Perkins Road at City Park

It may need some updating and TLC, but the home at 1645 Perkins Road is less than a block from City Park and sits on six tree-shaded lots in Hundred Oaks. In all, it’s a one-acre-plus property with unbelievable potential. Just on the other side of the overpass from Acadian Thruway, the home is only steps from golf and tennis at City Park.

The blond brick home has a new roof, two high-efficiency air conditioners and a whole-home generator. It also has a combination of original, thin-plank wood floors and new bamboo flooring.

Nestled on the corner of Perkins Road and Drehr Avenue, the home is guarded by five massive live oak trees just inside the iron fence along Perkins Road. And it’s about the time of year for the mature pecan trees in back to start producing.

“It’s a great piece of property,” said Dana Bullentini, the Keller Williams Realty Red Stick Partners agent marketing the home.

The home, built on piers more than 40 years ago, has 8-foot ceilings, but the rooms are so large you hardly notice. The home is 3,212 square feet of living area with four bedrooms, three full baths plus an office.

The foyer is floored in the new bamboo wood, which is also in the living room, formal dining room, den and kitchen. The living room is immediately left of the foyer, and has a cased entry with louvered doors to the formal dining room. Straight ahead from the foyer is the den, which is another long room with a wall of bookcases on one side and a wall of windows to the shaded back yard on the other.

The kitchen is at the far end of the living room and has wood cabinets, a big double farm sink and a new 5-burner Frigidaire glass-top professional series electric stove. The laundry area is nearby, and so is a half bath. An exit here steps down to a breezeway to the two-car garage.

Things are very nice out back, where a tall air-conditioned gazebo is at the end of a winding brick path. The glass-walled gazebo is in about the center of the yard, with views all around.

Back inside, the bedrooms are all at one end of the house. The master bedroom is at the end of the hall, and it’s floored in the old thin-plank floors. There is a full bath and two closets in the master suite. Bedroom No. 2 is next, with a sliding door closet and built-in drawers. A full bath separates the second and third bedrooms, and another full bath is at the other end of the hall near the fourth bedroom. All of the bedrooms are large, with sliding door closets.

A neat little extra is the phone cove in the wall at about the midpoint of the hallway. A home office with views of the back yard is also here.

Any home that is 40-plus years old is going to need updating, but not just any home is located in Hundred Oaks virtually across the street from City Park. If you’re interested in older homes in desired locations, you should check out this property out today. Bullentini will keep the home open from 1-3 p.m.

About this home

1645 Perkins Road

Lot size: 1.0138 acres

Living area: 3,212 square feet

Bedrooms: Four

Baths: Three full, one partial

Price: $589,000

Marketing agent:

Dana Bullentini,

Keller Williams Realty,

Red Stick Partners

Contact phone:

225-302-1801