Roger Martin and Life in the Loop


Sept. 15, 2021

4214 Purdue Street | FOR SALE in West University Place, TX!

4214 Purdue Street is a three story, three bedroom, two full bath and two half bath townhome in West University Place. Features include a first floor bedroom and home office, a private pool, a spacious open floorplan second floor living area, a large third floor primary bedroom, four total garage spaces, and more! This unique property also features a guest house with its own address, 4216 Purdue Street. Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School.

Property Information

  • Main House Size: 2,981 sq ft
  • Guest House Size: 1,414 sq ft
  • Main House Lot Size: 2,456 sq ft
  • Guest House Lot Size: 2,920 sq ft
  • Combined Lot Size: 5,376 sq ft
  • Main House Bedrooms: 3
  • Main House Bathrooms: 2 Full, 2 Half
  • Guest House Bedrooms: 1
  • Guest House Bathrooms: 1 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #21929181


  • Three story home with separate guest house. Total of four garage parking spaces between the main and guest houses.
  • Custom built home with wrought iron fenced front yard.
  • First floor features include stained concrete floor, a home office that opens to an adjoining half bath, and a bedroom with its own full bath and access to the pool.
  • Second floor living and dining area features include two balconies, high ceilings, a wet bar with Subzero wine refrigerator, built-ins with glass fronts, plantation shutters and a gas log fireplace.
  • Second floor kitchen with granite countertops, island with sink and disposal, Kitchenaide and Viking stainless steel appliances, four gas burner cooktop. Refrigerator remains. Powder room at foot of stairs
  • Third floor primary bedroom suite with gas log fireplace, sitting areas, and walk-in closets. Spacious bathroom with open doorless shower, jet tub, his and her sink with vanity. Neutral custom tile, Kohler sinks.
  • Guest house with second floor living area with half bath, third floor bedroom with full bath.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary School, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

>More West University Place Homes For Sale!

Sept. 1, 2021

3914 Marquette Street | FOR LEASE in West University Place, TX!

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

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,382 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS # 53745021


  • 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. Freshly painted!
  • 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.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

June 25, 2021

5326 Briarbend Drive - SOLD in Houston's Brays Oaks!

5326 Briarbend Drive is a beautifully updated four bedroom, three full bathroom home in Westbury's Brays Oaks. Ready for immediate move-in, this home's finishes include raised ceilings, updated kitchen and bathrooms, and lovely hardwood and travertine floors. Spacious primary bedroom, while the fron bedroom is an excellent space for a home office. Did not flood during Harvey, per the sellers.

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,087 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 8,400 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • Sale MLS # 16123146


  • Raised ceilings, hardwood and travertine floors. Neutral paint, recessed lights, and blinds on all the windows. Great natural light and clean architectural lines throughout the home.
  • Open floor plan with living room, dining room, and kitchen open to one another, great for entertaining.
  • Huge updated kitchen. Travertine floors, granite counters, and stone backsplash. Stainless steel appliances and vent hood. Large window overlooking the backyard, great counter and storage space and a good-sized pantry.
  • Primary bedroom suite with hardwood floors, raised ceilings, recessed lights. Spacious, plenty of room for furniture, and full view doors leading to the outdoor patio. Updated primary bathroom with dual sinks, granite counter, and a travertine oversized shower. Large walk-in closet.
  • Three secondary bedrooms. Two of the bedrooms are served by the hall bathroom, while the fourth bedroom is an excellent candidate for a home office.
  • Large fully fenced backyard with an oversized patio as well as plenty of space for a playground or swimming pool.
  • Per sellers, did not flood during Harvey.
  • Location offers easy access to the Galleria, Medical Center, Downtown, NRG Stadium, and Meyerland Plaza.
  • Zoned to Parker Elementary School, Meyerland Middle School, and Westbury High School. Please check availability.

>More Great Westbury for Sale

June 3, 2021

4122 Underwood Street - LEASED in Braeswood Place!

4122 Underwood Street is a clean and updated three bedroom, two full bath single story home for lease in Braeswood's Ayrshire subdivision. With hardwood flooring, neutral wall colors, and spacious rooms, this well-maintained home is move-in ready! 

Property Information

  • Lease Price: $3,725/month
  • House Size: 2,239 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 9,250 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #63598038


  • Hardwood flooring, neutral wall colors, crown moldings, and spacious rooms throughout the house.
  • Living room entry with barn door into dining room. Dining room is flexible, could also serve as a home office with built-in shelves.
  • Kitchen with stainless appliances, including refrigerator. Saltillo tile flooring. Breakfast bar seating with plenty of counter space and storage. Formica and granite counters. Built-in corner desk and shelves. Kitchen is open to the family room.
  • Family room features a gas log/wood burning fireplace, Saltillo tile floor, and breakfast area. Very flexible space. Access to the backyard patio.
  • All three bedrooms are generously sized with updated bathrooms and good closet space. The primary bedroom has a door that opens onto the rear deck.
  • Hall bath with granite counters and an oversized tub/shower.
  • Large backyard, with patio and plenty of lush greenery.
  • One car attached garage also has the washer and dryer, as well as a workshop area.
  • Zoned to Twain Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Bellaire High School.

>More Great Braeswood Place Homes 


March 25, 2021

Spring 2021 | Houston Maison eZine

Spring 2021 issue of Roger Martin's Houston Maison eZineAs we head into spring, I am aware that this spring and all that it symbolizes (re-birth, growth, new beginnings) is especially meaningful as we begin to make our way out of this global pandemic. I am filled with hope and renewed appreciation for this season and what awaits us on the other side.

In this issue we will take a look at modern architecture, investigate decorating with bold colors, plant an herb garden for beginners, and look forward to celebrating St. Patrick's Day.  And if spring fever has you itching for a new home, check out our interactive market stats.

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Wishing you renewed hope and an abundance of bounty this spring season!

Roger Martin

Feb. 12, 2021

2308 McClendon #2 | LEASED near the Texas Medical Center!

2308 McClendon Street Unit #2 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 second floor of a duplex, this apartment features hardwood floors, a washer and dryer, a private upstairs porch, and an enclosed side-porch. Move-in ready!

Property Information

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1 Full
  • Listed by Christopher Martin
  • Lease MLS#40249660


  • Second floor unit of a duplex.
  • Large living room with a mock fireplace.
  • Good natural lighting thanks to numerous large windows.
  • Kitchen with gas stove and range, microwave, and dishwasher.
  • Spacious front bedroom. Rear bedroom has door leading to enclosed porch with deck access.
  • Washer and dryer provided.
  • Full bathroom with tub shower.
  • Current furniture can stay with unit if requested.
  • Access to large yard, private upstairs back deck
  • Zoned to Roberts Elementary School, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability. 

>More Rice/Museum District Homes For Sale!

Feb. 12, 2021

6417 Westchester | LEASED in West University Place, TX!

6417 Westchester Street is an updated 1930s cottage home located on a quiet block in the heart of West University Place. This three bedroom, two full bath home also has an inviting front porch, a private backyard, and a superb location. Refinished hardwood floors, crown mouldings, and neutral paint throughout the home. Washer, Dryer, and Refrigerator included with the lease.

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,037 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #5556194


  • Excellent condition.
  • Refinished hardwood flooring throughout the house. Neutral paint.
  • 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.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

Jan. 15, 2021

New Year 2021 | Houston Maison eZine

New Year issue of Roger Martin's Houston Maison eZineHappy New Year!

As the year turns, we see signs that Houston's pandemic is easing!  

In this issue, we investigate the Chinese Zodiac (I'm a rabbit - my wife is a dragon.  'Nuff said!).  We also look at the newest Pantone colors of the year, and look forward to creative ways of celebrating Valentine's Day.

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Wishing you love & light; health and hope in 2021!

Roger Martin

Nov. 15, 2020

Holiday Decor | Houston Maison eZine

Holiday issue of Roger Martin's Houston Maison eZineIt's hard to know where to begin with the feels this holiday season. I choose to look on the bright side and have rediscovered all that I have to be grateful for these challenging days. So much to be grateful for - friends, family, health. Realizing that others may not be so fortunate and doing my best to help where I can. 

In this issue, we will discuss the Norwegian concepts of "hygge" and "friluftsliv"; how to use color in your holiday decor; and how to find gifts that give back.  My hope is that during these trying times this magazine may provide a welcome diversion (and some ideas) to shed just a bit of light, a little holiday joy and happiness.

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Here's wishing you and yours an introspective, hopeful holiday and the best new year! 

Roger Martin

Oct. 23, 2020

208 Moss Street | SOLD in Houston Heights!

208 Moss Street is a charming two bedroom, two full bathroom Craftsman-style home located in the Heights. This home features an open-concept design, including a combined living and dining area off of the breakfast bar kitchen, hardwood floors, crown moldings, and neutral color tones. Chef's kitchen with granite counters and Wolf & Miele appliances, breakfast area overlooking the low-maintenance backyard with pool and Trek deck, and more!

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,475 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #70147396


  • Iron fenced yard with automatic driveway gate. Front and back porches. Pedestrian gate with doorbell. Automatic sprinkler system.
  • Front entry with stained wood front door, coat closet, and counter space with storage cupboards underneath.
  • Hardwood floors, crown moldings, and neutral color tones throughout the home.
  • Open concept living and dining room with 14 foot tall vaulted ceiling. Entertainment center and flat screen tv remain with the home. Breakfast bar seating off of the kitchen.
  • Chef's kitchen with Wolf & Miele appliances, granite counters. French door refrigerator with freezer drawer remains as well as wine refrigerator. Plentiful storage and pantry. Breakfast area overlooking backyard.
  • Front bedroom with custom closet. Full hall bathroom with tub/shower.
  • Primary bedroom suite has vaulted ceiling, deep floor moldings, single clerestory window. Two separate closets. Primary bathroom features air tub overlooking backyard, separate granite vanities with sinks, separate shower with built-in seat.
  • Utility area with washer and dryer. Both remain with hte property.
  • Backyard with low maintenance Trek deck and step lighting and pool. Lush landscaping. Wooden fence hides pool equipment.
  • Zoned to Browning Elementary School, Hogg Middle School, and Heights High School. Please check enrollment availability.

>More Great Houston Heights Homes for Sale