- HISD Demolishes Old Wheatley High School Less Than 24 Hours After Court Ruling Gives OK [Houston Chronicle; video here]
- Rockspring Capital Buys 157-Acre Site Off Katy Hockley Rd. North of FM 529 in Katy Area [Prime Property]
- Construction of Walmart Neighborhood Market at 12312 Will Clayton Pkwy. Nears Completion for Early 2015 Opening [HKA Texas]
- Urban Land Institute Bringing Together Land Use, Urban Planning Experts To Make Recommendations on Astrodome Next Week [Prime Property]
- MF Sushi Chef Opening New Restaurant at 1401 Binz St. in the Museum District [Eating Our Words; more here; previously on Swamplot]
- Wooster’s Garden Bar Quietly Opens on Milam in Midtown [Culturemap]
- Grenader Family To Renovate Historic Heights Clock Tower Building at 611 W. 22nd St.; Offices and Apartment Spaces on the Way [Houston Chronicle]
- Arch Aerial Holding an Introductory Class to Drone Photography This Weekend [Houston Chronicle]
Photo of 5311 Maple: Russell Hancock via Swamplot Flickr Pool
holy shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii. that house is WAY too big for that lot.
Is there a method to the arrangement of the jumbled forms that make up that house? It looks like it was designed from the inside out, and then had a turret slapped on it.
It’s “go big or go elsewhere” for Bellaire–all new builds in the vicinity of Bellaire HS are comparable (my daughter attends BHS so I can only vouch for new builds in its immediate area–and this address on Maple is just a few blocks away).
As the graphic in the Rockspring Capital article demonstrates: the critical difference between SH 130 east of Austin and the Grand Parkway Seg. E in Houston. Many people want to live west of Houston and developers are clamoring to build there; and if housing is built, many people living west of Houston will have a compelling reason to pay money to go north or south. By contrast: not many people want to live east of Austin and developers are not clamoring to build there; and if housing is built, not many people living east of Austin will have a very compelling reason to pay money to go north or south.
I really hope this drone trend in real estate listing doesn’t take off. Why would I want to see a house from a vantage point I’ll never view it at? “Yes, it’s a lovely roof, I’ll take it!”
Is it me or does that house look way too much like Ted Wassanasong’s spec house from King of the Hill. You know, the one that blew over in a wind storm?
Is drone hunting illegal? Can the kids and I shoot them down?