On The Market: A Tidy Deer Park Bungalow

7824 Quarter Maine Ave, $195,000

Photograph by Tricia Beiersdorfer

Deer Park became an official city in 1952, right around the same time the United States was experiencing a massive building boom in the nation’s first suburbs. Like so much post-World War II housing, most Deer Park homes are sturdy brick ranches or cape cods set on fraction-of-an-acre lots—modest by more recent suburban standards but, for a 1950’s-era population who’d previously mostly lived in city rental units, this life represented the iconic “American Dream.”

Photograph by Tricia Beiersdorfer

Photograph by Tricia Beiersdorfer

 

Photograph by Tricia Beiersdorfer

Compact, well-constructed and featuring a single car garage, this three-bedroom 1955 home could easily be the postwar-design poster child. Subsequent owners have done a fantastic job updating with refinished hardwood floors and a newly remodeled kitchen with an open breakfast bar. Fans of vintage accents will love the cove ceilings, original glass interior doorknobs and blue-on-blue bathroom tiles, with nary a chip or crack in sight, says listing agent Susan Kellison.

Photograph by Tricia Beiersdorfer

Re-energized with a newly renovated elementary school and a 2018 state championship win in high school basketball, Deer Park is attracting a diverse mix of buyers today: young couples, singles and empty-nesters, alike—all groups “looking for something smaller but well built,” says Kellison.

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