As Federal-style homes go, this ivy-clad example on North Blvd. in Edgemont has a pedigree that earned it a place on the National Register of Historic Places. An understated bronze plaque displayed discreetly beneath a demilune portico says so, but doesn’t elaborate. The 1925 home’s design is reportedly the work of C.B. Schoeppl & Co., whose efforts can also be found in a NRHP pair on Westmoreland Ave., as well as in a few other older Houston neighborhoods. Listed a couple of weeks ago for $1.9 million, this green-roofed home at the eastern end of the Boulevard Oaks Historic District sits back from — and a bit above — the tree-lined esplanade along North Blvd. But its corner-lot address is a tad shy of the double-allees of live oaks found a half-block to the east, in Broadacres.
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There’s a little more Ivy League landscaping trained into the brick-edged walkway (above) leading to the entry.
In addition to a fair number of fanlight transoms and arches found inside and out, the 4,181-sq.-ft. residence has hardwood floors and upstairs-downstairs sun rooms:
There’s a second staircase off this wooden-shuttered study:
In the dining room, 3 sets of French doors open to a brick-edged patio at the back of the house.
The kitchen, redone sometime in the nineties, has electric appliances, 2 refrigerators, and Corian countertops. An informal dining area with a wall of cabinets is right next door, as is a hallway leading to the porte-cochère:
Off the living room, there’s a sun porch and this space, with a view of the southern-exposure back yard:
All 4 bedrooms are upstairs. The listing counts 3 1/2 baths.
This bedroom-with-porch has direct access to a shared bathroom that also opens to the hallway:
Off this blue-carpeted bedroom is a rooftop “terrace”:
The listing’s 16,900-sq.-ft. corner lot has a 2-car garage, which houses the utility room, a “tool room” and an apartment. In addition to the driveway, there’s a service alley running behind homes on this block.
Can you spot the horseshoe pit in the back yard? Make that the 2 horseshoe pits . . .
North Blvd.’s esplanade divides traffic flow on the block; the lane in front of the home handles eastbounders. Cross street Mandell, meanwhile, becomes a bridge over a below-grade section of the Southwest Fwy. 3 blocks north.
- 1603 North Blvd. [HAR]