Only 5 interior walls are left in this 1,275-sq.-ft. house in Clark Pines, west of Shepherd from the Heights. The 2-bedroom, 1-bath property on a 8,093-sq.-ft. lot is listed for rent — for $2,100 a month. A Swamplot reader reworked the property over the course of 2 years. “This is my first remodel and I’m hoping for feedback,” writes the landlord. (Some feedback has already arrived, in the form of a “possible tenant.”)
What sort of work has been done to this place?
I started by gutting the 1946 bungalow. removing the bathroom completely, and combining 2 bedrooms into one master. I added central HVAC with exposed ducts and rewired. I replumbed and installed an exterior tankless heater and added a 300 sqft back covered patio. I knocked [down the] interior wall separating living room and kitchen, vaulted the ceiling and [added a] king george truss for structural purposes. While i had the sheetrock down, i had closed cell polyfoam insulation sprayed in (the kind that expands instantly and cures rigid). I had a custom steel kitchen built by Bayou City Welding and converted the garage to a study with a utility room for washer/dryer. I installed french doors to the back patio and fenced in the back yard. the bathroom was completely reconfigured with frameless glass shower w/ wall and rain shower heads. Went modern wall faucet for sink and all granite counter tops. I didnt want to go super modern but definitely wanted to update it appropriately.
- 1803 W. 14th St. [HAR]