The Craftsman Bungalow

I bought this 1920’s Craftsman bungalow for $135,000 from the caretaker of the original owner. She inherited the home and did not want it. The house had been sitting vacant for 18 years, except for 35 cats which the caretaker was being paid to feed. We are once again the hero for all the existing neighbors as you can imagine.There was an addition on the rear of the home that served as a feline master suite. This had to be removed as it was poorly constructed. This house also got new central heat/air, ductwork, roof, complete electrical, kitchen, bath, hardwood refinishing, foundation leveling, and rear deck. I removed exterior asbestos siding to expose the original waterfall siding as well as paint in and out. Additonally I built a new porch area to give it more curb appeal, closed off the second front door and added a porch swing. As far as floorplan changes, the kitchen was opened up to the dining room with an arched pass-through but I didn’t want to change too much to disturb the period feel of the home. All the original interior and exterior doors were refurbished and kept in place as well as the original sashed windows.  We used white ceramic tile in the bath with a subway pattern. The historical San Antonio neighborhood where this home is located is seeing a huge revitalization push with its proximity to Alamo Heights, Witte Museum, Downtown and the Riverwalk Extension Project. In mid-October the neighborhood association asked us to take part in the Mahncke Park Home Tour which we were excited to do.  After 78 days on the market this house sold for full price at $219,000 and we procured our own buyer and didn’t have to pay realtor fees.

Before and After Video

Craftsman Before Front 1
Craftsman After Front 1
Craftsman Before Backyard
Craftsman After Backyard
Craftsman Before Living Room
Craftsman After Living Room
Craftsman Before Kitchen
Craftsman After Kitchen
Craftsman Before Bathroom
Craftsman After Bathroom