I bought this 1920’s Craftsman bungalow 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 is an addition on the rear of the home that served as a feline master suite. This will have to be removed as it’s poorly constructed. This house will get new central heat/air, ductwork, roof, complete electrical, kitchen, bath, hardwood refinishing, foundation leveling, remove exterior asbestos siding to expose original waterfall siding as well as paint in and out.
Additionally I plan to reframe a new gable and columns at the porch area to give it more curb appeal, close off the second front door and add a porch swing.
As far as floorplan changes, the kitchen will be opened up to the dining room with an arched pass-through but I don’t want to change too much to disturb the period feel of the home.
All the original interior and exterior doors will be refurbished and kept in place as well as the original sashed windows will remain. I plan to use different materials on this home than our usual materials which are travertine, cherry cabinets and granite.
This one may get some white ceramic tile in the bath with a subway pattern. This historical San Antonio neighborhood called Mahncke Park is seeing a huge revitalization push with its proximity to Alamo Heights, Witte Museum, Downtown and the Riverwalk Extension Project.