A Cedar Plank Townhome in Ethan’s Glen

Ethan’s Glen, a Hines townhome development completed in 1978 near the Energy Corridor, clusters its quad pods around the community’s 32 wooded acres off Memorial Dr., just west of Paul Revere Dr. The 288 units feature rough-sawn cedar siding, sloped cedar shingle roofs, and cross-property views from semi-sheltered decks and balconies on 2 levels. One of the updated larger units popped up on the market this week, with a $329,000 asking price.


HCAD records some 2008 tweak inside the 1,751-sq.-ft. unit by a previous owner; the current listing mentions new laminate flooring and tile throughout the home.

Sliding doors in lieu of windows provide much of the unit’s natural light.

All 3 bedrooms are upstairs and off a shared landing:

The master suite includes access to a private balcony:


Wide windows in the secondary bedrooms look into mature tree canopies:

Downstairs, view-protected wooden decks are off the dining area . . .

and the living room . . .

and they connect near the concealed closet:

The 2-story unit has ground-level access to the community’s grounds as well as its shared pool, tennis courts, clubhouse, and manmade lake with walking path. Terry Hershey Park is also nearby. There’s a $400 monthly maintenance fee, a 20 mph speed limit on the street loop serving the units, and a pets-on-leash policy mentioned on the homeowner’s website.

This unit last sold in July 2011 for $235,000. Back in 2008, it sold for $200,000.

7 Comment

  • LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this community. The updates are just kind of “meh.” If money were no object, I’d want to gut the kitchen & baths, and re-do that incongruous cast stone fireplace.

  • and every single kitchen appliance is a different color. Not good for selling.

  • super development…just need to be striped and redone..I miss Houston…but doing fine on this fall day on the river in OHIO….

  • With all due respect to Swamplot, most people would consider that area Memorial rather than Energy Corridor. It is a nice area, and now it has that wonderful Fresh Market across the street.

  • Had to sell in Ethan’s Glen in 2009 due to an overseas move. Deed restrictions require owner occupation and you can only get a rental waiver for a job transfer for up to 2 years. Sold to a nice young family 6 months after completing a full remodel(kitchen, lighting, molding, floors, doors and hardware, wall texture, paint, fireplace) and they sold it last June and made more on it in 4 years than I had in 8 years of ownership. *sigh* We almost bought it back as their sale coincided with our return to the USA but decided we wanted a real garage and bit of yard again. Great neighborhood…really miss it. Walking to wine, coffee, grocery stores etc was great. Could walk the dogs to Town & Country or Memorial City for breakfast on weekends.

  • Totally agree Adam. This is way more Memorial than Energy Corridor. I’ve always been intrigued by the 4 or so townhome communities on the south side of Memorial Dr. between Gessner and the Beltway.

  • Agree with both you, Ethan’s Glen is definitely Memorial not Energy Corridor. Strict but fair management company has really kept the value of this community intact and continually ascending.