Roger Martin and Life in the Loop

 

April 2, 2019

402 Welch Street | SOLD in Montrose, TX!

402 Welch Street is a gracious three bedroom, two full bath, one half bath home located in historic Montrose. Located on a corner lot, this property was remodeled by the previous owner in 2013, including a one bed, one full bath studio garage apartment. Large porches run the width of the house upstairs and down. The first floor features an open floorplan with easy flow for entertaining. Other features include hardwood floors throughout the home, an island kitchen with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, an enclosed glass elevator leading between the family room and the master bedroom, and more!

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,709 sq ft
  • Garage Apartment Size: 484 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 5,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full, 1 Half
  • Garage Apartment: 1 Bed, 1 Full Bath
  • Garage:  2 Car/Detached
  • Listed by Christopher Martin
  • MLS #68930920

Features

  • Porches upstairs and down. Hardwood floors, crown moldings, neutral paint, leaded glass, bay window and Fine Art Lamps chandelier
  • Open floorplan. Great for entertaining!
  • Island kitchen with granite counters, stainless appliances, and built-in wine rack. Large butler's pantry
  • Master bedroom suite with private office, large walk-in closet with built-in storage. Master bath features granite counters, double sinks, a jet tub, water closet with both toilet and bidet, and a frameless glass shower with both standard showerhead and ceiling mounted rainfall sprayer. Elevator between office and family room.
  • Two secondary bedrooms, both with direct access to the upstairs porch, served by hall bathroom with tub/shower combo.
  • Large upstairs utility room with plenty of storage space, gas and electric hookups, granite counters, and a deep soaking sink.
  • 484 sq. ft. one bed, one full bath studio garage apartment above the garage.
  • Lush, mature landscaping. Wrought-iron fence with automatic driveway gate.
  • Zoned to William Wharton K-8 Dual Language Academy, Gregory-Lincoln Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.​

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March 13, 2019

Urban Wildlife Control | Racoon Captured

 

After a week of mixing crushed Nutter Butters and dogfood, our young friend next door finally captured this Midnight Marauder!  Yes, that's a racoon - the bandit mask is a dead giveaway.  And yes, our racoon is cuter than a six-pack of stuffed toys.  But those darling little fingers have very sharp and pointy claws, so beware:  Best to let the pros handle him from this point on.

Next step was to call the City of West University Place - Unfortunately, West U animal control people won't take racoons.  Happily, grandpa loaded up the pickup and drove to the Missouri City animal control folks, who will release our critter back into the wild.  Thank you, grandpa!

 

Posted in Life in West U
Feb. 8, 2019

6528 Mercer Street | LOT FOR SALE in West University Place, TX!

6528 Mercer Street is a 14,000 sq.ft. lot. 50’x260’ plus 50’x20’ abandoned easement attached on the back. There is a livable soft contemporary 4 bedroom 3 bath home on the property for income while you design and pull permits. Easy to show. Sold for lot value only, Seller will make no repairs. Owner/Agent

Property Information

  • House Size: 3,054 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 14,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • For Sale - MLS #73626881

Features

  • Oversized 14,000 sq ft. West University place lot. Lot dimensions are 50' x 260', along with an abandoned 50' x 20' easement at the back of the property.
  • Currently has a 3,054 sq ft contemporary/modern home built on the lot. 4 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms. Livable, currently tenanted.
  • Property took about two inches of water on the first floor during Hurricane Harvey. Damage was remediated with new ceramic tile floors, fresh sheetrock and insulation on first floor.
  • Current floorplan is designed for entertaining, with first floor bedroom and full bath, informal living area and kitchen, and formal dining area and large living room with sliding doors leading out onto the patio.
  • Second floor living, with master bedroom with walk-in closet, full bathtub, and walk-in shower, utility room, and two secondary bedrooms with walk-in closets and balcony overlooking the yard.
  • Owner/Agent is Roger Martin of Roger Martin Properties. 
  • Seller is selling property as a lot, will make no repairs..
  • Excellent location near Hughes Park, Colonial Park, West University Elementary School, the West University Public Library, the West University City Center, and the Medical Center. 
  • Zoned to West University Place Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check enrollment availability.

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Jan. 23, 2019

2826 Jarrard Street | SOLD in West University Place, TX!

2826 Jarrard Street is a beautiful cleared lot for sale by well-known Architect/builder Craig Hughes. Builder is selling lot. At buyers option, builder will contract for custom build. Ask to see floor plans. Lot size 50' x 105'. Quiet West University location. Cleared and ready for new construction!

Property Information

  • Lot Size: 5,250 sq ft
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #7666586
  • Sold for $740,000

Features

  • 50' x 105' cleared lot.
  • Ready for building.
  • Quiet interior street location.
  • Great local amenities.
  • Zoned to West University Place Elementary School, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

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Jan. 23, 2019

6012 Buffalo Speedway | LEASED in West University Place, TX!

6012 Buffalo Speedway is a spectacular 15,000 square foot wooded lot in West University Place. Listed at lot value, this 1940's home has three beds, two and a half baths, hardwoods, porches, a circular drive, and more! Livable fix 'er 'upper, or build new!

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,412 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 15,000 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2.5
  • Listed by John Marshall
  • MLS #95331322

Features

  • Beautifully landscaped front yard
  • Convenient front circle driveway.
  • Re-finished hardwood floors throughout.
  • Flex room great as an office, breakfast nook, or play area.
  • Spacious living and dining rooms.
  • Three porches with original mosaic tile floors
  • Stainless steel appliances in kitchen. New island in the center.
  • Secondary bedrooms have great natural lighting.
  • Oversized master bedroom has own door leading to enclosed porch.
  • Quarters over the garage. Full bath with shower.
  • Screened in porch overlooks the backyard of the house.
  • Large backyard with mature trees, grape arbor, and pergola

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Dec. 21, 2018

6500 Sands Point Drive #501 | SOLD in Sharpstown, TX!

6500 Sands Point Drive #501 is a well maintained two bedroom, two bath condo located in gated community close to US59.  Room layout includes a dining room and living room with fireplace. Neutral wall colors and tile floors. Numerous windows bring in natural light throughout the house. First floor location. Patio off of master bedroom. Kitchen with large walk-in pantry, good counter and cabinet space. Refrigerator, washer and dryer included. Light and bright. Excellent location. Monthly HOA dues of $273 (approx) include water/sewer/ some insurance/grounds.

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,152 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #21232326
  • Sold for $92,500

Features

  • Living room and front door entry.
  • Spacious room sizes.
  • Tile and neutral wall colors throughout.
  • Kitchen with ample counter space and storage. Electric range and oven, dishwasher. Refrigerator and microwave stay. Walk-in pantry.
  • Master bedroom with full bath attached, sliding doors leading to patio.
  • Flexible second bedroom. Currently in use as a home office.

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Dec. 18, 2018

4018 University Boulevard | LEASED in West University Place, TX!

4018 University Boulevard is a charming three bedroom, two full bath brick cottage located in the heart of West University Place. 

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,595 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 6,188 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #62892517
  • Leased for: $3,400/mo

Features

  • Great natural lighting, hardwood flooring, plantation shutters and crown moldings throughout the home.
  • Large combined living/dining area offers plenty of space for furniture and sideboards.
  • Tiled kitchen with a Kenmore refrigerator,  a Kenmore electric stove/oven, an under-counter mounted Whirlpool microwave, and a Maytag dishwasher. 
  • Space built off of the kitchen is good for use as a breakfast or sitting area. Utility area behind louvered doors has a full size washer and dryer.
  • Large master bedroom. En suite master bath with a shower/tub combination.
  • Two spacious secondary bedrooms share a full hall bath.
  • Charming backyard with a brick patio.
  • Excellent location close to Colonial Park, West University Elementary School, the West University Public Library, and the West University City Center.

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Dec. 10, 2018

10622 Hillcroft Street | SOLD In Houston's Westbury Subdivision!

10622 Hillcroft is a sparkling clean  and well-maintained brick home in the highly sought after Westbury subdivision. Light and bright with high ceilings in the living room, open kitchen and breakfast, formal dining. Very open split bedroom plan. Same owner for 51 years! Never had foundation nor termite issues. Not in the flood plain and never had water in the house. Solid as a rock in a fabulous location.

Property Information

  • House Size:  1,685 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 7,800 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Garage: 2 Car/Attached
  • Listed by Vicki Chu
  • MLS #35121126
  • Sold for: $175,000

Features

  • Extremely well-maintained home. Same owner for 51 years!
  • Large front driveway with enough space for four additional cars.
  • Spacious open floorplan.
  • 18' x 16' family room with high ceilings.
  • Kitchen and breakfast area open to family room.
  • Formal dining room with box window.
  • Master bedroom suite has full bath, large walk-in closet.
  • Back bedroom has two closets.
  • Front bedroom with attractive box window.
  • Spacious backyard with plenty of greenspace. Covered patio shields family room from the afternoon sun. Storage shed.
  • Zoned to Elrod Elementary School, Fondren Middle School, and Westbury High School. Please check availability.

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Dec. 3, 2018

6012 Kirby Drive | LEASED in West University Place, TX!

6012 Kirby Drive is a three story townhouse with four bedrooms and three full baths. First floor living, four bedrooms on the second floor, and a third floor game room. Lots of space! Terrific walkability to Rice Village. Move-in ready.

Property Information

  • House Size: 2,380 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 2,500 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3 full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS # 87023179
  • Leased for: $2,600

Features

  • Open concept first floor living. Recent paint throughout the house. Hardwoods on the first floor, on the stairs, and the second floor hallway.
  • Granite kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Refrigerator remains. Gas cooktop, convection oven, Bosch dishwasher. Excellent storage space.
  • Gas fireplace in living room with black granite surround. Built-in Bookcases. Sliding doors open into the backyard.
  • Spacious master bedroom suite with two closets. Master bath has granite counters, double sinks, jet tub and separate shower.
  • Three secondary bedrooms on the second floor. Second floor utility room, washer and dryer remain.
  • Large third floor game room.
  • Fully fenced backyard with a patio deck.
  • Pets on a case-by-case basis.
  • Zoned to West University Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Lamar High School. Please check availability.

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Sept. 20, 2018

4035 Tartan Lane | SOLD in Braeswood Place, TX!

4035 Tartan Lane is a beautiful 8,671 square foot lot, located, close to Karl Young Park. The property flooded during Tropical Storm Allison and Hurricane Harvey, and is being sold as-is in its current condition. Now at lot value!

Property Information

  • House Size: 1,844 sq ft
  • Lot Size: 8,671 sq ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2 Full
  • Listed by Roger Martin
  • MLS #40743814
  • Sold for $375,000

Features

  • Home is being sold 'as-is' in its current condition at lot value.
  • Lot dimensions are 68' front, 70' rear, and the sides are 123' and 122'.
  • Home has a great location just down the street from Karl Young Park. Good proximity to the Houston Medical Center, Downtown, Greenway Plaza, and the NRG Center.
  • Zoned to Twain Elementary, Pershing Middle School, and Bellaire  High School. Please check availability. 
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