BACK

Becky's Best Bungalow Bets: Still On My List

Updated: 08/01/21

Each week I send out an update on my best NEW bungalow bets around the Heights, along with market and listing updates. If you aren’t already signed up to receive those, you can do so here. Below is a collection of my best bungalow bets that have been featured in previous weeks. Check back often, and as always don’t hesitate to give me a call if you’d like to see one of these gems for yourself.


901 E 24th
Presented by Greenwood King Properties

901 E 24th St: $445,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/1, 840 sq ft on 4000 sq ft lot
  • Renovated kitchen and bath
  • Exposed shiplap ceilings
  • Small back yard with gardening beds and treehouse
  • Screened-in back porch❤️
  • Gated driveway parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

This is my cutie-patootie pick of the week: small but charming. The screened-in porch provides a bit of relief from the non-relenting hordes of mosquitos we have this year!

******

505 E 9th St
Presented by BHGRE Gary Greene

505 E 9th St: $465,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/1, 954 sq ft on 4400 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen updates, restored bath, fresh paint in and out
  • Screened-in back porch plus small green space
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary

Great central location within walking distance to Donovan Park, Harvard Elementary, Heights Merchantile, and more!

******

1107 Winston
Presented by Circa Realty

1107 Winston: $459,900

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman Bungalow c. 1925
  • 2/1, 852 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Renovated kitchen and bath
  • The back yard offers a deck and patio plus a small green space.
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 1 car detached garage
  • The garage is currently an air-conditioned flex space
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

This small but adorable bungalow features doubles jerkinhead (clipped) gables for a pretty look. Walk to Teotihuacan, Spanish Flowers, Hughie’s, and other Main St restaurants. Field Elementary is at the end of the block.

******

4605 Michaux
Presented by Boulevard Realty

4605 Michaux: $495,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1926
  • 2/1, 1082 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and bath
  • Gravel/stone front yard
  • Combo gravel/green space backyard
  • Driveway access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

Very cute bungalow that feels larger than its stated sq ft. A beautiful majestic live oak in front provides shade for the whole front yard. Low maintenance stone/gravel in front could be replaced with grass to create a lovely front lawn

******

Presented by Area Texas Realty

1003 E 14th St: $574,900

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Ranch style c. 1953
  • 2/2, 1227 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Recent to-the-studs renovation
  • Front and side yards for green space
  • Driveway access 2 car attached garage☂️
  • Curbed streets provide additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

Built after 1940, this home is not a contributing structure in the Norhill Historic District but is subject to Norhill deed restrictions. Prior to the renovation, this was a classic 50’s ranch-style home with wood paneling and an authentic pink-tiled bathroom.

******

Presented by Compass Real Estate

4035 Norhill: $579,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Pediment bungalow c. 1939
  • 2/2/1, 1094 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen and bath updates (2008)
  • Backyard with pavers and small green space
  • Corner lot with side street access for 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary

Climate-controlled attic space is accessed via pull-down stairs. The Norhill Esplanade is across the street for additional green loveliness.

******

1635 Harvard
Presented by Keller Williams Realty

1635 Harvard: $584,000

  • Heights East Historic District
  • Craftsman Bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/1/1, 1618 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Older kitchen and bath updates
  • 2nd-floor flex room
  • Back deck and pool-sized yard
  • Driveway & alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

Since there is alley access to the garage, consider taking up the driveway to increase green space. Grass = gold!

******

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.

******

Presented by Keller Williams Metro

710 E 25th St: $625,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Craftsman influenced c. 2012 by Mazzarino Construction
  • 3/2/1, 2479 sq ft on 3000 sq ft lot
  • Very nice woodwork and trim package
  • Large game room
  • Covered back porch and small yard
  • Front-loading 2 car attached garage
  • Driveway parking for 2 vehicles
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

The front-loading garage is the answer to having back yard space on a smaller lot without alley access.

******

701 Ridge
Presented by Compass RE

701 Ridge: $659,000

  • Woodland Terrace
  • Brick bungalow c.1920
  • 2/1, 1364 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Renovated in 2001, current updates=paint
  • Mock fireplace
  • Graveled side yard (unfenced green-space in front)
  • Garage APT (600 sq ft, 1 bedroom, full kitchen, and bath)
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary

This is not the original front elevation of the house. At some point the porch was taken in to provide an extra room. The garage apartment was recently renovated.

******

Presented by Realm Real Estate

1141 E 16th St: $695,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1928
  • 3/2, 1591 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Expanded and remodeled 2017
  • Original stove repurposed as cabinet/home bar
  • Original shiplap and clawfoot tub in the main bath
  • Backyard: Artificial turf and pergola patio
  • Driveway access from Studewood to 1 car garage and secured parking space
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

The recent renovation added 300 sq ft for a primary suite with a walk-in closet. Attention was paid to modernizing while retaining the original charm. Located on the corner of 16th & Studewood just 2 blocks from Field Elementary.

******

Presented by Compass RE

617 Oxford: $723,000

  • 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.

******

606 Cordell
Presented by Orchard Brokerage

606 Cordell: $795,000

  • Brooke Smith
  • Modern farmhouse c.1920
  • 3/3/1, 2609 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Renovated/expanded in 2020 by Urban Restoration
  • Primary bedroom down, 2 secondary bedrooms up
  • Covered back deck and small yard
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 1 car detached garage
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
  • Minimum lot size on this and surrounding blocks ✔️

Prior to renovation, this was an 1800 sq ft, single-story bungalow. A second floor and 800 sq feet were added in 2019-2020.

******

Presented by Gary Green Better Homes and Gardens

528 Threlkeld: $799,900

  • 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.

******

426 W 24th St
Presented by Houston Home and Rent

426 W 24th St: $824,525

  • Houston Heights
  • Front-entry Victorian c. 2016 by Mazzarino
  • 3/2/1, 2766 sq ft on 3275 sq ft lot
  • All bedrooms plus open area up
  • Huge primary suite with spa bath
  • 15′ Wave POOL and spa plus patio and greenspace
  • Front-entry 2 car garage
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary

A stand-out feature of this home is the tile work in the bathrooms.

******

Presented by Compass Real Estate

609 W 18th St: $845,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Greek Revival c. 2011 by Distinctive Living
  • 4/3/1, 2196 sq ft on 3275 sq ft lot
  • Attractive study with built-in desk and custom brick wall
  • Covered porched overlooking a bricked backyard with POOL and pergola
  • Garage APT (460 sq ft, 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath)
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary

Diners delight! Stroll to a different restaurant every day for a month!

******

Presented by Neartown Realtors

628 Harvard: $849,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Cottage Colonial c. 1935
  • 2/2, 1608 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Renovated 2021
  • Large grassy back yard
  • Potential alley access
  • Driveway access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary

High-end renovation reconfiguring the existing square footage for an expanded master suite, kitchen with walk-in pantry, and a study/sitting room. Walk to nearby Heights Merchantile, Donovan Park, and restaurants along White Oak Blvd.

******

733 Ashland #B
Presented by Keller Williams Metropolitan

733 Ashland Unit B: $900,000

  • 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.

******

Presented by New Leaf Real Estate

815 Nicholson: $974,500

  • Houston Heights
  • Charleston-inspired,  c. 2015 by Pearl Developments
  • 3/3/1, 3383 sq ft on 2366 ft lot
  • Open concept living on 2nd floor
  • Elevator ❤️ 
  • Bricked patio area
  • Front-entry 2 car garage
  • Additional driveway parking
  • Zoned to Love Elementary

The sister home at 813 Nicholson just sold in April after 17 days on market. A key difference is that this home has an elevator installed. I’m not usually a fan of homes with the primary bedroom on the third floor, but the elevator is a game-changer. The second-floor balcony provides a birds-eye view of the Hike and Bike Trail which runs directly in front of the home.

******

Presented by Coldwell Banker

419 E 25th St: $1,100,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Contemporary/Industrial c. 2003
  • 2/2/2, 2956 sq ft on 6360 sq ft lot
  • Stained concrete and bamboo floors
  • 20′ ceilings w/ exposed ducts and beams
  • Floating loft office space + secondary attached living space
  • Landscaped backyard area with low maintenance pavers
  • Alley access to 3 car attached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

Doors are just one of the great stories about this house. The home features imported doors from Indonesia, Thailand, and China including a unique “Garden Gate” serving as the entrance to the primary suite.

******

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.

******

Presented by Martha Turner Sotheby’s

824 Bayland: $1,250,000

  • Woodland Heights Historic District
  • Queen Anne c. 1907
  • 3/2/1, 2975 sq ft on 5700 sq ft lot
  • Wraparound front porch
  • Kitchen and baths updated in 2002
  • Covered porch overlooking decked sideyard with POOL
  • Screened-in balcony off master
  • Fenced green space in front
  • Corner lot with side street access for 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary

Fun fact, this stately Victorian home was once owned by former Mayor Kathy Whitmire.

******

Presented by Compass RE

1407 Tulane: $1,265,000

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Articulated Craftsman bungalow c. 1926
  • 4/3, 3308 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated 2015 by Heights Construction
  • Back porch & raised deck plus a generous strip of green
  • Primary bedroom + 2 secondary bedrooms up
  • Additional secondary bedroom w/ensuite bath down
  • Office and game room
  • Alley access to 2 car attached garage ☂️
  • Parking pads in front for 3+ vehicles
  • Zoned to Love Elementary

Curb appeal galore outside and chic design inside including stylish wallpapers and unique shiplap barn door between the kitchen and dining areas.

******

Presented by Maddock Building and Realty

719 Wilken: $1,299,000

  • 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.

******

Presented by Boulevard Realty

603 E 26th St $1,349,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Contemporary/Modern new construction by Bullethoof
  • 4/3/1, 3598 sq ft on 6000 sq ft lot
  • Primary suite down with monster closet
  • 9″ White Oak wood flooring
  • Back yard with unique fireplace and room for a pool
  • Alley access to attached 2 car garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

While the overall style is contemporary, Bullethoof uses architectural salvage to add interest, including shiplap, barn door, and ceiling beams.

******

1515 Harvard
Presented by Berkshire Hathaway Home Service

1515 Harvard $1,400,000

  • Heights East Historic District
  • Renaissance Revival c.1912
  • 3/2/1, 3199 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Renovated/expanded 2020 by HDT Builders
  • Primary bedroom down + 2 secondary bedrooms and office up
  • Unfinished space over carport- 21’x21′
  • Sideyard provides green space
  • Alley access to 2 car detached carport
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

This home falls under the category of Renaissance Revival architecture. This type of architecture draws influence from classic Italian and Italianate design.

******

NOW UNDER CONTRACT…

The following properties are now under contract, but that doesn’t mean they will stay that way. It is not uncommon for homes to fall out of contract during the option period for any number of reasons including inability to negotiate repairs and, commonly, buyers remorse.

If the status is listed as Pending Continue to Show, this may mean that the sale is contingent on the sale of another house or for some reason the listing agent feels that this deal may need a backup contract, just in case.

******

803 Enid
Presented by Compass RE

803 Enid: $435,000 PENDING

  • Brooke Smith
  • Bungalow c. 1920
  • 2/2, 1360 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and baths, freshly painted
  • Backyard: raised deck, pebbled patio area, green space
  • Small office with built in desk
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 1 car detached carport
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary

Walk or ride your bike to Montie Beach Park which offers a playground, 0.84-mile hike and bike trail, lighted tennis courts, and a lighted sports field. Venture a bit farther to find popular restaurants (Pinkerton’s BBQ, Spanish Flowers, Hughies, and more!) and, the new farmer’s market.

******

828 E 25th
Presented by Compass RE

828 E 25th St: $525,000 PENDING

  • 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.

******

Presented by Sky Homes Realty

709 Tabor: $549,900 OPTION PENDING

  • Brooke Smith
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1925
  • 2/2, 1246 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Renovated in 2015 by NUVO Builders
  • Original brick chimney and exposed shiplap in kitchen
  • Screened in back porch ❤️
  • Backyard is artificial turf
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Climate controlled garage
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
  • Minimum lot size this block✔️

Great location in Brooke Smith just a block away from Browning Elementary and Montie Beach Park which offers a playground, 0.84-mile hike and bike trail, lighted tennis courts, and a sports field.

******

Presented by Compass Real Estate

1121 Key: $549,000 OPTION PENDING

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Pediment bungalow c.1930
  • 1/2, 1366 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen and bath updates
  • Back deck and grassy back yard
  • Driveway parking
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary

Previous owners converted this home from a 3/2 to a 1/2 to create an owner’s suite with a walk-in closet and a large open concept living area. A wall can be added to make it a 2/2.

******

912 Cortlandt
Presented by Compass RE

912 Cortlandt: $560,000 PENDING

  • 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.

******

201 E 5th
Presented by Neartown Realtors

201 E 5th St: $625,000 OPTION PENDING

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Cottage c. 1910
  • 2/2, 1228 sq ft on 3300 sq ft lot
  • Renovated in 2020
  • Fenced greenspace, front and side yards
  • Flagstone courtyard
  • Guesthouse (Efficiency with full bath and loft bedroom)
  • Curbed street and parking pads provide additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary

Located at the corner of 5th and Harvard, this cute cottage is just a few blocks away from Harvard Elementary, Donovan Park and Heights Merchantile.

******

Presented by Greenwood King Properties

2441 White Oak: $675,000 OPTION PENDING

  • Norhill Addition (south of 11th)
  • Brick bungalow c. 1940
  • 2/2, 1596 sq ft on 6148 sq ft lot
  • Recent renovation of kitchen and baths
  • Covered patio between house and garage plus green space
  • Garage APT (672 sq ft, 1 bedroom, full kitchen and bath)
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary

Also a cutie-patootie, this bungalow plus garage apartment has been nicely renovated. Note that White Oak is a busy street but this home is within walking distance of Stude Park and restaurants along White Oak/6th St.

******

1519 Waverly
Presented by Compass Real Estate

1519 Waverly #B: $699,000 OPTION PENDING

  • Houston Heights
  • Victorian-inspired c. 2008 by SSH Homes
  • 3/2/1, 2606 sq ft on 2237 sq ft lot
  • Refinished floors downstairs
  • Double-sided fireplace in primary bedroom❤️
  • Covered patio and landscaped area between house and garage
  • Fenced green space in front
  • Garage APT (400 sq ft, efficiency, kitchenette & full bath)
  • Alley access to 2 car attached/detached garage☂️
  • Parking pad in front for additional parking
  • Zoned to Love Elementary

Need more play space? Love Park is just a few blocks away. The Hike and Bike trail is also just one block over.

******

934 Nicholson
Presented by Greenwood King Properties

934 Nicholson: $765,000 PENDING

  • Houston Heights
  • Contemporary farm house c. 2003 by Pyramid Bldrs
  • 4/3, 2379 sq ft on 4400 sq ft lot
  • Covered back porch
  • Primary suite with double walk-in closets
  • Low maintenance concrete pavers between house and garage
  • Fenced greenspace in front
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Parking pad in front for additional parking
  • Zoned to Love Elementary

Located just blocks from the new M-K-T mixed-use development. Sweetgreen and Homestead restaurants are now open at the M-K-T.

******

411 E 24th
Presented by Hometown America Incorporated

411 E 24th St: $865,000 PENDING

  • Sunset Heights
  • Greek Revival c. 2007 by Nautilus Ventures
  • 3/2/1 2883 sq ft on 3000 sq ft lot
  • Double gallery front porches
  • Updates include interior and exterior paint and new roof
  • Gameroom/additional living area up
  • Screened-in porch ❤️ connects home to garage ☂️
  • Alley access to 2 car attached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

Just a bit of green space but Halbert Park which offers basketball, tennis courts, and a playground, is just a few blocks away.

******

Presented by Martha Turner Sotheby’s

1325 Allston: $925,000 PENDING

  • 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.

******

Presented by Martha Turner Sotheby’s

121 E 10th St: $1,100,000 PENDING

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Queen Anne c. 1900
  • 3/3, 2464 sq ft on 8200 sq ft lot
  • Wrap-around front porch
  • Kitchen and bath updates (renovated primary bath)
  • Primary & 1 additional bedroom up, 1 secondary bedroom on first floor
  • Gorgeous, huge, landscaped yard
  • Unfinished garage APT-22×21
  • Gated access with auto gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary

This house offers stunning architectural details including transom windows, antique pocket doors, and 3 mock fireplaces, each with unique antique mantels.

******

Presented by Greenwood King Properties

1020 Tulane: $1,100,000 OPTION PENDING

  • Houston Heights
  • Modern Craftsman c. 2014 by Modern Bungalow (MB)
  • 3/3, 3214 sq ft on 4400 sq ft lot
  • Classic MB trim package with crown-moldings, wainscoting and built-ins
  • 4th bedroom or study down (access to full bath)
  • Large primary suite with spa bath
  • Covered back porch overlooking POOL with bricked deck
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garagee
  • Zoned to Love Elementary

One of the many things I like about Modern Bungalow is they typically include a full bath downstairs. You never know when you are going to break a leg! 😉

******

Image 716 E 18th
Presented by BHGRE Gary Greene

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

  • 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. 

******

Presented by Boulevard Realty

807 Woodland: $1,199,000 OPTION PENDING

  • 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.

******

527 Columbia
BHGRE Gary Greene

527 Columbia: $1,200,000 PENDING

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Contemporary/Modern c. 2007
  • 3/3/1, 2338 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen remodel 2020, updated baths
  • Primary suite up with balcony and flex area
  • 2 secondary bedrooms down
  • Pool house- approx 300 sq ft
  • Decked back yard with saltwater lap POOL and spa
  • Small private grassy area in front
  • Alley access to 2 car carport
  • Front driveway and curbed street provide additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary

Contemporary homes are not common in the Heights but they are popular. The whole house generator came in handy during the freeze in February and offers peace of mind this hot summer with the threat of rolling blackouts.

******

2036 Harvard
Presented by Compass RE

2036 Harvard: $1,250,000 PENDING

  • Houston Heights
  • Colonial cottage c. 1939
  • 3/2/1, 3210 sq ft on 13,200 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and baths
  • Primary suite down plus 2 secondary bedrooms up
  • Large paneled study
  • Large sunroom
  • Huge front and back yards plus back deck
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to attached/detached 3 car carport and 1 car garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary

The yard is the thing with this charming Colonial.

******

Presented by Del Monte Realty

930 Cortlandt: $1,290,000 OPTION PENDING

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow c. 1900
  • 4/3/1, 3261 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Renovated kitchen and baths, light & bright
  • 12′ ceilings
  • 4th bedroom or study down with full bath access
  • Large backyard with patio and lots of greenspace
  • Alley access to 1 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary

The grand foyer, beautiful archways, high ceilings, and period elements provide 20th-century charm amid modern amenities. (Note: the inventory for Heights South Historic District lists this home as a Craftsman bungalow. I can kind of see that. 😕)

******

Image 531 Merrill
Presented by Compass

531 Merrill: $1,399,900 PENDING

  • Woodland Heights
  • Modern Craftsman c. 2012 by Mazzarino
  • 4/3/1, 3908 sq ft on 5842 sq ft lot
  • Formal living and dining rooms
  • Master suite with nursery/sitting area
  • POOL/spa with turfed lawn
  • Driveway access to a front-loading attached garage
  • Double driveway and curbed street provide additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary

Exterior and interior transom windows maximize natural light and add a touch of early 20th-century charm.

******