As brick and stucco construction of more recent vintage slowly transforms this Bellaire block near Condit Elementary School, an updated 1937 Cape Cod-style home — behind a winding front walkway and camera-ready white picket fence — continues to hold down its corner right across from a campus gate and a little on-street school parking. The throwback property listed Friday at $599,000 — as a renovate-or-rebuild address.
HCAD indicates the 2,082-sq-ft. home was remodeled in 1985 — and that the current owner has been on board since at least 1988. The listing is light on interior photos so there’s only a peek at the kitchen — and it’s through the column-enhanced living and dining rooms:
The living room and kitchen both open into this carpeted, down-a-step den with painted-over pine paneling (above). A pair of scallop-topped built-ins frames the front window, which faces south. The opposite end of the 11-ft.-by-28-ft. room has double doors with glass panels (below) that open to a small patio in the back yard. There’s also access to the garage, which shares the addition.
It’s a 3 bedroom home with 2 full bathrooms. The listing says all bedrooms are on the first floor, but shows only the master suite:
As if to make up for the camera-shy kitchen and secondary bedrooms, the home’s setting on nearly a quarter acre gets a lot of close-ups. The smallest-on-the-block home next door is also 70-plus years old. A little lingering landscaping provides a lot-line border:
Newer homes also rise on the block behind:
Window units appear in several rooms at the back the home (below and bottom). Although strategically placed greenery helps shield part of the house from the school, the property’s back 40 is more open.
- 4990 Willow St. [HAR]