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Sept. 20, 2018

4035 Tartan Lane | FOR SALE in Braeswood Place, TX!

4035 Tartan Lane is a beautiful 8,671 square foot lot, located, close to Karl Young Park. The property flooded during Tropical Storm Allison and Hurricane Harvey, and is being sold as-is in its current condition. Now at lot value!

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,844 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 8,671 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #40743814

Features

  • Home is being sold 'as-is' in its current condition at lot value.
  • Lot dimensions are 68' front, 70' rear, and the sides are 123' and 122'.
  • Home has a great location just down the street from Karl Young Park. Good proximity to the Houston Medical Center, Downtown, Greenway Plaza, and the NRG Center.
  • Zoned to Twain Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Bellaire  High School. Please check availability. 
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Sept. 20, 2018

4130 Purdue Street | FOR SALE in West University Place, TX!

4130 Purdue Street is a charming traditional-style red brick located in West University Place. This well-kept home, located on a quiet corner lot, features a large back and front yard, a wrought iron fence, a private hedge of red tips, recent paint, hardwood floors throughout much of the house, a huge family room open to the kitchen, and much more!

Property Information

  • House Size:  2,773 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 6,0000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Garage Quarters: 1 Bedroom, 1 Full Bathroom
  • Listed by Dede Aronack
  • MLS #42076930

Features

  • Charming traditional red brick exterior.
  • Corner lot in a quiet neighborhood.
  • Surrounded by a private hedge of red tips, as well as wrought iron fencing.
  • Freshly painted.
  • Hardwood floors throughout most of the house.
  • Large rooms with excellent natural lighting.
  • Front study or formal living room with built-ins.
  • Huge family room with built-ins, tile floor. Open to the recently updated kitchen, as well as access to side and back yards.
  • All bedrooms up. Master bedroom suite has two walk-in closets, as well as a sliding door for access to the 4th bedroom.
  • 800 square foot guest quarters above the garage with living/kitchen, separate bedroom, full bathroom and its own laundry.
  • Large back and front yards. Back patio with fans.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary School, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

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Aug. 28, 2018

4119 Cason Street | FOR SALE in West University Place, TX!

4119 Cason Street is a charming four bedroom, three full bathroom colonial-style home located in the heart of West University Place. This home has elegant formal livings, all hardwood floors on the first floor, bedrooms located on the first floor as well as the second, a fully enclosed sun room overlooking the backyard and more!

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,468 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 6,600 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 full
  • Listed by Sachin Chowdhry
  • MLS # 23871640

Features

  • Convenient location in the heart of West University Place. Easy access to the Medical Center. Located on a corner lot.
  • Hardwood floors on first floor.
  • Elegant formal living and dining rooms.
  • Working kitchen with a garden window.
  • Two secondary bedrooms located on the first floor, both with Murphy beds. Full bathroom downstairs.
  • Spacious upstairs master bedroom with study nook and built-in shelves. Master bath has granite counters and shower.
  • Fourth bedroom upstairs has its own full bath as well.
  • Fully enclosed sun room with air conditioning overlooks the backyard.
  • Sprawling backyard with walkway leading to two car detached garage.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

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Aug. 17, 2018

4120 Ruskin Street | PENDING in West University Place, TX!

4120 Ruskin Street is a two story stucco home located in West University Place, TX. This five bedroom, four and a half bath home, located on a corner lot, features great natural lighting, an open floor plan, lush landscaping, fresh paint, new carpets, high ceilings, and more! The backyard has a fantastic social area, including a summer kitchen and covered patio.

Property Information

  • House Size: 4,340 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,200 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Sachin Chowdhry
  • MLS # 58474179

Features

  • Located on a corner lot on a shady, tree-lined street.
  • Plentiful windows for natural lighting. New appliances. High ceilings, fresh paint, new carpet, recessed lighting, hardwood floors, crown-moldings, built-in speakers and plantation blinds throughout the house. Two new air conditioning units.
  • Two car garage reached from side street, not Ruskin itself.
  • Front entry with spiral staircase to second floor. Stairway windows have remote controlled exterior shades. French doors lead to the study. Dining room and a powder room located off of the entry.
  • Formal dining room with tray ceiling, chair rails, wainscotting, and a crystal chandelier.
  • Living room with gaslog fireplace with a marble fireplace surround and a large fireplace. Big screen TV remains with the house. Rolling 'library ladder' provides easy access to upper built-in shelves. French doors lead to the back patio.
  • Island kitchen and breakfast area are floored in ceramic tile. Rear stairwell leads to upstairs landing near master bedroom. Plentiful storage. Island is topped with butcher block, other counters are granite. Stainless steel double ovens. Microwave, side-by-side refrigerator. Wrought-iron pot rack.
  • Butler's pantry with glass-front shelves, granite counter, and storage pantry located between the kitchen and dining room.
  • Full bathroom located next to laundry room and garage.
  • Luxurious master bedroom suite with marble surround gaslog fireplace. French doors lead to an enclosed sunroom with tile floors, sliding windows, and a television which remains with the house. Master bathroom with skylight, inlaid tile floors, double vanities, and double sinks; Extra-large shower with two shower heads, hand shower, and glass surround; Jet tub, separate water closet, and two walk-in closets.
  • Four secondary bedrooms up, all with fresh carpet, good natural lighting, high ceilings, and large closets. Two secondary bathrooms serve the secondary bedrooms.
  • Outdoor entertainment area reached from the living room. Covered patio is paved with weathered herringbone brick. Waterfall located near the seating area. 
  • Full summer kitchen with stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, stone floors, garbage disposal, counter refrigerator, separate water heater, trash compactor, double-sink, four burner gas stove, BBQ grill and a griddle. Dine-in counter off of summer kitchen as well.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary School, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability

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Aug. 9, 2018

2214 Naomi Street | SOLD near Texas Medical Center!

2214 Naomi Street is a three bedroom, two full bathroom single family patio home located in the gated community of Naomi Place. This lovely home features an open floor plan with a combined living and dining area on the first floor open to the kitchen, fresh paint, new stainless steel appliances, a generous wrap-around backyard and more!

Property Information

  • Home Size: 1,285 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 2,696 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1 Full
  • Garage: 1 Car/Attached
  • Year Built: 2005
  • Listed by Sachin Chowdhry
  • MLS # 90845851

Features

  • Single car garage with fully fenced backyard and additional parking space.
  •  Open great room off of the entry, with the combined living and dining space open to the kitchen. Sliding glass doors off of kitchen lead to backyard.
  • Updated kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and tile floors. Breakfast bar seating, plentiful storage, and a stainless steel double sink.
  • Master bedroom with gambrel ceiling, tile floors, and plentiful natural light. Master bathroom has double-sinks, a glass brick privacy window, and a combo tub/shower.
  • Two secondary bedrooms, both with tile floors, plantation shutters, good sized closets, and great natural lighting. Secondary bedrooms served by a secondary hall bathroom with another tub/shower.
  • Extra large wrap-around backyard.
  • Home is built in Naomi Place, a gated community with secure coded access.
  • Great location near the Texas Medical Center and NRG Stadium. Just blocks away from the Metro train station at Naomi and Fannin Street, making for an easy commute to Downtown Houston or the Medical Center.
  • Zoned to Whidby Elementary School, Cullen Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

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Aug. 9, 2018

5611 Innsbruck Street | FOR LEASE in Bellaire, TX!

5611 Innsbruck Street is a beautiful townhome in Bellaire, TX.  This super-rental is part of a ninety-nine townhome community. Extra wide lot, only attached to one other unit, only three units away from the complex swimming pool and picnic area. Very open floorplan with slick updates and first floor living. A must see property.

Property Information

  • House Size:  1,748 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 2,517 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Garage: 2 Car/Attached
  • Listed by Vicki Chu
  • MLS #8438706

Features

  • Part of a 99 townhome community with retention walls.
  • Extra wide front walkway and patio.
  • Open floorplan with first floor living.
  • Living room with vaulted ceiling, wood-burning fireplace, tons of windows for natural light, and tile floors styled to look like hardwoods. French doors overlooking back patio.
  • Spacious dining room open to kitchen and living room.
  • Kitchen with ceramic cooktop, convection oven/microwave, and stainless steel appliances. Slick modern flair.
  • Large master bedroom and secondary bedrooms upstairs, plush carpet.
  • Back patio wraps around the unit to the front entry gate.
  • Great location. Just three units away from the complex pool and picnic area.
  • Zoned to Horn Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Bellaire High School.

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Aug. 6, 2018

Pizza Modus - Sneak Preview

Pizza Modus personal pan pizza with table signThank you, Will - what a privilege to be included in the "friends and family" mock service for our new neighbors at Pizza Modus!  Located in the building formerly known as the Edloe Deli, this new restaurant has been under construction all spring and summer. Based on this sample menu, this place is going to be a winner!

The restaurant hopes to replicate the success of the nearby Milk and Cookie bars, with a similar walk-up delivery window.  And, in a clever nod to the West U location, the table delivery signs are all named after local streets.  We were Albans.  

This photo shows one of the (enormous) personal pan pizzas.  The roman-style crust is thick and airy and not a bit greasy.  The toppings are delicious, with many healthy options.  But the appetizers.  Ohhhhh, the appetizers:  this was some of the best calimari ever.  And the zucchini fries were out-of-this-world.

Looking forward to the full-blown opening on August 10, 2018!  Good luck, neighbor!

Pizza Modus can be found at 6119 Edloe St (between University and Rice), West University Place, TX 77005, 832-767-3450.  Their website (currently under development, will be at pizzamodus.com.

Aug. 1, 2018

6723 Westchester Court | LEASED in West University Place, TX!

6723 Westchester Court is an elegant two story townhouse located on a private street between Westchester and Sewanee. This three bedroom, two and a half bath home has a an open first floor with combination living and dining area, an island kitchen with granite counters, downstairs hardwoods, an upstairs gameroom with built-ins and more! 

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,858 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS # 18871596

Features

  • Entry hall with leaded glass front door.
  • Open first floor floorplan with combined living and dining area.
  • Hardwood floors down, carpet up.
  • Crown moldings, neutral wall colors, and high ceilings.
  • First floor study could be used as a bedroom.
  • Family room with built-ins and a gaslog fireplace.
  • Island kitchen with granite counters, breakfast bar seating, white cupboards and appliances, and gas cooktop. Refrigerator remains with property.
  • Upstairs gameroom with built-in storage and space for a television.
  • Master bedroom suite with tray ceiling, recessed lights, and crown moldings. Space for a king-sized bed. Master bath with whirlpool tub, separate shower, double-sinks and walk-in closet.
  • Two secondary bedrooms upstairs with good natural lighting and closet space.
  • Zoned to West University Place Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

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July 12, 2018

6519 Mercer Street | FOR LEASE in West University Place, TX!

6519 Mercer Street is a cozy 2 or 3 bedroom cottage built on a large 7,500 square foot lot. This comfortable home has an open floorplan, master bedroom down with its own sitting area, and a flexible upstairs landing that could serve a number of purposes! 

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,773 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2 or 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #42441787

Features

  • Mature landscaping.
  • Open floorplan.
  • Hardwood flooring, neutral paint, crown moldings.
  • Large living room with under stair storage cubby.
  • Dining room with large window for natural light surrounded by shelving.
  • Spacious kitchen with Maytag dishwasher and Jenn-Air 4-burner electric stovetop & single oven. Large counters, plentiful drawers and storage space. Large pantry.
  • Family room open to kitchen with wall of cupboards for storage.
  • Utility/Mud Room located at back of kitchen opens to backyard deck.
  • First floor master bedroom with closet, sitting area. Sitting area could serve as a nursery or office space as well.
  • First floor hallway bath with walk-in shower.
  • Cozy upstairs game room. Full bath with tub. Walk-in closet. Upstairs living space is flexible, could also serve as office space or a third bedroom.
  • Lovely backyard deck with mature landscaping.
  • Long driveway. Carport has an outdoor storage or work area. Potting room attached to back of carport.
  • Great location in the heart of West University Place.
  • Zoned to West University Place Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

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July 11, 2018

2308 McClendon Street Unit #1 | FOR LEASE near the Texas Medical Center!

2308 McClendon Street Unit #1 is a two bedroom, one full bathroom apartment unit located in the Windermere neighborhood near Rice University and the Texas Medical Center. Taking up the first floor of a duplex, this apartment features hardwood floors and fresh paint throughout the unit. Move-in ready!

Property Information

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS # 49002508

Features

  • First floor unit of a duplex.
  • Fresh paint, fresh blinds, and hardwood floors throughout the unit.
  • Large living room with a mock fireplace.
  • Good natural lighting thanks to numerous large windows.
  • Kitchen with gas stove and range, microwave, and dishwasher. Brand new refrigerator.
  • Spacious front bedroom.
  • Washer and dryer provided.
  • Full bathroom with tub shower. Washing machine is located in the bathroom.
  • Second bedroom has free-standing cabinets and the unit's dryer.
  • Current furniture can stay with unit if requested.
  • Large yard and rear deck.
  • Landlord will consider six month lease.
  • Zoned to Roberts Elementary School, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability. 

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