Updates introduced to this 1950 home in Idylwood over the past 5 years played up its midcentury roots. Listed Thursday, the compact-but-complete property is asking $223,900. Brays Bayou is a block or so up the street. Gus Wortham Golf Course and the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word’s Villa de Matel (and its chiming carillon) are also nearby.
A wooden deck extends the landing pad (above) at the front door, which opens into what is now the 1,430-sq.-ft. home’s dining room:
The hardwood floors are original. The built-ins are from 2011; they left open space for a pop of color or accent piece — or both.
Some of the recent changes include the opened section of wall (at left in the photo below) between the original dining room (now the living room) and kitchen:
Cabinetry almost reaches the ceiling in the kitchen, remodeled in 2009:
In the corner, bench seating has flip-top storage:
At the front of the home, this room has been used as a study and office:
The double closets with sliding doors (above) and private bathroom label this as the master suite:
The other bedroom gets the street view:
In the hallway, another full bath displays its original tile fittings and porcelain floor:
At the back of the house, a covered walkway leads to the 1-car garage, which contains the utility room. The midblock lot, measuring 5,750 sq.-ft., has tidy landscaping — including the orange tree in the photo below, acanthus, rosemary, basil, lavender, Mexican Sage, and Navaho blackberries.
An automated gate across the back of the driveway also supports some serious foliage:
The home has an open house scheduled for Sunday afternoon.
- 6619 Meadowlawn St. [HAR]