Dos the kitchen scream IKEA to anyone else?
“Neighboring green space, a non-active historic cemetery, is like your own private park.”
That looks quite cozy. But what’s up with the name of the street? Doesn’t this mean “Peace Street Way”? It’s a bit redundant.
Beautiful place, love the roof top terrace. Only issue is 4 stories, no elevator, hum, one thing for sure the owner is going to have buns of steele and a great cardio system.
The asking price is only 13% higher than the HCAD appraisal. The killer to this deal may be the $33,844 annual property tax bill and the $6000 annual maintenence fee.
@Spoonman: Nice catch. Gotta love realtors. I guess the difference between an “active” cemetary and a “non-active” cemetary is the presence of zombies or the lack thereof?
This place has the added benefit of being able to tell time by the shadows of the huge sundials (just to the south) passing overhead.
@Spoonman my thoughts exactly. Cemetary that can function as your own private park? Umm, okay.
Living next door to a cemetary is a total deal breaker for me. Then again, that was instilled in me by superstitious parents who proclaimed that you’d be cursed with unending bad luck (and that you’d be stuck with a property that’d be a pain to sell).
What a nice teardown.
Wait just a minute. I swear all the pro zoners told me that without the government telling us what to build where, we’d end up with incongruous land uses that would destroy neighborhoods and ruin our city. Now we have developers tearing down ramshackle ranch houses and replacing them with multiple $1.9 million patio homes literally in the shadow of high rise office buildings? How can possibly be so?
A cemetery is a great place to walk your dog.
I didn’t think there was anything special about this house at all, except for possibly the outdoor terrace.
Oh, I thought non-active cemetery meant no ghosts. But, I am watching Ghost Hunters.
also the cemetery makes for quiet neighbors…
“Wait just a minute. I swear all the pro zoners told me that without the government telling us what to build where, we’d end up with incongruous land uses that would destroy neighborhoods and ruin our city. Now we have developers tearing down ramshackle ranch houses and replacing them with multiple $1.9 million patio homes literally in the shadow of high rise office buildings? How can possibly be so?”
What do you think paying $6k to the HOA every year is for? To destroy the nab? For incongruous land use? Deed restrictions and enforcement by HOA’s is defacto zoning.
I think the interior is PERFECT!!
Six sofas and seven “sitting areas” for what looks like a house that holds 2 total rear ends?
Which cemetery is that? It wasn’t so long ago that Wynden was still out in the country.
Every time someone ask for my home address, or whenever I have to write it by hand, this is one street name that would make me want to move.
to Nate: this home does include an elevator. I have toured this home when it was first built, and can attest to the fact that it is indeed beautiful, with lots of builder extras. However, I think the fact that the cemetery is next door, may deter many buyers.
Bill: LOL. That was actually a consideration of mine when I bought my place in San Diego on “Sassafras” — which is still much easier to say/spell.
Address is still easier to handle than the Heights’s occasional entries in the DDR along the lines of “1807 1/2 W 6 1/2 St.”
@spoonman I can sympathize…setting Pinks Pizza to deliver to W 15 1/2 is total pain. The stoners that work there have difficulty with the “W” and the “1/2″.
In college my address was 100 I.O.O.F in Denton, Tx. My apt was at the end of a tiny street that ran through a tiny cemetary called the International Order of Oddfellows Cemetary, hence the street name. The apartments were bordered on two sides by the cemetary and my parking space was a couple of feet from someone’s headstone (on the other side of a little fence). It was hard to get the address across to someone on the phone and had to explain that it wasn’t pronounced “eye-oof.” It never bothered me and I actually loved driving through the lovely historic cemetary every day to get to my place.
I am in the market and toured this very nice and extra well built residence.@Commonsense: actually the kitchen whispers Bosch. And those Bosch appliances email/notify you when their quarterly cleaning/ maintenance is due.I see that technology filtering into to other manufacturers products.Having a cemetary next door: pffftt.. Some of you are wussies.At least no one can build on that plot of land.@Nate: There IS an elevator which goes from the 1st floor to the 4th floor. But you don’t want to miss the spiral staircase made of walnut,from which you’ll get those buns of steel..It looks exactly like a Nautilus shell.And there is space for an in home gym in one of the bedrooms.The rooftop terrace has great views east,north and west.This home is/was the model home.It’s at the front of the development.The interiors are exquisite.The Butler Brothers Builders only do the finest quality. And that’s why the buyer will pay higher taxes,a higher value over the appraisal,etc.The taxes are commensurate for a million dollar+ home. Of course, the owner can always contest the valuation at HCAD. I’d move there in a NY second except I bought a high rise unit @ 2727 Kirby. I want to be closer to Downtown.
Wow! I opened up a can of worms about the street names. All of the examples above make me wonder how the voice on my Garmin GPS would say them.
Google maps shows several nice homes with pools on Sassafras. Did you live near Camp Run-A-Mutt?
Bill: haha, yeah. I live at the top of Sassafras. I walk(ed) by Run-A-Mutt all the time on my way to Starlight or to Gelato Vero or to Lucha Libre for mexican.
I still have the house there. I have it on a vacation rental site so I can keep it full when I’m in Houston, but have it available for when I visit. Keeps the mortgage paid.
No pool though. I’m across the street from the house with the small pool in the front yard
T.Patrick O.: 2727? Jealous. I tried to talk my wife into a place there but with a new kiddio, it wasn’t happening.
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