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This home in the Houston Heights Historic District East began its life in the 1920s as a 1,180-sq.-ft. bungalow. A redo completed 2 years ago for the seller by Brickmoon Design and Bill Baldwin Restoration removed the aluminum siding and expanded the property into a 3-bedroom, 2-and-a-half-bath home measuring 3,046 sq. ft. (672 sq. ft. of that in a garage apartment). It was featured in the Houston Heights Association’s spring home tour last year.
A restored front porch (pictured at top) faces the street; in back, a new combo family room–kitchen (above) includes French doors facing a back porch and pool lined with an outdoor kitchen. At right in the photo above, at the end of the dining room, is a custom wine wall that provides storage for up to 180 bottles. Through the opening adjacent to the refrigerator at the center background of the same photo is a breakfast area; beyond that, past a barn door with a stained-glass insert, is a purple-hued master suite — and a pool bath next to the mud room and utility room, which links to the back-alley-facing garage. The garage apartment above is a 1-bedroom standalone suite with kitchen and a full bath with stacked washer-dryer.
To get a better idea of the scope of renovations to this property, you’ll want to take a look through the 28 photos of the redone home available on the property website.
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