On the Docket in Turner Court, a Home Office Asking $550K



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 . . .


or up:





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.



4 Comment

  • A lot of good, some bad,,,
    All those shiny floors, level changes and wheeled chairs make me super nervous.

  • Way back when this property was last available, I showed it to a Brenham doctor who was thinking of doing an office with a pied a terre for the city part of her work week. She came really close, but it was a big project back then. Nice to see somebody made it happen with that work/ live idea.

  • This is better suited as an office. Living right off Almeda and 288 doesn’t seem ideal. You look outside your windows and you have the Esplanade to the west and the new multi-family to the south.

  • WTF is that abstract black steel beam on the patio – by the BBQ grill? More importantly- who owns the almost vacant block on the south side of Hermann Dr.? That is a choice chunk of land….