Roger Martin and Life in the Loop


July 8, 2016

1716 Dart Street | LEASED in Sawyer Heights!

1716 Dart Street is a beautiful freestanding townhome located in the desirable Sawyer Heights area north of Downtown. This 4-story home has a tankless hot water heater, great natural lighting, a spectacular view of the Downtown skyline and more! 

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,418 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 1,487 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by John Marshall
  • Sale MLS #75288469
  • Lease MLS #6933541


  • General features include hardwood floors, granite counters, oversized windows and tall ceilings.
  • Eco-Friendly! Tankless hot water heater, radiant barrier, and high efficiency HVAC system.
  • Beautiful first floor entrance with wrought-iron railings and hardwood stairs.
  • Spacious first floor bedroom with its own full bathroom. Flexible space, could be a bedroom, study, or home office.
  • Open living area with tall 12' ceilings and a gas log fireplace. Great natural lighting.
  • Dining area off of the kitchen with plenty of space for a full sized table and chairs.
  • Open concept kitchen with breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances, and granite counters.
  • Oversized third floor master bedroom with two walk-in closets. Master bathroom has separate tub and shower and granite counters.
  • Third bedroom, also on the third floor, has its own full bathroom.
  • Fourth floor flex-space. Currently used as a library. Leads to the rooftop deck.
  • Large rooftop deck is great for a quiet cup of coffee or dinner. Spectacular view of the Downtown skyline, and a perfect place to watch fireworks from!

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July 7, 2016

Historical Houston | The Galleria/Uptown Area

This Houston Public Media video, although slightly, is a fascinating look a the history of Houston's west side, as it transitioned from prairie and vegetable farms to the urban center known today as Uptown. 

The two best quotes...

  • In 1948, a local reported described the roads in the Uptown/Galleria area as "... lonely, unlit, pockmarked booby traps for nocturnal animals and boozed up motorists."  Possibly still some truth in that statement!
  • And when Loop 610 was opened, "Houston residents believed that there would be no more conjested streets and traffic jams on the west side." Nope, then got that one dead wrong!  

Enjoy this look at Historic Houston! 

June 30, 2016

4018 University Boulevard | LEASED in West University Place!

4018 University Boulevard is a charming three bedroom, two full bath brick cottage located in the heart of West University Place. 

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,595 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 6,188 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Listed by Christopher Martin
  • MLS #94341994
  • Leased for: $3,600/mo


  • Great natural lighting, hardwood flooring, plantation shutters and crown moldings throughout the home.
  • Large combined living/dining area offers plenty of space for furniture and sideboards.
  • Tiled kitchen with a Kenmore refrigerator,  a Kenmore electric stove/oven, an under-counter mounted Whirlpool microwave, and a Maytag dishwasher. 
  • Space built off of the kitchen is good for use as a breakfast or sitting area. Utility area behind louvered doors has enough space for a full size washer and dryer.
  • Large master bedroom. En suite master bath with a shower/tub combination.
  • Two spacious secondary bedrooms share a full hall bath.
  • Charming backyard with a brick patio.
  • Excellent location close to Colonial Park, West University Elementary School, the West University Public Library, and the West University City Center.

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June 30, 2016

17219 Mesa Springs Ct | SOLD in Copperfield!

Charming Copperfield Home For Sale! 17219 Mesa Springs Court is a beautiful five bedroom home located in Copperfield. Features include mature landscaping, a shaded cul-de-sac location, a backyard garden retreat, and more! Listed by Cynthia Candela of Roger Martin Properties.

Property Information

  • House Size:  2,720 sq ft
  • Lot Size:  8,036 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Cynthia Candela
  • MLS #73734876
  • Sold for $224,000


  • Grand front entryway.
  • Brightly lit dining room with crown molding and hardwood floors.
  • Large kitchen. Stainless refrigerator, granite countertops, nice sized pantry, tile floors. Breakfast bar.
  • Breakfast area overlooks the backyard.
  • Spacious living room looks into the breakfast room. Hardwood floors, Fireplace with gas connections. Great for entertaining!
  • Downstairs master bedroom with hardwood floors, private doors leading to the backyard deck. Master bathroom has soaking tub, separate shower, duals vanities, and a spacious closet.
  • Second floor game room. Could also be a second floor living room.
  • Four second floor bedrooms. Flexible space, currently in use as a nursery,craft room, study, and guest bedroom.
  • Large backyard with a paved patio, mature trees and plants. Extended wooden deck. Space for a swimming pool or play area.
  • Zoned to Cypress-Fairbanks school district. 

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June 20, 2016

17218 Marquette Point Lane - SOLD in Eagle Point!

17218 Marquette Point Lane is a charming three bedroom, two full bathroom single story home in the desirable Eagle Point neighborhood. This home has an open living area and a fenced back patio, while the neighborhood has great amenities such as pools, rec facilities, hiking and biking trails, and tennis courts.

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,306 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 3,904 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 full
  • Listed by Sachin Chowdhry
  • MLS #58075839
  • Sold for: $164,250


  • Great natural lighting throughout the home.
  • Home entry leads to main living area, with engineered hardwoods and patio access. Already wired for built-in speaker system.
  • Generous island kitchen has been recently upgraded with granite counters and extra tall storage cabinets. Tile floors and backsplash, stainless steel sink.
  • Master bedroom has engineered hardwoods and an en suite bathroom. Master Bathroom features a soaking tub, double sinks, an upgraded vanity, and a large shower.
  • Both of the secondary bedrooms have fresh carpet, natural lighting, and large closets.
  • Shared hall bathroom with a tub/shower combo.
  • Fully fenced side yard with patio.
  • Eagle Point is a neighborhood has great amenities. Planned community with swimming pools, recreation facilities, hiking and biking trails, tennis courts and more.

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June 16, 2016

4410 Feagan #C - LEASED in Rice Military!

4410 Feagan Street, Unit C, is a quiet three story contemporary home located in Rice Military near the Washington Corridor. With its open second floor living and wrap around deck, this property is great for dining and entertaining!

Property Information

  • LEASED FOR: $2,950/MO
  • House Size: 2,238 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 1,440 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS # 21462042


  • First floor bedroom with full bath.
  • Second floor living area. Open contemporary style with kitchen opening to dining and living room.
  • Kitchen with stainless appliances, granite counters, plenty of counter and cabinet space, walk-in pantry, and breakfast bar.
  • Living room has a gas log fireplace, high ceilings, and full view doors to offer access to the front balcony. Plenty of space to hang art.
  • Wrap around second floor deck. First floor patio.
  • Pine floors.
  • Third floor master bedroom, with two large closets w/built-in drawers and coved ceiling. Master bath w/double sinks, separate shower and jet tub.
  • Washer, dryer, refrigerator and grill included.
  • Located near the Washington Corridor in Rice Military, offering access to shops and dining.

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June 9, 2016

Little Free Library | Club Members Donate Books

Jeannie Lyman, Sara Eggleston & Michelle Smith donate booksJean Lyman, Sara Eggleston, and Michelle Smith, members of the Houston City Breakfast Club, were so inspired by a recent breakfast speaker that they purchased her books and donated them to the Little Free Library in West U's Colonial Park. Award-winning author Debra Winegarten, of Austin, TX, specializes in historical books about Texas women. Her recent book for middle school readers features Oveta Culp Hobby.

Oveta Culp Hobby had a life-long love of journalism and politics, beginning at age 21 when she served as parliamentarian for the Texas State Legislature. She and her husband, former Texas Governor Bill Hobby Sr, owned the Houston Post. During World War II, Oveta organized the Women's Army Corps, designed the women's uniforms, achieved the rank of colonel, and was the first woman to receive the Army's Distinguished Service Award. Oveta went on to become the first director of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, where she was instrumental in the fight against polio.

Little Free Libraries are dedicated to the principal of "Take a Book, Give a Book".  If Oveta Culp Hobby: Colonel, Cabinet Member, Philanthropist is unavailable in West U's Colonial Park, you can find more information about the book on the author's website.

June 8, 2016

2906 Chiswell | LEASED in Knollwood Village!

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 #65504772


  • 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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June 1, 2016

4226-A Law Street | LEASED in West University Place, Texas!

4226-A Law Street is an exceptionally well-maintained three story home with three bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms located in West University Place. This elegant home has fine finishes such as hardwood floors, plantation shutters, high ceilings, and is move-in ready.

Property Information

  • House Size: 3,290 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 2,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #47099841
  • LEASED FOR: $3,750


  • Three story home with a gate on the pedestrian entrance.
  • Plantation shutters, high ceilings, neutral paint colors, and excellent natural lighting throughout the house
  • First floor features an exceptionally large and flexible room useful as a gameroom or first floor bedroom, stone floors, and large double doors leading to the backyard. First floor also has a full size bath and utility room.
  • Easy-care backyard and patio off of the first floor. Fully fenced.
  • Second floor living area. Hardwood flooring, open floor plan, and a powder room.
  • Living room has built-ins, gas log fireplace, large windows for natural lighting. Open to the dining area.
  • Open kitchen, den, and breakfast area. Kitchen has granite counters, stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast bar. Spacious den with built-ins. Balcony off of the breakfast area.
  • Third floor is carpeted. Utility room, master bedroom, second bedroom.
  • Master bedroom has sitting area, coved ceiling, and a balcony. 
  • Master bath has marble counters, double sinks, a jet tub and a separate shower.
  • Large walk-in master closet with plenty of built-in cabinets. 
  • Second bedroom on the third floor has its own full bath, 
  • Move-in ready!

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May 26, 2016

3025 Cason | LEASED in West University Place!

3025 Cason Street is an elegant executive-style home in West University Place. With a pool and guest quarters over the garage, this beautiful home is ready for occupancy June 16th!

Property Information

  • House Size: 3,544 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 6,125 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #86867746
  • Leased for: $6950/mo


  • High ceilings and crown moldings throughout. Neutral colors.
  • Hardwood floors downstairs.
  • Formal living and dining rooms.
  • Den with two sets of built-in bookshelves, gas log fireplace with granite surround and wiring already in place for a television mount above it. Wet bar with wine storage.
  • Kitchen with attached breakfast area. Kitchen has granite counters, stainless appliances, gas cook top, double ovens, built-in microwave and refrigerator. White tile backsplash with rope tile design. Plenty of counter and storage space.
  • Breakfast area has plantation shutters as well as a desk and cabinet area.
  • Master suite with room for a sitting area and coved ceiling. Bathroom with jet tub and separate shower, double sinks, and two walk-in closets.
  • Three other spacious upstairs bedrooms. Second bedroom with own full bath. Jack-and-Jill bathroom shared by third and fourth bedrooms. All have spacious closet space.
  • Upstairs utility room, washer and dryer remain with the house.
  • Guest quarters with full bathroom above the garage. Quarters have their own separate entrance.
  • Backyard patio and heated pool. Pool maintenance included as part of the monthly rent. 
  • Automatic driveway gate.

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