REDUCED! Classic 4380 sf showplace home from the 1930s Oil Boom era plus a separate apartment. Modern updates with much of the original flair preserved and restored. All this on 10.5 acres of rural, wooded land nestled in East Longview, only blocks from downtown and the hospitals.
Description: This tract of land is rolling to level, well-drained. The home sits on high ground with a panoramic view of the property. There is a seasonal creek on the west side of the property. The north half is mostly native woods; the south half is partly cleared with a mix of scattered mature pines and hardwoods. It's amazing to find an intact 10+ acre, mostly undeveloped tract in Longview city limits. This property could remain as an urban hide-away for the present classic, historic single-family home; it could be converted into an events or party center; or other uses. The northern half of the property is zoned residential and the south half is zoned commercial It can all be maintained under the current residential layout, or there is potential for further development of the south part. Property is under no surface leases at this time. The tract is not being subdivided and must sell in one piece.
Home Description: The brick 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, 2 car garage house was built in 1937 and is 4380 sf (per Gregg County Appraisal District, buyer is encouraged to confirm square footage for themselves). It is pier-and-beam foundation with brick veneer siding. A 2013 home inspection found the foundation and house structure to be in very stable condition. The main house is connected by a portico to an apartment over the garage.
Much recent upgrading and restoration has been done including replacing all damaged exterior wood and repainting exterior with top-of-line primer and paint.
Main House Beautiful 2 story classic architecture of the 1930's period, built as a showplace home during the oil boom in East Texas. The house is located in the Woodland Hills addition next to the upscale historic Nugget Hill neighborhood, only 4 blocks from Good Shepherd hospital, and adjoins Teague Park. Situated on a hilltop, views to the south from the front porches and windows provide a "long view" across the property (famously eponymous to the City of Longview). Although brought up to modern standards in many aspects, the home retains much of its original elegance and style, such as the original metal entry gates and historic exterior house architecture. Inside, original items include 3 fireplaces with gas logs (living room, dining room, master bedroom), wood doors, door and window hardware, lighting fixtures (check out the vanity lights in the bathrooms), wallpaper, curtains, a secret-compartment safe, wood molding, quaint fold-out mini-ironing board in a compartment in the pantry door, and more. Some of the original hardwood floors had been covered with carpet, but the previous owner restored the floors to their original beauty. The home has formal living and dining rooms. The kitchen is updated with new flooring and molded countertops, stainless steel sink, dishwasher, disposal, and stove. Off the kitchen is a sunny breakfast room, with original chandelier, unique ceiling woodwork and glass display shelves in the bay window. There are three roomy bedrooms in the main house, with multiple closets (several are cedar-lined) in each room. One bedroom and full bath are downstairs. Upstairs are the master bedroom, another bedroom, and a full bath. Off one upstairs bedroom, there is a door into 4-ft tall finished attic space: great for storage or kids' secret playroom. From the master bedroom, you enter into a large room perfect for a nursery, sitting room, study or exercise room. There is another bonus room downstairs that could function as an office, craft room or other use. All rooms in the house have multiple windows to enjoy the hilltop and backyard views. On the back of the house is a heated-and-cooled sunroom looking onto the back plaza and fireplace area. House has central electric air conditioning and gas heating systems, alarm system, asphalt shingle roof, 2 gas water heaters. Utility room (outfitted for gas or electric dryer) is located in the garage. Behind the house is a large outdoor party plaza with patio, koi pond, woodburning fireplace, stucco retaining walls and plenty of room to relax or entertain.
Apartment Above-garage, one-room, 588 sf, full bath, varnished wood walls and ceiling. Would also make an excellent game room or media room. Does not have central heat or air; uses floor and window heat and cool units.
Early history of the house (as the stories have been handed down): The house was built by James Hudson (nicknamed Slim) and his wife in 1937 during the East Texas oil boom days. The family children rode their horses and pony on the grounds, and made many memories. These were colorful days during an explosive time in Longview's growth, and the house was host to many of the area's movers-and-shakers. James (according to family info) was instrumental in bringing early businesses to Longview such as Johnny Cace's restaurant (to its original downtown location), Texas Eastman and others. To the south of the main house, there are ruins of the foundation and partial walls of a stable and (some say) servants' quarters. There was an old road that ran across the southern part of the property, formerly bounded by homes in the late 1800s and early 1900s, so that area is ripe for someone interested in looking for old artifacts. In about 1950, the house was sold to the Henderson family, who maintained ownership for over 50 years. The structure of the house, the room arrangement and many interior features remain original from the 1930s.
Improvements: Chain link fencing covers the majority of the perimeter boundary. A few feet inside of this fence, woven-wire fencing has been built on most of the perimeter. Metal entry gates open onto a 750 ft long paved driveway (with a bridge over a seasonal creek) that leads to the house on the hilltop. Large, mature trees provide a park-like setting. Approximately 2 acres has been cleared to serve as pasture (previous owner grazed horses here) or extended front lawn area, large mature trees have been left to provide a park-like setting.
Taxes: Gregg County Appraisal District reported the 2018 real estate taxes were approximately $6,496 based on no exemptions. Taxing entities are: City of Longview, Longview ISD, Gregg County, County Road and Bridge.
Utilities: Water: City of Longview Electric: AEP-SWEPCO Sewer: City of Longview Gas: Atmos Energy Telephone: AT&T TV: Longview Cable or satellite Internet: Longview Cable, satellite, DSL, mobile hotspot Waste Disposal: City of Longview Post Office: Longview Fire Dept: City of Longview Law Enforcement: City of Longview Police
Frontage: Approximately 703 ft on Teague St
Minerals: No oil or gas minerals to be conveyed. Owner will convey his surface minerals.
From east Hwy 80 in Longview, go South on Teague St. 0.6 mile to property on Left. Signs posted on corners and at entry gate. Shown by appointment.