- 1001 Tipperary Ave. [HAR]
Arches. Red tile roofing. Arcades. Timbered ceilings. More arches. It’s a seventies-style revival of a Spanish Colonial Revival model on more than an acre of land in Coward Creek subdivision near Friendswood High School. The home’s footprint is a less-than-lot-filling 4,141 sq. ft. on a street with a little breathing room between residences. The asking price: $675,000. Did we mention the arches?
With a tricked-out log cabin like this, Abe Lincoln might have overshot the presidency. Far from rustic, the country home in Friendswood sits on 10 ATV-friendly ag-exempt acres. A deep porch surrounds the 1-story home, which was built in 1994.
PROMOTING A DIFFERENT SORT OF MIXED USE IN FRIENDSWOOD Among yesterday’s election results: Victory for Propositions 1 and 2 in Friendswood. That means grocery, wine, and convenience stores will be able to sell wine and beer, and restaurants will be able to serve wine, beer, and mixed drinks in the city’s downtown. “Both propositions allow alcohol sales in a corridor along FM 518 between FM 528 and FM 2351. The city, founded by Quakers, banned alcohol sales in April 1963, the year Friendswood was incorporated.” [Galveston County Daily News]
Another apartment complex rescued from the clutches of famed real-estate investor and apartment-maintenance whiz Michael B. Smuck! This time it’s the Lodge at Baybrook, a 12-building, 322-unit compound on 13.7 acres just behind Baybrook Mall in Friendswood. Globe St.‘s Amy Wolff Sorter reports that Chicago-based Adams LaSalle Realty has bought the complex from Smuck’s bankrupt MBS Properties for “well below” the $28.6 million it first listed for back in 2006.
The Lodge at Baybrook was built just 9 years ago, but apparently there’s plenty of deferred maintenance for the new owners to take care of. No word of any impending name change.