There’s plenty of buffering yard in back, but this Idylwood home hugs the curve of the street in front, so open grounds swing to the side as well. Palm-crowned, the deep lot has a saw-like shape, with the house holding the “handle” near the jog. Beyond the far-away back fence on the property lies the side parking lot of the Wayside Dr. Walmart Supercenter. The well-tended 1952 home is set on a slight diagonal across its almost quarter-acre kinda-corner lot; but there’s a section (not pictured, though it’s also heavily landscaped) that falls outside any fencing (above) lined up to square off the setback.
The east-facing property landed on the market over the weekend, asking $260,000. Back in 2010, the current owner picked it up for $214,000. The 1,318-sq.-ft. floor plan’s first level includes a living room (above) with restored original hardwood flooring and family room, which has a set of doors opening to a patio:
The tile floors in the photo above provide clues that the family room aligns with the open dining area off the overhauled kitchen:
The largest bedroom, 15 ft. by 11 ft., snags a first-floor corner. Window placement pegs its location: at the front of the home.
One of the freshened-up full bathrooms serves the first floor:
The half-story upstairs gives its 2 bedrooms eave-hugging ceilings. One of them has a dormer facing the street. The bump tucks in a window seat unit with storage below:
Both bedrooms have one 10-ft. dimension — and more of the original hardwood flooring:
Head to the attached 1-car garage for the utility area:
The fence across the driveway incorporates a sliding gate, so there’s room for parking behind it, if needed:
In the photo below, the set of glass panel doors shows where the family room sets up in the layout.
The north side of Sylvan Rd. is entirely residential. This property, however, is the first home on the mixed-use south side of the street. HCAD records the adjacent parcel, currently vacant land, as commercial property.
- 6642 Sylvan Rd. [HAR]