A Little Shallow-Lot Cottage Across from Harvard Elementary

Queen Anne reigns in many of the original elements remaining in an updated 1906 Houston Heights cottage and its lookalike shingle-tipped garage. They share a short-sheeted lot across from Harvard Elementary School and a bit north of the hike-and-bike trail. Listed Monday, the property is asking $294,600.


The listing pegs the home’s footprint at 1,003 sq. ft., but HCAD indicates 935 sq. ft.  and shows a 2005 remodeling. Changes in the millwork between rooms highlight some updates, which include French doors and a double-door closet in this porch-accessible tilt-topped space at the back of the house:

Finishes and features in the straight-shot kitchen showcase a bit of time travel:

The floor plan has 2 bedrooms:

Renovations to the sole bathroom at some point crafted a totally tiled, (mostly) walk-in shower as an alternative to the claw-foot tub:

A side-saddle porch looks east across the 3,000-sq.-ft. lot’s pebble patch of a patio, ringed by bricks and bushes:

The home last sold in 2009, for $259,000.

5 Comment

  • Why is there a small mirror in the kitchen, what am I missing? Seems so out of place.

  • Please, let this lovely house continue to live. Hope the small lot size saves it.

  • Based on the current market in the Heights and the asking price, this looks like a great deal to me. I would assume it will be pending within a day or two…

  • Nice.
    I like the butcher block counters; so much nicer than yet more granite.

  • Nothing annoys me more than the mixing and matching of doors in a renovated house. 6 panel doors do not go with 3 panel doors. They DO however, show that you cut corners, as 6 panel doors are ubiquitous at Home Depot.