Somewhere within this recently renovated and expanded shingle-sided double-decker home in Brooke Smith lies the 1926 single-story version it sprang from. Can you find it?
The home’s sellers are a renovator and real estate agent who’ve updated a series of properties in the neighborhood, which is located east of the Houston Heights. This dark-trimmed number has an $849,000 price tag. It’s located 2 blocks west of I-45 and 3 blocks south of W. Patton St.
The “Craftsman-inspired” home was listed yesterday.
As does the living room, the dining room features a subtle cross-grain insert in the flooring. The extreme-beamed ceiling, however, is the room’s strongest visual:
Period flourishes go a bit rogue — as columns — in the family room, found at the back of the 2,460-sq.-ft. home. (HCAD appears not to have caught up to the changes yet; it lists a 1,506-sq.-ft. floor plan and a previous renovation in 1989.)
The island kitchen’s cherry-wood cabinetry takes storage to the ceiling:
One of the home’s 3 bathrooms is on the first floor, adjacent to the entry area off the front porch and a fourth bedroom now used as a study. Its paneling complements the prevailing 6-panel door style:
The master suite has shape-shifting windows:
Here are the secondary bedrooms upstairs:
The other full bathroom is rigged to the ceiling as a splash zone:
A screened porch, part of the layout upstairs, has access from the landing, though one of the bedrooms (the master, it looks like), also has a door:
Portions of the 5,000-sq.-ft. lot have been pavered as a patio (above); there’s also a camera-shy outdoor kitchen and covered patio. The home has a gated driveway but no garage. There’s a gravel parking area in front of the low-rise fence:
Homes on this north-south street are mostly single-story — some of them renovated — and range from 887 sq. ft. to 3,340 sq. ft. In September 2012, a listing of this property for $179,900 landed a contract, but it was later withdrawn; that listing expiring in May 2013.
- 512 Archer St. [HAR]