At the Peak of Hilltop Acres

A no-fuss shed dormer and its smaller companion perched on the back roof help make this updated home one of the largest on its block in Hilltop Acres. That’s the name given to a hill-free neighborhood west of the West Belt just south of  W. Little York; though the listing for the home names it Silver Meadows. Available since Friday, the home has an initial asking price of $119,900; its listing cites all sorts of updates, from paint and floors to kitchen fittings — and a little landscaping streetside. Perhaps of equal interest, however, are the not-updated features touted: EZ access to the tollway and an absence of deed restrictions.


Just off the shallow front porch, the new front door opens into a foyer not otherwise pictured. The space shares its side wall (at right in the photo above) with the oversized, front-loading 2-car garage, which has a workshop and space for the washer and dryer.

This to-the-ceiling brick fireplace with extra-wide hearth has a large presence in the main living room — and in the listing, which features it (and that broad expanse of new wood laminate flooring) in several views:

A lingering chandelier marks the spot for the by-the-back-door dining area — a space the listing calls large enough for an extended table and up to 12 chairs:

Next up: the updated kitchen and its 5-burner gas cooktop, new appliances, and granite countertops. Also included: recessed-panel cabinets lit by a coffin-like ceiling fixture:

The window over the sink looks into the 7,500-sq.-ft. lot’s back yard, which is shaded by 2 large trees.

The first floor includes a freshly carpeted master bedroom. Its overhauled bathroom has a roomy walk-in shower:

The 2,626-sq.-ft. home has 3 secondary bedrooms. It’s unclear in the listing how many are located under the eaves upstairs — and just where the staircase originates downstairs:

The refurbished full bathroom upstairs — fit into the dormer on the back of the home — has a tiled-high tub surround:

Back at ground level, a concrete patio off the dining room provides some paved-but-uncovered outdoor living space:

In a previous life, this sheared off tree appears to have shared its space with some paved feature as well:

12 Comment

  • The beige is relentless!!!

  • I’m confused. No deed restrictions is a GOOD thing?

    I see a masonry/iron fence, concrete front yard and 15 people living there in the near future.

  • I LOL’d hard at this. What does an agent have to do to get random houses like this on Swamplot? I can see featuring a spare bungalow in hot neighborhood, okay, sure, but this house wouldn’t even be the featured photo on a daily demolition report. Seeing this on Swamplot’s like going to a site dedicated to Houston cuisine and reading a glowing post about the new paint in the ladies’ room at the Wendy’s at I-10 and Durham.

  • No restrictions… at your own risk. There’s a lot of people running businesses out of their homes in that neighborhood, and homes definitely seem over-occupied.

  • When the Google street view was taken, it looks like the neighbor across the street was having a yard sale.

  • I’ll admit that I’m no HOA fan, but deed restrictions in a high-density area are a good thing.

  • What? they painted the ladies room at Wendy’s?

  • @ Jason C: THANK YOU for my daily belly laugh!

  • You’re asking for trouble moving into a NON- DEED RESTRICTED neighborhood in Houston. Just saying. They were wrong when they were used to restrict Jewish people and minorities from moving into a neighborhood, but that was 50 years ago. Today, they keep massage parlors and titty bars out of your neighborhood.

  • Nobody seemed to notice the combination of bragging about new landscaping in front and the muddy disaster of a backyard.

  • so is hilltop acres an ok neighborhood to move into? looking for a new place to rent and we saw a house here. not familiar with the houston area. help. :(