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A bungalow near the Bayou for $395,000? Houston's real estate craze isn't just about mega mansions

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1 On the Market 1911 W. Mckinney St. April 2014
Welcome to 1911 W. Mckinney St. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
2 On the Market 1911 W. Mckinney St. April 2014
Note the mosaic brick work for the flooring under the front porch. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
3 On the Market 1911 W. Mckinney St. April 2014
The living room is filled with light... Photo courtesy of © TK Images
4 On the Market 1911 W. Mckinney St. April 2014
...and includes a gas fireplace with painted brick surround. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
6 On the Market 1911 W. Mckinney St. April 2014
Just off the living room is the dining room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
5 On the Market 1911 W. Mckinney St. April 2014
Built-in bookcases add warmth to the dining room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The kitchen, in cheery white, includes a partial stained-glass window. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Cabinet space is plentiful. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The master bedroom includes a large closet (not shown). Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The second bedroom can be used as a guest room, as well. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The original green tiling in the bath. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The spacious patio extends living space to the out-of-doors. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
12 On the Market 1911 W. Mckinney St. April 2014
A view of the large back yard, looking toward the house. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Looking for a home with historic charm, an inner Loop location and a prestigious zip code? If you don't mind paying $395,000 for a small package, a bungalow at 1911 W. Mckinney St. could be just the charmer.

A bit of background

Located in the small Temple Terrace neighborhood just off Allen Parkway, the property sits on this quiet, one-block street within walking distance to the trails of Buffalo Bayou Park. Built in 1936, 1911 W. Mckinney St. shows off its bungalow style with hardwood floors, as well as sensitive upgrades that have kept the house in pristine condition.

A recent viewer of the house called it one of the best original homes of its type in the area.

Walk through
You enter the house from a covered porch with arches into the light-filled living room with a gas fireplace in painted brick surround. Tucked conveniently nearby is the bright dining room with wainscoting in an accent Wedgewood-blue hue. The floor plan flows into a cozy kitchen, greeting homeowners and visitors with cheerful white-tile countertops and plentiful cabinetry.

At hand for any would-be chef are a gas stove and modern appliances, as well as a stained-glass kitchen window.

The master bedroom and second bedroom share the bath, highlighted by original green tile countertops, bath tub and shower — all in mint condition.

Step outside
A tile patio creates a space for outdoor leisure, and the huge backyard is perfect for play. Owners park their cars with the click of an automated driveway gate. The metal roofing is a recent upgrade.

Square footage: 1,301

Asking price: $395,000

Listing agent: Bryan Beene, John Daugherty, Realtors

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