BBBB for the Week of Feb 7, 2021: 🏘️ Top 5 + Heights Happenings 🎵

in Becky's Best Bungalow Bets, Heights

Hello BBBB Friends:

Happy Super Bowl Day! 🏈 There will be fewer open houses today and many with early start times so be prepared to hit the open house trail early.

In comparison with prior weeks, it was a good week for new listings and a great week for sales so our inventory woes continue. To view price changes, new contracts, and final sales for homes that are Still on My Listkeep scrolling down.

HEIGHTS HAPPENINGS
The monthly Houston Heights Association meeting will be held again virtually tomorrow evening, February 8th from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. The topic will be the A to Z of Planning and Permitting. Drop-in using this LINK.

The Houston Heights Association is hosting a live event, "Music at Marmion" next Saturday, February 13th at Marmion Park (1800 Heights Blvd). The event kicks off at 3 pm with a concert by Bayou Roux. You are welcome to bring your own beverages and snacks. Covid-19 protocols, of course, will be in place. 

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

825 Merrill: $825,000

  • Woodland Heights
  • Craftsman bungalow, c. 1925
  • 3/2, 1932 sq ft on 6250 sq ft lot
  • Renovated kitchen, updated baths
  • Light and bright
  • Primary suite up, 2 secondary bedrooms down
  • Garage APT (444 sq ft, efficiency, very rough condition)
  • Driveway access to 1 car porte-cochere
  • Curb street for additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
An interesting feature of this home is the back yard which boasts a covered flagstone patio that, with access through an automatic gate can double as a (fancy) carport. 
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813 Nicholson: $950,000

  • Houston Heights
  • Charleston-inspired,  c. 2016 by Pearl Developments
  • 3/3/1, 3303 sq ft on 2366 ft lot
  • Open concept living
  • Favorite feature: primary bath with party shower
  • Elevator capable❤️ 
  • Small turfed green space plus bricked patio area
  • Front-entry 2 car garage
  • Additional driveway parking
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
I am partial to red doors and this one leads to a private covered and bricked front porch. I'm not usually a fan of homes with the primary bedroom on the third floor, but this home is elevator capable. The second-floor balcony provides a birds-eye view of the Hike and Bike Trail which runs directly in front of the home.
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212 Munford: $1,050,000

  • Milroy Place
  • 4/4, 3128 sq ft on a 5300 sq ft lot
  • Modern Craftsman, c. 2013 by Modern Bungalow (MB)
  • Typical MB trim package with lots of crown moldings, wainscoting, and built-ins
  • Study or 5th bedroom down with full bath
  • Large master suite with tray ceiling
  • Covered back porch
  • Small back yard with green space
  • Auto gate to 2 car detached garage and porte-cochere
  • Zoned to Helms Elementary
If you like Modern Bungalow homes but not the $1.2 million-plus price tag of one of their new construction projects, here you go! 
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319 W 15th St: $1,050,000

  • Heights West Historic District
  • Queen Anne bungalow c. 1904
  • 3/3, 1682 sq ft on 8300 sq ft lot 
  • Expanded/renovated in 2015
  • Wrap-around porches front and back ❤️
  • High ceilings
  • Tons of yard and green space
  • Guest suite ( 228 sq ft, efficiency w/full bath) 
  • Side-street driveway entrance with auto gate to 2 car carport w/guest suite
  • Zoned to Love Elementary
This is my cutie patootie pick of the week. Current owners were the recipients of the 2018 Good Brick Award from Preservation Houston.
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440 Heights Blvd: $1,200,000

  • Heights East Historic District
  • Queen Anne bungalow c. 1930 
  • 3/2/1, 2604 sq ft on 7500 sq ft lot 
  • Entertainment-size wrap-around front porch
  • Remodeled 2018
  • Primary bedroom and study up, 2 secondary bedrooms down
  • Bricked and landscaped back yard with pergola and outdoor kitchen
  • Alley access to 2 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Harvard Elementary
You may have seen this gem on the Heights Holiday Home Tour in 2019. It has been beautifully remodeled. Looking to live the life on the boulevard? This is a nice choice.
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Moving on...PRICE REDUCTIONS & STATUS UPDATES THIS WEEK

PRICE REDUCTION

2616 Columbia: $499,000 was $515,000

  • Sunset Heights
  • Pediment bungalow c. 1920 
  • 2/2, 1132 sq ft on 4500 sq ft lot
  • 2020 renovation includes kitchen and baths
  • Nice yard space with firepit
  • Driveway access with auto-gate to 1 car detached garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
Another cutie patootie that was purchased at the end of last year and given a complete facelift.
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BACK ON MARKET

626 Merrill: $625,000

  • Woodland Heights
  • Pediment bungalow circa 1920
  • 3/2, 1484 sq ft on 4050 ft lot
  • Remodeled kitchen and baths, interior paint
  • Small yard/greenspace
  • Driveway entrance to oversized 1 car garage
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Travis Elementary
This home was recently expanded and remodeled. Travis Elementary is at the end of the (very long) block.
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BACK ON MARKET

610 E 19th St $1,350,000 

  • Houston Heights
  • Praire and Craftsman influences built in 2002
  • 4/3/3, 3664 sq ft on a 7100 sq ft lot
  • Fresh interior and exterior paint and updated kitchen and baths
  • Owner's suite down with private screened porch and courtyard
  • Workshop and 1/2 bath in garage
  • Additional 400 sq ft of decked storage space over the garage
  • Alley access to 2 car attached garage with automatic security gate ❤️☂️
  • Curbed street provides additional parking
  • Zoned to Field Elementary
If you like porches, this will be a favorite, from the wrap-around front porch to the large side porch and patio area to the back screened-in porch. 
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OPTION PENDING

334 W 24th St

Price at time of contract:  $695,000

Original List Price:  $695,000

Days on Market: 24

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OPTION PENDING

1029 Rutland

Price at time of contract:  $715,000

Original List Price:  $715,000

Days on Market:  6

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OPTION PENDING

1108 Highland

Price at time of contract:  $950,000

Original List Price:  $950,000

Days on Market:  4

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OPTION PENDING

419 E 24th St

Price at time of contract:  $1,095,000

Original List Price:  $1,150,000

Days on Market:  249

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OPTION PENDING

606 E 9th St

Price at time of contract:  $1,100,000

Original List Price:  $1,100,000

Days on Market:  3

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GOING, GOING, GONE


SOLD

624 E 12th St

Sales price:  $1,590,000

Price at time of contract:  $1,625,000

Original List Price:  $1,625,000

Days on Market:  14

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BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE...

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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