Higher-density development has been closing in on a renovated 1938 property on a corner in Turner Court (a pocket of Museum Park). The same trend has been under way within, where sleek office spaces stack up — though the column-studded buildout is more elegant than found in a common cube farm. In its listing earlier this week, the home-or-office property’s asking price is identified as $549,999. Some NOLA-inspired ornamentals trick out both levels of the front porch, which faces south on a stub of Hermann Dr. with access to the South Fwy. feeder road. But it’s cut off from the section a block south that heads west through Hermann Park from a big intersection shared with MacGregor Way at MacGregor Park.
Updates extend to the curb, where a slate and gate portal lead to a palm-shaded front yard (above). Described entertainingly as “an inviting and pleasant voyeur” in the listing, the enclosed front porch has floor-to-ceiling windows and marble floors . . .
So does the interior (also pictured at the top of the story); some of them are a step down . . .
In house mode, the 2,980-sq.-ft. floor plan has a living room, dining room, kitchen, and den, plus 4 or 5 bedrooms, one of which is downstairs. HCAD indicates a 2007 renovation. The columns, however, are original.
Here’s 1 of the 2 half-baths; there are 2 (camera shy) full bathrooms as well:
One of the 2 spiral staircases lands in this open space upstairs:
Converted for office use, the former master suite . . .
has private access to the front balcony:
There’s a 800-sq.-ft. paved parking area filling the back of the 5,635-sq.-ft. lot, which has more palm trees screening its western border. The gated driveway is accessed from cross street Almeda Rd.
- 2201 Hermann Dr. [HAR]