One of the lookalike garage-front homes on a redeveloped block in the western reaches of the Houston Heights took steps to distinguish itself in that brick-faced lineup by doubling up its corner holdings and putting in a pool — a really, really long one (top). At more than 75 ft., its footprint waters down most of the additional narrow side lot, which parallels 15th St. a block west of Durham St. The wet-dry property (above) dove into the market last week floating a $529,900 price tag. The current owner picked it up new in 2006 for $312,000.
Beneath a vaulted ceiling, the central staircase and landing (top) section off the second-floor living room . . .
with its slate-framed fireplace and front-facing balcony. Occupying the floor pan’s midpoint are the dining area . . .
and adjacent island kitchen with breakfast bar seating:
At the back of the 1,962-sq.-ft. structure, the master suite finishes out the second level. There, the ceiling stacks back for a bit of unvaulted lift:
The west-facing wall of windows includes a door to a shaded balcony:
There’s also direct access to the pool. The master bathroom also makes waves — visible in the glass brick wall of the shower:
Both secondary bedrooms are off the entry at pool level, where stained concrete floors can drip dry:
The bathroom downstairs serves both rooms. There’s a half-bath upstairs.
Dive into the view from all rooms aligned on the north wall:
The front balcony, meanwhile, sits over the front-loading 2-car garage, where it’s screened a bit by palm fronds and other leggy landscaping:
Open houses are scheduled for this weekend.
- 1447 Nashua St. [HAR]
For future reference, instead of saying it has a really, really long pool, you can say it has a lap pool, because that’s what that is, a pool for swimming…uh…laps.
A few details that were left out:
The lap pool is a salt water pool, with programmable underwater lights, and a fountain.
There is an orange tree, banana trees, and a fig tree in the yard, and beautiful flowering perennial plants.
The kitchen has an indoor gas grill.
The house is absolutely awesome.