Playing With Blocks at a Splayed and Updated Museum District Townhome



The biggest windows in this renovated 1975 townhome in the heart of the Museum District appear to be the glass-panel garage doors, which split their at-the-sidewalk orientation between both streets forming the corner property near Bell Park. But there’s more glass to see inside. A week ago, the asking price on this property dropped to $620,000 from a May listing kickoff at $640,000.



Hidden from the street, the interior’s full-height windows on the ground level bring in some light as they face a gray-and-graveled patio wedge.



An overhaul to the studs in 2005 and 2006 updated the 2,192-sq.-ft. property’s finishes and replaced the plumbing and wiring.


From the courtyard, the view takes in bird’s nest balconies stacking up in neighboring condos at the Montrose at the Museum tower.


At the top of the floating staircase (pictured at the top of this story), glass barricades further open up a flex-space landing fitted with storage — and an over-the-top peek across the room below:


Both bedrooms are upstairs. In the master suite, there’s a treetop view through a corner of picture windows and from the balcony. (Its spiral steel tube staircase appears to land in the gated garage.)



Could the not-so-private balcony share some of its open airflow with an adjacent townhome — or does that peek-through venue go with the other bedroom?


The second bedroom currently screens its presence and floor plan position:


Not so the corner garage, where the bays on display connect inside, though the parking spots are separated by a raised walkway.


A visit to the open house scheduled for Saturday afternoon at the stucco-and-steel property ought to answer any additional layout questions.


The home’s address takes it cue from its south side street. Another unit, smaller, has its entrance on the cross street that separates them both from the back of the Christian Science Reading Room fronting Montrose Blvd. Bell Park is a block north; the MFAH and CAMH are 3 blocks south.

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5 Comment

  • Very unusual, and I kind of like it. I would be worried about resale though…

  • Layout is cool, location is great, but its so gloomy inside.

  • i’ve been looking for the material they used for the stairs. who can i speak to to inquire or who built the staircase?

  • I like the interior, but the place looks like a fire truck could come out of the garage at any moment. Pass.

  • I don’t understand the windowed garage concept. First, it sounds like a douchey way to show off your expensive cars. Second, you’re letting would-be burglars know when you’re not home.