Even with the range turned off, there’s an ember glow in the tile ringing an updated kitchen within a converted 1963 townhome-condo. It’s located on Yorktown, in the lineup of converted garden-style complexes on the south side of Richmond Ave. near S. Rice Ave. This blackened-and-laquered unit is 1 of the 2 largest in the property. It landed on the market late last week bearing a $160K asking price.
Most of the property’s 34 units feature 720-sq.-ft. floor plans; 6 are mid-sized, at 1,190 sq. ft. This 2-story one, however, occupies 1,664 sq. ft. In the kitchen, the main sink and wet bar (pictured at the top of this story) flank a column, forming a service counter (above). The stainless appliances are recent tweaks, the listing says. Other updates include the wooden floors and paint. But where’s the home’s north-facing entry? Could it be this double door by the mirrored wall of the living-dining area?
The 13-ft.-by-25-ft. room’s triple window has an upper set. That’s the level that appears to be the unit’s main source of sunlight. The ground level windows, meanwhile, peer into a patio further enclosed by a slanted roof (with skylights) . . .
over the multi-jet hot tub,
Upstairs, the paint-it-black color combo continues:
Both bedrooms are on this red-carpeted level; both appear to have one wall that’s open to the stairwell:
Sliders in this room access a balcony overlooking the swimming pool at the center of the property’s buildings:
Both bedrooms appear to share the updated bathroom located upstairs — the one with the new double shower (at right) mentioned in the listing. The half-bath is downstairs. Though shared with other units, laundry facilities make it easy to handle dark and light loads at the same time:
Behind mesh gates, covered parking lines the property’s perimeter. Some of the homes sit above it. This unit is toward the center of the property around the pool.
The $888 monthly maintenance fee includes utilities, cable service, and trash removal. HCAD indicates a 1977 renovation of the Mansard-roofed property.