Classic Tudor on a gorgeous wooded half-acre+ ravine lot. Large front yard with sprinkler system. One of the best streets in highly-acclaimed Glenbrook Valley. Do the mapquest test, and compare the distance to downtown compared to other just-outside-the-loop locations, and you'll find this is closer in than you think! Only about 8 miles to downtown, super close to UH, the medical center, Hobby & 610.
Elegant leaded glass double-door entry and just restored poured in place terrazzo flooring. Formal dining on the left, living on the right.
Here's the place for those dinner parties and family gatherings. Grand formal dining with vintage original crystal chandelier and leaded glass windows.
the big wide bay window lets in lots of lot and offers a great view of the wooded front yard. This is the front living area. A perfect reading room or retreat for the adults, be it a formal space or as some in the neighborhood have done, make it a home for the fabulous Tiki bar you've always wanted.
The restored poured terrazzo extends into the den. Beamed ceiling, light wood paneling, and opens to the front areas as well as kitchen/breakfast area.
A beautiful space! Impressive brick fireplace and hearth, four windows wrap around the end of the room. Gorgeous terrazzo and additional built ins.
A bank of windows keeps the breakfast area bright. Large enough for good size dining set.
Large kitchen with lots of cabinet, counter & pantry space. Note the wet bar opening onto the breakfast room at the far end.
Opposite view, with a close up of the bar area. There are two corner windows, (just out of view on the right) that also let in lots of great light to this space. The door in the breakfast room leads to the half bath and large utility room.
Stepping into the good sized utility room, with direct access to the garage. There is also a half bath in this space. The second staircase here leads to a bonus room above the garage.
The big room above the garage offers a lot of different possibilities. Perfect as an artist's studio, or if you want a home office that feels more separate from your house, (even if it isn't really), this could offer that. Nanny quarters, game room or simply a 5th bedroom, (there is a closet). The choice is yours.
Back downstairs, in the front corner is another good size secondary bedroom with the corner leaded glass windows. This is near the master, and would also make a great home office. (the last owners utilized the space that way). Perfect for that nursery you don't want too far from the master, or as a guest BR for elderly guests who aren't comfortable with stairs.
The master is down, and it's big. Another of the wonderful bay windows, this one overlooking the lush, shaded backyard.
Unusually large for this era home, the master bath has the dual sinks, ample storage and counter space, and more restored poured terrazzo.
Up the main staircase in the foyer, are two gigantic bedrooms, both with built ins and ample windows.
Another good size, two-part bathroom with dual sinks upstairs.
Both upstairs bedrooms feature the extensive built ins.
Covered patio. The backyard is unlike any your will find, even at considerably more money. The house backs up to a little bayou tributary. There was no flooding in Harvey, (per seller). It's not only bigger, but much more interesting and private than anything else you are likely to see.
Notice how all you see across the back is leafy green trees and greenery? You can't hardly see that there are houses on the other side of the bank. It provides a great backdrop and tons of landscaping options.
Looking back towards the house, note all the great trees. There is a garage door off the back for easy loading/unloading out of the workshop area, and the additional storage building on the far left. This is an incomparable find so close to downtown, and on such an attractive street.
The March issue of Houstonia magazine listed the area as one of their top neighborhoods for 2018. This Old House had also previously named Glenbrook a top old house neighborhood.
Five homes in Glenbrook Valley have appeared in Houston House and Home in the last few years, 2 of which graced the covers! Others have appeared in the prestigious AIA Architectural Guide to Houston by Stephen Fox, and Building Modern Houston by Anna Mod.
Broadway Boulevard just got a multi-million dollar landscaping upgrade program courtesy of Scenic Houston. A management district has formed for the commercial properties in the area, and the Gulfgate TIRZ was recently expanded to include the Broadway corridor.
Work has already begun to transform the old Glenbrook golf course, right across 45, into a world-class botanical garden. A European landscape firm will be handling the design components and it should be one of the crown jewels of Houston and a very nice addition to the immediate area. Scheduled opening is late 2020.
Sold Transaction: Sherry Villere represented the buyer on this sold transaction on 07/20/2018
Tucked deep into the prime section of the historic district, on a picturesque & very private over half-acre ravine lot, a spacious & well-maintained Tudor with an exceptional setting. Elegant double door entry opens onto wide foyer flanked by spacious split formals. Restored terrazzo that extends into the huge paneled den with fireplace & beamed ceiling. Sunny breakfast area with wet bar, big utility room with 2nd rear staircase to secluded flex space, (game room ,study, artist studio or simply 5th BR, there’s lots of options!) Master down with bay window overlooking expansive backyard. Another BR down by the master, would also make a great home office. 2 more bedrooms up in the main house. Covered parking for 4 cars. Workshop area off garage plus additional storage bldg. No flooding, foundation repair & under-slab plumbing done per seller. GBV was named a top neighborhood by This Old House & Houstonia magazine. Quick access to downtown, TMC & UH. Great price psf in this prime sectio
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