Wraparound porches on two levels add a little more living space to this by-the-park, by-the freeway 1920 home in Woodland Heights, outside the Houston Ave. boundary of that vintage neighborhood’s historic district. The garage-free property relisted with a new agency yesterday at $325,000 — after 4-months of toe-testing at $345,000. Its crisply painted exterior trim gives way to the interior’s stained wood, one of a few elements retained or accented in a 2005 remodeling by one of several previous owners this millennium.
A foyer-with-staircase (above) shares the front of the 1,700-sq.-ft. home with the timber-framed den (below). Past its stone fireplace in the corner, a dining room wall bumps out a bit to add more windows and form a window seat:
The renovation work is more obvious in the kitchen, which now sports granite and stainless-steel finishes. High-rise cabinets extend beyond the cropped photo frame, making the most of a tall ceiling:
Part of the first floor layout includes the utility room off the kitchen (through the door above) and an “extra room,” neither of which are pictured in the listing. Hardwood flooring and 5-panel doors (at left) can be found throughout the home. Up the craftsman-style staircase (below), meanwhile, there are 3 or 4 bedrooms:
In addition to the old-timey full bathroom upstairs (tub pictured at right), there’s a half-bath elsewhere in the home. Porch views vary (below). The house across the street, for example, sits on a corner of Woodland Park; Woodland Community Center is up the block toward Houston Ave.
The north side of the 4,950-sq.-ft. lot includes a patio and bit of a back yard. East of the home, I-45’s lanes lie beyond a tree-filled easement. To the west, a builder’s sign currently touts a vacant lot.
- 343 Parkview St. [HAR]