BBBB for the Week of Sept 20, 2020: 🏘️ Going Greek!

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

Busy, busy week for real estate in the Heights with the second-highest number of listings and new contracts (37 and 29 respectively) this year. Catch up on price changes, new contracts, and final sales for homes that are Still on My List by scrolling down past the featured listings.

I am featuring 6 new listings this week. Three are built in the Greek Revival architectural style. Most Greek Revival homes in the Heights follow the Creole-style popularized in New Orleans as opposed to the classic temple form. Greek revival homes typically feature:
  • wide double gallery porches spanning the width of the house
  • columns with molded capitals at the top and bottom, sometimes very ornate in the Ionic, Doric, and Corinthian styles
  • Corbels along the roofline (think wide brackets)
  • Frequently the roof appears flat from the front
Have a great week!

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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). 



1128 E 27th: $490,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • 2/2, 1347 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1915
  • Chicago brick front porch, patio and sidewalk
  • Updated kitchen and baths (2014)
  • Flex room/study
  • Large primary bedroom with ensuite bath
  • Back deck with pergola and 6 person hot tub
  • 10' privacy fence and artificial turf greenspace
  • Driveway access with auto gate to 2 car carport
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
It took a minute to realize what was different about this Craftman bungalow. It's the vertical siding. 

928 Louise: $635,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Farmhouse circa 1940
  • 4/3/1, 2253 sq ft on 5000 ft lot
  • Renovated and expanded 2014
  • Primary suite and 2 secondary bedrooms down
  • 2nd-floor suite with bedroom, bath, and sitting area/game room
  • Small backyard
  • Driveway entrance to 1 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Located on a charming block of the Pine Ridge subdivision in Sunset Heights featuring a combination of new construction and original early-1900 homes. Note: staging and pictures are from the previous sale in 2018.

520 E 7th: $789,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Greek Revival built in 2003
  • 3/2/1, 2088 sq ft on a 3423 sq ft lot
  • Recently remodeled kitchen and primary bath, interior paint
  • Saltwater POOL with 'endless current system' for swimming
  • Small greenspace
  • Driveway access (automatic gate) to 2 paved parking spaces
  • Additional graveled pad parking in front
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
This lot is oriented horizontally so there is a sideyard. Located just a block from the Hike and Bike Trail and White Oak Blvd with great restaurants including Coltivare, Ritual and BB's.

705 Tulane: $815,000

  • Tulane Trails
  • 3/3, 2204 sq ft on a 3300 sq ft lot
  • Greek Revival built in 2016 by Sullivan Builders
  • LEED-certified
  • Double gallery porches front and back
  • Study/4th bedroom down adjacent to full bath
  • Primary bedroom with tray ceiling and crown moldings
  • Small landscaped greenspace between house and garage
  • Alley access to 2 car garage
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
Tulane Trails is a neighborhood of Creole-style homes. The Hike and Bike trail runs immediately to the south of the development and its just a few short blocks to Heights Merchantile. PLUS-Four porches are great for separating the kids or putting yourself in time-out.😉

420 W 18th: $999,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Greek Revival built in 2015 by Rohe & Wright
  • 3/3/1, 3343 sq ft on a 3300 sq ft lot
  • Upstairs balconies front and back
  • Chef's kitchen with quartz countertops and Thermador Appliances
  • Custom wallpapers (yes, wallpaper is in)
  • 3rd-floor game room with wet bar
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Parking pad in front
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
If walkability is your goal, this is a great choice. It's just one block off 19th Street with shopping and dining choices including Hopdoddy Burger Bar, Common Bond and Torchy's Tacos. The Hike and Bike Trail also runs along Nicholson at the west end of the block.

423 Bayland: $1,200,000

  • Woodland Heights Historic District
  • Queen Anne bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/3/1, 2926 sq ft on a 7500 sq ft lot
  • Wrap-around porch, a signature of Queen Anne design
  • Classic Craftsman interior with stained trim, doors and transoms
  • Kitchen and bath updates
  • Charming primary suite with sitting area and vintage Victorian-style heart and mantle
  • Landscaped garden and hardscaped back yard (greenspace in front)
  • Driveway access (auto-gate) to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
This home oozes curb appeal and is located on Bayland Avenue with it's iconic canopy of trees.




839 Arlington: $1,149,000 was $1,198,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Contemporary home built in 2007 by Allegro Bldrs
  • 3/3, 3451 sq ft on a 6600 sq ft lot
  • Contemporary interior with maple wood cabinetry throughout.
  • Screened-in back porch with fireplace❤️
  • Bricked and landscaped back yard with summer kitchen
  • Fenced front yard provides greenspace
  • Guest APT (586 sq ft, 1 bedroom with full bath and kitchen, fully furnished)
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
This home is an art lover's dream with plenty of wall space and natural light from clerestory windows. The efficiency apartment can be accessed from inside or outside of the home.


918 Harvard: $1,349,000 was $1,369,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Modern farmhouse built 2001 
  • 4/3/1, 3802 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot 
  • Updated kitchen and master bath
  • Open 3rd-floor space with bath could be bedroom or game room
  • Screened porch off owner's suite ❤️
  • Bricked courtyard with lovely landscaping
  • Garage APT (572 sq ft, efficiency, full bath, kitchenette)
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Front gated driveway plus curb & gutter street for additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
Great location! Steps from Harvard Elementary plus easy walk to Heights Merchantile and Donovan Park. Added bonus: overflow parking for parties at the Baptist Church next door. 


2705 Julian: $1,395,000 was $1,495,000

  • Ridgemont (South of Woodland Heights)
  • Contemporary farmhouse built in 2020 by Heights Home Builders
  • 4/5/1, 4223 sq ft on a 5000 sq ft lot
  • 2nd floor: Primary bedroom suite plus 1 secondary bedroom
  • 3rd floor: 2 additional bedrooms
  • Gameroom on 2
  • Covered patio overlooking POOL
  • Front yard provides available greenspace
  • Driveway access with automatic gate to attached 2 car garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Lovely chef's kitchen with waterfall quartz island and professional appliances.


331 W 16th St

Price at time of contract:  $850,000

Original List Price:  $850,000

Days on Market: 33



1602 Harvard

Price at time of contract:  $1,049,000

Original List Price:  $1,149,900

Days on Market:  104





755 Dorothy

Sales price:  $417,500

Price at time of contract:  $419,000

Original List Price:  $419,000

Days on Market:  16

Seller's Contribution:  $1,500



1528 Allston

Sales price:  $665,000

Price at time of contract:  $679,000

Original List Price:  $737,000

Days on Market:  34

Seller's Repairs:  $10,000



1501 Rutland

Sales price:  $750,000

Price at time of contract:  $770,000

Original List Price:  $794,000

Days on Market:  34



345 W 16th St

Sales price:  $1,075,000

Price at time of contract:  $1,125,000

Original List Price:  $1,125,000

Days on Market:  4

Seller's Contribution:  $2,000



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