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.”
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.
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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