Taking Sanctuary Between Westridge Churches

Fully fenced to mark off its “park-like setting” out back, this $364,000 Boxing Day listing sits on the bias of a Westridge corner previously converted into a dead end where it abuts 2 churches, their parking lots just beyond this property. A small drainage gulley also separates the Methodists at Bethany UMC from the Presbyterians at St. Luke’s Church, and it runs behind this lot as well. The neighborhood’s still-sort-of-new Longfellow Elementary School and Linkwood Park are just up the cross street and around the corner, as is a lot of road construction at the moment.


New landscaping and mature trees (above) are part of the groomed approach to the 1955 home’s slightly recessed front entry, sited toward the southeast:

The front room off the foyer is currently used as the 1-story ranch-style home’s main living space (above). Natural light sources include a wall of floor-to-ceiling picture windows facing the intersection and a double door with glass panels opening to the southwest side of the quarter-acre lot, where the garage and much of the driveway lies behind an automated gate (below). There’s also a circle driveway across the wedge-shaped front yard.

The 1,701-sq.-ft. home, remodeled in 1992 according to HCAD records, added stone tiles to the flooring mix, which includes original hardwoods in the bedroom wing.

The dining room’s corners contain built-in china cabinets. French doors lead to the grounds and one of the home’s patios:

Among the home’s 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms is this master suite:

A set of double closets line the route into the master bathroom; the maroon-hue tile is original to the home:

The other bathroom was updated recently, as were the paint colors:

On the northeast side of the home, a small patio infills space between the only 2 homes on the remaining spit of residential lots between the adjacent churches.

Behind the automated gate across the driveway lies a wooden deck and a yard with fruit and pecan trees: