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Becky's Best Bungalow Bets for the Week of July 11, 2021: 6 New + This Week in the Heights


Becky's Best Bungalow Bets for the Week of July 11, 2021: 6 New + This Week in the Heights

912 Cortlandt

Hello BBBB Friends:

Hello BBBB Friend,

A banner week for new listings teamed with a low volume of new contracts for sale pushed the number of available single-family homes in the Heights to over 250 for the first time since January. After a lazy 4th of July weekend, buyers were back out in force at open houses yesterday, for example, we had over 30 groups of people through the open house I was hosting. That’s a lot! It was also a big week for price reductions. Click here to check out the new price tags for several of the homes that are Still on My List.


The Houston Heights Association monthly meeting will once again be held online. Join via Zoom tomorrow, July 11th at 6:30 pm. This month the speakers will be taking us on a virtual summer vacation. Sound intriguing? Get the details HERE.

A relatively new Heights monthly event, M-K-T Sunset Market will be held this Thursday from 5-9 pm at the M-K-T complex at 600 N Shepherd Dr. Enjoy food, beverages, and live music as you stroll through this new mixed-used development discovering shops, restaurants, and other fun stuff. Face painting and games will be available for kiddos.

Have a great week and,

Let’s go look at houses and 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). 

The Week’s Featured Properties

828 E 25th
Presented by Compass RE

828 E 25th St: $525,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/1, 1204 sq ft on 6000 sq ft lot
  • Renovated kitchen, bath updates
  • Large yard with covered patio
  • Gated driveway access to 1 car detached garage
  • Front parking pad for additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

The garage is currently an insulated-climate-controlled gym. It could also be a great office or play space or just a fancy garage.


912 Cortlandt
Presented by Compass RE

912 Cortlandt: $560,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/2, 1248 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen and bath updates
  • Bonus space for office or additional sitting area
  • Large back deck with plenty of green space
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car detached (climate controlled!) garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary

Alley access is a possibility so consider flipping the garage and reclaiming the driveway. This would allow for expansion or a larger yard.


1408 Tabor
Presented by Greenwood King Properties

1408 Tabor: $600,000

  • Brooke Smith
  • Bungalow c. 2017 by Urban Restoration
  • 3/2, 1706 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Backyard: flagstone patio, astroturf and party shed
  • Automatic gate to driveway parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

This is a bungalow for people who love the bungalow style but don’t want a century-old house. This is not a renovation but rather a completely new build only 5 years old. While it lacks a garage, it has a pretty cool “party shed” complete with outdoor TV and bar seating.


404 Highland
Presented by Boulevard Realty

404 Highland: $799,900

  • Woodland Heights Historic District
  • Queen Anne bungalow c. 1912
  • 3/2, 2158 sq ft on 7500 sq ft lot
  • Older updates (80s-90s)
  • Authentic dark wood trim in living/dining areas
  • 2 bedrooms up, 1 down
  • Yard with mature pecan tree
  • Auto-gate to secured surface parking
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary

Beautiful corner lot catty-corner to Travis Elementary. Although livable now, this home is ripe for a facelift.


733 Ashland #B
Presented by Keller Williams Metropolitan

733 Ashland Unit B: $915,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Modified Colonial Revival c. 2015 by Legion Builders
  • 3/2/1, 2370 sq ft on 3643 sq ft lot
  • Low maintenance artificial turf in front and back
  • Garage APT (426 sq ft, efficiency, full bath, plumbed for kitchen)
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Graveled pad parking all along the block
  • Zoned to Love Elementary

You will find a whole neighborhood of recent construction, Creole-style homes in the 700 blocks of Ashland and Tulane Streets. It’s just a short stroll along the MKT Hike and Bike Trail (located at the end of the block), to the new M-K-T mixed-used development.


1015 Nadine
Presented by Area Texas Realty

1015 Nadine: $1,100,000

  • Stude (south of E Sunset Heights)
  • Modern farmhouse c. 2019 by Hubley Homes
  • 4/3/1, 3212 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Study or 5th bedroom down w/ensuite bath
  • Open play/sitting area up
  • Covered back porch and small yard
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to porte cochere and 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

This subdivision is undergoing a lot of change with new construction and renovation of existing homes. This home is located just a few blocks from Houston Dairymaids and the new farmer’s market.


This Week’s Price Reductions & Status Updates

617 Oxford
Presented by Compass RE


617 Oxford: $723,000 was $775,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Pediment bungalow c. 1920
  • 1/2, 2372 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated in 2015-2016
  • Primary suite with 21′ exposed ceiling
  • Full guest bath
  • Over 900 sq ft of studio space
  • Murphy bed and sink in the studio
  • Greenhouse
  • Landscaped back yard with mature vegetation and trees
  • Driveway parking and
  • Pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary

So many unique homes in the Heights and this is a great example. It is the perfect home for an artist or anyone needing studio space. It could also be modified to provide additional bedrooms.


528 Threlkeld
Presented by Gary Green Better Homes and Gardens


528 Threlkeld: $819,000 was $840,000

  • Usener subdivision (south of White Oak)
  • Contemporary/Modern c. 2014 by Arnold Bldrs
  • 4/3/1, 3441 sq ft on 2375 sq ft lot
  • Elevator ready
  • Chef’s kitchen with Thermador appliances
  • Primary bedroom featuring a balcony and huge closet
  • 3rd-floor game room w/balcony
  • Covered back porch & water feature
  • Front-loading 2 car attached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary

High-end finishes throughout this home including custom draperies. While there is no green space to speak of, the large 3rd story balcony has downtown views and has a gas hookup for a grill.


1325 Allston
Presented by Martha Turner Sotheby’s


1325 Allston: $925,000 was $950,000

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Queen Anne bungalow c. 1920
  • 3/2, 2212 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated c. 2000, recent updates=paint
  • Primary suite w/walk-in closet and bath
  • Light-filled family room with french doors opening to the back yard
  • Bricked back yard, fenced green space in front
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Parking pad and secure front parking for 1 car
  • Zoned to Love Elementary

12′ ceilings + transoms (many original) throughout contribute to the authenticity of the home.


Image 716 E 18th
Presented by BHGRE Gary Greene


716 E 18th St: $1,150,000

  • Pinelawn
  • Modern Craftsman c. 2017 by CTC Luxury Homes
  • 4/3/1, 3242 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Study with hidden closet
  • All bedrooms plus game room up
  • Large back porch overlooking small landscaped yard
  • Alley access to 2 car attached garage
  • Double parking pad in front
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

New-ish construction in a cozy neighborhood. Field Elementary is only half a block away. 


807 Woodland
Presented by Boulevard Realty


807 Woodland: $1,299,000 was $1,399,000

  • Woodland Heights Historic District
  • Bungalow c. 1945
  • 5/3, 3612 sq ft on 6250 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated in 2018
  • Primary suite + 2 secondary bedrooms down
  • Gameroom + 2 secondary bedrooms up
  • Original glass front cabinetry between living and dining areas is classic craftsman design
  • Retractible glass doors open the family room to the back deck
  • Fenced green space in front
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car attached carport & 1 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary

I reviewed this home in 2016 as a “serious fixer-upper”. The 2 front doors are a remnant from its days as a duplex. One of the doors currently provides private access to a bedroom. Duplexes were common in the Heights in the early 20th century as were bedrooms with an exterior door that could be rented.


719 Wilken
Presented by Maddock Building and Realty


719 Wilken: $1,299,000 was $1,349,000

  • Pinelawn
  • Modern Farmhouse c. 2021 by Maddock Construction
  • 5/4, 3465 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Nicely trimmed with lots of built-ins
  • Small green space
  • Porte-cochere
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

Wilken is that street that no one knows about unless you live on it or are a realtor. Not a through street, it dead ends at Field Elementary.


411 E 24th
Presented by Hometown America Incorporated


411 E 24th St: $865,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Greek Revival c. 2007 by Nautilus Ventures
  • 3/2/1 2883 sq ft on 3000 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $865,000
  • Days on Market: 15


114 Payne
Presented by Bernstein Realty


114 Payne: $899,000

  • German Historic District
  • Bungalow c.1930
  • 4/3, 2574 sq ft on 5100 sq ft lot
  • Original List Price: $899,000
  • Days on Market: 21


Going, Going Gone!

812 W 13th
Presented by the Kossev Group

812 W 13th St: $551,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Queen Anne bungalow c. 1930
  • 2/2, 984 sq ft on 4356 sq ft lot
  • Price at Time of Contract: $499,000
  • List to Sell Ratio: 110%
  • Original List Price:  $499,000
  • Days on Market:  4


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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