Look-alike exteriors on sound-alike streets of the garden variety line the ring of roadways within Garden Oaks Court, a gated compound off 34th St. west of Shepherd Dr. Neat rows of (closed) front-loading garages have shallow setbacks and support a repeating pattern of porches, balconies — and the occasional bay window. A shingles-and-siding-fronted specimen of the latter (at right) was listed earlier this week with an asking price of $298,500. Its official description touts the home’s location within the 9-year-old development as having no railroad tracks, power lines, or neighbors behind it. With 61 homes in the niche neighborhood and a popular restaurant-bar within walking distance, however, plenty of folks are close by.
Most of the first floor is wide open — and lit by the large windows facing the walkway between homes and the back yard:
There’s a lack of seating at the moment, but the kitchen island’s oversized countertop doubles as a breakfast bar.
Upstairs, the master bedroom gets balcony access and the west-facing “bay” view, which means it’s located over the garage:
Built in 2004, the home has 2 secondary bedrooms:
Here’s the second full bathroom. There’s also a downstairs half bath, not pictured.
Even at 2,760 sq.-ft., the narrow lot has room for a house, lawn, patio, and garden area. This property’s fenced yardlet abuts a street serving the next row of homes, including one with its own (slightly different) bay-window unit.
Side neighbors are a bit closer. The community is sandwiched between the independent-living seniors at The Orchard at Garden Oaks (to the west) and an apartment complex (adjacent to Shepherd). Across that busy street is Cottonwood.
At 2,059 sq. ft., this home is its block’s largest by about 100 to 300 sq. ft., HCAD records indicate. The current listing is by the third owners, who picked it up in 2010 for $249,900. The community comes with a walking path, fountains, and a little extra parking for visitors. There’s
an annual a monthly maintenance fee of $135.
- 3410 Garden Crest Ln. [HAR]