Previously remodeled and recently tidied, a Norhill cottage is attempting a flip with a twist — and a big finish. Having last sold in mid-October, for $416,000 after a $369,900 listing, the 1928 property popped up again over the weekend with an asking price more than $200K higher: $640,000. Could the price escalation be an example of how frighteningly frothy the local housing market has become, a reader asks? See if you can spot the updates . . .
Efforts appear to have cleared out much of the front landscaping and replaced the cracked front stoop, adjacent side patio, and driveway.
Here’s how the home front looked in the previous listing:
The transformation of the living room encompassed the removal of some vintage wooden blinds . . .
which really opens up the 14-ft. by 18-ft. space:
HCAD indicates a 2005 renovation to the 984-sq.-ft. home, located east of Studewood and a block or so south of Hogg Middle School.
The stainless-steel-finish stove and refrigerator appear to be new; they replace the recent stainless-steel-finish stove and refrigerator shown in the previous listing.
Window blinds also came down in the 2 bedrooms, both of which measure 12 ft. by 12 ft.
Front (above) and back bedrooms . . .
share this bathroom off the interior hallway:
Living space extends out back, where a wooden deck fits across the full width of the home:
The garage also appears to have been freshened up a bit (above) from its previous state:
The laundry room anchors a workspace within it: