A whole lotta lot, about 60,000 sq. ft., comes with this little house on the prairie located a block north of Tidwell near Irvington Blvd. The property has been on the market since October 2013 and continues to ask $349,000.
The front door, centered on the well-fortified sitting-porch, opens straight into the front parlor. Most rooms in the 1936-vintage home are 13 ft. wide . . .
and bear the shadowy presence of former wall decor. Vertical blinds and security bars line up nicely in many of the windows.
A hallway off the dining room serves the bedroom-and-bath side of the 1,232-sq.-ft. home’s floor plan:
Laminate counters and laminate flooring finish out the eat-in kitchen, fitted with sturdy, iron-hinged cabinets . . .
and a laundry area with storage cabinets displaying a slightly different hinge style and orientation. Could the narrow blue door beyond the washer in the photo below conceal a wall-mounted ironing board?
The listing indicates there are 3 bedrooms but only shows 2 them, both with painted panel walls and carpeted flooring:
This front bedroom opens to the hallway and to the parlor:
There’s 1 bathroom and it comes with a tub:
The mostly open property has a fence across the back yard, past the scenic wishing well . . .
and what appears to be a palmy grotto of some sort:
The brightly painted housing on the far side of the 1.39-acre lot indicates where an 8-pack of 2002-built homes HCAD lists as Cravens Place shares a central driveway.
The back of the home comes with a bit of covered patio . . .
and a multi-use paved area:
Nearby, an outbuilding — left unexplained in the listing, but called a utility shed by HCAD — abuts a carport sized for boat storage:
The closest neighboring home is right next to the listing’s extended driveway. There’s another large open lot across the street, which has a mix of older homes, newer construction, and a warehouse. The Moody library branch caps the corner, across from the campus of Sam Houston High School.
- 711 Cravens St. [HAR]