The Coulter-Sweeney House features a very unique and storied past. It’s actually made up of 2 historic houses (the oldest of which was built in 1876) that were moved to 2109 Kane circa 1890 and put together as 1 singular residence.
The home was expanded in the 1920s and later spent time as a duplex and then a triplex, before being converted back into a single-family home. All those changes left the home as fragmented and disjointed until the current owners performed a masterful renovation.
The current owners thoughtfully renovated the home in a way that both shined light on its past and made it functional in the 21st century. The renovation led to the home being recognized by Preservation Houston with a Good Brick Award in 2011.
The Old Sixth Ward Historic District is full of charm and character, with historic homes all around. It’s also situated in a super central inner loop location, just west of downtown.
One of the first things you’ll notice upon entering 2109 Kane are the charming white shiplap walls which extend through the majority of the home.
The rustic look of the original window moldings creates a sharp contrast with the white of the shiplap, ensuring that the home’s rich history is always present.
As part of the award-winning renovation, the home’s ceilings were vaulted to create a more open and inviting feel.
2109 Kane simply has a way of making you feel right at home.
Part of the mastery of the home’s renovation was the ability to create a more open, free flowing floor plan that caters to comfortable modern living.
Adjacent to the living room sits what is currently utilized as the third bedroom. This space could also very well function as a home office.
Together, this bedroom/study and the living room make up the majority of the first of the two historic homes that were combined to create the Coulter-Sweeney House.
Your favorite art pieces will look great against the white shiplap walls.
This rebuilt hallway was a porch before the home’s 1920s addition, so when the owners were renovating, they made the decision to lay the floorboards in the same orientation that the porch boards would’ve been laid. Yet another daily reminder of the home’s history.
You’ll find a nice pop of color in the hall bath.
Above the vessel sink sits a wood shelf that can be a useful spot for toiletries or simply a welcome space for decorative knickknacks.
Here we find ourselves in the 1920s addition portion of the home, which was opened up during the renovation to create one large kitchen and dining space instead of keeping the kitchen and dining room separate.
The ceiling was vaulted here too during the renovation. The reclaimed shiplap simply adds so much intrigue and character to the home.
So much natural light here in the kitchen. This is a space you’ll find yourself spending a lot of your time in, whether you’re cooking, entertaining, or simply relaxing.
French doors lead from the kitchen right on out to the back deck and provide an inviting view of the backyard.
With all stainless steel appliances, a huge island with Belgian Bluestone countertops, and ample built-in storage, this kitchen was perfectly redesigned for the 21st century.
Four skylights were added to the kitchen during the renovation, allowing natural light to flow into this light-filled room from above.
So much history in this home!
This bedroom sits near the front of the second historic house that was used to create the Coulter-Sweeney House. The second house runs perpendicular to the first.
More white shiplap adorns the walls of this secondary bedroom.
The view from the primary bedroom down this thoughtfully rebuilt hallway extends all the way to the front door.
We find yet another light-filled room in the back of the home with the primary bedroom.
The rustic and historic vibe continues in the primary bedroom with more restored hardwood floors, reclaimed shiplap, and original window moldings.
Imagine losing yourself in a good book right here.
All the windows and french doors provide sublime views out to the backyard.
Your own little herb garden just beyond the french doors.
The primary bath has another vintage tub with a rainwater shower head. A nice size walk-in closet sits on the other side of the primary bath.
Special built-in storage for your shoes!
This incredible outdoor living space really has it all: mature trees, a nice deck, 3 separate seating areas AND room left over for a generous yard.
Kick back, relax, and keep the grill master company on this wonderful deck.
So much space for outdoor entertaining!
You may never want to leave this backyard, but you’re also just north of beautiful Eleanor Tinsley Park and all the surrounding trails if you want to get out and explore.
You can even catch a glimpse of the downtown skyline from the backyard. The owners actually have plans for an upward expansion too, which would give the home a second floor and even better downtown views!
So many beloved local spots to enjoy all around you: Henderson & Kane General Store, Catalina Coffee, Liberty Station, Julep, B&B Butchers...the list goes on.
Welcome home to the Coulter-Sweeney House at 2109 Kane!
Masterfully renovated and restored, this historic home in the charming Old Sixth Ward Historic District was recognized by Preservation Houston with a Good Brick Award in 2011. Known as the Coulter-Sweeney House, 2109 Kane is actually made up of 2 historic houses that were moved to their current location circa 1890 and put together as 1 singular residence. The current owners’ remarkable renovation struck the perfect balance between updating the home for comfortable modern living, while still honoring its past. The home now boasts vaulted ceilings, an open, free flowing floor plan, and a contemporary feel, but features like restored hardwood floors, reclaimed shiplap, and original window moldings offer reminders of the home’s complex history. Natural light pours into the home from all angles, including from above via 4 skylights that were added in the impressive island kitchen. The large backyard has 3 separate seating areas, a generous yard, and a lovely view of downtown. See Video!
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