BBBB for the Week of Dec 8, 2019: 🏘️ Short List + Wine on The Porch 🥂 meets Lights in the Heights 🎄✨

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

With only 23 days left till the end of the year, the home sales cycle is also coming to a close. It's still possible to close on a new home by the 31st with the right lender or, of course, cash. If you missed last week's post, here is a link to the "Top 5 Reasons to Buy a House in Winter".

Along those lines, I have a number of price reductions to report. Keep scrolling down to see to see if a property you've been watching has a shiny new price tag. And don't forget to check the homes that are Still On My List.

It's time for our 3rd Annual Wine on the Porch (WOTP) event and this year we are piggy-backing on the Woodland Height's Lights in the Heights. We hope you'll stop by to enjoy the crisp autumn weather, live music, a champagne toast and that contagious Heights charm. You'll also be able to tour the latest project from our co-hosts Aspire Fine Homes. I promise, it's fabulous!
December 14, 2019
6-9 PM
3007 Norhill

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


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Becky Davis
Compass Realty

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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). 


1506 Arlington: $915,000

  • Heights East Historic District
  • Craftsman Bungalow circa 1910
  • 3/2/1, 2083 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Recent expansion/renovation 
  • Large master suite with vaulted ceiling, master bath and walk-in closet
  • Pergola and back deck plus small greenspace
  • Graveled driveway for off street parking
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Nice architectural touches include original shiplap in half-bath, hand-bricked flooring in breakfast room and replica (energy efficient) praire- paned windows. NOTE: If you are in a hurry to move, this is not for you, the sellers require a lease-back through March.

824 Ashland: $959,900

  • Houston Heights
  • Craftsman style built in 20123 by Bayou Banks
  • 3/3, 2743 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Office downstairs connects to full bath and could be 4th bedroom
  • Nice trim package with crown moldings, wainscoting and  built-ins
  • Stone patio and huge (by Heights standards) back yard with room for pool or play
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Uncommon recent construction on a 6600 sq ft lot under $1 million. Walking distance to new M-K-T Heights multi-use development opening late 2020.

2503 Julian: $1,035,000

  • Woodland Terrace
  • Modified farmhouse style built 2019 by Modern Heights Homes
  • 3/2/1, 3253 sq ft on a 4641 sq ft lot
  • High ceilings (11' down, 10' up) with plenty of natural light
  • Gorgeous wide plank white oak flooring throughout
  • Flex space/game room/sitting area up
  • Back deck over looking a ravine
  • 2 car attached front loading garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Quiet street that ends in a cul de sac. Walk to Stude Park and White Oak Bayou Greenway Trail.

702 Harvard: $1,050,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/2/1, 2352 sq ft on a 9900 sq ft lot
  • Expanded/renovated 2013
  • Master suite down with 2 secondary bedrooms up
  • Flex space/game room/sitting area up
  • Huge, lush yard with plenty of greenspace, patio and mature trees
  • STUDIO (1360 sq ft) could be converted to garage or living space
  • Autogate access to driveway for off-street parking
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
Awesome location with easy access to the Hike and Bike Trail, Donovan Park, Heights Merchantile and Harvard Elementary.




931 W Temple: $499,900 was $525,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Bungalow/cottage circa 1926
  • 3/1, 1223 sq ft on a 5200 sq ft lot
  • Renovated since last sale in 2014
  • Small back yard with deck
  • Gated access 1 car detached garage
  • Additional driveway parking plus parking on curbed street
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
Located in the heart of Norhill just half a block from Proctor Plaza Community Center and Park offering lighted tennis courts, sports field and pavilion.


2610 Cortlandt: $500,000 was $515,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Modified Craftsman bungalow built 2000
  • 3/2, 1561 sq ft on a 4400 sq ft lot
  • Updates primarily paint
  • 10' ceilings
  • Outdoor kitchen with grill and small fridge
  • Decked back yard (green space primarily in front)
  • Auto-gate to detached 2 car garage
  • Curbed and guttered street provides additional parking
Historic charm with conveniences of more recent construction.


802 Omar: $649,000 was $689,900

  • Woodland Heights
  • Modified Craftsman bungalow circa 1930
  • 3/3, 1938 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • 2005 master suite addition plus kitchen and bath updates
  • New wood flooring
  • Greenspace in front with small green area in rear
  • Side street entrance to 1 car attached garage
  • Curbed and guttered street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Walking distance to Travis Elementary and Hogg Middle School.


609 E 24th: $719,000 was $735,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1928
  • 3/2, 1778 sq ft on a 5760 sq ft lot
  • Renovated kitchen and baths
  • Master up with 2 secondary bedrooms down
  • Back porch with trellis covering for shade overlooking small back yard
  • Garage APT (480 sq ft, 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath)
  • Auto-gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
The red exterior paint is a gutsy choice that totally works and enhances the curb appeal. Note: Garage and garage apartment were built in 2014) 


440 W 27th: $764,000 was $770,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Farmhouse style built 2012 by Ostlind Thomas
  • 3/2/1, 2188 sq ft on a 6550 sq ft lot
  • High ceilings
  • POOL
  • Wrap-around covered porch overlooking pool
  • Plenty of greenspace with lovely landscaped sideyard
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Parking pad in front for additional parking
Pick up the Hike and Bike Trail just one block away or stroll one block the other direction for your morning coffee at Starbucks.


301 W 21st St: $749,000 was $789,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/3/1, 1904 sq ft on 6943 sq ft lot
  • Renovated 2019
  • Large front yard plus small greenspace off the back 
  • Recently renovated garage APT (600 sq ft, 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath)
  • Driveway access to 2 car detached garage with plenty of driveway parking (access from Rutland St) 
If you like to be in the thick of things, this super cute bungalow has a walk score of 100! It's located catty-corner the side parking lot of the 20th St Kroger. Perfect overflow parking for parties! Plus, it's also only 2 blocks from the Hike & Bike Trail as well as restaurants and shopping on 19th & 20th Streets.


1033 Tulane: $790,000 was $799,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Victorian built 2014 by Lucia's Oaks
  • 3/2/1, 2418 sq ft on 3300 sq ft lot
  • Double gallery front porches with upper balcony off master
  • Built in kitchen banquette
  • Large covered back porch with brick paver patio (minimal green space)
  • Garage APT (420 sq ft, efficiency, kitchenette and full bath)
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Additional pad parking on street
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Great central location just a few blocks from the Hike & Bike Trail in one direction with various restaurant offerings (including Lola, Dish Society and Eight Row Flint) at Yale and 11th street in the other direction.


1339 Allston: $815,000 was $875,000

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1926
  • 3/2, 2030 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen and bath updates
  • Master suite with sitting area and double glass doors leading to the pool
  • Back deck plus covered loggia with summer kitchen
  • POOL/spa
  • Autogate to graveled driveway parking
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Walking/biking distance to Love Park, Hike and Bike Trail, Milroy Park and great restaurants at 11th and Yale.


3005 Houston: $888,000 was $898,000

  • Woodland Heights
  • American Foursquare circa 1908
  • 4/3, 2771 sq ft on 6500 sq ft lot
  • Renovated/restored 2015
  • Interesting use of reclaimed beadboard used in several rooms
  • Not a fan of the kitchen backsplash but easy to replace
  • Backyard combination of brick patio and lawn plus side yard
  • Double gallery back porches
  • Auto-gate to driveway parking and 2 car detached carport
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Though not in the Woodland Heights Historic District, this home was designated protected landmark in 2017. It is the Oscar C Jersig House. Read about the history and significance of this property HERE.


448 Columbia: $1,499,000 was $1,599,000

  • 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.


612 E 17th St

Price at time of contract:  $649,900

Original List Price:  $674,900

Days on Market:  49



604 E 24th #B

Price at time of contract:  $750,000

Original List Price:  $785,000

Days on Market:  60



535 Merrill

Price at time of contract:  $1,395,000

Original List Price:  $1,495,000

Days on Market:  15





4611 Michaux

Sales price:  $490,000

Price at time of contract:  $499,000

Original List Price:  $639,000

Days on Market:  173

Seller Repairs:  $1,500



1014 Key

Sales price:  $499,000

Price at time of contract:  $499,000

Original List Price:  $499,000

Days on Market:  6

Seller Contribution to Closing Costs:  $5,175



4302 Julian

Sales price:  $632,000

Price at time of contract:  $649,900

Original List Price:  $649,900

Days on Market:  76

Seller Contribution for Repairs:  $12,000



928 Redan

Sales price:  $1,229,900

Price at time of contract:  $ 1,229,900

Original List Price:  $ 1,229,900

Days on Market:  29

Seller Contribution to Closing Costs:  $3,950




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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