The Big Rooms Carved Out of an Updated Holly Park Home



The floor plan may qualify as “open,” but rooms take shape nonetheless (top) in a compact 1960 Holly Park home that was listed in late May with a $375,000 asking price. The updated property sits mid-block on a street in the middle of its neighborhood, which is located near Timbergrove Manor, south of W. 18th St. near the West Loop feeder road’s transition into the North Loop.




Windows in the living (top) and dining (above) areas face north. Access, even for pets, to the 2-car garage and laundry facilities is through a door between the dining table and breakfast bar in the kitchen:


Cabinetry hits the ceiling and, closer to the floor, includes pint-sized gallery space:


Unlike the common areas, all 3 bedrooms appear to have kept their original hardwood floors. The master bedroom . . .


has a full bathroom with tub, but this is the only photo of the room in the listing:


Secondary bedrooms . . .



share the 1,182-sq.-ft. home’s other full bathroom:



A patio with landscaped border squares off the back of the home and leaves a stretch of grass in which the fenced yard’s only other shrubbery screens a meter:


The home last sold in 2000 for $137K; HCAD indicates the property was renovated in 1997.

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One Comment

  • Very nice family home, but I definitely think they could have done more in the kitchen. There is a lot of wasted space between the island and dining room table. The island could easily be twice as large and still allow for a path that leads to the garage, and with correct staging the dining area could seat 6-8 comfortably (move the buffet underneath the window, add a leaf in the table and pull it out from the wall a bit more toward the dead space in the center). Everything else about this home is just fantastic: decent sized bedrooms, pretty bathrooms, and perfect patio & yard. I’m not familiar with home prices in that area but it seems high when compared with my home in Willowbend (1280 SF, 3 beds, 1.5 baths, nice updates). I would die of happiness if I could sell for anywhere near that price.