Where To Watch the Water from a Million-Dollar Morgan’s Point Estate



In the Morgan’s Point Historic District, a 1997-vintage custom home’s water-view windows and width-of-house veranda (visible through the window in the top photo) provide vantage points for some relaxing Upper Galveston Bay surveillance. The waterway is likely to be full of passing activity; the Barbour’s Cut shipping terminal is nearby. The bayside property, designed by Bruce Conaway and built by John Wycoff & Associates, includes an updated 1900 carriage house, which sits closer to the street on this deep lot with a 103-ft.-long private beach and a 400-ft.-long shared pier.



A beachy scene or 2 has been applied to the front entry (above), located on the second level and accessed from the gated courtyard off the driveway. Here’s another view of the living room — and the flow into adjacent spaces:


The dining room’s upper window sash repeats the grate-ful motif found in transoms throughout the home. The veranda also squares off its railing design.



The kitchen’s informal dining area also takes in the water view (plus a bit of the neighboring property’s pool and yard):


The first level’s slate-floored study . . .


is off the courtyard, located on the dry side of the 3,349-sq.-ft. home:


Two of the home’s 5 bedrooms are located at the ground level:


This one . . .


has an indoor hot tub right next door, where a screened-in venue also has a wet bar and refrigerator. The room is also near the 2-car attached garage:


The master bedroom suite is on the second level . . .



where it shares the veranda:


Meanwhile, on the third floor, this extra room with a vaulted ceiling has a window lining up the westward view in its crosshairs:


The listing calls this third-floor bedroom with pine floors the “observatory” and gives a nod to its private balcony:



There’s a rise to the grounds when viewed from the waterfront:


Here’s the carriage house in front:



Its screened porch on the second level over a 3-bay garage (above) doubles as the quarters’ entry. Inside, original flooring and plank walls carry through a sitting room . . .



a kitchen with original farm sink . . .


and a bedroom, which was added as part of a 1928 renovation, the listing says.


Somewhere on the building, a national registry marker relays the neighborhood’s pedigree:


Down by the water’s edge, there’s a private boat slip off a shared pier:



The property has been on and off the market since July 2011, when its asking price was $1.109 million. A series of relistings in the interim floated a $1.075 million price tag — until a September 2013 listing by a new agency landed at $998,500.

5 Comment

  • How can an architect be proud of a front facade like that? It’s an architectural nightmare!
    Can we get four barstools that match- and be nothing like the ones featured, please?
    Plastic deck chairs for a “Million-Dollar Estate” ?

  • That little sitting room and kitchen with the farm sink might be the best part of that house.

  • It doesn’t quite fit in that “historical district” does it? I do like driving through that area tho. Great houses. But I don’t think they really have a “beachfront” property. Grass and rocks instead.

  • I’m not an architect, but that front facade is a jumbled, convoluted mess of a design.

  • That house looks like overpriced dreck thrown up in the late 1990s. The carriage house looks like a historic, c. 1900 structure that was thrown up upon by the house. Unfortunate, although remember that when you’re in that house, you don’t actually see the ugly façade. You should feel sorry for the poor millionaires next door who have to look at that crap.