It’s a grand view of Upper Galveston Bay from a lattice-wrapped century-old Victorian home in Grandview. The bayfront stretch of Morgan’s Point in La Porte was an early 20th Century enclave of upper-crust summer residences. The 1896 home sits near the water end of the lot, which is nearly an acre; 1886 quarters anchor the gated entry off the lone roadway serving a string of shoreline-hugging properties, which includes the 1928 Ross Sterling mansion and its mega-sized, treeless lot. This property, however, has plenty of plantings. County tax records indicate the spread has been in the same family since at least the early (19)80s. The asking price for the listing, which went up earlier this month, is $1.2 million.
A garden room entrance (top) juts into a brick-paved approach in the front yard, which faces north-northwest. Tile floors finish rooms at grade, both here . . .
and in the adjacent “great room” that appears to span the full width of the home:
Framed by columns, the step-up dining room has wooden floors:
Casual seating areas dominate downstairs.
The official living room, meanwhile, scores a water view through a wall of full-height windows and French doors with access to a back veranda:
There’s a pressed tin ceiling above the breakfast room:
Ditto above the updated kitchen, which blends old-time beadboard and stained glass with a few more modern effects, such as granite countertops :
The 3,685-sq.-ft. home hides all 4 bedrooms upstairs, on a floor served by 2 staircases.
In addition to the master bathroom (above), there’s a camera-shy full bathroom and a powder room. Three secondary bedrooms each measure 10 ft. by 15 ft.:
This one, fitted as a sitting room, has upper deck access:
The waterscape takes in Atkinson Island. Barbour’s Cut lies north of the property, which is located north of Sylvan Beach and its renovated pavilion.
Even when the waters are placid, the fence line provides waves:
Beyond it, lawn eventually gives way . . .
to silt-sanded shore:
A guest quarters adds another 648 sq. ft. to the property’s build-out.
- 427 Bayridge Rd. [HAR]