Fresh paint in shades of purple is but one of the updates to this 1929 East End bungalow with matching back-lot studio unit. Listed Friday at $115,000, the plummy property is on an otherwise toned-down, mixed-use street located a block north of Metro’s East End rail line on Harrisburg, near Milby St.
The front door off the porch opens into the main home’s main room, its hardwood floors and chat-height telephone alcove (above) left intact:
Apple green kitchen walls join what appear to be new counters (with a cantilevered end), cabinets, and backsplash:
One of the well-windowed 11-ft. by 11-ft. bedrooms faces the mostly residential street:
The other gets an eyeful of the Barney-purple studio unit out back, which stands in for a garage:
The bungalow’s sole bathroom, accessed off at least one of the bedrooms, now has a walk-in shower:
HCAD pegs the lot size at 4,700 sq. ft. and the home size at 880 sq. ft., though the listing reads 1,004 sq. ft. for the domicile pair. The tower seen rising behind the back studio’s roof is part of the Maximus Coffee Group headquarters. It’s across the street from the commercial lot behind this listing and lends its presence to Metro’s so-called “Coffee Plant–Second Ward” station at York St., a city-block stroll away.
Purple steps lead to the purple studio’s purple door. Inside, however, the all-in-one living space is a purple-free zone that’s chilled by a wall-installed window unit:
The bathroom is right off the kitchen’s bit-o-brick wall:
- 3816 Wilmer St. [HAR]