Garden Oaks home boasts smokin’ hot history | Real Estate

The a few-bedroom, two-rest room house at 1034 W. 43rd St. is listed for $399,854

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The a few-bedroom, two-rest room house at 1034 W. 43rd St. is listed for $399,854 and has been on the sector for extra than two months.(Image from

The Texas flag is painted on the front of a backyard storage shed that was created to appear like a barn, which is positioned up coming to a coated patio that would be excellent for internet hosting a barbecue.

Sufficient meat to feed many family members could be cooked in the four-compartment smoker that’s developed into the again wall of the Back garden Oaks home, which is sky blue on the exterior with white trim and a pink front doorway.

“Everything about this area just exudes Texas,” explained Terry Jeanes, a longtime Backyard garden Oaks resident and genuine estate agent for Led Effectively Realty.

Jeanes is representing the house proprietor as the listing agent for the a few-bed room, two-toilet property at 1034 W. 43rd St., which was crafted in 1947 and actions 1,713 square toes of creating area on an 8,280-square foot great deal. It has been on the industry for far more than two months, but Jeanes explained she expects it to sell before long.

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A 4-compartment smoker, to the still left of the hearth, is designed into the back wall of a Garden Oaks home that is for sale. (Picture from

The inquiring cost has two times been diminished and is now $399,854 – the only lively, offered listing under $400,000 in the overall Back garden Oaks neighborhood, in accordance to Jeanes – and she mentioned interest in the one of a kind dwelling has little by little greater. The truth it includes a developed-in smoker led to it currently being highlighted before this month in the Houston Chronicle, and a submit about the household on the Fb page Zillow Gone Wild got about 2,500 likes, 1,300 remarks and much more than 800 shares.

“It’s at a sensible value point, and I feel it is obtained a exciting story,” Jeanes claimed. “There’s been so numerous hits on it, it’s crazy.”

Jeanes, who said she represented a previous owner when the property was bought in 2007, has investigated its historical past as nicely as the origin of the designed-in smoker. An aged female who grew up in the house showed up at an open house previously this month and mentioned her father, Macon Petty, fabricated the iron for the smoker and put in it in what at the time was a screened back porch, in accordance to Jeanes.

The porch was transformed into a again den in 1952, Jeanes claimed, at which place the initial connected garage was converted into the home’s third bed room.

Terry Jeanes

Terry Jeanes

Jeanes explained she also decided that it is been many years due to the fact the smoker, which is positioned next to a wood hearth on the identical again wall, has been used. In her listing on the Houston Affiliation of Realtors internet site, she suggests that the brick wall could be lined and transformed into an leisure heart – or the smoker could be repurposed into a pizza oven.

Though the created-in smoker is a exceptional, maybe quirky element that has extended gone unused, Jeanes mentioned it has not been cited as a downside between prospective prospective buyers. She stated she suspects the household has remained on the market so very long because it’s on a person of the busiest streets in the community and is zoned to Durham Elementary and not Backyard Oaks Montessori Magnet.

Nevertheless, Jeanes explained she expects it to offer at its latest price. She also reported the property and its background embodies the allure of the Backyard Oaks neighborhood, which has a helpful, little-city really feel in the heart of a large metropolis.

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A Texas flag is painted on a storage get rid of in the yard of the Backyard garden Oaks house at 1034 W. 43rd St. (Image from

The publicity the household has acquired, largely due to the fact of its developed-in barbecue pit, figures to assist as very well.

“I’m thrilled about all this,” Jeanes stated. “The far more individuals talk about it, the extra people get directed to it.”

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