The last time this 1920 Houston Heights home was on the market, it was a tiny bungalow and sold for $235,000. That was way back in 2009, before Arnold Builders remodeled and spiffed it up as the builder’s own home. Earlier this month, the renovated property hit the market — at a much heftier $750,000.
As part of the overhaul, a driveway-covering 1,600-sq.-ft. addition more than doubled the now 2,708-sq.-ft. house. Its revised elevation sports a third gable and a new front room so the porch, formerly off-center, now sits squarely between old and new construction. The redo pumped up many of the home’s Craftsman-y design details, inside and out.
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In the living room, a kicky mosaic grid framing the fireplace plays off the more traditional mantle:
The French doors open to the back porch.
In the kitchen, there’s a commercial-grade stove and more of that tile pattern from the fireplace:
The new layout has 3 bathrooms and 3 or 4 bedrooms. Many of them open into this long, long hallway, which also leads to a laundry room and the master suite:
Here’s the master bedroom:
In the master bathroom, there’s a frameless shower, 2 closets, and a clawfoot tub.
The back porch overlooks the remaining yard, which measures 20 ft. by 28 ft. — big enough for a “cocktail pool,” the listing agent says.
HCAD figures peg the lot at 6,550-sq.ft. — and the detached garage at 768 sq. ft. It contains an apartment with 1 or 2 bedrooms, bath, and full kitchen over 2 bays of parking and a workshop. Garage access is off an alley that also serves a row of townhomes built 9 years ago and facing 21st St. at Ashland. Nextdoor to the home is a seventies-vintage single-story professional building with parking. Elsewhere on the residential street are original homes, updated homes, and even a 20-year-0ld neo-Queen Anne cottage, complete with pointy capped turret.
- 344 W. 22nd St. [HAR]