Fonde Park, Brays Bayou (and its hike-and-bike trail), and the Orange Show Center for Visionary Arts are among the outdoor diversions near this window-grilled 1977 home on a small lot in Hampshire Oaks. The neighborhood is tucked behind the former Schlumberger facility off the Gulf Fwy. and is just a TX-5 Spur away from University of Houston’s main campus. Aluminum-sided, the once-contemporary home is one of four in a row with the same tipped-top street elevation and similar proportions, though each sports its own signature tree or bush in its front yard. As the newly listed of the lookalikes, this home has an asking price of $109,900.
The beige fairy has been at work inside, where the walls and floor tiles color key off the brickwork of the corner-cutting fireplace:
Beneath painted wood cabinets, faux bois laminate covers countertops and backsplash alike:
In what appears to be a dining area off the kitchen, a doorway leads into a bedroom wing; sliding glass doors sandwiched between vertical blinds and decorative security bars open into a covered patio:
Like the living room, the master bedroom at the back of the home has a half-vaulted ceiling. The vanity portion of the master bathroom is open to the sleeping area and is flanked by the bathroom (at right in the photo below) and closet doors:
Two secondary bedrooms, each 10 ft. by 12. ft., and another full bathroom finish off the floor plan:
This south-facing home had a $99,500 price tag in a 2009 listing that expired after 6 months — even after a reduction of $5K.
- 2720 Munger St. [HAR]