BBBB for the Week of June 30, 2019: 🏘️ New Picks + A Piece of Pie! 😋🥧

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

If you are looking for something larger than your typical Heights bungalow, today I'm featuring 4 properties with 4+ bedrooms and over 3000 sq ft of living space. Fun fact: In the Heights through June of this year, the average sales price of homes with over 3000 square feet of living space and 4 or more bedrooms was $1.2 million, up 8% over 2018.

To see contracting activity for the week plus price changes and final sales for properties I've previously reviewed scroll down below the Featured Listings. As always, be sure to check out those properties that are Still on My List.

HEADS UP🥧 Time to pull out the recipe books. The 2019 Heights Great American Pie Contest is just a week away. Baking not in your skill set? No worries, everyone is invited to taste and judge for yourself! The annual event is sponsored by the Heights Association and will be held at the HHA general meeting, July 8, starting at 6:30 at the Firehouse at 12th and Yale. Hope to see you there! 

Also: Please note that BBBB will be taking July off for summer break. Enjoy your 4th of July holiday and we will be back soon!

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

Becky
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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). 

THIS WEEK'S FEATURED PROPERTIES

315 E 24th St: $1,200,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • 2-story modified Greek Revival built 2007 by Mercan Construction
  • 4/3/1, 3800 sq ft on a 6000 sq ft lot
  • Chef's kitchen in warm tones with stained woodwork
  • Backup generator
  • Large covered patio with fireplace and summer kitchen
  • Saltwater POOL + addtional greenspace
  • Driveway access to 2 car garage attached garage
  • Double driveway and curbed street provide additional parking
This is a lovely block in Sunset Heights with mostly new and recent construction. Located just 2 blocks from Halbert Park which offers basketball, tennis courts and  playground.
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909 Merrill: $1,375,000

  • Woodland Heights
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1925
  • 4/3/1, 3763 sq ft on a 6250 sq ft lot
  • Expanded and renovated in 2014 by Modern Bungalow
  • Extensive molding and trim package
  • Game room up could be 5th bedroom
  • Green backyard with room for pool
  • Driveway access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Porte cochere provides additional covered parking as well as a convenient outdoor party space.
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531 Merrill: $1,440,000

  • Woodland Heights
  • Modified Craftsman style 2 story built 2012 by Mazzarino
  • 4/3/1, 3908 Sq ft on a 5842 sq ft lot
  • Wraparound front porch
  • Living and dining formals
  • Master suite with sitting room/nursery niche
  • Large back yard plus POOL
  • Driveway access to 2 car 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. 
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1027 Arlington: $1,675,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • 2-story Craftsman built 2015 by Modern Bungalow
  • 5/5, 3966 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Chef's kitchen with Thermador appliances
  • Extensive molding and trim package
  • Study down with full bath could be 5th bedroom
  • Large master's suite with double closets
  • Garage APT (Efficiency, 500 sq ft, full bath, pre-wired for kitchen)
  • Autogate to 2 car detached garage (covered walkway from garage to house ☂️)
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
Storage building in the back yard is a recent addition but takes up a lot of yard space. Without the storage building there is room for a pool.

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Moving on...PRICE REDUCTIONS & STATUS UPDATES THIS WEEK

PRICE REDUCED

506 Archer: $565,000 was $575,000

  • Brooke Smith
  • Craftsman bungalow built 2013 by Contemporary Craftsman
  • 3/2, 1500 sq ft on a 4769 sq ft lot
  • Classic craftsman interior with primarily walnut trim
  • Screened in porch with outdoor kitchen❤️
  • Small green space behind plus fenced front yard
  • Auto-gate to 1 car attached carport ☂️
  • Graveled parking pad in front
  • Minimum lot size restrictions this block ✔️
All the charm of a century old bungalow with the convenience of recent construction. The stone columns, cedar shakes and expert woodworking contribute to the authenticity of pure Craftsman design. 
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PRICE REDUCED

731 Key: $680,000 was $695,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow with double clipped gables circa 1920
  • 3/2, 1620 sq ft on a 6240 sq ft lot
  • Recent master bath renovation
  • Updated kitchen with old Chicago brick backsplash and accents
  • 2 large outdoor patio areas plus small green space
  • Side street entrance to 2 car attached garage☂️❤️
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
Great curb appeal. Atypical larger lot in Norhill (most are only 5000 sq ft.) boasts mature landscaping including a huge oak tree in front and several smaller oak trees along the street.
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PRICE REDUCED

438 W 26th: $735,000 was $745,000

  • Houston Heights (not in an historic district)
  • 3/4, 2761 sq ft on a 3275 sq ft lot
  • Recent construction (2014) by Drake Homes
  • Move-in ready
  • Study/4th bedroom down with full bath
  • En suite baths for all bedrooms
  • Garage APT (567 sq ft, 1/1 with full kitchen and full size washer/dryer)
  • Patio with brick pavers between house and garage
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
One of a series of homes on 26th and 27th by Drake. Upgraded trim package with wainscoting, crown moldings and box ceiling (dining room) plus chef's kitchen with 6 burner range and pot filler.
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PRICE REDUCED

607 Archer: $839,500 was $849,500

  • Brooke Smith
  • Modified farmhouse built 2018 by Urban Restoration
  • 4/3, 3130 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Black ship-lap accents and doors
  • Old brick accent walls
  • Study/4th bedroom with full bath down
  • Private balcony off master bedroom
  • Gameroom/media room up
  • Small backyard
  • Auto-gate to 1 car detached garage
  • Porte cochere w/stained bead board ceiling for additional covered parking
  • Minimum lot size restrictions on this and surrounding blocks ✔️
Brooke Smith has an active neighborhood organization, Montie Beach Civic Club, which works to promote and preserve the neighborhood through initiatives such as the Motie Beach Park Improvement Initiative and minimum lot size advocacy.
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PRICE REDUCED

619 E 8th 1/2 St: $899,000 was $934,900

  • Houston Heights
  • 3/2/1, 2286 sq ft on a 3217 sq ft lot
  • Built 2005 by Renwick Homes
  • Cute kitchen with decorative tin ceiling
  • New HVACs (2018 up, 2016 down)
  • ELEVATOR
  • Garage APT (412 sq ft, 1 bedroom, full bath plus kitchenette)
  • Small covered patio and deck behind, greenspace is in front
  • Alley access to 2 car attached/detached garage ☂️
  • Additional pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
Super convenient location, just blocks away from Harvard Elementary, Donovan Park, Heights Mercantile and restaurants on White Oak.
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PRICE REDUCED

448 Columbia: $1,699,000 was $1,750,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Contemporary/Industrial built 2001 by S Paul Rife
  • 4/4, 3432 sq ft on a 13,200 sq ft lot
  • Industrial chic interior
  • POOL/spa and huge yard with artificial turf and putting green
  • Garage APT (770 sq ft, 1 bedroom w/full bath and kitchen) over 2 car garage with a/c workshop
  • Side street entrance to 3 car detached garage
  • Pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary 
This is a modern jewel set in the historic Houston Heights. The steel frame and architectural clay brick construction was inspired by a vintage mercantile building. The eclectic nature of the homes in the Heights is just one of the things that makes the Heights cool.
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OPTION PENDING

723 Key

Price at time of contract:  $699,000

Original List Price:  $699,000

Days on Market:  5

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OPTION PENDING

2010 Singleton

Price at time of contract:  $875,000

Original List Price:  $875,000

Days on Market:  12

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OPTION PENDING

1426 Rutlandt

Price at time of contract:  $935,000

Original List Price:  $1,295,000

Days on Market:  127

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PENDING CONTINUE TO SHOW

1335 Waverly

Price at time of contract:  $1,139,000

Original List Price:  $1,139,000

Days on Market:  5

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GOING, GOING, GONE

SOLD

4002 Oak Ridge

Sales price:  $470,000

Price at time of contract:  $475,000

Original List Price:  $475,000

Days on Market:  7

Seller Contribution to Closing Costs:  $5,400

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SOLD

1815 Columbia

Sales price:  $570,000

Price at time of contract:  $575,000

Original List Price:  $575,000

Days on Market:  8

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SOLD

609 W 18th St

Sales price:  $774,000

Price at time of contract:  $779,000

Original List Price:  $779,000

Days on Market:  5

Seller Contribution to Closing Costs:  $3,750   

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SOLD

726 E 8th St

Sales price:  $1,300,000

Price at time of contract:  $1,400,000

Original List Price:  $1,400,000

Days on Market:  13

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BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE...

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