COMANCHE ST. REMODEL

2,168 sq. ft.

Before and After 

HISTORY

Built in 1924, this 2,168 sq. ft. home was originally a duplex built by  H. E. Walker as the parsonage for the Nazarene Church, located at Porter and Alameda (now the home of Donate A Miracle Thrift Store & Boutique) with the same materials. Mr. Walker also built the Midway Deli building. Prior to 1940, it was sold to the young Hendrix couple, H.V. (age 26, a chemical engineer with Phillips Petroleum) and Esther (age 22, college), who lived there at least during the 1940 Census. At some point between the 1940 Census and the mid-1960s, the property was owned by Saint Joseph's Catholic Church and was the home of the nuns. 
 

From the 1960s until the mid-2000s, the home was owned by George and Helen Lee Kammerlocher. 
 

The Duplex was built in commercial style, sharing the same materials as the church:

  • Exterior red brick

  • Exterior walls constructed of clay block (no exterior wall wood studs)

  • Stain glass window

  • Exterior doors

  • Interior doors

REMODEL

  • Original Features restored and in use:

    • 37 wood frame, double-hung windows (many with original wavy glass intact)

    • 2 wood Craftsman entry doors with wavy glass

    • Interior solid core doors with Mortise locks

    • Fireplace

    • Dining room buffet

    • Laundry chute from 2nd floor to the basement (made operational)

    • Staircase with original oak handrail

    • Hardwood floors

    • 2nd-floor partition doors at top of staircase

  • The home was completely torn apart to exterior walls.

  • All new electric and plumbing were installed as well as a multi-unit HVAC system with independent climate controls in every upstairs bedroom, tankless hot water with infinity loop, and whole-home surge protection. 

 

1st Floor

  • The first floor was configured to be more functional for today’s family living.

  • Walls separating the kitchen from the dining were removed.

  • The drop ceiling was removed, and the original height ceiling was re-obtained.

  • The main bedroom was retained on the 1st floor.

  • The main bedroom in-suite was created in spa like configuration.

  • The 2nd main floor bedroom was converted into a main bedroom closet and an additional powder bath was created for guests.

  • A gourmet kitchen was built.

 

2nd Floor

  • A laundry area was created.

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • Full Bathroom (with functioning laundry chute)