Recent redevelopment of neighboring lots into townhomes has brought higher (and higher-density) neighbors (top) to this circa-1950 retail-ish space converted at some point into a low-rise loft (above). Currently an artist’s live-in studio, the fortress-fenced mixed-use property appeared on the market earlier this month with a $1.295 million asking price. It’s located on the east side of Midtown, southwest a block or so from the 59-288-45 spaghetti bowl.
An all-in-one space of 7,100 sq. ft., the mostly open interior has concrete floors, painted brick walls, and a few room dividers of various heights, materials, and purposes — beneath a ceilingscape of open-web steel joists and exposed utility conduits:
Roomage is open to interpretation. The listing mentions a second bedroom that “has to be completed,” adding that there’s room for a third and fourth to be inserted. Here’s the current bedroom suite:
Most of the windows are filled with glass bricks. A portion of the building is slightly taller, however, allowing for clerestories to provide a sliver of clear view on the east side.
Studio and gallery space take many forms:
A plethora of curb cuts on the main and side streets dead end into a fence around the corner-lot property of 9,200 sq. ft.
Beyond the automated gate, there’s a 2-car garage bay and a small courtyard entry into the studio-home. HCAD indicates the building was once home to Angie Electronics.
- 2300 Chenevert St. [HAR]