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This unique property has served variously as a personal residence, a photo studio, a gallery, an office for a graphic-design firm — and even (once) as a wedding venue. Architect Frank Zeni designed the façade for artist and publisher John Bernhard, who fashioned the interior as his home and studio. How would you use it?

Stained concrete floors, a 20-ft. ceiling, and a central pillar of Louisiana driftwood define the gallery-like first floor. Cable railings line the perimeter of the loft-y second level, which gathers light from front and back windows. The 2,211-sq.-ft. property features 4 bedroom (or office) spaces. There’s parking for 6 cars in front.

218 Westcott sits 2 blocks north of Memorial Dr. and 5 blocks south of Washington Ave. The Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Brenner’s on the Bayou, the Beer Can House, Memorial Park, Buffalo Bayou Park, and the whole Wash Ave restaurant, nightlife, and arts district are just minutes from the front door.

Helpfully, the listing features photos of the interior in both unfurnished and office modes. Take a look at them and imagine the possibilities! The property is being offered for sale by Boulevard Realty agent Star Massing.

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