Checking Up on a Dental Office Residence in Montrose

Handling cavity searches since 1976, a 1940 home-turned-dental-office sits on a well-brushed corner lot in Montrose within spitting distance of a private school campus. The property appeared on the market earlier this month with a sparkly asking price of $499,900.


The exit sign over the well-polished front entry (top) serves as a reminder that the 1,960-sq.-ft. residence is a business now. But homey touches remain, such as the heavy trim, oak flooring, and solid walnut doors. In the front room, there’s a fireplace and tray ceiling. The triple window faces east and has a view across a fenced, no-mow front yard toward the grounds of Annunciation Orthodox School, which years ago closed off the stretch of cross street Marshall that runs through its campus.

Initially, this file-free quasi-office area with recessed lighting could have been the dining room:

Most rooms have pearly white trim and walls. The kitchen, however, has vintage wallpaper, lighting, and flooring. A set of glass panel doors . . .

opens into a repurposed room:

A little veneering finishes out the study:

The floor plan includes 3 bedrooms. One of them appears in the listing all set up for current business:

The lone bathroom appears to have doubled up on its functions — laundry equipment and porcelain fill out the space:

Strangely, HCAD calls the property a 1-story home. The 5,000-sq.-ft. lot’s back yard has been converted into a parking area with carport. The driveway comes off of Marshall St. Updates include a new roof (in 2008).

As might be expected for a dental office property, the lawn pavers leading to the corner are free of plaque and evenly spaced:

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