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Oct. 15, 2015

Vicki Chu Joins Roger Martin Properties!

Vicki Chu, Broker Associate with Roger Martin Properties. Photo courtesy of Barfield PhotographyPlease welcome Vicki Chu as a Broker Associate of Roger Martin Properties.  Vicki lives in Bellaire, Texas and works in Bellaire, West University Place, and the Houston Medical Center. She speaks Mandarin Chinese.

Vicki has spent three decades working with Houston builders and homeowners. Her background makes her a perfect fit for Houston's mobile, high-tech real estate clients. Vicki was born in Taiwan and raised in Bangkok, where her father worked for the United Nations. She came to the USA for college, graduating in the top of her class. Vicki was the first female chemical engineer hired by Exxon to provide operations support at their Baytown refinery. For a number of years, Vicki supported herself as a stock market investor, where her strong mathematical skills gave her an analytic edge. But selling real estate has always been her passion.  Vicki loves meeting people and providing the best service possible in the complicated world of residential real estate. 

"This is the first company I interviewed with that mentions putting customers first, which coincides with my own first and highest value," said Vicki.  "Roger Martin built his business on relationships, and so do I. I look forward to a long and rewarding association with Roger and his staff."

 

Oct. 7, 2015

6417 Westchester Street | LEASED in West University Place!

6417 Westchester Street is a remodeled West University cottage, with a large family room, open living space, and three bedrooms with two full baths.

Property Information

  • LEASED FOR: $3,500/mo
  • House Size: 2,037 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #33814496

Features

  • Excellent condition.
  • Hardwood flooring throughout the house.
  • Nice deck overlooking large yard.
  • Gated driveway leads to detached two car garage.
  • Charming living room with mock fireplace.
  • Good-sized family room with built-ins.
  • Updated kitchen.
  • Easy access to Rice Village and Downtown West University.
  • Zoned to West U Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School.

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Sept. 22, 2015

Candela Custom Homes | Meet the Builders

Candela Custom Homes | Meet the Builders

Meet Stephen and Charles Candela, who founded Candela Custom Homes in 1985.  The brothers are second-generation home builders, and learned the trade from their father.  They grew up in West University Place, TX and are still building homes in this neighborhood.  Stephen Candela discusses his personal philosophy and history.

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Sept. 16, 2015

3028 Robinhood Street | SOLD in West University Place!

3028 Robinhood Street is a magnificent Mediterranean style new construction with an imported Italian tile roof and a La Habra stucco exterior. This beautiful, must-see home sits on a wide, oak-lined street close to Rice Village and Weir/Sunset Park.

>> See Photos and Price

>> Meet the Builder - Stephen Candela of Candela Custom Homes

Property Information

  • House Size:3,700 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,250 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
  • Listed by Cynthia Candela
  • MLS # 53133584
  • SOLD FOR: $1,650,000

Features

  • Imported Italian tile roof.
  • Custom hand-made mahogany door with custom-made sill pans
  • Custom built cabinets throughout the house.
  • Designer-antiqued "true" Mediterranean La Habra stucco.
  • Designer "weathered" finished on hand hewed beams.
  • White oak hardwoods throughout.
  • 10 ft high ceilings on 1st and 2nd floors. Pre-wired for surround sound.
  • 8 ft doors on 1st and 2nd floors.
  • Gourmet kitchen with Wolf range and SubZero appliance package.
  • Luxurious master bath with Carrerra Marble tops, an airtub and a custom master closet.
  • Large game room with high vaulted ceilings.
  • Beautiful oak-lined wide streets.
  • Close to Weir/Sunset Park, Rice Village, and the Rice University walking trails.

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Sept. 16, 2015

6012 Buffalo Speedway | LEASED in West University Place!

6012 Buffalo Speedway is a remodeled 1940's home in sought after West University Place. With mature foliage and a great location, this 3 bedroom, two and a half bath home has had a number of its original finishes restored and updated.

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,412 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 15,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Listed by John Marshall
  • MLS #57394791
  • LEASED FOR: $3,600/mo

Features

  • Beautifully landscaped front yard
  • Convenient front circle driveway.
  • Re-finished hardwood floors throughout.
  • Flex room great as an office, breakfast nook, or play area.
  • Spacious living and dining rooms.
  • Three porches with original mosaic tile floors
  • Stainless steel appliances in kitchen. New island in the center.
  • Secondary bedrooms have great natural lighting.
  • Oversized master bedroom has own door leading to enclosed porch.
  • Quarters over the garage. Full bath with shower.
  • Screened in porch overlooks the backyard of the house.
  • Large backyard with mature trees, grape arbor, and pergola

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Sept. 16, 2015

4126 Purdue Street | SOLD in Houston!

4126 Purdue Street is a beautiful Mediterranean style patio home with timeless finishes. This home has flexible spaces and is elevator ready! Recently refreshed with paint and new carpet!

Please CLICK HERE for a virtual tour of the home.

Property Information

  • SOLD FOR: $660,000
  • LISTED BY: Roger Martin
  • SOLD BY: Sachin Chowdhry
  • House Size: 3,201 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 2,542 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3 or 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
  • MLS # 75317476

Features

  • Refreshed with paint, new carpet, and freshly cleaned hardwoods and slate floors.
  • Sweeping staircase, high ceilings, crown moldings. Chinese slate on the first floor, hardwoods on the second.
  • Large first floor game room or bedroom with French doors leading to the backyard. Flexible space, could be subdivided into two bedrooms.
  • First floor mudroom with space for a stacking washer and dryer, refrigerator.
  • Full bath on first floor with slate floors and counters.
  • Second floor living. Formal living room, dining room, kitchen, den, breakfast room and balcony!
  • Living room has large floor to ceiling windows, gas log fireplace with marble surround, and built-in bookshelves.
  • Large dining room.
  • Kitchen has granite counters and slate floors, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar.
  • Den and kitchen are single open space, breakfast nook off of kitchen.
  • 2nd floor balcony with space for a barbeque grill.
  • Third floor master suite. High tray ceiling with accent lighting, roman shade window and door treatments. Luxurious master bath with marble counters and travertine floors, jet tub, and separate shower with double heads and a seat. Walk-in closet.
  • Second bedroom on the third floor. Spacious, light, and bright, has own full bathroom.
  • Easy-care backyard with slate patio and pea gravel. Room for a pool!

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Sept. 16, 2015

3726 Robinhood Street | SOLD in West University Place!

3726 Robinhood Street is a three story brick home located in the heart of West University Place. This beautiful home is close to  West University Elementary, the public library, ball fields, and restaurants!

Property Information

  • House Size: 4,341 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS # 39201981

Features

  • Neutral colors, high ceilings, and crown and finger moldings throughout the house. Large windows allow for copious natural lighting. New paint inside and out, three water heaters, new roof, and a five zone sprinkler system.
  • Gorgeous hardwoods on the first floor.
  • Three story central stairway with a Juliette balcony.
  • Downstairs study has a gaslog fireplace with marble surround, paneled wood, and built-in shelving and cabinets
  • First floor open living area. Den, kitchen, and breakfast area are all open to one another, making for a large, flexible space. Glass fronted cabinets, second gaslog fireplace. Large windows and glass doors look out onto the back patio.
  • Kitchen has a granite island, good counter space and numerous cabinets, Bosch double wall ovens, a Bosch dishwasher, and a Jenn-Air 48" gas cooktop.
  • Second floor has four bedrooms, including the master suite, as well as a library and the utility room. New carpet in all the bedrooms
  • Master bedroom with double tray ceilings, large walk-in closet, and large treetop height windows. Marble and granite master bathroom, with a seamless glass shower, Jacuzzi tub, and excellent storage.
  • Third floor media room.
  • Garage quarters have a full tub/shower bathroom, sink, and refrigerator.
  • Brick backyard patio overlooks a nice backyard with room for a pool.

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Aug. 28, 2015

1250 Seamist Drive | SOLD in Timbergrove Court!

1250 Seamist Drive is a beautiful home located in a small Timbergrove gated community. This sought after floor plan has a downstairs master bedroom with gorgeous bathroom, as well as two story tall ceilings in the family room.

Property Information

  • SOLD FOR: $510,000
  • House Size: 2,955 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 3,963 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #2329498

Features

  • Fresh paint throughout the house, hardwoods downstairs,
  • Soaring two story family room.
  • Spacious downstairs master bedroom. Master bathroom has oiled bronze hardware.
  • Formal living and dining room.
  • Granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances, extensive counter and cabinet space.
  • Large upstairs game room overlooks the family room.
  • Two spacious upstairs bedrooms with good closet space. Full hall bathroom.
  • Backyard patio has easy care flagstones. Plenty of space for barbecueing or patio furniture.
  • Yearly maintenance fee of $970 covers gated entrance and trash removal.

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Aug. 5, 2015

705 Main Street #207 | LEASED in Downtown Houston

705 Main Street, Unit 207 is a fabulous one bedroom, one bath condo located in the heart of Downtown Houston overlooking Capitol Street. With shopping, restaurants, and the Metro Light Rail just outside, this cozy home is perfect for downtown living!

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,375 sq ft
  • Leased for: $1,750/mo
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #35707438
  • Lease Price: $2,250 per Month

Features

  • Stained concrete flooring in entry, bedroom, and bath.
  • Master Bedroom and Bath with granite counters and jet tub.
  • Spacious open living room and kitchen with floor to ceiling windows.
  • Granite-countered kitchen with breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, and stained cabinets.
  • High ceilings with exposed ductwork.

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July 24, 2015

1200 Jackson Boulevard | SOLD in Hyde Park

1200 Jackson Boulevard is a well-preserved 1913 home with a gorgeous wrap-around porch. Located on a 6,375 square foot corner lot, this updated home retains its original charm! 

Property Information

  • Total sales price was $1,515,000.  The home and first lot were sold as one transaction. The remainder of the land was sold in two pieces, as follows...
  • 1200 Jackson - SOLD FOR: $615,000
  • 1201 Drew - SOLD FOR: $450,000
  • 1205 Drew - SOLD FOR: $450,000
  • House Size: 2,112 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #81104340

Features

  • Full wrap-around porch. Porch has been recently power washed and sealed.
  • Original 1913 front door and side lights.
  • Wide moldings, neutral wall colors, and hardwood flooring throughout the home.
  • Living room with original hardwood flooring. The fireplace mantle is made of marble imported from Paris.
  • Updated kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel gas stove and range, and a Bosch dishwasher. Walk in pantry, as well as a mud room leading outside that has a deep sink and good counter space.
  • First floor bedroom could easily be a second living area or study.
  • Second floor master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, lots of windows for excellent natural lighting, and access to a porch. Two large walk-in closets, with one closet having direct access to the utility room. Recently painted.
  • Master bathroom has a large shower with a built in bench seat, separate sinks, and good storage space.

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