every which way where the hallway meets the sturdy barn door and what appear to be shiplap panels on the walls of the room it rolls past:
One of the room’s 2 closets contains an open-and-shut office space:
A door in the second bathroom leads to the utility room:
There’s no driveway or garage. Pea gravel in the easement between the updated section of sidewalk and street appears to be the home’s current parking area. Now fenced, the bungalow occupies half of the 6,000 sq. ft. of property included in the listing. HCAD records indicate the current homeowner has owned additional land next door since 2012. When the home last sold, in March 2011, it changed hands at $248,000.
- 842 E. 25th St. [HAR]