Two years ago, a previous version of this 3-bedroom, 2-bath house dating back to 1940 was sold for $45,675. Near Lawndale and S. 75th St. in Mason Park, it’s within walking distance of a hike and bike on Brays Bayou — as well as a Family Dollar, a food truck that sells pupusas, and several payday and title loan stores. This new version of 1212 Smallwood went on the market earlier this year at $171,500.
It looks like the partially shaded front porch has a trap door above the welcome mat, perfect for surprising guests and equally invaluable on Halloween. Once you’re make it through to the inside, of course, things become much more predictable:
The one-story house is about 1,225 sq. ft. This living room with restored original hardwood looks out onto Smallwood. Measuring 17 ft. by 13 ft., it opens up to the hallway toward the 3 bedrooms (to the left, in the photo directly above) and the tiled dining room and kitchen:
And what’s through that door? The front yard. It links the street to the kitchen. And it could serve as an emergency exit during a grease fire. Just tell the kids: Meet by the pavers.
But let’s stay inside and go back to where we started. The living room leads to the bedrooms and bathrooms:
That bathroom serves the main bedroom, which measures 13 ft. by 12 ft.:
Back down the hall are the smaller bedrooms; this one measures 13 ft. by 9 ft.:
This one, with a window to the backyard, measures 10 ft. by 11 ft.:
And the smaller two bedrooms share this bath:
With a shower stall that allocates for each room a single separate soap cubby:
Coming back through the living room toward the dining room and kitchen, you can access the backyard and patio through these French doors:
- 1212 Smallwood Ln. 77023 [HAR]