Little White Oak Bayou meanders by the back of a property (and so do a couple of uh, hikers in the background of the top photo) located east of N. Main St. and about 3 sidewalk-lined blocks from the Metro rail station at Fulton St. Is the Northside property located in De Noyles, as indicated in the listing, or is it Booth North Main, as recorded by HCAD for all addresses on the block? The listing’s all-cap message is all about redeveloping the acre-plus lot of land, not the 1960 home that sits on it at the end of a long driveway (above). A month ago, the asking price dropped to $1.1 million. Since January (and in a previous listing dating back to September 2013) it had been sitting at $1.6 million. But even that was down a bit from someone’s expectations: In 2008, a six-month listing’s asking price kicked off at $2 million.
There are only a couple peeks at the 4-bedroom ranch-style home on site, and they’re all of the exterior (above). The deep lot sits at a jog in the roadway and weighs in at 44,252 sq.-ft. in the listing. HCAD rings it up at a heftier 73,180 sq. ft., however, so which portion of the spread isn’t part of the deal? Here’s the tidy front yard, looking south to the backs of homes fronting the street beyond them:
The side view north takes in a couple adjacent wooden structures. Beyond them, the road peters out in a clearing near the bayou across from Hollywood Cemetery.
To the west, the back lot line has perimeter fencing:
On the other side of the chain link fence, grounds shift from grassy lawn to rustic ravines:
- 800 Booth St. [HAR]