LBJ wuz here: Built in 1904, this 3,161-sq.-ft. home on the corner of Hawthorne and Garrott in the Westmoreland Historic District gave the future president a place to crash in 1931 when he was teaching public speaking and coaching the debate team at Sam Houston High School.
In March 2011, the house was put on the market for the first time in 90 years; the price climbed to almost $619,000 that June. It sat for a year, going for just under $285,000. Renovations began that summer. And the house returned 9 days ago with a new MLS number, new photos, and a new historically low — for this place, anyway — price: $569,900.
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Come on in, the porch says. This is Texas. Have a seat. Then have a look around:
The carpet has been yanked up, and the Hawthorne St. entrance opens to a hardwood first floor with an 18′ x 12′ dining room and a 14′ x 15′ kitchen:
The stairway in the back of the kitchen leads to the 3 bedrooms:
The paired bathroom windows would appear to invite a circulatory crosswind:
Was this where young Lyndon slept?
- 435 Hawthorne St. [HAR]
- Previously on Swamplot: The Plan To Flip Houston’s LBJ House, Former LBJ Stomping Ground Knocks Off $50K