Was it the prevailing breeze, which comes from the southeast, that dictated the balcony placement in the 1982 garage apartment of a 1940 Garden Villas home (top) on nearly an acre of land bordering Sims Bayou? Instead of maximizing private views of the water and cleared watershed to its north (above), the higher-rise building (at far left in the top photo) peeks over the main home and toward the street, which is located west of Telephone Rd.
Despite mentions of new appliances and updates, results of the 2013 kitchen remodeling didn’t make this week’s listing, at $229,900. In the dining room (or is it the breakfast room?) a half-height wall capped with countertop shares a service-prep bar with the adjacent kitchen:
A previous listing of the home, no longer accessible on HAR’s website, shows what the kitchen looked like before its redo (at right). The property’s earlier runs at the market included a 2011 listing for 8 months at $150,000, a brief November 2013 relisting at $225,000, and subsequent price reductions to $215,000 and $212,500 before a break in March 2014. Original hardwood flooring finishes out most of the home’s shared living spaces. The family room also packs in wooden paneling on opposing walls, beams on the ceiling, and access to the back yard near the garage:
All 4 bedrooms measure 10 ft. by 10 ft. This one faces the street:
A few rooms sport fluffy carpet — perhaps a part of the recent remodeling effort:
Here’s one of the 2 full bathrooms in the 2,356-sq.-ft. home:
The 2-car garage has a ground floor workshop as well as an apartment level, totaling 1,025 sq. ft.
The double-decker structure is the home’s closest neighbor:
The apartment’s shallow balcony turns the corner and snags a cross view of the yard:
The property measures 42,125 sq. ft., accommodating the home’s deep setback from the street.
To see the kitchen redo, check out the open house Saturday morning.
- 7345 Sims Dr. [HAR]