When it sold in mid-April at $435,000, this gated property in the Houston Heights’ West Historic District came with a pair of apartment units. Now, the 1914 Dutch Colonial with swing-friendly porch is back on the market, asking $289,900 for a skinnier lot and what appears to be only the charming redo-ready main residence.
As with the half-and-half front door, light passes above half-height walls between the living and dining rooms, each 13 ft. by 14 ft. Beneath the existing blue carpet lie yesteryear’s pine floors (at right).
The kitchen, updated at some point with whiteout results, has electric appliances and laminate countertops.
A back deck with eastern exposure includes a hot tub beneath a fanciful gazebo.
The 1,357-sq.-ft. home has 3 bedrooms, one of which is on the first floor, and 2 bathrooms (none pictured). While the current listing cites a narrow 4,400-sq. ft. lot (about 33 ft. by 132 ft.) with “alley access” and a garage apartment “to be torn down prior to closing” (see last Monday’s Daily Demolition Report), a previous listing for the same address shows a 10,956 sq. ft. lot with sizable garage off a wide driveway. Neither description addresses the difference. And speaking of addresses, HCAD carries a slightly different street number for this midblock property near Milroy Park and Heights Blvd.
- 1212 Tulane St. [HAR]