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April 29, 2022

4204 Southwestern | FOR SALE in West University Place, TX!

4204 Southwestern Street is a gorgeous four or five bedroom custom-built home located on a spacious West University Place corner lot. This property's features include a wraparound corner porch at the the front entry, a flexible first floor formal living room that could serve as a living room, music room, or downstairs bedroom, a large family room with wet bar and a wall of windows for great natural lighting overlooking a charming side yard and a chef's kitchen. Upstairs features include a private primary bedroom suite with sunroom, a large utility room (washer and dryer remain), two secondary bedrooms with full ensuite bathrooms and walk-in closets, and a flexible fourth bedroom/game room.

Property Information

  • House Size: 4,511 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Christopher Martin
  • MLS #69919896

Features

  • Reclaimed Brazilian hardwood flooring, high vaulted ceilings, and large custom windows throughout the home. Recently refreshed paint.
  • First floor formal living room has an ensuite full bathroom, allowing for use as a bedroom if needed. Also well suited to use as a music room.
  • Wet bar with wine refrigerator, understairs storage area.
  • Large family room. Beamed ceiling, recessed lights, arched entry, built-in shelving for storage. Open to dining room and kitchen. Private office off of family room. Dining area off of kitchen, overlooks side yard.
  • Gourmet kitchen with oversized quartz counters and bar seating, custom cabinets, stone floors, panel fronted dishwasher and Subzero Refrigerator. Wolf six burner gas range and griddle stove, double conventional gas ovens. Copper vent hood. Walk-in pantry.
  • Half bath off of the mudroom located at the garage side entrance.
  • Upstairs primary bedroom suite with a sliding vintage French farm door entrance. Enclosed sunroom with built-in bookshelves at entry to the suite. Vaulted ceilings, large windows for natural lighting. Primary bath with marble counters, twin sinks, air tub, separate shower, large walk-in closet. Deep closet with pass-through to the utility room.
  • Two ensuite bedrooms upstairs, one with hall bathroom access. Full bathrooms with tile and marble counters. Walk-in closets with built-in cabinets and shelves.
  • Flexible fourth bedroom at end of hall could also serve as a game room, exercise room, or more.
  • Covered patio and low maintenance backyard off of the family room. Private side patio off of the dining room.
  • Zoned to West University Place Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check enrollment availability.

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March 4, 2022

5644 Auden Street | PENDING in West University Place, TX!

5644 Auden is an impeccably maintained three bedroom, two full bathroom home located in the heart of West University Place. This property has been recently updated with new quartz countertops in the primary bathroom and kitchen, new stainless steel appliances, and more. Other features include a den with fireplace that is open to the kitchen, a flexible side room off of the front entry, a large primary bedroom suite with great natural lightings, a wooden backyard deck, and more.

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,028 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 6,050 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #80432933

Features

  • Freshly updated! New quartz counters in primary bathroom and kitchen, redone secondary bathroom, new light fixtures.
  • Large front formal living room with flexible secondary room that's great as a sitting room, office, or study. Formal dining room with new chandelier.
  • Recently updated kitchen with new counter and backsplash, new stainless steel appliances, KitchenAid gas range/oven and dishwasher. Open to breakfast area and den.
  • Den has a fireplace, new doors leading to the primary bedroom suite, set of french doors leading to the backyard.
  • Spacious primary bedroom suite with high ceilings, 'California Closet' system, recently updated bathroom suite. Primary bathroom has new sinks and fixtures and a new quartz countertop.
  • Great location in the heart of West University Place. Easy access to West University Elementary, the West University Place Public Library and Community Center, and the Texas Medical Center.
  • Zoned to West University Place Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

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March 4, 2022

4112 University Boulevard | SOLD in West University Place, TX!

4112 University Boulevard is a classic four bedroom, three and a half bathroom West University Place custom home built by Stonehenge Classic Homes. Great location two blocks from Colonial Park. Downstairs sitting room and formal dining room, home office. Family room with gas log fireplace open to the stainless steel kitchen and wet bar. Oversized primary bedroom suite with double walk-in closets, primary bathroom with double vanities, separate tub and shower. Spacious 'bonus' room off the primary bathroom, great as a home gym, office, or more. Upstairs also includes three secondary bedrooms, flexible media room. Backyard with patio, gas grill, and custom pergola.

Property Information

  • House Size: 3,780 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Lori Loria Hess
  • MLS # 24472382

Features

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  • New roof installed in 2021.
  • Eleven foot high ceilings downstairs, ten foot ten foot high ceilings upstairs. Custom built-ins throughout the home.
  • Gracious sitting room with great natural lighting. Home office off of the sitting room with maple wood paneling and double glass doors.
  • Formal dining room open to the sitting room, butler's pantry.
  • Spacious family room with gas log fireplace, tall windows. Open to the kitchen and wet bar. Wet bar also has a wine fridge.
  • Stainless steel island kitchen with warming shelf, gas range, double oven, and double dishwashers. Granite counters. Built-in breakfast area table with granite top.
  • Oversized primary bedroom with en suite bathroom and two separate closets. Primary bathroom has double vanities, separate tub and shower. 'Bonus' room off of the primary bath great for a home office, gym, nursery, second office, private media room or more.
  • Three secondary bedrooms. One with private en suite bathroom, two sharing a Jack-and-Jill bathroom.
  • Media/game room is flexible, could also serve as a general playroom.
  • Relaxing backyard with patio, pergola, gas grill. Mature landscaping front and back.

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Feb. 10, 2022

6714 & 6718 Belmont | FOR SALE at LOT VALUE in West University Place, TX!

6714 and 6718 belmont are a pair of side-by-side 4,050 sq ft (30'x135') lots that together form a large 8,100 sq ft lot (60'x135'). This combined property is priced at lot value and is currently occupied by an updated, single-family West University Place brick cottage. The Cottage is current leased until the end of June 2022, so please call for appointments to see the home or walk the lot. A replat to split the lots was completed with the City of West University Place in 2018, but may still be used as a single family construction on double lot if preferred; please confirm with the City of West University Place.

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,310 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 8,100 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2 full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS # 35761096

Features

  • Three bedrooms plus a converted attic space that could serve as a fourth bedroom.
  • Hardwoods, crown molding, and neutral wall colors
  • Enclosed front sun porch with built-in shelving.
  • Updated kitchen with granite counters. Appliances remain with home.
  • Primary bedroom has access to the backyard, large, updated bathroom with walk-in shower.
  • Two additional bedrooms sharing a hall bathroom.
  • Attic has been converted into a flexible living space that could serve as a bedroom, office, or general play area.
  • Large 60' x 135' lot. Home is priced at lot value.

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Dec. 14, 2021

3516 Carnegie Street | SOLD in West University Place, TX!

3516 Carnegie Street is a custom two-story brick home that features four or five bedrooms built around an exterior courtyard. This home's many features include stained glass and beveled windows, curved walls, etched glass doors, a lap pool, a separate sauna, hardwood floors, high ceilings, and crown mouldings. One bedroom with full bath down, primary bedroom and secondary bedrooms up.

Property Information

  • Size: 3,676 sq ft per Appraisal District
  • Lot Size: 8,000 sq ft per Appraisal District
  • Bedrooms: 4 or 5
  • Bathrooms: 4 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #89508444

Features

  • Stained glass and beveled windows, curved walls, etched glass doors, courtyard, lap pool, separate sauna, wood floors, high ceilings, crown mouldings.
  • Freshly painted interior.
  • Entry with powder room.
  • Downstairs bedroom with full bath and walk-in closet.
  • Kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances open to the dining and family rooms and overlooking the lap pool.
  • Family room with separate study/library off of it overlooking the courtyard.
  • Upstairs primary bedroom with built-in shelves, large walk-in closet with shelving system. Primary bathroom features quartizte counters and Carrera marble accents, soaking tub, and separate frameless shower.
  • Two secondary bedrooms upstairs. One has an attached flex room that could serve as a media room, home office, or a fifth bedroom.
  • Upstairs utility room open to hallway for easy access.
  • Reading nook with built-in bench and shelving.
  • Great location in the heart of West University Place.
  • Zoned to West University Place Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

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Nov. 30, 2021

6519 Mercer Street | LEASED in West University Place, TX!

6519 Mercer Street is a charming 2 or 3 bedroom cottage built on a large 7,500 square foot lot. This comfortable home has an open floorplan, master bedroom down with its own sitting area, and a flexible upstairs landing that could serve a number of purposes! Freshly refinished hardwood floors and brand new kitchen tile downstairs, new carpet upstairs. Recently installed energy-efficient double-paned windows, furnace, and air ducts.

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,773 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2 or 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS # 10152675

Features

  • Mature landscaping.
  • Open floorplan.
  • Freshly refinished hardwood flooring, neutral paint, crown moldings. Energy efficient double-paned windows.
  • Large living room with under stair storage cubby.
  • Dining room with large window for natural light surrounded by shelving.
  • Spacious kitchen with Maytag dishwasher and Jenn-Air 4-burner electric stovetop & single oven. Large counters, plentiful drawers and storage space. Large pantry. Brand new tile.
  • Family room open to kitchen with wall of cupboards for storage.
  • Utility/Mud Room located at back of kitchen opens to backyard deck.
  • First floor master bedroom with closet, sitting area. Sitting area could serve as a nursery or office space as well.
  • First floor hallway bath with walk-in shower.
  • Cozy upstairs game room. Full bath with tub. Walk-in closet. Upstairs living space is flexible, could also serve as office space or a third bedroom.
  • Lovely backyard deck with mature landscaping.
  • Long driveway. Carport has an outdoor storage or work area. Potting room attached to back of carport.
  • Great location in the heart of West University Place.
  • Zoned to West University Place Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

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Sept. 1, 2021

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 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

Features

  • 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.

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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

Features

  • 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.

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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

Features

  • 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.

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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