Inside a Redone Mod in the Northwestern Reaches of Meyerland



Too late. The mid-summer rental-rate reduction to $4,495 per month for this renovated 1967 Meyerland home expired with today’s re-listing of the property. The ask is back up to the $4,600 per month of its original rental listing, dating from early July 2014. Or you could flat-out buy the place. The for-sale listing, pegged at $657,500, also popped up on the market today.



Excepting the set of ceiling beams left in a natural state as they span what is set up as the dining room at the front of the 2,356-sq.-ft. home, the interior features a silvery mist in its choice of finishes. At the far end of the room, there’s a pass-through to the study.


Midtone wooden flooring throughout the home warms up the prevailing gray overcast.




It’s a 4-bedroom house with 2 full bathrooms and a powder room. The master suite . . .


gets slider access to a small back patio. The bathroom with walk-in shower appears in this photo to hold a single sink . . .


but there’s a split vanity set-up to the room:



Secondary bedrooms (and guests) share the hallway bathroom, which has been equipped with dual sinks:




The home’s footprint on a 9,282-sq.-ft. lot leaves a patch of lawn facing north. Food-a-Rama and other retail lie 2 blocks north, at the corner of Hillcroft and Beechnut.


Love It or Lease It

26 Comment

  • Beautifully executed. Love the natural light.

  • So, I guess monochromatic silver/gray interiors are officially a thing for MCM to moderns now. How sad.

  • Beautiful, yes – but $4,600/month for rent??? JFC that is high for a one story in the close-in ‘burbs.

  • per HCAD, it appraised for 240k. the high appraised value nearby on that street per HCAD is 440k. why would the owner think anyone would pay 657k for this?

    i looked closer and it appears this is an attempt to flip as it was bought in 2013. crazy, for that much, you could buy something in Linkwood or south of Braeswood Blvd off of Stella Link for a little more than half of that asking price. you’d be in a better neighborhood and closer to the TMC and downtown.

  • @Aaron: MCM is either “mid-century modern” or “1900”.

  • MCM is the construction style equivalent to Hipster Douchebag. It’s vintage and 99.99% of people don’t care for it, but you will be slapped for disparaging it in certain circles.

  • Okay I’m actually a fan of the monochromatic trend that has become popular, but this is taking it WAY too far. Some of these photos you almost can’t tell were taken in color. The living room looks okay (or would if you added some colorful wall art), but the rest is beyond boring.

  • Why put traditional features like Shaker cabinets and 6-panel Federal doors in a 1950’s modern house? Save those for the colonial flips.

  • I like it. However, I can’t stand those raised sinks in the bathrooms. I’ve seen these at a few hotels – high, square ones like those shown – and it was a pain in the ass to do anything over the sink.

  • Maybe one of you house-flipper titans can explain something to me. What prevents any type of real improvement to the landscape of these places? It’s baffling. Take a look at that back yard: a new 5×8 patio outside the sliding doors and half a pallet of new sod in the foreground.

    This particular house: while nice enough inside, the front looks like they sent a couple of guys with a pick up truck to Home Depot with 200 bucks and told them to get it done before 5:00.

    The 600K townhouses in the Montrose are even worse. I believe the instructions there must also include “…and no more than one of any plant- people like variety!”

    There must be some reason for it, and I’d love to know what it is.

  • Still not understanding how Meyerland has escalated to this price level. There is not even a decent grocery store close by this home. For this price level you could buy in Spring Valley 77055, Yorkshire 77079, the Heights you could even get something at this price. Not a fan of the surrounding areas such as W. Belfort, Gulfton, and anything Fondren.

  • I for one would prefer to buy a house that isn’t already heavily landscaped so that I can make it my own. Of course you’d have to like gardening to think this way and if you don’t like gardening, getting some plants in the ground is easy enough and cheap enough if you plan to pay someone to do it.

  • @sugarpie, I’m with you…for the majority of the flipped homes i see, the landscaping is a complete afterthought, as if no one actually looks at the home from the outside. To be fair, the average homeowner doesn’t care either, so why should an investor spend extra on plants? I would make a terrible flipper because my exteriors would be as cool as my interiors.

  • The answer is very simple, the landscaping is the last thing to go in and it’s usually the time the flipper runs out of money.

  • It’s funny that they included two pictures of the backyard and it doesn’t even have a magnificent tree or anything. Oh well. It is not the worst flip in the world, but there are some tacky touches. That dining room is everything though.

  • I know that house well. Schoolmates lived around the corner. Also, the front facade/design is used on several other MCM’s in Meyerland and in adjacent neighborhoods…As far as pricing goes, Meyerland is just south of Bellaire(which has seen HUGE price appreciation since the New Construction,which produced Mansions);subsequently jacking up property prices into the MILLIONS. The lots/land/homes in adjacent neighborhoods naturally appreciated also. I knew Meyerland home/property prices were slated to rise when I heard several real estate agents (huddling over early AM coffee at Central Market)extolling the virtues of Meyerland and it’s immediate neighborhoods are “reasonably priced” compared to Bellaire-this was about 5 years ago. Little did anyone know exactly how high prices would go. There are MILLION $ plus homes in fricking Meyerland. I grew up there in a 1700 Sq.ft 3 bdrm/2 bath Mid Century Modern on a corner lot our parents bought for $27,500 in 1960-the house was custom built in ’55. Excellent craftsmanship-that is rarely found in today’s market. My Mom recently sold the house for over $330K ! NC in Meyerland starts in the high 6 figures and goes over 7 figures. It’s relative to other closer in neighborhoods. Land costs go up and people are paying PREMIUM amounts to live in very desirable closer in areas..

  • why is everyone so negative on here all the time? This house flip is ok – how are all the negative commenters on here such the real estate expert and if you are why do you have so much time on your hands to write negative things esp when most of the homes on har look like styles from 10 to 15 years ago

  • Fresh sod in the back, maybe they had taken out a lot of landscaping. I agree it’s nice, as a new owner, to have a tabula rasa kind of yard to play with, especially one with lots of sun and ready to take all kinds of natives. As I write, hummingbirds are all over my acanthus, red yucca, turk’s caps, mexican honeysuckle…….

  • The price of your Meyerland house depends somewhat on whether it’s zoned to Bellaire or to Westbury high schools. Westbury has got some concrete academic improvement plans from what I understand, though, and HISD is so full of Magnet school opportunities that parents in *every* neighborhood usually just shotgun applications to all the “good” high schools and send their kids on buses, so that difference isn’t what it used to be.

    Why would you plant any new landscaping in the height of August? Do you just want everything to die?

  • @sihaya

    Every property (100%) in Meyerland itself is zoned to Bellaire High.

    Some neighborhoods adjacent to or near Meyerland (like Maplewood, Marilyn Estates, Barkley Cir, etc…) – which are sometimes referred to as “Meyerland area” and conflated with Meyerland itself – may have partial zoning to Bellaire or Westbury, to lesser or greater exent.

    There are also some differences in the zoning of elementary and middle schools between Meyerland and other “Meyerland area” neighborhoods.

    (By the way, I wish the new Westbury principal the best of luck in his ambitious academic improvement plans. But to imply that having “academic improvement plans” inevitably results in and/or is equivalent to ACTUAL “academic improvement” is like implying that “plans to lose 90 pounds” inevitably results in and/or looks the same as ” ACTUALLY losing 90 pounds”. Same goes for “application to magnet school” and “acceptance at magnet school”.)

  • I know it’s probably not it, but it kind of resembles the Beyonce Knowles childhood home that was on and off of the market about ten years ago. A friend of mine ordered an inspection as she was about to put an offer on it, and came back with major foundation and termite problems. The garage was enclosed along with the breezeway to make for a home studio, there once was a pool in the backyard that had been filled in, the living area had pretty nice terrazzo floors with big cracks in it, it needed a ton of work. Naturally she declined making an offer on that money pit. Anyone recall that one?

  • august15, you are correct that the subdivision itself is currently all zoned to Bellaire.

    As for your other rebuttals, I don’t quite get them. Lord knows that everyone is pulling for the Westbury principal; even if he makes the school fair to middlin’, it will be an improvement, and I think that indicators are that Westbury may go through a long arc of “two steps forward and one step back” changes over the next decade or so, with the next four years being the toughest. And you seem to think that every child only applies to a single magnet program that he may or may not get into, programs that all have the same standard and applicant pool. In fact, he may apply to so many that he likely will get into one, even if it’s far down his safety list.

  • That is my parents old house. It is amazing how they kept the exterior almost Identical, yet did so much for the interior. My sister’s old room is featured, yet my slightly smaller one is not, nor the even slightly smaller 4th bedroom. I was hoping whoever restored the place would keep the classic wood paneling of the den, but with very little structural changes, they transformed the place into something classic, but completely new.

  • Reading older posts. It is indeed technically part of Meyerland, although an unconnected small western branch.

  • Anon, There were three beautiful trees in the backyard at one time. One was just in front of the porch, too close to maintain good grass, and too close to not affect the foundation. A Chinese Tallow, a junk tree, and an Italian fig tree, which bore good fruit. I remember when the front trees were rather small.