Becky's Best Bungalow Bets for Feb 5, 2023: Short List + What Can You Buy for $2m+ in the Heights
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Becky's Best Bungalow Bets for Feb 5, 2023: Short List + What Can You Buy for $2m+ in the Heights


Becky's Best Bungalow Bets for Feb 5, 2023: Short List + What Can You Buy for $2m+ in the Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

There’s nothing like freezing temperatures to cool off new listings and sales! With only seven new listings to choose from this week, I’ve selected two to feature today. Keep scrolling down to see price changes, new contracts, and final sales for homes that are Still on My List.


Have you noticed all of the $2 million plus homes that have recently been listed and sold here in the Heights?  Seven percent of all homes sold in the Houston Heights last year sold for over $2m. That’s pretty incredible, considering there have only been 28 homes ever sold at that price point in the Heights.  This is what the typical* $2m+ home sold in the Heights In 2022 looked like:

  • Modern farmhouse style
  • 4 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths
  • 4669 sq ft of living area
  • 7884 sq ft lot
  • $457.59 price per sq ft
  • High-end appliances: Wolfe, Thermador, Sub-Zero
  • Home office/study
  • Gameroom
  • Fireplace

* Based on averages of the 12 residential homes sold in 2022 for over $2 million. Source: data compiled from HAR, does not include off-market sales.

Currently, there are two residences listed for sale for over $2 million.  One is new construction located at 706 E 7th St and scheduled for completion in the fall and priced at $2.5 million, offers 5036 sq ft on a 9375 sq ft lot, and boasts six bedrooms and 6 1/2 baths. The other home at 1808 Tabor is for sale for $2.4 million and is the equivalent of farm and ranch property inside the city.  That home is a restored 1890 farmhouse with two bedrooms and one bath on a 1.2-acre lot. Horses are allowed but do note that the back of the property backs up to Little White Oak Bayou, so part of the property is probably not practical for development.

Next week, we will hit another milestone in the Heights, with the first over $3 million property set to close on Tuesday. Stay tuned…

things to do

Next weekend the Houston Contemporary Dance Company will present DUE at Heights Ironworks at 201 W 15th Street on the corner of Yale and 15th. Performances are at 7 pm and 9 pm on Friday and Saturday evenings, Feb 10-11. Tickets are $25.

Have a great week,

Let’s look at houses or talk about selling yours!

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*Note: For purposes of BBBB, the “Heights” is defined as the area between I-10 and Loop 610 N and between Shepherd and I-45). 

Presented by Greenwood King Properties

206 E 24th St: $595,000

  • Milroy Place
  • Brick Colonial c. 1930
  • 2/2, 1140 sq ft on a 5300 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen and bath updates + neutral paint
  • Good storage, including a walk-in closet in the primary bedroom
  • Greenspace plus graveled area and flagstone patio for a backyard
  • Driveway access to a detached 2-car garage
  • Curbed street
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary

Just a block away from Halbert Park, which offers tennis and basketball courts, a playground and, wait for it, a free speech area.🗣️ (I had no idea that was a thing, but apparently, every Houston City Park has a dedicated free speech area.)


Presented by Circa Real Estate

444 W 22nd St: $1,050,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Greek Revival, c. 2016 by Ansari Homes
  • 3/2/1, 2793 sq ft on a 3500 sq ft lot
  • Nicely trimmed with coffered ceilings, wainscoting, crown moldings, and built-ins.
  • Study/home office
  • Primary suite with fireplace, two walk-in closets & balcony
  • Garage APT (480 sq ft, one bedroom, full kitchen & bath)
  • Herringbone brick courtyard between house & garage
  • Alley access to 2-car detached garage
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary

Brilliant location: next to the Hike and Bike Trail, two blocks from Houston Heights Waterworks and all of the fun stuff on 20th and 19th Streets, one block from Kraftsmen Baking, and just three blocks from the HEB. 


This Week’s Price Reductions & Status Updates

Presented by Compass Real Estate


520 E 25th St: $1,799,900

  • Sunset Heights
  • Prairie-style, c. 2015, by Urban Craftsman
  • 5/5/1, 4764 sq ft on 6120 sq ft lot
  • Island kitchen w/double ovens
  • Wine bar with sink
  • All bedrooms up with ensuite baths
  • Primary suite with tray ceiling, sitting area, and private balcony
  • Guest suite with separate entrance (dry bar, no kitchen)
  • Covered porch and turfed backyard with pool potential
  • Driveway access to 2-car attached garage + porte cochere
  • Front parking pad
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

Walk two blocks to the east to find The Post Beer & Wine Garden. This neighborhood watering hole opened its doors just 2 years ago in what had been a 75-year-old Mexican cantina.


Presented by Compass Real Estate


1011 E 7th St: $1,950,000 was $1,999,999

  • Norhill (south of 11th/not the historic district)
  • Modern farmhouse, c. 2021 by Modern Bungalow
  • 5/5, 4441 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Office or 6th bedroom down with access to full bath
  • Chef’s kitchen with Wolf & Sub-Zero appliances
  • Open game room/additional sitting room up
  • Primary suite with vaulted ceiling, fireplace, and huge closet
  • Guest suite with kitchenette & full bath (inside the house)
  • Backyard: covered porch and patio, POOL/spa with water features, small grassy area
  • Gated driveway access 2-car attached garage
  • Curbed street
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary

This beautiful house has had a lot of personal touches added to it by way of paint and wallpaper. It is simple and inexpensive to repaint the walls before you move in if you decide these colors aren’t to your liking.


2610 Cortlandt
Presented by BHGRE Gary Green


2610 Cortlandt: $649,900

  • Sunset Heights
  • Bungalow c. 2000
  • 3/2, 1561 sq ft on a 4400 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $649,900
  • Days on Market: 6


801 Archer
Presented by Side13/Liv Texas


801 Archer: $799,000

  • Brooke Smith
  • Prairie influences, c. 2022 by Invision Homes
  • 4/3, 2900 sq ft on a 4000 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $825,000
  • Days on Market: 323


710 E 13th St
Presented by C&A Realtors


710 E 13th St: $1,390,000

  • Kutschbach (Houston Heights)
  • Contemporary/Modern, c. 2018 by Mazzarino Construction
  • 4/4/1, 4004 sq ft on a 4784 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $1,390,000
  • Days on Market: 5


Going, Going, Gone!

Presented by Greenwood King Properties

1038 Usener: $790,000

  • Usener, near Stude Park
  • Craftsman bungalow, c. 1920
  • 3/2/1, 2152 sq ft on a 5500 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract:  $790,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 104%
  • Original List Price:  $790,000
  • Days on Market: 3
  • Title Paid By: Seller


But wait, there’s more…

This is just the latest and greatest; however, there are still lots more on my list that you can check out here:

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