This Manorwood Estates property isn’t horsing around, but it could. The neighborhood’s large lots permit one equine per acre. Previously a red brick Colonial, the recently whitewashed 1980 home sits on 2 acres in a community with ranch-like fencing off Katy-Hockley Rd. north of I-10. Landscaping too regularly tufted to be tumbleweeds borders an extended circular driveway leading to the pediment-capped front door. When listed a week ago, the still-somewhat-rural property had a $467,000 price tag. It’s not the first marketing rodeo for this ranch: A previous listing in 2010 had sought $345,000, but dropped it to $289,000. The painted-up property on a patch of prairie has a corral out back . . .
it fences in aÂ cement pondÂ instead of ponies:
New paint inside and out (and possibly on the welcome mat and slate entry area, above) was among the property’s recent tweaks, which also included new siding, carpet, tile in 3 bathrooms, and French doors for the study (below).
A little more of the preferred accent tile climbs the fireplace wall of the carpeted, tone-on-tone living room:
Updated at some point with new countertops and doors on the cabinets, the kitchen has electric appliances.
A large room off the kitchen’s service window (above, at right) combines an informal dining area (beneath a chandelier in the photo below) and a game or gathering area.
The floorplan downstairs includes the master bedroom . . .
with updated bathroom:
This secondary bedroom, also downstairs, has no closet.
Meanwhile, the former 4-car attached garage has been converted into a bonus room, at least for now.
Head upstairs for the other secondary bedrooms and bathrooms, which (like the kitchen) had their cabinet doors and countertops replaced:
HCAD records for the street indicate that this home, at 4,155 sq. ft., is one of the larger ones; others range from 2,360 sq. ft. to 5,771 sq. ft. In the back-of-house view pictured below, the converted garage is on the right. There’s a stretch of driveway near it that’s big enough for boat storage, the listing says.
This property’s annual maintenance fee is $400.
- 6517 Manorwood Dr. [HAR]