Welcome to 918 Harvard Street! This gorgeous custom built home located in the true heart of the Heights offers a spacious floor plan with 4 bedrooms plus a study, home office space and garage apartment and is zoned to highly sought-after Harvard Elementary.
Heights living is all about the front porch and this one does not disappoint! The inviting front porch complete with swing overlooks the spacious front yard and tree-lined street. The Heights is an incredibly walkable neighborhood, so you will enjoy sitting on your front porch as neighbors pass by on their daily strolls.
The floor plan of this home is nice and open, yet the rooms are defined to allow for versatile spaces that work for many lifestyles.
The floor to ceiling cabinets provide an abundance of storage space. Additional features of the kitchen include granite counters and stainless appliances including Jenn-Air 6-Burner gas cooktop, warming drawer, under counter oven and Bosch dishwasher.
The kitchen cabinet doors are refurbished antique doors which were previously part of a china cabinet. Lighting provided by recessed lights, under cabinet lighting and pendant lighting over the island.
The home was recently fitted with a water softener system and water filter at the kitchen sink. The large island has charming beadboard detail and provides additional seating and prep space.
The glass shelving provides the perfect space to display family photos and holiday cards. The doorway on the left leads to the butler's pantry.
This view shows the seamless transition from the kitchen to the breakfast nook and living room.
Breakfast nook with custom bench and wall of windows overlooking the backyard.
This space is could also be utilized as a homework corner or would be a nice backdrop for video calls.
The butler's pantry between the dining room and kitchen provides additional storage and features a stainless counter, glass front cabinets and a framed chalkboard to display the nightly menu or grocery lists.
The informal living room off the kitchen features a wall of custom built-in cabinets to keep electronics tucked away.
The focal point of this room is the beautiful wood burning fireplace with intricate mantle and granite surround.
The gorgeous pine hardwood floors, high ceilings and great natural light continue throughout the home. You will also be pleased with the exceptional storage throughout!
The wall of windows overlook the back porch and yard.
The covered back porch is a perfectly peaceful place for a rocking chair and to enjoy the afternoon sun that peeks through the mature trees.
The elegant dining room with access to the kitchen through the butler's pantry features updated lighting and a gorgeous stained glass window.
Additional view of the dining room showing the ease of access to the formal living room which provides a nice gathering area for after dinner cocktails.
The spacious formal living room at the front of the home gets great natural light, has 10 ft ceilings, pine hardwood floors, ceiling fan and recessed lights. There is a storage closet under the stairs as well.
The living room could fit a variety of furniture variations from formal to more casual to fit with your lifestyle.
Additional view showing the proximity to the front door, dining room and study. The double doors with glass door knobs lead to the study.
Working from home? This first floor study is a perfect home office, but there are also several additional options for a home office between the third floor rooms and garage apartment!
Although built in 2000, there are vintage finishes throughout the home including this gorgeous newel post that mimic the 1920s era original Heights homes.
The powder bath is definitely a showstopper with the antique wood vanity, marble counter and glamorous wall paper.
The wonderful primary suite is a true retreat with a private screened porch, sitting/vanity area and en-suite bath.
This view shows the stained glass transom windows over the doors that lead to the porch and en-suite bath.
What a way to start and end your day! This private screened porch off the primary suite offers a bug free outdoor retreat with views of the treetops!
The sitting room could be a reading nook, vanity area or converted into an additional boutique-style closet!
The primary en-suite bath features double sinks, fantastic storage, granite counter and black and white hex tile floor.
There is a glass enclosed shower and a relaxing soaking tub that was recently upgraded. The double doors lead to the walk-in closet.
The two secondary bedrooms on the second floor share a Jack and Jill bath and both have gorgeous stained glass transom windows over the doors.
One of the generously sized secondary bedroom with hardwood floors, recessed lighting and ceiling fan.
Additional view showing the entrance to the Jack and Jill bath that connects the two second floor bedrooms.
Full bath with two sinks and tub/shower combo. The framed mirrors also have built-in storage.
Third bedroom with hardwood floors, closet, ceiling fan and windows overlooking the front yard.
The laundry room has a utility sink black and white floral tile.
Third floor bedroom with vaulted ceiling has access to a full bath, so could be a guest bedroom or would also be a fabulous yoga studio!
Another example of a reclaimed/vintage piece that really adds to the charm of this home.
Third floor full bath.
All doors throughout this home are solid wood and glass door hardware is reclaimed/refinished. The door at the end of the third floor hallway leads to a small room that would be another great option for a home office, zoom room or simply for storage.
The oversized two-car garage with alley access also provides additional storage. There is a pedestrian gate that leads from the alley to the backyard for easy access to the garage apartment.
The garage apartment provides an additional 572* sf that could be utilized as a guest suite, art studio or home office. There is a kitchenette and a full bath as well. *per HCAD
Full bath in garage apartment.
The brick paved courtyard is surrounded by lush landscaping and mature trees.
Gorgeous view and good space for dining outdoors.
The door leads to the front driveway.
Situated on a 6,600 sf lot, there is a spacious fully fenced front yard and a gated front driveway for additional parking.
Harvard Street is a premier Heights street and 918 Harvard is located just one block from Harvard Elementary and just a few blocks to Donovan Park and Heights Mercantile. You will love the walkability!
Stately Heights Home with timeless style in the heart of the Historic Houston Heights & Zoned to Harvard Elementary! This light and bright home has all the spaces to provide ultimate functionality including a first floor study, welcoming formal living & formal dining w/ butler’s pantry, spacious kitchen opening to breakfast area & large living room, oversized primary suite w/ sitting room & private screened porch w/ tranquil views of the beautifully landscaped yard plus a finished third floor with 4th bedroom/full bath/office space & an oversized garage apartment. The classic & historic finishes blend w/ modern touches and tall ceilings are warm and inviting. Desirable exterior spaces include a lush backyard with a mature tree for shade, front and back porches plus extra front driveway space & oversized garage w/ alley access. Recent updates include roof, interior paint & water filtration. Close proximity to Harvard Elementary, Heights hike/bike trail & many area parks & restaurants!
Breakfast Room, Family Room, Formal Dining, Formal Living, Garage Apartment, Living Area - 1st Floor, Study/Library, Utility Room in House,
Garage Apt Qtr SF:
1/Gas Connections, Wood Burning Fireplace
All Bedrooms Up, En-Suite Bath, Primary Bed - 2nd Floor, Walk-In Closet
Double Sinks, Primary Bath + Separate Shower, Vanity Area
Breakfast Bar, Island w/ Cooktop, Pantry, Pots/Pans Drawers, Under Cabinet Lighting
Central Gas, Zoned
Central Electric, Zoned
Electric Dryer Connections, Gas Dryer Connections, Washer Connections
Convection Oven, Electric Oven
Digital Program Thermostat, High-Efficiency HVAC, HVAC>13 SEER
Alarm System - Owned, Crown Molding, Drapes/Curtains/Window Cover, Dry Bar, High Ceiling
Pier & Beam
Auto Garage Door Opener
Public Sewer, Public Water
Back Yard, Back Yard Fenced, Covered Patio/Deck, Detached Gar Apt /Quarters, Fully Fenced, Patio/Deck, Porch, Screened Porch, Side Yard, Sprinkler System
Lot Size: 6,600 Lot Sqft./Appraisal District
Disclaimer: Lot configuration and dimensions are estimates, not based on personal knowledge and come from a third party (Digital Map Products); therefore, you should not rely on the estimates and perform independent confirmation as to their accuracy