Roger Martin and Life in the Loop

 

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

Features

  • 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

Features

  • 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.

If you enjoy this eZine, please subscribe by contacting me at roger@rogermartin.com.

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.

If you like this eZine, please subscribe by contacting me at roger@rogermartin.com.

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

Features

  • 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

Sept. 15, 2020

Landscaping | Houston Maison Magazine

Fall issue of Roger Martin's Houston Maison MagazineIt's safe to say that this fall is unlike any other in recent history. The seasonal traditions that we know and love will of course be here soon - changing leaves, colder air - but this year there is the unknown as well.

I am choosing to focus on the known and spread gratitude for the things that are lovely and yet still out of my control. The expected change as it were.

In this issue we'll dive into some of that unknown and seek out ways to control the uncontrollable. Landscaping our home environment, using oils for stress relief, organizing clutter and of course fall cocktails - just because.

Like this eZine?  To subscribe, please contact me at roger@rogermartin.com.

Happy fall ya'll. May you find peace in the expected unexpected!

Roger Martin

Aug. 28, 2020

2927 Robinhood Street | SOLD 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

Features

  • 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

4106 Drake Unit #2 | LEASED 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

Features

  • 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

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

Features

  • 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

Patio Haven | Houston Maison Magazine

Roger Martin's July/August 2020 issue of Houston Maison MagazineThe worldwide pandemic is forcing us all to stay home, and this issue of Houston Maison explores healthy ways to enjoy our out-of-doors.  We learn how to create a patio haven, and how to maintain a container garden. If you are looking for more adventure, think about camping out or investigating some close-to-home travel. And if staying home has convinced you to move, this magazine includes current market stats to inform your housing choices.   

Like this eZine? To subscribe, please contact me at roger@rogermartin.com.

Wishing you a summer filled with hope and fortitude!

Roger Martin