Sold Price Range: $717,001 - $827,000 Sold on : 06/16/2020
Built in the late 1800s, this Queen Anne Victorian is one of the last of its kind. Found on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior and pending status as a Protected Landmark in the City of Houston. Lovingly restored and thoughtfully updated over the years, 1908 Decatur is an example of historic preservation with modern amenities.
Found in Old Sixth Ward, Houston's first designated Historic District, the best of the Bayou City is minutes from your Front Porch! Walk to one of many award-winning restaurants on Washington Avenue, break a sweat on the Hike and Bike Trail, explore Downtown Houston, catch a play or concert in the Theatre District, or stroll down to Sawyer Yards.
Welcome friends and family from the inviting and expansive Front Porch, wave to neighbors from the 2nd floor Balcony. Both outdoor spaces wraparound the home and have haint blue painted beadboard ceiling, turned porch posts, delicate spindlework, ceiling fans, and coach lanterns.
Known as the 'Valentine House', this iconic Queen Anne Victorian has an extensive history.
The Front Porch, along with the 2nd floor Balcony, wrap around the home. The stained glass door with matching transom is a private entrance to the Study/Secondary Bedroom on the 1st floor.
The Front Door has extensive hand craved details and stained glass transom above. While it is unknown whether the door is original to the home, it is believed to be an antique. The current owners installed a mechanical twist doorbell, inspired by what would have been used in the late 1800s, early 1900s.
Prepare to step back in time as we step through the Front Door.
The grand Foyer has burled wood wainscotting and staircase. All hand craved, incredibly intricate, the work will leave you speechless. The entry has reclaimed hardwood flooring, original door frames and window casings with bullseye rosettes, and an antique-inspired light fixture.
Another view of the Foyer, from the Formal Living Room. Note how the natural light bounces off the gleaming wood.
The burled wood staircase is even more stunning in person.
A closer look at the stately newel posts on the staircase.
Off the Foyer is the Formal Living Room. Natural light shines in through the 6ft high windows with original wood casings and bullseye rosettes. You will find 11 ft ceilings throughout the 1st and 2nd floors.
The Formal Living Room has a coal-burning fireplace (one of two) with original wood mantel with craved details, vintage tile surround, and cast iron fireplace cover. Pocket doors (solid wood) open to the Formal Dining Room. Pocket doors also separate the Foyer from the Formal living Room (not pictured).
The Formal Dining Room has curly heart pine wainscotting (a perfect compliment to the burled wood in the Foyer), coal-burning fireplace (one of two) with original wood mantel, vintage tile surround and hearth, and a built-in China cabinet (original to the home).
The built-in China cabinet and hardware is original to the home and offers great storage! Show off your favorite pieces in the glass door cabinet with beadboard backing and hide your mess in the drawers and lower cupboards!
The original hardware on the built-in China cabinet.
This Formal Dining Room is quite large with space to serve, dine, host, and mingle!
The warm and inviting Kitchen has Wolf dual oven and 6-burner range with Viking hood, tile flooring, granite countertops, tile backsplash, under cabinet lighting, S/S appliances, German glass front cabinets, and recessed lighting.
Another view of the Kitchen. Note the farmhouse sink and wine fridge in Island!
Pendant lights hang above the Kitchen Island with Breakfast Bar. French doors lead out to Back Deck, Backyard, and detached 2-car Garage.
The Backyard has recent landscaping, new Back Deck and custom awning (Spring 2020), verdant landscaping, and mature trees. There is even room for a cocktail Pool!
Currently set as a Study, this 1st floor Secondary Bedroom (one of three, the other two upstairs) has a full en suite bath and private access to the Front Porch. Original hardwood flooring, ceiling fan with light kit, and storage shelves added inside the old dumbwaiter shaft.
The en suite Bath has mosaic black and white tile flooring, beadboard surround, stained glass octagon privacy window, pedestal sink, and cast iron claw foot bathtub (believed to be original or antique).
A closer look at the beautifully preserved cast iron clawfoot bathtub with telephone wand shower head.
Head upstairs to the 2nd floor.
Along the staircase is a stunning stained glass window (believed to be original).
Upstairs, the spacious Master Bedroom has original hardwood flooring, double height baseboards, picture railing, ceiling fan with light kit, and original window casings with bullseye rosettes.
The Bath is found at the end of the 2nd floor hall. Striking clawfoot cast iron bathtub (believed to be original or antique) with gooseneck faucet and shower head, mosaic tile and granite flooring, updated vanity with granite top, and beadboard surround. Lovely stained glass windows hang over window, allowing for natural light with privacy.
One of two Secondary Bedrooms found upstairs (3rd on 1st floor).
The other Secondary Bedroom upstairs (one of two on 2nd floor, third on 1st floor) has private access to the wraparound Balcony (through the stained glass door).
Step outside to covered Balcony. Coach lanterns, ceiling fans, beadboard ceiling, wood decking, and detailed spindlework and posts, create the perfect place to spend late nights or early mornings.
The 2nd floor wraparound Balcony was rebuilt (along with the Front Porch) after the original pieces were removed, relocated, and damaged. This Balcony is the perfect place to watch the 'Freedom Over Texas' 4th of July fireworks show at Eleanor Tinsley Park.
Back inside through the Balcony's 2nd entrance (the other is a private entrance of one of the Secondary Bedrooms) is the 2nd floor landing. 11 ft ceilings, recent paint, and hardwood flooring are found throughout the 2nd floor.
Alternate view of the 2nd floor landing. Note the beautiful, hand craved burled wood railing.
This 2-car carriage style Garage was built by the current owners. A stained glass window is found in the front gable, mimicking the one found on the home, and coach lanterns anchor the garage door. The garden fence was recently built (2020, per owner).
You have plenty of storage space inside this 2-car Garage. Epoxy flooring was recently done (Spring 2020). Garages are a rare find in Old Sixth Ward.
1908 Decatur is found in one of Houston's oldest neighborhoods, Old Sixth Ward.
Just down the street is the Park for Humans and Dogs (as the name suggests-its a park for humans AND dogs!) which opened in 2017.
Pick up groceries, flowers, or even dinner to-go at Whole Foods Market, less than 2 miles away.
B&B Butchers & Restaurant is just one of many incredible and award-winning restaurants found on Washington Ave. (3 minute walk).
Less than 1 mile away is Target.
Darkhorse Tavern is a neighborhood favorite, the perfect place for Happy Hour!
Visit Downtown's Market Square Park (1 mile from Decatur St.) and take advantage of the dog run, BCycle station, lush lawn, and all the free events-outdoor movie screenings, live music, bingo, bike tours, and more.
Famous Houston artist David Adickes' 'Virtuoso' sculpture sits on the outskirts of the Theatre District in Downtown Houston.
Walk or bike to Downtown's Market Square and visit some of Houston's most beloved bars like Hearsay Lounge, La Carafe, Public Services.
Catch a show at the Hobby Center for Performing Arts in the Theatre District Downtown. 5 minute drive or less than 1 mile walk!
Explore Downtown's Main Street, visit local favorites like Boomtown Coffee, The Pastry War, Little Dipper Bar, and Bovine & Barley. Hop on the METRORail's red line for a ride through Downtown, Midtown, the Museum District, Hermann Park, Texas Medical Center, all the way down to the Astrodome/NRG Stadium.
Hop on your bike and enjoy the Heights Hike and Bike Trail which runs along Spring Street to Downtown.
Take advantage of BB Park, 160-acres of walking, running, and biking trails, outdoor art installations, Jamail Skate Park, the historic Cistern, Johnny Steele Dog Park, playground, sprawling lawns of green grass, and more!
CHECK OUT THE LISTING VIDEO for a VIRTUAL TOUR! MATTERPORT UPLOADED! 1908 Decatur is nestled in one of Houston's oldest and most vibrant neighborhoods, Old Sixth Ward. This stunning restored Queen Anne Victorian has been carefully updated to meet the needs of modern times while honoring the iconic and historic design elements from the late 1800s, early 1900s. 11 foot ceilings throughout, original hardwood flooring*, burled wood in Foyer and curly heart pine in Formal Dining, 2 coal-burning fireplaces with cast iron covers, and recent work such as interior paint, epoxy flooring in 2-car Garage, Back Deck, custom awning, replaced roof (2018/2019) and Front and Backyard landscaping. DID NOT FLOOD IN HARVEY, MEMORIAL, or TAX DAY FLOODS** Found within walk distance to Washington Ave., Downtown, Sawyer Yards, neighborhood parks, restaurants, entertainment, and shopping (*upstairs, Dining, and Study) (**per sellers).
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