Fronting byways rather than bayous, a 1993 Creole-style cottage in the Houston Heights has room-like porches on the front and back. The bisque-hued property looks over more plantings and pavers than free-range lawn; in its initial listing last week, the price is $989K.
A full-width front porch faces north from the home’s corner location, 4 blocks east of Heights Blvd. Formal rooms flank the central foyer . . .
where the staircase lands (above). Like the flooring, the carved newel post is antique. Wainscot lines the hallway leading to rooms at the back of the 3,033-sq.-ft. home.
Like those from the living room (above), views from the dining room cut north, through the porch:
Seating in the pass-through kitchen settles under the prep area’s cantilevered slab.
The floor plan downstairs includes a half bath and the master suite, which is deep enough for a sitting area by the plantation shutters:
A window over the spa tub faces the back yard:
Both secondary bedrooms, which each measure 12 ft. by 15 ft., are upstairs . . .
as is the second full bathroom. (Its potty view is out the front dormer.)
There’s also an office . . .
and some captured space:
The back porch isn’t as deep or as wide as the one in front, but it has ceiling fans:
A pool with fountain (or is that fountain with pool?) sits amid formal landscaping bordering the brick terrace . . .
that creates a no-mow yard by the 2-car detached garage:
The same bricks fill the driveway, which is accessed from the cross street:
Outside the 6,250-sq.-ft. lot’s low-rise wrought-iron fence, the gated driveway’s material switches to gravel. That’s also used in front of the home, where there’s a patch of additional head-in parking streetside.
The eastern snaggle-toothed boundaries of the Houston Heights South Historic District are nearby but do not include this lot.
- 602 E. 9th St. [HAR]