Over in La Porte, a Bayside Terrace home has — a bay-side terrace. The waterfront property has a panoramic view of Upper Galveston Bay and its existing spill islands and wildlife refuge. And that vista just dodged a soggy bullet: On Wednesday the Port of Commission nixed a plan that would have placed a 475-acre island of sludge in the bay in the middle of it, built from material dug up from dredging at the Bayport Container Terminal in neighboring Shoreacres, near the Houston Yacht Club. (The dredging will go ahead, but the material go onto berms at Atkinson Island instead.)
The house, on the market 15 months, remains listed at $595,000. That end-of-June price reduction followed a 4-month run at $799,000, which followed 6 months at $925,000 after its market debut at $1.125,000 in May 2011. “Restorations” in 2009, as in after Hurricane Ike, overhauled the 1955 home, which last sold in June 2008 for $460,000. Beyond the breezeway at the front of the home lies an ahoy-accented interior that torques the waterside proximity.
Floors throughout the 3,456-sq.-ft. home are of red oak. And that’s cypress paneling beneath the white-wash glaze:
Living and dining rooms are open to each other. A wall of windows provides a water view:
This bay view in the living room looks over the front yard:
Signal flags are part of the tile work in the kitchen:
With its wooden ceiling and rounded corners, this study off the common area might as well be below deck:
The first floor also has the master bedroom:
Upstairs: more of the home’s 5 bedrooms. Several have access to a water-view deck across the back of the house.
The 17,475-sq.-ft. lot also has a saltwater pool with spa. The bulkhead was part of the redo 3 years ago. The listing says there’s a permit available to build a boat dock or pier. (The one pictured below belongs to a neighbor’s property.)
There’s a 1-car detached garage:
The property includes guest quarters, which has a bath listed as ADA compliant.
- 3135 Fondren St. [HAR]