BBBB for the Week of Feb 23, 2020: 🏘️ 🏘️ Variety in the Heights 😎

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

We had a nice pick up in new listings this past week with 27, a respectable if not huge number. With this veritable bounty to choose from, I'm highlighting 7 new listings this week showcasing a range of home styles, price points, and neighborhoods within the Heights.  This post is very long so you may need to click below to view the entire email in your browser.

In addition to new listings, I have a handful of price changes, new contracts and final sales to report for homes that are Still on My ListKeep scrolling down to see all the details! 

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). 


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THIS WEEK'S FEATURED PROPERTIES

304 Archer: $515,000

  • Brooke Smith
  • Pediment bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/2, 1614 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen and bath updates
  • Small yard/greenspace
  • Auto gate to 2 car detached pavilion-style carport with lockable storage
  • Additional pad parking in front
  • Minimum lot size this block ✔️
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
This area of Brooke Smith has developed nicely with the aid of minimum lot size restrictions. Brooke Smith has an active neighborhood organization, Montie Beach Civic Club, which works to promote and preserve the neighborhood through initiatives such as the Montie Beach Park Improvement Initiative and minimum lot size advocacy.
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1035 Fugate: $535,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Brick bungalow with double clipped gables
  • 2/1, 1338 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and bath
  • Back deck and pet patch
  • Garage APT/office space (efficiency, 320 sq ft, kitchen area and full bath)
  • Autogate to 1 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
Located in the heart of the Norhill Historic District this charmer is just a short walk/bike ride from restaurants on 11th and Studewood as well as Proctor Park and Community Center.
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1222 Columbia: $615,000

  • Heights East Historic District
  • Classic bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/2, 1428 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen and bath updates
  • Interesting herringbone brick flooring in foyer
  • Raised back deck overlooking nice yard
  • Driveway parking, no garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
Great location just 1/2 block from Heights High School and a block from restaurants on 11th including Field and Tide and Berryhill.
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403 Cordell: $749,000

  • Brooke Smith
  • Modern Farmhouse built 2015 by Project Bungalows
  • 3/2/1, 2723 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Chef's kitchen with Thermador appliances and glass front shaker cabinets
  • Nice architectural touches including coffered and vaulted ceilings, built-ins and even a shiplap wall and art niche on the second floor
  • A wall of French doors between the living area and back porch provides maximum light and extends the party from inside to out
  • Alley access to 2 car detached pavilion-style carport
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
I was a fan of this house when it was new construction 2 years ago. It is located on a beautiful tree-lined, curbed and guttered block in Brooke Smith.
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727 Tulane: $824,999

  • Houston Heights (Tulane Trails)
  • Greek Revival built 2018 by Sullivan Builders
  • 3/2/1, 2304 sq ft on a 3300 sq ft lot
  • LEED-certified
  • First-floor study
  • Double gallery porches
  • Large master suite with oversized walk-in closet
  • Small green space between house and garage
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Additional pad parking along street
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Tulane Trails is a neighborhood of Creole-style homes built by Sullivan Brothers. The Hike and Bike trail runs immediately to the south of the development. It is also located just blocks from Heights Mercantile, Donovan Park and the upcoming M-K-T development.
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812 Ashland: $965,000

  • Houston Heights
  • New Orleans inspired style built 2014 by Unika
  • 3/3/1, 3166 sq ft on a 4356 sq ft lot
  • All bedrooms up with ensuite baths
  • Upstairs game room with refreshment center
  • Bricked courtyard with water feature off the side porch
  • Back porch overlooking a small yard
  • Front-entry 2 car attached garage
  • Pad parking along the street
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Garage front homes are becoming increasingly common in the Heights. One advantage of a front-entry garage home is that it maximizes yard space which is helpful on smaller lots without alley access.
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733 Allston: $1,275,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Modern Farmhouse style built 2013 by Southland Homes
  • 4/3/1, 3094 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Owner suite down
  • Large yard with room for pool + play
  • Rooftop deck
  • Unfinished garage APT
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Additional parking pad in front for 2+ cars
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
This home was sold just about this time last year. It appears to have fresh interior paint and a few other updates. Great location with easy access to the Hike and Bike Trail (end of the block) plus it's just a couple of blocks from Donovan Park and Heights Mercantile (and don't forget the M-K-T  development coming soon).
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Moving on...PRICE REDUCTIONS & STATUS UPDATES THIS WEEK

PRICE REDUCED

1128 W Temple: $715,000 was $719,900

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1930
  • 3/2, 1638 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • 2019 renovation
  • Nice architectural touches including shiplap, exposed wood and brick accent walls/flooring
  • Small "pet patch" next to garage, otherwise greenspace is the front yard
  • Autogate to 2 car detached carport with storage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
This home was purchased in early 2019 and has undergone a to-the-studs renovation that added approximately 650 sq ft including a master suite. A new "garage port" was also added so you can park your car or throw an outdoor party. 
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PRICE REDUCED

312 W 18th St: $824,900 was $844,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Modified Victorian built 2016 by Unika Builders
  • 3/2/1, 2757 sq ft on a 3300 sq ft lot
  • Open concept formal living/dining area plus family room off the kitchen
  • Master suite with 20' vaulted ceiling
  • Small fenced green spaces front and back
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
If you aren't bothered by the commercial influences on the street, this is a highly walkable area with easy access to all of the restaurants and amenities on 19th and 20th Streets not to mention the Hike and Bike Trail which is just a block away.
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PRICE REDUCED

448 Columbia: $1,469,000 was $1,499,000

  • 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 were inspired by a vintage mercantile building. The eclectic nature of the homes in the Heights is just one of the things that make the Heights cool.
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OPTION PENDING

1139 Winston

Price at time of contract:  $479,900

Original List Price:  $489,000

Days on Market: 113

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OPTION PENDING

406 Archer

Price at time of contract:  $490,000

Original List Price:  $525,000

Days on Market: 176

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OPTION PENDING

712 Wendel

Price at time of contract:  $675,000

Original List Price:  $675,000

Days on Market: 26

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OPTION PENDING

4101 De George

Price at time of contract:  $727,500

Original List Price:  $735,000

Days on Market: 39

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OPTION PENDING

803 E 26th St

Price at time of contract:  $735,000

Original List Price:  $735,000

Days on Market:  126

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OPTION PENDING

411 W 24th St

Price at time of contract:  $829,000

Original List Price:  $829,000

Days on Market:  18

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OPTION PENDING

715 E 10th 1/2 St

Price at time of contract:  $929,000

Original List Price:  $949,900

Days on Market:  181

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OPTION PENDING

1427 Ashland

Price at time of contract:  $1,445,000

Original List Price:  $1,495,000

Days on Market:  142

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GOING, GOING, GONE


SOLD

835 Harvard

Sales price:  $675,000

Price at time of contract:  $639,999

Original List Price:  $639,999

Days on Market:  5 

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SOLD

936 Arlington

Sales price:  $889,000

Price at time of contract:  $899,000

Original List Price:  $925,000

Days on Market:  85

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BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE...

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