This casa appears to be keeping koi until the end. The 1935 property could go either way, as its Wednesday listing mentions both a need for TLC and a lot value price: $295,000.
Behind all the growth lies a mini-hacienda’s grillwork-gated courtyard entry, not-so-perky awnings, a red tile roof, and a few arched windows. Most of the back yard is devoted to a koi pond, visible through a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows at the back of the home (below). And the single-car garage appears to have a room behind it, possibly the “office/cabana room” referred to in the listing:
HCAD indicates a 1995 remodeling of the 1,604-sq.-ft. home. The kitchen, for example, has been updated:
Over in the living room, conditions are mixed. Plaster peels away to the underlying shiplap above a smoke-smudged fireplace, while above it rise hearty timber trusses.
That’s it for the listing photos. Other rooms include 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a utility room. The home, on a 6,150-sq.-ft. lot, sits midblock on a street off Shepherd Dr. and backs up to former-homes-now-businesses on Richmond Ave. The Hazard St. bridge over 59 is half-a-block east, while Rockin’ Robin’s Guitar and Music shop anchors the western front, along with a newer retail center.
- 1944 Portsmouth St. [HAR]