This lovely home in the Museum District is on a private street, located in the charming gated enclave of W. 11th Place. This stately gem was originally built in 1920(per HCAD) for The Bowels family in the style of architect, J W. Northrup. The home has been expertly renovated by the current owners preserving the charm but with all of today's modern conveniences.
It may not be #2 Downing Place but it is on the historic registry! The Bowles House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior and is a City of Houston Landmark.
W. 11th Place is a dedicated private street with gated access and additional access from the alley.
Beautifully situated on a 10,000 sq. ft. corner lot on a gated private street. Walk to The Museum of Fine Arts, The Contemporary Arts Museum, The Jung Center, The Glassell School of Art, The Houston Zoo, Hermann Park, and Rice University. In close proximity to the light rail if you want to hop on to head to the Texas Medical Center, Reliant Stadium or Downtown.
Built in the 1920's the front door was custom designed to match the original windows with workable shutters.
The grounds are beautifully and professional landscaped and maintained. Ivy covered walled gardens, rose garden, herb gardens, side garden, covered garden room, and the most fabulous garden potting shed with outdoor shower. There are also guest quarters over the two-car garage.
Central hallway leading to the breakfast room kitchen. The stairway is simple and elegant like they typically were in the 1920's.
Lovely entry. Love the glass paned side/windows allowing for morning light. Entry opens to the formal living room to the left and formal dining room to the left.
The formal dining room also has room for a conversation area. Would be a great corner for a piano. This home entertains beautifully. Great floor plan surrounded by incredible gardens.
The double French doors lead to an ivy covered walled side garden. Zen-like views from every window and door. This home offers so much natural light.
The sitting area is open to the entry and leads to the formal living room.
The formal living room 14x11 has beautiful hardwood floors, a wood burning fireplace, and opens to the garden room. Note there are numerous windows all with beautiful garden views.
Another view of the living room with views to the front yard gardens.
The garden room with water spicket, concrete floor and drain. The double french doors lead to an outdoor covered dining area with views to the gardens.
A French style cook's kitchen with India granite counters, a La Cornue Stove/Oven from France,Vent-a-hood, pot filler and a hand painted mural above the stove.
If you love to cook, you will appreciate the La Cornue range. And if you do not like to cook you will just enjoying heating up your prepared food or hire a personal chef! He/she will love cooking in this kitchen.
Love the glass front cabinets and the Sub-Zero over/under refrigerator with oversized glass door.
Spacious master bedroom with high ceilings, hardwood flooring, gorgeous crystal chandelier, garden views and light-filled sitting room/study through the french doors.
The master bedroom 21x14 has plenty of room for a sitting area.
This is the study/sitting room 15x8 off of the master bedroom. Love all the windows. This is a happy place for sure with garden views all around.
The master bathroom has a large walk-in shower, onyx countertops, and double sinks. The chandelier remains.
Bedroom #2 is approximately 14x13 and has hardwood flooring, high ceilings, and a beautiful antique wardrobe which provides extra closet space.
Another view of bedroom #2. The antique wardrobe is included in the sale!
Bedroom #3 with north, south and west facing windows allow for great natural light and garden views.
Love the clean- line hall bath serving bedrooms 2 and 3 with porcelain bathtub and the vintage pedestal sink. This bathroom has been updated preserving the vintage feel of a 1920's bathroom with current plumbing workings.
This is outdoor covered dining area to enjoy your morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening while taking in the garden views.
These are the double French doors that lead from the dining room to the side garden.
If you like to garden and love roses, you have come to right place. The current owner has created a beautiful rose garden and this home has been more than one Rose Garden Society garden tours.
This is the ivy covered walled side garden off of the dining room.
Ivy covered walled gardens and rose garden.
Ariel view of the rose garden with charming brick paths and boxwood hedges.
Happy roses in this happy home.
Another view of the rose garden showing off the large backyard.
There is a wonderful potting shed with outdoor shower. In addition, there is full guest quarters and a two-car garage that can be accessed from the driveway with iron gate or from the alley way.
This lovely home in the Museum District is on a private street, located in the charming gated enclave of W. 11th Place. This stately gem was originally built in 1920(per HCAD) for The Bowles family in the style of architect, J W. Northrup. The home has been expertly renovated by the current owners preserving the charm but with all of today's modern conveniences. The cook's kitchen boast a La Cornue stove/oven from France with pot-filler and a stainless steel Sub-Zero refrigerator with glass doors. The grounds are lovely with rose gardens reflect the owner's passion and love of Roses. There is an antique potting shed with outdoor shower and a guest apartment over the two car garage. All info per seller
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Breakfast Room, Den, Formal Dining, Formal Living, Living Area - 1st Floor, Study/Library, Sun Room,
21X17, In Garage
1/Gas Connections, Wood Burning Fireplace
All Bedrooms Up, Master Bed - 2nd Floor
Master Bath Description:
Double Sinks, Half Bath, Master Bath Shower Only
Electric Dryer Connections, Gas Dryer Connections, Washer Connections
Convection Oven, Double Oven
Attic Vents, Digital Program Thermostat, Energy Star/CFL/LED Lights, High-Efficiency HVAC, HVAC>13 SEER, Insulation - Batt, Insulation - Blown Cellulose, Tankless/On-Demand H2O Heater
Alarm System - Owned, Dryer Included, Fire/Smoke Alarm, High Ceiling, Refrigerator Included, Washer Included
Pier & Beam
Auto Driveway Gate, Auto Garage Door Opener, Double-Wide Driveway
Automatic Gate, Driveway Gate
Public Sewer, Public Water
Back Yard, Back Yard Fenced, Controlled Subdivision Access, Covered Patio/Deck, Detached Gar Apt /Quarters, Fully Fenced, Porch, Side Yard, Sprinkler System
Lot Size: 10,000 Lot Sqft./Appraisal District
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