Roger Martin and Life in the Loop


June 25, 2021

5326 Briarbend Drive - FOR SALE 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 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

June 3, 2021

4122 Underwood Street - LEASE PENDING 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 


Feb. 12, 2021

3765 Drummond Street | PENDING SALE in Houston's Braes Heights!

3765 Drummond Street is a gorgeous corner lot home located in Braes Heights. This five bed, three and a half bath home has a freshly painted interior featuring lovely finishes such as a first floor primary bedroom suite,  hardwood floors, an exquisite island kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a media room with its own wet bar, a study on each floor, and more!

Property Information

  • House Size: 4,584 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 9,385 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Sachin Chowdhry
  • Sale MLS #94230134


  • Corner lot with stucco exterior. Stone and slate accents. Side driveway entrance to garage. Freshly painted interior.
  • Kitchen with island sink, hand-painted cabinets, granite. High-grade stainless steel appliances. Six-burner gas stove, double ovens. Space for a breakfast table, butler's pantry.
  • Formal dining room with hardwood floor, high ceiling. Space for an eight-person table.
  • First floor study with hand-crafted cabinets.
  • Open family room. Gas log fireplace with stone surround, spacious built-ins with lighting, Wrought iron door leads to wine room.
  • First floor master bedroom with bay windows overlooking the backyard, high ceilings with crown moldings, recessed lights. Wired for sound. Walk-in closet with pull-down hanging rods, island counter.
  • Master bathroom with marble tile, double sinks and vanity, large shower enclosure, and a jet tub.
  • Secondary bedrooms on the second floor, carpeted. Second bedroom has its own en suite bathroom and walk-in closet. Third bedroom has been turned into a gorgeous study with a large closet. Fourth and fifth bedrooms share a Hollywood-style bath.
  • Sprawling media room with a wet bar, built-in cabinets for storage, and a technology closet. Wired for video and audio.
  • Second floor utility room. Spacious, plenty of storage space.
  • Raised backyard deck with space for a BBQ grill.
  • Zoned to Twain Elementary School, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

>More Great Braes Heights Homes for Sale

Feb. 12, 2021

2308 McClendon #2 | PENDING LEASE 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

Nov. 6, 2020

4126 Purdue Street | FOR SALE in Houston, TX!

4126 Purdue Street is an elegant three-story townhome located in the West University Place/Southside Area. Freshly painted and with slate and hardwood flooring, this home's features include a spiral staircase that runs through the entire house, a first floor with two bedrooms and a hallway full bath, second floor formal and informal living areas, front and back balconies, a third floor primary bedroom suite, and more!

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,542 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 3,201 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Sachin Chowdhry
  • MLS #65514481


  • Three-story townhome. Freshly painted. Slate and hardwood flooring. Utility rooms on the 1st and 3rd floors.
  • First floor features two bedrooms, each with access to the backyard from glass doors. One of the bedrooms is currently in use as a study. First floor full bathroom.
  • Open concept living on the second floor. Spacious formal living area with dining are, formal living room with hardwood oak floors and deep crown moldings, gas log fireplace with marble surround and bay windows as well as a front balcony. 
  • Second floor informal living area separated by an arched opening. Den, island kitchen with breakfast bar seating, a breakfast area, and access to the rear balcony. Granite counter kitchen with stainless steel appliances, slate backsplash, corner pantry. Second floor powder room.
  • Third floor primary bedroom suite. Double door entry, a combined bedroom and sitting area, ensuite bathroom, and private balcony. High tray ceilings with recessed lighting and a custom built-in bookcase. Double doors lead to the front balcony. Primary bathroom with marble stone counters, travertine floors, dual undermount sinks, soaking tub, and separate frameless glass shower. Walk-in closet with custom built-ins. Secondary guest bedroom suite with ensuite located on the third floor as well.
  • Easy-care backyard with gravel and French drains, covered sitting area, room for a pool.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary School, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

>More West University Place Homes For Sale!

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