BBBB for the Week of June 14, 2020: 🏘️ 🏘️ Top 8

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

It was another great week for new listings in the Heights.  I had a difficult time choosing which ones to feature so I have 8 for you to review today! Also of note this week are price reductions among properties that are Still on My List. Be sure to keep scrolling down to see price changes, new contracts, and final sales.

BY THE NUMBERS
Sales of single-family homes in the Heights for the first 5 months of 2020 have decreased by 21.7% from the same period last year. The median price has remained the same at $593,000.




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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


4632 Oak Ridge: $420,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1930
  • 2/1, 1038 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Freshly painted, bathroom updated
  • Covered back deck and small backyard
  • Gated driveway entrance to 1 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Cute bungalow ready for a kitchen update.
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1115 Walling: $539,900

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Pediment bungalow circa 1920
  • 2/2, 1228 sq ft on 5000 ft lot
  • Kitchen and bath updates
  • Vaulted ceiling in the dining area
  • Back deck with small backyard
  • Garage workshop area
  • Driveway entrance (automatic gate)  to 1 car detached garage 
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Just a reminder that a pediment is a triangular assembly formed at a gable end so this bungalow has three pediments.
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1107 Peddie: $585,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1928
  • 2/2, 1383 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Kitchen and bath updates
  • Inhouse utility room plus additional w/d hookups in garage
  • Small backyard
  • Garage APT (400 sq ft, efficiency, full kitchen and bath)
  • Driveway entrance (automatic gate)  to 1 car detached garage 
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Located a block from award-winning Field Elementary and within walking/biking distance of popular Heights restaurants and Proctor Park.
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436 Arlington: $615,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Queen Anne bungalow circa 1900
  • 3/2, 1264 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Completely remodeled within last 3 years
  • Patio and small backyard
  • GUEST house (528 sq ft, 1 bedroom, full kitchen, bath, w/d) 
  • 2 front parking spaces
  • 2 additional parking spaces off alley
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
Convenient location with easy access to I-10. Walk/bike to restaurants on White Oak (6th St.)
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931 Adele: $650,000

  • Pineridge, south of East Sunset Heights
  • Bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/3, 1736 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • Complete renovation 2020
  • 12' ceilings in living area
  • Back deck with backyard
  • Gated double driveways for parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Walk/ride to restaurants and the soon to be revitalized Canino's Market on Airline. 
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1241 Arlington: $950,000

  • Heights East Historic District
  • Four Square circa 1920
  • 3/2/1, 2408 sq ft on a 5935 sq ft lot
  • Recent renovation
  • Open concept 1st floor
  • Double set of french doors open to the covered back porch overlooking the pool
  • Heated POOL with double ledge seating
  • Greenspace is currently in front but additional grass could be added in the back area
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage and 1 car carport
  • 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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115 Munford: $985,000

  • Milroy Place
  • Contemporary farmhouse built in 2020 by Atlantis
  • 4/3/1, 3583 sq ft on a 3900 sq ft lot
  • 2-story entryway
  • Wall of windows looking out onto small backyard space with covered patio
  • Huge owner's suite with spa bath
  • Driveway access to front-loading attached 2 car garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
One of two new construction homes by Atlantis built on a subdivided lot. Need additional outdoor play space? Halbert Park is just 3 blocks away.
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1305 Ashland: $1,599,500

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Craftsman-inspired 2 story built in 2013 by Renovo
  • 3/2/1, 3607 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Chef's kitchen
  • Accordion glass doors in the family room open to the outdoor living space
  • Oversized covered back porch with fireplace and grill
  • Private "Ice House"-style game room with plexiglass garage door opening to the side yard
  • Backyard greenspace
  • Unfinished garage APT (approx 500 sq ft, plumbed)
  • Alley access to 2 car attached garage
  • Pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
This home is an entertainer's dream complete with "Ice House"-style party room with a 1929 antique regulation shuffleboard table. 
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Moving on...PRICE REDUCTIONS & STATUS UPDATES THIS WEEK


PRICE REDUCED

731 Key: $685,000 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
  • Kitchen updates with old Chicago brick backsplash and accents
  • 2 outdoor patio areas plus small fenced backyard
  • Side street driveway entrance to 2 car attached garage☂️❤️
  • Curbed streets provide 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

502 Cottage #B: $695,000 was $749,000

  • Cottage Vista (gated community)
  • Contemporary farmhouse home built in 2016 by Pearl Developments
  • 3/3/1, 3009 sq ft on 2760 ft lot
  • First-floor living
  • All bedrooms with ensuite baths
  • Large game room with balcony
  • Covered patio with small greenspace
  • Automatic gate to front entry 2 car garage
  • Guest parking available
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Small 6-unit gated community. Lock and leave!
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PRICE REDUCED

412 Arlington: $900,000 was $950,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Greek Revival built in 2015 by Concord Builders
  • 3/3/1, 3568 sq ft on a 3300 sq ft lot
  • All bedrooms have en-suite baths ❤️
  • Game room on 3rd floor
  • Covered walkway between house and garage ☂️
  • Small green space with pet friendly artificial grass
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage 
  • Pad parking spaces in front
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Super convenient location. Easy access to I-10 plus walk/bike to restaurants on White Oak as well as the Hike and Bike Trail.
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PRICE REDUCED

610 Merrill: $950,000 was $975,000

  • Woodland Heights
  • Craftsman home circa 1920
  • 4/3, 2781 sq ft on 5035 ft lot
  • Remodeled/expanded 2013
  • Chef's kitchen with Thermador appliances & pot filler
  • Bedroom/study down with full bath access
  • Backyard with pergola & patio with greenspace
  • Driveway entrance to 1 car attached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
A second full-size garage door opens to the backyard for easy access to trash cans and lawn equipment as well as equipment that would be needed to build a pool.
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PRICE REDUCED

3535 Michaux: $959,900 was $999.900

  • Norhill (south of 11th)
  • Modified Greek Revival built in 2007 by Flight 50 w/APD Design
  • 4/3/1, 3127 sq ft on a 5350 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchens and baths, neutral paint
  • All bedrooms up
  • Fenced front greenspace plus a bit of side yard
  • Driveway entrance w/automatic gate to 2 car attached garage ❤️☂️
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
This location enjoys a walk score of 78. Walk or bike to eateries on Studewood and 11th Streets, Need more play space? Head over to Proctor Plaza Park which is just a few blocks away.
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PRICE REDUCED

911 Nicholson: $1,023,800 was $1,027,500

  • Houston Heights
  • Greek Revival built in 2013 by Ansari Homes
  • 3/2/1, 3069 sq ft on a 4399 sq ft lot
  • Solar panels
  • Screened-in back porch❤️
  • Back deck with outdoor kitchen and pet patch
  • Garage APT (720 sq ft 1 bedroom, full kitchen & bath, balcony)
  • Back street access to 2 car detached garage
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
On this section of Nicholson, the lots back up to Herkimer providing a rear entrance to the garage.  The double gallery front porches provide an excellent vantage point for people-watching as your front sidewalk is the Hike and Bike Trail.
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BACK ON MARKET

2317 Ashland: $1,749,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Prairie-style circa 1925
  • 4/3/1, 4527 sq ft on a 13,100 sq ft lot
  • Beautiful wrap-around porches
  • Updated kitchen and baths
  • 3rd-floor game room/studio space
  • Gorgeous landscaped corner lot with tons of yard space
  • 3 Apartments- 2 in the carriage house, one above the garage
  • Side street driveway entrance to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
Fun fact, this property was originally a dairy farm. Now it is the Heights version of an estate with a home and former carriage house on a huge lot.
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OPTION PENDING

1133 E 27th St

Price at time of contract:  $465,000

Original List Price:  $465,000

Days on Market: 9

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OPTION PENDING

441 Oxford St

Price at time of contract:  $585,000

Original List Price:  $585,000

Days on Market:  3

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OPTION PENDING

1140 Arlington

Price at time of contract:  $570,000

Original List Price:  $570,000

Days on Market:  7

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OPTION PENDING

925 Euclid

Price at time of contract:  $875,000

Original List Price:  $875,000

Days on Market:  7

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GOING, GOING, GONE


SOLD

801 Cortlandt

Sales price:  $635,000

Price at time of contract:  $650,000

Original List Price:  $650,000

Days on Market:  16

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SOLD

833 E 23rd St

Sales price:  $645,000

Price at time of contract:  $650,000

Original List Price:  $650,000

Days on Market:  6

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SOLD

1128 Temple

Sales price:  $700,000

Price at time of contract:  $708,800

Original List Price:  $719,900

Days on Market:  119

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SOLD

1135 Oxford

Sales price:  $880,000

Price at time of contract:  $920,000

Original List Price:  $920,000

Days on Market:  7

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SOLD

523 E 23rd St

Sales price:  $1,550,000

Price at time of contract:  $1,575,000

Original List Price:  $1,575,000

Days on Market:  27

Seller's Contribution:  $1,850

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