Roger Martin and Life in the Loop


May 17, 2017

4734 Devon Street | FOR LEASE in Afton Oaks!

Updated with style and flair, 4734 Devon Street is an exquisite all-brick ranch house located in Afton Oaks. The home features an open floor plan, generous living space and outdoor area, two covered patios, fountains, mature trees, professional landscaping, sprinklers, Chef's dream kitchen, custom cabinetry and built-ins, great bathrooms, plenty of closet space and storage, a coffered ceiling in the living room, French doors, and an enclosed patio that could be a children's play room. A perfect home for the most discriminating. Available for immediate occupancy.

Property Information

  • House Size:  2,543 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 11,280 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Vicki Chu
  • MLS # 35141747


  • Extensively updated executive-style ranch with mature trees and landscaping and exterior pathway lights.
  • Hardwood flooring, travertine tile, built-ins, ample storage space, and a two car attached garage with an automatic driveway gate.
  • Very open floor plan and living spaces.
  • Family room with built-ins, French doors, and glass-fronted cabinets.
  • High quality chef's kitchen with stainless appliances including a separate beverage refrigerator, a Viking stove with built-in griddle, breakfast bar, and high-class cabinetry.
  • 10' x 8' utility room with sink, full-size washer and dryer, and two storage closets.
  • Ample master bedroom with built-ins and two walk-in closets. Master bathroom has further built-ins, double sinks, and a luxurious over-sized shower.
  • Middle bedroom with two large closets.
  • Front bedroom is the same size as the master bedroom, has a 6' x 5' walk-in closet and built-ins.
  • Amazing hall bathroom with tub, separate shower, and double vanity.
  • Lush, mature landscaping with a fountain. Two covered patios. Large enclosed 14' x 8' porch could easily be a study, play area, or general sun room.
  • Zoned to School at St. George Place, Lanier Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability
  • Ready for immediate occupancy.

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May 12, 2017

4216 Purdue Street | FOR LEASE in Houston, TX!

Private 1-BR 1 Full Bath located in the West University Place area. Freestanding loft style doll house tucked away in the back of a long shared driveway. 2-Car garage with built-in work bench, tons of storage and built-in shelves in the utility room, plus full size washer & dryer. Second floor living area has vaulted ceiling, two balconies, a study area, half bath and a walk-in closet. Third floor master/loft has lots of built-ins, a full bath, and a walk-in closet. Fresh paint, refinished pine hardwoods, new carpet on stairways, move-in ready.

Property Information

  • Listing Agent: Vicki Chu
  • House Size: 1,414 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 2,920 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1 full, 1 half
  • MLS # 32796284


  • Quiet and secluded, tucked away at the end of a long shared driveway. Landlord lives next door.
  • Ground floor utility area with washer, dryer, and lots of built-in storage space and shelving. Two car garage with workbench.
  • Second floor living and dining area. Fresh paint, refinished hardwood floors, new carpet on the stairs. High vaulted ceilings, lots of natural light. A/C Vents on floor.
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar, gas cooktop and refrigerator.
  • Living area has space at the base of stairs leading up to the third floor that could be a study, doors leading to a lovely balcony, a half-bath, and a walk-in closet.
  • Spacious third floor 22' x 11' loft bedroom. Lots of built-ins, private full bathroom and walk-in closet.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability
  • Move-in ready.  

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May 3, 2017

Technology for Seniors

Nicolas JeanJean, Eagle Scout Candidate, will teach Technology to SeniorsAs part of his Eagle Scout service project, Nicolas Jeanjean, a junior at Carnegie Vanguard, will teach a class in technology to West U seniors at the West University Community Center.  He plans to study engineering in college.

“I will teach seniors how to use many of the apps that can make life easier for them,” says Jeanjean, who grew up in the City of West University Place.

“We will learn how to use Skype, What’s App, Uber, Amazon and Viber,” Jeanjean says. “I am looking forward to being able to teach the seniors and interact with them. I do not get to do that very often because my one grandmother is in France and my other grandparents are in Saigon.”

His father, Philippe Jeanjean is a civil engineer with BP. His mother, Thu Hang, was the inspiration for the class. 

“I noticed that whenever my mom video calls my grandparents, they have problems with what button to press,” he says.

Roger Martin Properties is helping Nicolas prepare his teaching materials.  There is no charge for the class, which begins June 5 and meets the first three Mondays of June. To sign up, call 713.662.5895 and register for Technology for Seniors.  Please designate whether you have an Apple or an Android phone at the time of registration.

April 21, 2017

2406 Dorrington Street Unit C | FOR SALE in the Museum District!

2406 Dorrington Street, Unit C, is a truly enjoyable townhouse. This property has a wonderful floorplan, high quality finishes, full length floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, lots of natural light, and five balconies that bring the outdoors in, and more!

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,652 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 1,623
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Vicki Chu
  • MLS #28614592


  • Great open floorplan with five exterior balconies. Hardwoods and tile throughout the house. High ceilings, floor-to-ceiling doors and windows.
  • 17' x 13' ground floor bedroom with two walk-in closets and a small flagstone exterior patio.
  • Second floor living. Kitchen, open living and dining area.
  • Island kitchen with rich, dark stained cabinets, a gas cook top with a pop-up down draft vent, brand new refrigerator and microwave, walk-in pantry, and a breakfast bar open to the living room.
  • Open living and dining area. Spacious, gas log fireplace, and fabulous built-ins. Balcony with easy access to kitchen is great for grilling.
  • Third floor master bedroom suite. Private balcony with a great view of the Medical Center. Master bath with whirlpool tub, over-sized shower, granite counters, travertine floors, built-ins, and a walk-in closet.
  • Secondary bedroom on the third floor with en suite bath, walk-in closet, and a balcony.
  • Large utility room with built-ins for storage plus a sink and counter space.
  • Zoned to Roberts Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

>More Great Museum District/Medical Center Homes for Sale

April 11, 2017

Be a Grass Roots Advocate in West University Place!

Concept Sketch, Jennie E Hughes Park, West University Place, TX

Thanks to a $2.2MM gift from the family of Jennie E. Hughes, the southeast quadrant of West University Place is finally getting some public greenspace!  With regard to parks, this section of our community is the most under-served part of the city.  It is the only quadrant of our neighborhood where children must cross a busy, four-lane street to reach a green space.  Plans for a park have been in the works for at least twenty years – and now it is happening at last!

The City is currently soliciting citizen input for the design of our newest park space.  Go to to review three possible concept sketches.  All three designs include passive features appropriate to a “quiet use” park.  Pick your favorite, and email your comments to before April 16, 2017.  This is your chance to be a Grass Roots Advocate!


April 11, 2017

Welcome to Lori Loria Hess!

Lori Loria Hess, real estate salesperson at Roger Martin PropertiesRoger Martin Properties is happy to welcome Realtor Lori Loria Hess to our real estate team.  

Lori is fluent in Spanish. She grew up in Mexico City, the daughter of Jose Loria, an attorney, and Myra Loria, a high school history teacher from Brooklyn. “I loved Mom’s stuffed cabbage and her chicken mole enchiladas,” Lori says. “I still cook those dishes today.” 

“I have been a West University resident for more than 10 years,” Lori says. 

“My husband and I love this neighborhood so much, that we began building new construction homes here.”  

Before joining Roger Martin, Lori worked in petrochemical sales, focusing on Latin America.  After her daughter’s birth, she shifted to a career that did not require international travel and used her knowledge of cultures to develop an expertise in real estate. In her spare time, Lori teaches yoga and delivers food to seniors for Meals on Wheels.

“Lori and her family are exceptionally well-grounded in our neighborhood,” says Roger Martin, President of Roger Martin Properties.  “Our clientele is becoming increasingly international, paralleling Houston’s growth.  I am thrilled that we have added Spanish to the languages spoken in our office. I am also proud to have an agent with so much knowledge and understanding of our local community.” 


April 7, 2017

2906 Chiswell Street | FOR LEASE in Knollwood Village, TX!

2906 Chiswell Lane is a charming three bedroom, two full bath home located in Knollwood Village. With an open floor plan, an enclosed sun porch, a large backyard, and a good location close to the Medical Center, this home is move-in ready! 

Property Information

  • Leased for: $2,200/month
  • House Size: 1,612 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 8,025 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #69539474


  • Hardwood floors, crown moldings, large combined living and dining area, enclosed sunroom. Neutral wall colors.
  • Updated kitchen with stainless appliances. Refrigerator remains with the house. Good counter space, storage cabinets. Breakfast area with built-ins.
  • Enclosed sun porch off of the kitchen with ceiling fan.
  • Master bedroom with attached bathroom.
  • Second and third bedrooms share the hall bathroom.
  • Large backyard with patio space.
  • Pets on a case by case basis.
  • Good location near the Medical Center.

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April 4, 2017

3119 Rice Boulevard | FOR SALE in West University Place, TX!

3119 Rice Boulevard is a charming 1935 West University Place cottage. This home has an updated kitchen and bathrooms while keeping the vintage hardwood floors and front door with leaded glass doors. Great for front porch living! Kept in excellent condition, this home is move-in ready!

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,652 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,250 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3 or 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #87893904


  • 3 or 4 bedrooms. 2 full bathrooms, one half bath.
  • Hardwood floors. Freshly painted.
  • Formal living and dining.
  • Updated kitchen with Silestone quartz counters, nice appliances. Refrigerator stays.
  • Family room with art deco fireplace.
  • Large master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and adjoining bath.
  • Comfortable front porch.
  • Original wood front door with stained glass inlays.
  • Flexible converted attic space could be fourth bedroom, storage, office space, or play room. Has half bath.
  • 50' x 105' lot.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Check availability.

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March 27, 2017

3920 Tennyson Street | FOR SALE in West University Place, TX!

3920 Tennyson Street is a beautiful and spacious home that has been recently remodeled. This lovely home has four bedrooms plus a full garage apartment, spacious rooms, an open floor plan, and more! Easy to show and move-in ready!

Property Information

  • House Size: 3,813 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4 or 5
  • Bathrooms: 4 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #31864181


  • 4 bedrooms plus garage apartment, four full bedrooms, one half bathroom.
  • High ceilings, open and spacious rooms, hardwood floors both up and down, crown moldings, and neutral wall colors.
  • Spacious entry with open formal living and dining areas.
  • Family room open to the breakfast area and kitchen.
  • Kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, six-burner gas cooktop, and two pantries.
  • Master bedroom with coved ceilings, rope lighting, spacious-walk-in closet with built-ins, and double-sided fireplace. Master Bath with marble top counters, double sinks, whirlpool tub and separate shower.
  • Quarters over the garage have new carpet, full bathroom. Access from backyard or garage, own heat and air conditioning system.
  • Spacious backyard deck with awning. Low-maintenance easy-care plants.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Check availability.

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March 23, 2017

4901 Elm Street | FOR LEASE in Bellaire, TX!

4901 Elm Street is a sparkling clean four-bedroom, two-bath-home for lease in Bellaire. This lovely home has tiled living areas and hardwoods in the hallways and bedrooms, very open floor plan, and is move-in ready! 

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,132 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Vicki Chu
  • MLS #40575624


  • Very open floor plan. Lots of windows and natural light.
  • Tiled living areas. Hardwood in the bedrooms and hallways.
  • 18' x 17' den has a stone fireplace.
  • Study could also be a ballet practice room.
  • Remodeled kitchen is open to an open area of living and dining room. Gas cooktop, stainless steel appliances, side-by-side refrigerator and lots of cabinets for storage.
  • Master bedroom has walk-in closet.
  • Utility room with washer and dryer and an attached 2-car garage.

>More Great Bellaire Homes for Sale