08/09/18 12:00pm

A big thank-you is due Johnnie T. Melia Moving & Storage — our Sponsor of the Day. Swamplot appreciates the support!

Johnnie T. Melia Moving & Storage is a well-established, family-owned and family-operated local business that’s been moving Houstonians and their possessions from their old homes to their next homes (and businesses from old to new digs) since 1969. The company maintains its own fleet of moving trucks and vans in several sizes. And every J.T. Melia mover works for the company full-time; they don’t use temporary or part-time labor.

You can read up on several other unique and longstanding J.T. Melia policies intended to ensure successful and worry-free moves for their customers — on the company’s extensive website. There you’ll also find tips for successful moves, testimonials from happy decampers the company has helped over the years, and advice on how to get an accurate quote for your move. Plus: info on packing, storage, and piano-moving services, and reports on everything from tipping etiquette to a couple of the company’s rescue operations after Hurricane Harvey.

If you’re picking up from one Houston-area house or apartment and headed to another, contact J.T. Melia Moving & Storage for a free quote!

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08/06/18 12:00pm

Today Swamplot is brought to you by the live-work space for sale at 218 Westcott St. in Rice Military. Thanks for supporting this site!

This unique property has served variously as a personal residence, a photo studio, a gallery, an office for a graphic-design firm — and even (once) as a wedding venue. Architect Frank Zeni designed the façade for artist and publisher John Bernhard, who fashioned the interior as his home and studio. How would you use it?

Stained concrete floors, a 20-ft. ceiling, and a central pillar of Louisiana driftwood define the gallery-like first floor. Cable railings line the perimeter of the loft-y second level, which gathers light from front and back windows. The 2,211-sq.-ft. property features 4 bedroom (or office) spaces. There’s parking for 6 cars in front.

218 Westcott sits 2 blocks north of Memorial Dr. and 5 blocks south of Washington Ave. The Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Brenner’s on the Bayou, the Beer Can House, Memorial Park, Buffalo Bayou Park, and the whole Wash Ave restaurant, nightlife, and arts district are just minutes from the front door.

Helpfully, the listing features photos of the interior in both unfurnished and office modes. Take a look at them and imagine the possibilities! The property is being offered for sale by Boulevard Realty agent Star Massing.

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Sponsor of the Day
08/03/18 12:00pm

Our thanks today to our Sponsor of the Day: Houston’s own Central Bank. Swamplot appreciates the continuing support!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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07/27/18 12:00pm

A big thank you to Houston’s own Central Bank — this site’s Sponsor of the Day! Swamplot appreciates the continuing support.

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
07/20/18 12:00pm

A big thank you to this site’s Sponsor of the Day: Houston’s own Central Bank. Swamplot appreciates the continuing support!

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
07/13/18 12:00pm

A big thank you to Houston’s own Central Bank — this site’s Sponsor of the Day! Swamplot appreciates the continuing support.

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
07/06/18 12:00pm

Our thanks go to Houston’s own Central Bank — this site’s Sponsor of the Day! Swamplot appreciates the continuing support.

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
06/29/18 12:00pm

Today we thank Houston’s own Central Bank — our Sponsor of the Day! Swamplot appreciates the continuing support.

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
06/05/18 12:00pm

Today’s Sponsor of the Day is the recently renovated home at 8647 Dover St. in Glenbrook Valley. Thanks for supporting Swamplot!

The original Roman brick wraps the front, back, and sides of this 4-bedroom, 3-bath home from 1956 (yes, you read that right). It sits on an 8,250-sq.-ft. lot on the corner of Dover and Wilmerdean in Glenbrook Valley — an oasis of ’50s residential swank just one exit outside The Loop.

Inside this rambler, almost everything’s been redone: Walls have been removed to allow unimpeded views of both the front and rear yards from the main living spaces. The all-new kitchen has stainless-steel appliances and microwave, a marble subway-tile backsplash, and modern fixtures and lighting. A corner fireplace in the adjacent family area abuts a sliding glass door to the new rear deck, in a courtyard-ish portion of the back yard.

French doors lead to the deck from the Master Bedroom; on a separate wing of the U-shaped floor plan, a fourth bedroom with ensuite bath gathers light from windows on 3 sides. A 2-car attached garage faces Wilmerdean.

Take a look at the revamped interior of this home on the property website. If you like what you see, be sure to contact the listing agent, Robert Searcy of Robert Searcy Properties, for more information or an in-person tour.

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Sponsor of the Day
06/01/18 12:00pm

Today we thank Houston’s own Central Bank — our Sponsor of the Day! Swamplot appreciates the continuing support.

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; or Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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05/25/18 12:00pm

A big thank you to Houston’s own Central Bank — our Sponsor of the Day! Swamplot appreciates the continuing support.

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372; or Ryan Tillman, at 832.485.2307. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
05/04/18 12:00pm

Thanks are due Houston’s own Central Bank — our Sponsor of the Day! Swamplot appreciate the continuing support.

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372; or Ryan Tillman, at 832.485.2307. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
04/20/18 12:00pm

Today we’re thanking Houston’s own Central Bank — Swamplot’s Sponsor of the Day! We appreciate the continuing support.

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372; or Ryan Tillman, at 832.485.2307. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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Sponsor of the Day
04/12/18 12:00pm

Today Swamplot is brought to you by the 3-bedroom home at 5702 Warm Springs Rd. in Westbury. Thanks for the support!

What does a smart renovation of a Westbury Mod look like? The before (above) and after (at top) photos of the previously slate-slathered master bath in this 1959 property offer one suggestion. Reversing this and other unsympathetic changes made to the interior over the years, the home’s current owners have spent time and energy reversing earlier “updating” attempts (the listing agent calls it “backdating”) — to bring the house closer to its midcentury and modern roots.

This flat-roof mod has some history of its own: It was part of the Parade of Homes put on by the Greater Houston Builders Association in 1959. A wall by the entry is covered with a custom mosaic tile pattern; behind it, the den, kitchen, breakfast area, and an alcove now furnished with a tiki bar flow into each other in an expansive space. The back yard of the 8,400-sq.-ft. lot is fenced. The 2,311-sq.-ft. home features 2 separate attached single-car garages, as well as a separate storage building.

If you’d like to see for yourself the home’s new boomerang Formica surfaces, cork floors, and other era-appropriate appointments — as well as a number of original built-ins and period furnishings — you’re in luck: The home has been chosen as Houston Mod’s “Mod of the Month” for April; the organization’s open house event will take place at the property this Sunday, April 15th, from 2 to 4 pm.

To view more photos of this former Westbury show home, check out the property website. If you can’t make this weekend’s open house but would still like to see it in person, contact the listing agent, Robert Searcy of Robert Searcy Properties.

Properties that deserve attention deserve to be showcased as a  Swamplot Sponsor of the Day.

 

Sponsor of the Day
04/06/18 12:00pm

A thank you today to Houston’s own Central Bank — our Sponsor of the Day! Swamplot appreciates the continuing support.

Central Bank has 4 (central) Houston branches available to meet your business or personal needs: in Midtown, the Heights, West Houston, and Post Oak Place.

Central Bank believes that change is essential to its success; the company actively pursues the latest in service, technology, and products. Central Bank aims to know its customers personally and to be their primary business and personal financial resource. The bank’s staff values relationships and strives to be available when you need them.

To learn more about how Central Bank can meet your banking needs, please call any of the following Senior Vice Presidents: Kenny Beard, at 832.485.2376; Bonnie Purvis, at 832.485.2354; Carlos Alvarez, at 832.485.2372; or Ryan Tillman, at 832.485.2307. You can also find out more on the bank’s website.

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