BBBB for the Week of Oct 18, 2020: 🏘️ 5 New Plus Things to Do 🚴🚶🎃

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

New listings and new sales contracts were down a bit this week and it might look like things are slowing down; unless you were a party to one of the multiple offer situations on at least 4 of the new listings. This week I am featuring 5 new listings ranging from the $500k's to $1.25m, from bungalows to recent construction. There were a number of price reductions this week among homes that are Still on My List so be sure to keep scrolling down to check out shiny new price tags as well as new contracts and final sales.

Mark your calendars for the first-ever "Hike, Bike and Fright Fest" at the new M-K-T Heights development located off Shepherd and the Hike and Bike Trail. There will be food and entertainment plus a pumpkin patch for a photo op. Get in the Halloween mood with a "Thriller" dance lesson. Masks required and social distancing will be in effect. Saturday, October 31st, noon to 6 pm, 600 North Shepherd Drive.

If you haven't had a chance to visit M-K-T Heights it is a trail-oriented mixed-use project with 4 acres of green space and, so far, 30 new restaurants and merchants are open or in the works. We only have 2 more weeks of daylight savings time (time change is Nov 1st) so take advantage of the waning extra daylight hours to hike or bike over and check things out.

Have a great week!

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

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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). 



1915 Bradshaw: $560,000

  • Houston Heights (Bradshaw)
  • Modified Craftsman 2-story built 2004 by Tricon
  • 3/2/1, 1954 sq ft on 3253 sq ft lot
  • Limited updates
  • Primary suite with tray ceiling, balcony
  • Small fenced front yard area provides green space plus a lemon tree
  • Back deck for entertaining
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car attached garage
  • Pad parking space on street
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Quiet neighborhood. Stroll to 20th St restaurants including Chilosos and Jenni's Noodle House.😋

908 Highland: $620,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1920
  • 2/2, 1286 sq ft on 5000 ft lot
  • Kitchen updates and renovated baths
  • Large back deck for entertaining plus pet patch
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 1 car detached garage + carport
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Bonus: under house plumbing and drainage lines have recently been replaced. If you are buying an original bungalow, don't underestimate the value of an inspection/test for leaks and root growth.

4102 Watson: $749,999

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Pediment bungalow circa 1926
  • 3/2, 1316 sq ft on a 6240 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and baths
  • Cement patio and small yard space
  • Nicely landscaped
  • Garage APT (841 sq ft, 1 bedroom with full kitchen, bath, and W/D)
  • Side-street driveway entrance with auto-gate to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed streets provide additional parking
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
The garage apartment, built in 1940, is listed in the Norhill historic district inventory. Check out the art deco tiled bath. (Rule of thumb in Norhill, if there is a garage apartment and it is not a contributing historic structure, it is grandfathered. You can tear it down; however, you can not build a garage apartment in Norhill.)

1123 Woodland: $1,175,000

  • Woodland Heights
  • Modern Craftsman built 2016 by Vintage Homes
  • 4/4, 3207 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Nicely trimmed with wainscoting, crown molding, and built-ins
  • Study down could be 5th bedroom (full bath down)
  • Covered back porch, bricked patio plus small green space
  • Gated driveway access to 2 car garage
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car detached garage + porte cochere
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Highland is a premier street and, this block is outside the historic district. It's an easy stroll to the Norhill Esplanade and restaurants on Studewood.

1019 Arlington: $1,250,000

  • Heights South Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1920
  • 4/3/1, 3573 sq ft on 6600 sq ft lot
  • Renovated/expanded in 2012 by Heights Construction
  • Primary bedroom down, 3 secondary bedrooms up
  • Open area game room/sitting area up
  • Screened-in back porch ❤️
  • POOL + small turfed green space and play area 
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 2 car detached garage + porte cochere
  • Zoned to Harvard  Elementary
Centrally located within walking/bike riding distance of Harvard Elementary, Donovan Park, and Heights Merchantile, as well as restaurants on 11th such as Field & Tide and Berry Hill.




1120 W Temple: $575,000 was $595,000

  • Norhill Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1922
  • 2/2, 1164 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Older updates to kitchen and bath
  • Primary bedroom with dual walk-in closets
  • POOL/spa and fully decked back yard
  • Greenspace is the front yard
  • Driveway access (automatic gate) to 2 car detached garage
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
Curb appeal galore. Add a front fence to secure more yard space. Easy stroll to restaurants around 11th and Studewood,.and, Proctor Plaza Park is 2 blocks away.


932 Ridge: $700,000 was $725,000

  • Ridgemont (Woodland Heights area)
  • Brick bungalow circa 1925
  • 3/2, 1736 sq ft on a 6562 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and remodeled primary bath
  • Primary suite with large walk-in closet
  • Flex room
  • Extended back deck and small greenspace
  • Driveway access (automatic gate) to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
This property backs up to a ravine and the lower part of the lot is in the 100 yr flood plain but not the house itself. Be sure to review the survey and elevation certificate. The ravine portion of the lot is accessed by a concrete stairway.


520 E 7th: $765,000 was $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.


518 Woodland: $799,000 was $819,900

  • Woodland Heights Historic District
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/2, 2119 sq ft on 5000 sq ft lot
  • Updated kitchen and baths
  • Craftsman trim in the living room
  • Sunroom, office, or second living space
  • Low maintenance bricked back yard
  • Gated driveway for secure parking (no garage)
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
Great curb appeal. The front yard features a butterfly garden, mature trees and a custom iron fence.


612 Cordell: $824,000 was $850,000

  • Brooke Smith
  • Bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/3, 2789 sq ft on 5000 ft lot
  • Renovated and expanded 2017
  • Expansive front porch and covered back porch
  • 3rd bedroom or office down, game room up
  • Front and back greenspaces
  • Driveway entrance (automatic gate) to 2 car attached/detached garage (Corner lot, access from side street)
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary
  • Minimum lot size this and surrounding blocks ✅
Great restaurants in Brooke Smith include Pinkerton's BBQ and Hughie's Heights offering Vietnamese fusion fare.


2028 Harvard #1: $924,999 was $944,999

  • Houston Heights
  • Queen Anne bungalow circa 1900
  • 4/3, 2328 sq ft on a 9932 sq ft lot
  • Remodeled and expanded in 2016
  • Large covered back porch with beadboard ceiling
  • Small yard with mature trees
  • Garage APT (558 sq ft, 1 bedroom, full kitchen, bath) 
  • Driveway w/automatic gate in front for off-street parking
  • Curbed street also provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
The original 1955 garage has a garage apartment upstairs and storage downstairs. Potential alley access for a new structure would open up additional yard space.


614 E 8th: $999,000 was $1,039,900

  • Houston Heights
  • Queen Anne-style built 1989 by Sterling Victorian
  • 4/3, 3178 sq ft on a 6565 sq ft lot
  • Renovated 2015 (master bath renovation is stunning!)
  • Study or 4th bedroom down with access to full bath
  • Large covered back deck overlooking small yard
  • Chicken coop! 🐔
  • Driveway w/automatic gate entrance to 2 car detached garage
  • Graveled pad in front for additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
Charming replica bungalow with excellent curb appeal. Interior Craftsman trim has been painted white to provide a more contemporary look and feel.


419 E 24th St: $1,095,000 was $1,150,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Craftsman bungalow circa 1910
  • 3/3, 3351 sq ft on a 6000 sq ft lot
  • Updated yet maintains period charm
  • One bedroom down with access to full bath
  • Owner's suite up with wet bar and sunroom
  • Climate controlled wine cellar
  • Side porch overlooks landscaped side yard
  • Alley access to 3 car attached garage☂️❤️
  • Curbed streets provide additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Authentic Craftsman trim work throughout. Two blocks from Halbert Park.


918 Harvard: $1,324,900 was $1,324,900

  • 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. 


918 Tulane

Price at time of contract:  $499,900

Original List Price:  $499,900

Days on Market:  5



807 Arlington

Price at time of contract:  $685,000

Original List Price:  $685,000

Days on Market:  2



709 e 13TH 1/2 St.

Price at time of contract:  $1,050,000

Original List Price:  $1,075,000

Days on Market:  101



1109 Oxford

Price at time of contract:  $1,595,000

Original List Price:  $1,749,900

Days on Market:  342





1725 Blount

Sales price:  $665,000

Price at time of contract:  $679,000

Original List Price:  $725,000

Days on Market:  56



1201 Tabor

Sales price:  $765,000

Price at time of contract:  $775,000

Original List Price:  $785,000

Days on Market:  28



715 E 13th St

Sales price:  $775,000

Price at time of contract:  $799,000

Original List Price:  $857,000

Days on Market:  78

Seller's Contribution:  $7,285



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