Spiffed up more than considerably since its purchase for $93K in September 2014, a double-decker Simms Woods spread maxes out the midcenturyisms. Do the updates — to just about every surface and system — merit the $450K asking price in its listing over the weekend? The 1955 property, in a neighborhood west of Idylwood, is one lot off the intersection of Jefferson and Hackney streets. That puts it catty-corner to the site of a planned 173-home subdivision on a cleared, former 11.93-acre warehouse property adjacent to the HB&T rail line.
The hardwood floors are original but buffed up, the listing says, but what about the zebra-pudding effect of dark ribs spanning white ceilings in the living room and den?
Glimpses of the home before its makeover by CFV Home Restoration are hard to come by (and blurry) in a previous listing. The kitchen, however, used to have a pine finish (and possibly a blocked window):
Like the rest of the swanked-up home, the kitchen sticks to a black-and-white buildout:
Much of the lighting swings retro, such as the jet era fixture (above) and Sputnik chandelier:
Weighing in at 3,602-sq.-ft., the home is one of the largest on its block (by almost double). It’s also a story taller than most homes in the neighborhood.
The floor plan has 6 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms. There’s a master suite upstairs and down:
Updates to the property include a new roof, HVAC system, windows, electrical, and plumbing, plus plenty of floating vanities in the revamped bathrooms:
The upstairs master suite has a private balcony . . .
and a bathroom jazzed up with accent trim, including a runway . . .
for the toilet approach and adjacent splash zone, fitted with a conjoined shower and tub.
Here, too, the vanity hovers:
There’s a single-driveway with a parking pad, but no garage. HCAD records do not indicate any previous renovations to the property, which had been held by the prior owner’s family for about 20 years.