Roger Martin and Life in the Loop


July 28, 2017

6411 Vanderbilt Street | SOLD in West University Place, TX!

Luxury. Location. Lifestyle.

6411 Vanderbilt Street is elegant Old World living on almost half an acre in the heart of West University Place.

The stucco exterior is accented with limestone, slate, wrought iron, stained wood, gas lanterns, brick, and a terra cotta roof.  

Clerestory windows in the soaring, two-story, grand entry cast light onto the spiral iron stairway and hand-painted, domed ceiling.

Outstanding craftsmanship throughout the home adds timeless elegance, including hand-scraped wood floors; inlaid granite, limestone and marble surfaces; and warm colors. 

Property Information

  • House Size: 8,201 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 20,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 6 or 7
  • Bathrooms: 7 Full, 2 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #37979470


  • Two-story, double-sided limestone fireplace.
  • Library with fireplace and marble surround.
  • Epicurean kitchen with two granite islands and inlaid stone-and-wood floor, high-end stainless appliances and Subzero refrigerator.
  • First floor master bedroom suite and additional first floor guest bedroom suite.
  • Second floor entertainment wing includes game room, exercise room, theater, and a studio or quarters.
  • Outdoor entertainment complex with heated free-form salt water pool; loggia with a full summer kitchen; sport court; and mosquito control system.
  • Elevator
  • Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

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July 27, 2017

7230 Pella Drive | LEASED in Sharpstown, TX!

7230 Pella Drive is a charming four bedroom, two full bath located in Sharpstown. This charming home features neutral paint-colors and laminate floors throughout the house, plantation shutters across the front, a large 15,190 square foot lot. Two bedrooms down, two bedrooms up with a recently updated A/C system. Move-in ready.

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,204 sq ft per Owner
  • Lot Size: 15,190 sq ft per Appraisal District
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #51645824


  • Recent air conditioning, fresh neutral paint, and hardware installed.
  • Laminate flooring throughout house. Brick stone style floor in entry, kitchen, den, and breakfast room.
  • Combined living and dining area.
  • Kitchen with new refrigerator, single electric oven, cooktop and dishwasher. Countertop microwave remains with the listing. Attached breakfast area with fabric-and-wood shutters.
  • Den with brick fireplace. Open to the breakfast area.
  • Four spacious bedrooms, each with closet space. Master and second bedroom down, two bedrooms up.
  • Enormous flexible room could be storage, a play room, or an extra closet.
  • Screened-in sun porch overlooks the huge backyard.
  • Huge backyard, fully fenced.
  • Zoned to White Elementary School, Sugar Grove Middle School, and Sharpstown High School. Please check availability.

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July 14, 2017

4018 University Boulevard | LEASED in West University Place, TX!

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

Property Information

  • Leased for: $3,600
  • House Size: 1,595 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 6,188 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #5712046
  • 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 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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July 7, 2017

4114 Buras Pass Lane | SOLD in Villas of Brentwood!

4114 Buras Pass Lane is a lovely two story house located in Villlas of Brentwood. This gently lived-in home has three or four bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and one half bath. This charming property has a large kitchen and breakfast area, a separate dining area, and a spacious living room. Great for entertaining.

Property Information

  • Sold for: $160,000
  • House Size: 1,926 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 4,906 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3 or 4
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by John Marshall
  • MLS #71780360


  • Large front living room with bay window.
  • Open entry to the dining area from living room.
  • Excellent natural light.
  • Expansive kitchen with plentiful storage space and counters. Refrigerator and stove/range stay with the house. Room for a movable kitchen island. Breakfast room is located off of kitchen with a view of the backyard.
  • Flexible downstairs room could easily be a home office or a fourth bedroom.
  • Upstairs flex space at the top of the stairs could be a playroom, media room, or study.
  • Large master bedroom with bay windows and vaulted ceilings. Master bathroom with double sinks, a soaking tub, and separate shower.
  • Upstairs utility room conveniently located near all three bedrooms. Washer and dryer stay with the house.
  • Large, open and private backyard. Space for a pool.
  • Zoned to Hobby Elementary School, Lawson Middle School, and Madison High School. Please check availability.

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July 1, 2017

Roger Martin | HAR Top Producer 2nd Quarter Listings 2017

Roger Martin of Roger Martin PropertiesMany thanks to the Houston Association of Realtors, who has named me one of their second quarter 2017 Top Producers for my work with real estate sellers.  And thank you, also, to all my wonderful clients and friends who have made this award possible.

Roger Martin

June 29, 2017

1915 Twin Springs Drive | SOLD in Kingwood, TX!

1915 Twin Springs Drive is a lovely Tudor-style home located on a spacious 10,680 square foot lot in Kingwood. This three bedroom, two full bath home has formal living and dining rooms, a spacious family room, a garage workshop, and a gorgeous, organically-maintained yard with mature landscaping.

Property Information

  • Listing Agent: Laurie Conner
  • House Size: 1,997 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 10,680 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 full
  • MLS # 95113943


  • Spacious 10,680 square foot lot with mature landscaping.
  • Front foyer with brick floors and glass side lights.
  • Formal living and dining rooms with parquet wood floors and large windows for natural light.
  • Updated kitchen with travertine floors, granite counters, under-cabinet lighting, off-white appliances, stone backsplash, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures, double-deep sink, and plentiful storage. 
  • Breakfast room open to kitchen and den. Overlooks covered patio and verdant backyard. Separate laundry room and back entry located off of breakfast room.
  • Den with vaulted, beamed ceiling, built-in bookshelf and brick gaslog fireplace. Large windows overlooking backyard.
  • Plantation shutters throughout the bedroom wing.
  • Master bedroom with two closets; one is a walk-in. Master bath has a granite counter with an updated walk-in shower.
  • Two secondary bedrooms. Corner bedroom has two closets. Middle bedroom is inviting and ready to serve as a bedroom or an office. Both share a hall bath with a long counter and a shower/tub.
  • Located one block from Foster Elementary School. Zoned to Foster Elementary, Kingwood Middle School, and Kingwood Park High School. Please check availability.

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June 23, 2017

4119 Cason Street | LEASED 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: 2,316 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 6,600 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 full
  • Listed by Sachin Chowdhry
  • MLS # 23871640


  • 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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June 20, 2017

3627 Maroneal | SOLD in Braes Heights, TX

3627 Maroneal Street is a large, well-maintained five bedroom home located in Braes Heights! It has features such as a downstairs master bedroom, a gourmet kitchen, a beautiful pool, and a spa. Convenient location near the Medical Center, Downtown, and Rice Village. Fresh interior paint, new roof (2017)!

Property Information

  • House Size: 4,556 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,957 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #97830983
  • SOLD FOR: $990,000


  • High ceilings with crown moldings.
  • Hardwood flooring down.
  • Formal living and dining room located off the entry.
  • Downstairs carpeted master bedroom with four bedrooms and a game room upstairs.
  • Gourmet kitchen with granite counters, professional appliances, and a breakfast bar.
  • Large kitchen, den, and breakfast room all combine for comfortable family living and entertaining.
  • Beautiful backyard pool, covered patio and spa.
  • Zoned to Mark Twain Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

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June 19, 2017

2204 Bellefontaine Street | SOLD near the Texas Medical Center!

2204 Bellefontaine Street is a charming three story free-standing home located in the Rice/Museum District area near the Medical Center. This home has open first floor living with hardwood floors, a spacious master bedroom suite and two second floor bedrooms, as well as a flexible third floor space that could easily be used as a fourth bedroom or game room.

Property Information

  • Sold for: $566,200
  • House Size: 2,789 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 2,715 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Vicki Chu
  • MLS #44188755


  • Three story home with first floor living, second floor bedrooms, and a third floor space that could easily be a game room or fourth bedroom. Located on a 41' wide lot.
  • High ceilings, large windows and copious natural light, French doors, and fresh paint. Recent A/C. Built-in speakers throughout the house. First floor hardwoods, carpet throughout second and third floors.
  • First floor living area with open floor plan. Kitchen located centrally between living and dining area and the family room. 23' x 18' combined living and dining.
  • Kitchen with stainless steel appliances, recently installed Silestone counters, gas range. 8' x 7' breakfast room off of the kitchen. 
  • Family room overlooks backyard patio. Built-in shelves and two sets of French doors. Patio runs the entire width of the lot.
  • Spacious 18' x 16' master bedroom with large windows, his and hers walk-in closets. Master bath with whirlpool tub, double sinks, marble floors.
  • Second and third bedrooms share a Hollywood-style bathroom. Marble floors in the bathroom.
  • 18' x 15' third floor bedroom could easily be a game room. Has its own full bath.
  • Convenient location near the Medical Center.
  • Zoned to Roberts Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

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June 19, 2017

3914 Marquette Street | LEASED in West University Place, TX

3914 Marquette Street is a charming, well-maintained West University Place cottage now available for lease. This home features hardwoods, a combo living and dining area, three well-sized bedrooms, and more! Recently painted, updated appliances!

Property Information

  • Leased for: $2,900/mo
  • House Size: 1,382 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS # 31935384


  • Front porch with porch swing. Long driveway with a single car garage.
  • Spacious combo living and dining room. Beautiful hardwood floors, fireplace, and large windows to for natural lighting.
  • Lovely kitchen with a butcher block island, glass front storage, tile backsplash, built-in oven and microwave, and plenty of storage and work space.
  • Breakfast room with washer and driver behind louvered doors.
  • Master Bedroom with French doors overlooking the backyard. Spacious dimensions offer plenty of options for furniture placement. Hardwood floors.
  • Second front bedroom currently in use as a home office. Has access to one of the home's full baths.
  • Third bedroom opens to the living and dining room and shares the full bath with the front bedroom. 
  • Large backyard, great for gardening and barbecue.
  • Recently Painted.
  • Updated Appliances. Washer, dryer, and refrigerator remain.
  • Pets on a case-by-case basis
  • Wonderful location in West University Place near Colonial Park.
  • Zoned to West University Place Elementary.

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