It might look like a neighboring property (in the background of the photo above) towers over an updated 1926 bungalow on Heights Blvd., but the addition is actually part of the mixed-use complex. Balcony-wrapped, the modernish appendage mashes up with yesteryear’s residential front-end, which is currently employed as a law office. The switched dual personalities (and dual purposes) co-exist behind a wrought-iron fence on the southbound side of Houston Heights’ main drag. Listed Tuesday, the combo offering has a $2,101,948 asking price.
The living room (above), which measures 50 ft. by 28 ft., is — yes — bigger than the entire 1,288-sq.-ft. original portion of the home. Many of the windows, lined up from floor to ceiling on 3 sides, have a southern exposure and a treetop-level view shared with the dining room:
In the kitchen, open to the living room over a bar-height counter, light comes from both sides. There’s a north-facing window over the sink:
Extensive balconies wrap around 3 sides of the tower on all levels. The top deck is open:
Down a level, shade happens:
And so do roof shingles:
HCAD pegs the tower at 3,668 sq. ft. and dates it a 2004 addition. (The listing’s figures are 4,848 sq. ft. and 2006, respectively.)
One of the 3 to 6 bedrooms (above) is the master suite (15 ft. by 35 ft.), located on the third level. As with the living room below it, the window wall faces south and features one of the 4 fireplaces:
Somewhere in the floor plan, there’s an in-law suite, with kitchenette:
Some of the bathrooms are camera shy. Here’s a sampling of a few that made the listing photos. The property has 4 full baths and 3 half baths in all:
Not surprisingly, there’s an elevator. (There’s probably a staircase or 2 in there somewhere too, but no pics.)
Lower ceilings and window twins (and triplets) with thick trim indicate rooms found closer to Heights Blvd. curbside in the original structure:
Portions of the 7,500-sq.-ft. lot are bedecked and landscaped to include a rose garden and fruit trees.
Beneath the tower, there’s a 3-car garage and expansive carport:
The tower is getting some tall company of its own. Behind the back alley and across neighboring Yale St., a pair of midrise luxury apartment complexes are under development by Trammell Crow Residential.
- 519 Heights Blvd. [HAR]