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Aug. 28, 2020

2927 Robinhood Street | FOR SALE in West University Place, TX!

2927 Robinhood Street is an updated 3 bedroom, 3 full bath 1945 cottage home. Located on a quiet block of West University Place, this home has a flagstone entry, a substantial private backyard, fresh paint and hardwood floors throughout the house, an updated stainless steel kitchen with a breakfast area, and more! Great location in West University Place near the Texas Medical Center and Downtown!

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,441 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,775 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #8957787


  • Fresh paint, hardwood floors, crown moldings throughout the house. Flagstone covered front porch.
  • Entry area has an arched entry leading to the living room. Living room with plantation shutters, surround sound. 
  • Updated kitchen with black granite counters and stainless appliances. Bosch dishwasher and microwave, KitchenAid refrigerator. Great cabinet space, many with glass fronts. Rear door from kitchen leads to driveway and detached garage. Laundry area off of rear entry; front loading washer and dryer remain. Eat-in breakfast area.
  • Flexible downstairs space. Dining room with French doors leads to the backyard. Family room with wall of built-ins for media and storage, separate set of French doors. Downstairs full bathroom.
  • All bedrooms upstairs. Primary bedroom suite with walk-in closet. Primary bath has double sinks, marble counters, and an oversized shower with dual shower heads. Second and third bedrooms share a full bathroom with a tub/shower. Third bedroom has an oversized window seat.
  • Private backyard flagstone patio. Enclosed by a wrough iron fence to separate it from the driveway.
  • Great location close to the Texas Medical Center, West University Place parks, and Downtown.
  • Zoned to West University Place Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check enrollment availability.

>More West University Place Homes For Sale!

Aug. 21, 2020

6710 Morningside Drive | FOR SALE in the Rice Museum District!

6710 Morningside Drive is a charming four story, four bedroom, four full bath, one half bath freestanding home. This corner unit has plenty of natural light from three sides, a bedroom or study with en suite on the first floor, a flexible second floor living area, third floor bedrooms, and a guest bedroom, game room, and rooftop terrace on the fourth.

Property Information

  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4 Full, 1 Half
  • Home Size: 3,736 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 2,392 sq ft
  • Garage: 2 Car/Attached
  • Year Built: 2014 per Builder
  • Listed by Sachin Chowdhry
  • MLS #35580730


  • Corner unit of a set of four freestanding homes, providing plenty of natural light on three sides. Balconies front and back. Wrought iron gate and brick walkway leading to front door. Elevator capable.
  • Ground floor features a two-car attached garage and a bedroom or study. En suite bathroom with tub/shower and stone countertops. French doors lead to fully fenced back yard and covered patio.
  • Second floor living and dining area with an open floorplan, hardwood oak floors and high ceilings as well as a breakfast room. Living room with stone surround fireplace and exit to front balcony. Stainless steel island kitchen features include granite counters, a convection oven, a pot filler and more. Powder room.
  • Third floor primary bedroom suite features recessed lighting, plantation shutters, and a walk-in closet with plenty of built-ins and pull-down clothing racks for storage. Primary bathroom has stone counters, dual undermount sinks, a soaking tub, and a separate frameless glass shower. Secondary bedroom with walk-in closet and ensuite bathroom with tub/shower. Utility room located between the bedrooms.
  • Fourth floor guest bedroom with ensuite bathroom and doors leading to front terrace. Game room adjacent to guest bedroom with wet bar and mini-fridge, French doors leading to the back terrace with gas connections for a BBQ grill. 
  • Zoned to Roberts Elementary School, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

>More Rice/Museum District Homes For Sale!

Aug. 21, 2020

4106 Drake Unit #2 | PENDING LEASE near West University Place, TX!

4106 Drake Unit #2 is a charming two bedroom, one full bath fourplex apartment located near West University Place in College Court. This home has a large combined living and dining area, a stackable washer/dryer combo, a private entrance on Academy Street, and more!

Property Information

  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #45352620
  • Leased For: $1,350 per Month


  • Private front entrance opens to Academy.
  • Hardwood living and dining rooms with crown moldings, recently refreshed neutral paint, and natural lighting.
  • Updated kitchen with wooden cabinets, dishwasher, electric stove/oven, and built-in microwave. Stackable washer/dryer included. Cover bar seating.
  • Spacious bedrooms. First bedroom has great natural lighting. Second bedroom has a large closet, door leading to the fourplex's main entrance hall and mailboxes.
  • Updated full bath. 

 >More Great West U Homes for Sale

Aug. 6, 2020

7303 Brou Lane | PENDING SALE in Houston's Sharpstown 2!

7303 Brou Lane is a fantastic Mid-Century Modern home located on a corner lot in Sharpstown 2. With easy access to the Texas Medical Center, Galleria, Midtown, and Downtown, this three bedroom, two full bathroom home has an open floorplan concept. Features include an expansive combined living, dining, and kitchen area overlooking the wood-look tiled back porch and pool, a primary bedroom suite with vaulted beamed ceilings and clerestory windows, a fully fenced backyard with automatic gate, and more!

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,708 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 11,840 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by John Marshall
  • MLS #84336993


  • Huge 11,840 square foot corner lot with mature landscaping, front yard automatic sprinkler system, and an automatic driveway gate.
  • Generously sized combined living, dining, and kitchen areas. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the backyard, beamed ceilings, and skylights. Built-in buffet for additional storage with glass-front doors. Stainless steel kitchen with birch cabinets, dark granite counters, slate backsplash.
  • All three bedrooms have wood-look tile flooring. Shared hall bathroom with jetted tub, granite counters, vessel sink, and skylight. Vaulted beamed ceilings.
  • Primary bedroom suite with clerestory windows, vaulted beamed ceilings, grasscloth walls, wall sconces, wood-look tile floors, and ceiing fan. Walk-in closet. En-suite bathroom with full-sized shower.
  • Wood-look tile patio with a deep overhang and ceiling fans. Backyard pool.
  • Zoned to Sutton Elementary School, Long Middle School, and Sharpstown High School. Please check availability.

>More Great Sharpstown Properties for Sale

July 27, 2020

5218 Holly Street | LEASED in Bellaire, TX!

5218 Holly Street is a charming three bedroom, two full bathroom home for leased located in Bellaire. Built on a large 15,990 square foot lot, this home has been recently painted and the hardwood flooring throughout the house has been freshly polished. Features include refinished countertops, a stainless steel kitchen, a family room open to the breakfast room and kitchen, and a raised wooden deck overlooking the backyard. Move-in ready!

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,196 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 15,990 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Sachin Chowdhry
  • MLS #52749204


  • Freshly polished hardwood floors and new paint throughout the home. Two car attached garage with a two car porte cochere.
  • Formal living and dining rooms at the front of the home overlooking the front yard.
  • Large, open family room with brick fireplace and built-in storage cupboards. Adjoining breakfast room with additional built-in storage shelving and large full-glass doors overlooking the backyard deck.
  • Stainless steel kitchen with four burner electric stove, electric oven, and built-in microwave.
  • Primary bedroom suite overlooking the backyard. Primary bathroom has a walk-in shower with a built-in seat.
  • Two secondary bedrooms share a full hall bathroom with a tub/shower.
  • Oversized 15,990 square foot lot with lush grass and mature oak trees. Raised backyard wooden deck off of the breakfast room overlooking the large backyard.
  • Never flooded!
  • Zoned to Lovett Elementary School, Pershing Middle School, and Bellaire High School. Please check availability.

>More Great Bellaire Homes for Sale

July 17, 2020

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. Recently refinished hardwood floors, crown mouldings, and fresh 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 #77571181


  • Excellent condition.
  • Newly refinished hardwood flooring throughout the house. Fresh 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

July 15, 2020

4106 Rice Boulevard | FOR SALE in West University Place, TX!

4106 Rice Boulevard is a beautiful Hill Country style home located in the heart of West University Place. This four or five bedroom stone & stucco home is located on a sizable 7,130 square foot lot and includes features such as a large primary bedroom suite on the first floor, an open kitchen and two story high family room, hardwood flooring throughout the house, a summer kitchen, and more. The second floor includes three bedrooms, a loft-style game room overlooking the family room, and a study or library that could be converted to the home's fifth bedroom.

Property Information

  • House Size: 4,081 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,130 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4 or 5
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #71210174


  • Spacious rooms, tall ceilings, and hardwood floors throughout the home.
  • Dining room overlooking front porch. Butler's pantry connects to the utility room as well as including a convection oven. Granite counters in both.
  • Cook's kitchen. Hardwood island with granite counters, double Miele dishwashers, Shaw farmhouse sink, frosted glass cabinets, cabinet front Sub-Zero refrigerator with two freezer drawers, six burner Thermador gas range and oven, stone backsplash and pot filler. Built-in window bench seat framed by cabinets.
  • Family room with two story stone fireplace, breakfast bar seating. Powder room, access to backyard and primary suite.
  • Downstairs primary bedroom suite with plantation shutters and Mitsubishi mini-split air conditioning unit. Suite bathroom features walk-in shower, oiled bronze hardware, granite counters, and a jet tub. Walk-in closet with plenty of built-ins.
  • Second floor game room overlooking the family room.  Second bedroom with collector display shelf running along walls. Second and third bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom. Fourth bedroom has its own en suite bathroom. Flexible study or library could be converted into a fifth bedroom if needed.
  • Covered back patio off of the family room has a full summer kitchen with stone floors, wood panel ceiling, and flat screen television. Granite counters with bar seating, stainless steel sink, refrigerator and storage spaces, and Echelon gas grill.
  • Zoned to West University Place Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check enrollment availability.

>More Great West U Homes for Sale

June 5, 2020

2117 Rolling Hills Drive | PENDING SALE in Pearland, TX!

2117 Rolling Hills Drive is a beautiful three bedroom, three and a half bath home located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Pearland's Avalon Terrace. This home has many great features such as a first floor office, a spacious family room with a two story ceiling, an island kitchen with granite counters, a covered outdoor kitchen, and more! Quiet cul-de-sac location.

Property Information

  • House Size: 3,119 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,397 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 Full, 1 Half
  • Listed by Laurie Conner
  • MLS #24011840


  • Brick and stone exterior.
  • Foyer with beveled glass front door.
  • First floor office located just inside the front door. Great lighting, beveled glass French doors.
  • Spacious great room open to the kitchen and breakfast room. Easy access to the covered patio and outdoor kitchen. Double-height ceilings, clerestory windows.
  • First floor master bedroom suite with tray ceilings, six large windows, large master bath and walk-in closet. Master bath features two separate vanities, a large soaking tub, separate water closet, a large glass-enclosed shower.
  • Island kitchen with granite counters, island bar seating, white cabinetry, and subway tile. Walk-in pantry and breakfast room.
  • Upstairs has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and a game or media room. 
  • Spacious fully fenced backyard with side gate. Covered back patio with ceiling fan, built-in outdoor kitchen.
  • Zoned to Lawhon Elementary, Pearland Junior High West Middle School, and Glenda Dawson High School. Please check enrollment availability.

>More Great Pearland Homes for Sale

June 3, 2020

Staying Sane While #StayingHome | Houston Maison Magazine

Staying Sane While #StayingHome - Houston Maison MagazineIn this issue of Houston Maison we explore what is happening both locally and globally as we trudge together through the Covid 19 pandemic. Staying Sane While #stayinghome explores the benefits of the great outdoors and the challenges of changing homes safely.  We button it up with a bit of calm by way of WabiSabi decor.

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June 3, 2020

Marketing Your Luxury Home | Pinnacle Properties

Roger Martin Properties uses Pinnacle Properties of America (plus five of its sister publications) to give our listings local, national, and international exposure within the luxury real estate market. This glossy publication features high-end real estate including equestrian estates in New England, mountain retreats in Vail, beach-front properties in Malibu, and high-rises in Miami. Roger Martin Properties is the exclusive member for the central Houston cities of West University Place, TX and Bellaire, TX. 

Using both print and digital formats, Real Property Luxury Group distributes these luxury magazines three times yearly. Total annual distribution is over half a million qualified buyers and sellers.  Each issue reaches 5,000 Houstonians with print magazines and 50,000 digital magazines.  The six publications are titled American Luxury Estates, Classic Properties International, Distinctive Properties International, Residence Luxury Estates, Fine Properties International, and Pinnacle Properties. 

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