The same family has occupied this property since the early 1960's. The original 3 bedroom/1 bath Bellaire home was purchased by a doctor who practiced at Memorial Southwest Hospital and his wife, an RN who worked at MD Anderson for over 30 years.
They raised three children in the original home and in the late 1980's, as empty nesters, decided to build a new home on their existing lot.
Tear down/new construction had just become trendy in the area, in fact this Bellaire home was one of the first tear down/ new construction homes outside the 610 Loop.
In 1990,their oldest son, a Construction Management graduate from Texas A&M, worked with his parents to select plans, then acted as the General Contractor on the project.
It was a labor of love to build a home for his parents, so they would live in comfort during retirement. This property has housed 4 generations of this family since the early 1960s and is currently occupied by the builder and his wife.
An immaculate home! The one story main house has a master bedroom along with two other secondary bedrooms.
The high ceiling in the Living area makes the house seem larger than its actual square foot.
Built-ins to one side define one end of the space.
The other has good natural light from a skylight above as well as double glass doors to the back and a transom window above. Roof and skylights were replaced in 2016.
A maximum use of space allowed the inclusion of an overlooking loft above accessed by a spiral staircase.
Perfect as a Study or crafts area.
The Kitchen is well laid out with a central island with bar seating. The laundry room is conveniently located adjacent. A large window to the side street lets in great light.
The foundation of this property on a large corner lot (8,370 SF) is one of the highest in the neighborhood (per owner). Both Evergreen and Fifth Street have recently been completely rebuilt and have large up-to-date drainage systems.
Plenty of upper and lower cabinet storage as well as counter top work space. Move-in ready or live in the efficiency apartment over the attached garage while you do your remodeling.
The high ceiling Master bedroom has oak flooring and great light with a view to the large back yard and deck.
The Bath has double closets (SEE FLOOR PLAN under DOCUMENTS). Double vanities and east side light from upper windows and another skylight
Front secondary bedroom has good closet storage
SE bedroom, used now as a study, also has a large closet and good natural light.
Then step up to the large 20x22 attached efficiency apartment.
Kitchen sits apart. New carpet here as well as downstairs.
Full Bath and a walk in closet. A comfortable retreat, guest space or temporary home while you remodel the downstairs main house.
Ready made also for a multi-generational family.
Driveway and side walks were replaced in 2016. Mature oaks provide west side shade.
A large back yard oasis could easily accommodate a future pool. Convenient exterior door from garage to the back patio.
A relaxing and private retreat in the afternoon shade.
Sold Transaction: Margaret Tsanais represented the buyer on this sold transaction on 07/31/2018
HIGH & DRY: Large corner lot in a central City of Bellaire location. All brick (built and owned by a single family) 3 bedrooms on the ground floor PLUS full efficiency apartment upstairs. Big back yard with deck has storage shed. Foundation is one of the highest in the area (per owner) and both Evergreen and 5th Streets have been completely rebuilt (new driveway and sidewalks at that time also). Immaculately kept. New roof installed September 2017. Ready for move in. Or temporarily live in the apartment while doing your remodel. SEE attached FLOOR PLAN under DOCUMENTS. Quoted square foot includes apartment.