Cupola-capped, this perky 1967 seaside retreat in Seabrook’s El Jardin Del Mar community has expansive views of Upper Galveston Bay from cheery-trimmed windows and a gazebo-enhanced porch. Asking $350,000 since its initial listing 2 months ago, the property’s unwavering price includes all the “like-a-picture book” furnishings, many of which are as mirrored as the walls.
Inside, simple tile flooring meets oodles of ornate woodwork, be it chiseled trim, Old World-style cabinetry, or other built-ins — most of them with door accents and other embellishments, such as two-toned rustication, carvings, or both. The floor plan, meanwhile, starts with a mirror-sided, curio-anchored foyer (at right, beyond the sofa) off the framed line-up of living room (top), dining area (below), and kitchen.
In the kitchen (above) — yes, that is the kitchen — Formica tops the carved cabinets holding the sink and electric stove top. The microwave and a convection oven hide in a paneled pantry unit (at left in photo above). An adjacent breakfast nook (at right) sports a mirrored triptych and has access to a back porch. Elsewhere downstairs, there’s a study with shelving and columns surrounding the (surprise!) mirror-topped mock fireplace . . .
. . . and the home’s second bedroom, currently used as a den. Here, the wall mirror and glass tabletop appear in triplicate:
Upstairs, the master suite is an all-in-one space that includes the column-accented spa tub and vanity:
For privacy in an otherwise open room that’s accessed by an equally exposed Alhambra-fretted stairwell, the toilet is just behind a set of mirror-paneled doors:
There’s another full bathroom downstairs:
Outside, meanwhile, a small porch with seating area off the den overlooks the back lawn and peeks toward the water:
The home’s deep setback (above) accommodates a circular driveway, but there’s no garage. Across the street from the third-of-an-acre property, there’s a waterfront park with playground, parking, and public potties. Plus the bay:
This home previously sold for $179,000 — in 2006.
- 4806 Palm St. [HAR]