The smaller of a wee pair of snaggle-topped properties built since April 2012 on a Scott St. corner of the new
East End Southeast rail line popped on the market last week. Initial asking price: $175,000. No listing yet for its equally efficient slightly bigger sister right next door, which employs the same corner windows, criss-cross rooftop, and slew of eco-friendly components.
A stripped-to-essentials project by Paul Walker of Lucy Modern Dwelling and Sam Nash of Studio 8M Architecture, the streamlined mini-modern doesn’t specify the size of its footprint in the listing. Cited room dimensions are heavy on multiples of 12 and 13, though. A report on the design from 002 magazine last year counted square footage just shy of 1,000 sq. ft. for the cozy 2-bedroom, 2-bath pad, however. (Big sis adds another bed and bath, weighing in at 1,161 sq. ft.) A jazzy-hued front door off the crushed stone driveway/walkway with wall-hugging stoop (above) opens into the space-saving combo living-dining-kitchen. The first floor also has a secondary bedroom with full bath as well as a utility room:
The front of the home faces north; the Latino Learning Center’s side entrance is across the street. The pair of new homes is among several non-residential properties on nearby Scott St.’s rail-prepped and upgraded right-of-way. The block includes other homes built 70 to 80 years ago.
Upstairs lies the 13-ft. by 12-ft. master bedroom, as well as its double-vanity bathroom — shown in great detail, right down to the downtown view from the tiled-to-the-ceiling tub-and-shower’s head-height corner windows:
Closer inspection reveals the catty-corner neighbor across the main drag is Ever Good Imports:
The eco-aware home’s “energy conscious” elements include LED lights, a reflective roof, spray-foam insulation, low energy windows, rainscreen cladding (below), a radiant attic barrier and tankless water heater; a glow-in-the-dark Nest thermostat helps keep it all comfy.
HCAD records don’t yet reflect the lot-sharing new builds, still citing a single, city owned parcel for the 3600 block, located in the Miller subdivision of SSBB (plat speak for “South Side of Buffalo Bayou”). The listing, however, calls its East Downtown locale “Lucy Alice Estates.”
- 3612 Denver St. [HAR]