Remains of a time-worn neighborhood entry marker (top) set off a fortified corner property on a double lot in Idylwood that was listed mid-January and has a $328,000 asking price. Light walls and dark-stained trim inside the updated 1940 home help highlight the fruit bowl of color pops when they appear, starting with the mango punch of the bar-gated entry door (above) . . .
Much of the flooring in the home is solid oak. Updates mentioned in the listing include double pane windows and new water lines. There’s also a recently retro-sleeked kitchen with laminate flooring bordering the lime-packed dining room . . .
A hallway separates the sleeping and living areas within the 1,985-sq.-ft. floor plan.
The master bedroom comes with a pair of crisply framed closets and access to a sun room:
So does this secondary bedroom, its paneled walls juiced up a bit:
At some point, the sun room gained . . .
a windows-only extension. The enclosure overlooks the driveway and its gate, located near the garage (with utility room) at the back of the home:
And the third bedroom? It opens to the yard instead, though access isn’t shown in the listing photos:
In the 2 full bathrooms, tiles flow across (and down) the vanities and halfway up the walls, whether fleshy-toned:
or powdery blue:
The driveway and garage face Park Ln., but there’s also a fenced-off curb cut on busy S. Wayside Dr.; across that street are the grounds of the Villa de Matel Convent. A portion of the back yard has a stretch of pavement. Is it a patio or a piece of old driveway?
Unlike the back yard, much of the 11,500-sq.-ft. lot that faces the thoroughfare has no fence. Instead, windows have been secured . . .
Spurlock Park is at the other end of the block, which has sidewalks and homes of similar age and proportions. The terrain slopes toward nearby Brays Bayou.
- 6602 Park Ln. [HAR]