Sold Price Range: $717,001 - $827,000 Sold on : 07/09/2019
Nestled in the Historic Houston Heights, this bungalow was built in the 1920s (per HCAD) at the peak of the Arts and Craft movement. Thoughtful updates over the years have kept this home relevant, while upholding the Craftsman architecture and design elements that attribute to the beauty and authenticity of this Houston neighborhood.
A vibrant and colorful terrain of professionally landscaped plants, shrubs, flowers roll through the entire front yard. Along with a 2-car garage in back with alley access, you have a graveled drive offering space for guest parking. Set back are raised garden beds and a private wood deck with separate access to inside.
The Craftsman characteristics of this home include a separate gable for porch roof, exposed rafter tails, ornate triangular knee braces underneath the deep roof eaves, detailed façade with dentil blocks, and tapered columns upon massive brick piers that extend to ground level.
This quintessential Front Porch welcomes you to 705 E. 13 1/2 Street. Features include beadboard above, ceiling fan, and covered outlets.
Through the front door, step inside this updated Heights’ bungalow. This home honors the design elements of the historic Craftsman style while staying current to the needs of modern homeowners. A few nods include: Multipane windows, Craftsman style casings, door frames, and crown molding (found throughout home), and prairie style half tapered columns on both sides of case opening.
Spacious Dining Room with beadboard and plate rails, recessed lighting, and wood floor (found throughout). Open to the Kitchen, allowing you to entertain with ease. Private hallway off Dining has Secondary Bedrooms and Secondary Bath.
The iridescent Quartzite topped island is an incredible accent to this Kitchen. Fitted with shaker cabinets for additional storage, microwave (conveniently built within-no wasted counterspace), and pull out spice rack, this island is fully equipped.
Deep countertops, recessed lighting, shaker cabinets, soft-closing drawers, and gas cooktop with venthood complete this Kitchen.
View from the Den, note the under cabinet lighting, abundance of counter space and plentiful storage throughout this entire Kitchen. Dual pendant light fixture hang over the granite-topped Breakfast Bar with seating for 3 to 4. Glass front cabinets with crisscross mullions are featured throughout the Kitchen.
Natural light shines through the massive windows and full glass pane double doors into the Den.
The grand size of this Den allows for an endless possibilities of layouts. Private hallway leads to Utility Room and Master Bedroom.
Open the double doors to the covered back porch for indoor/outdoor entertaining.
Step outside to the fully-fenced backyard with recent landscaping, flowerbeds with stone border, a mature tree to offer shade, and sprinkler system to keep everything lush. Perfect yard to add a cocktail Pool (take advantage of back alley for instillation) or Spa!
Move your dinner parties, study sessions, or book club outdoors to this covered porch with bench seating. Porch has covered outlets and ceiling fan.
Serene Master Bedroom with recessed lighting, ceiling fan, enormous walk-in closet with single and bi-level rods with integrated shelving, and built-in dresser (2nd Master Closet off of Master Bath), and en suite Master Bath.
Master Bath has dual vanities with sconce lighting over wood-framed mirrors, beadboard trim, and deep soaking tub with tile surround.
Grand walk-in shower with dual rain heads and bench. The 2nd Master Closet off of Bath.
One of two Master Closets, this space tons of storage! Single and bi-level rods with integrated shelving, built-in dresser, and ample storage.
One of two Secondary Bedrooms, this spacious Bedroom is filled with natural light that beams in through the full glass pane double doors that lead to a private deck. Wood floors, spacious closet, and ceiling fan with light kit complete the space.
Private deck off of Secondary Bedroom with covered outlet and coach lantern.
This full Secondary Bath is situated between the Secondary Bedrooms. Beadboard tirm and striking black and white mosaic tile floor are notable elements of the Craftsman style. Bath also features tub with shower and tile surround, wood-framed mirror above vanity, and recessed lighting.
Across the hall, the other Secondary Bedroom.
The verdant backyard. Add a cocktail pool or spa!
Alley access to the double wide driveway and 2-car Garage.
Ride your bike down to E. 7th Street and visit Heights Mercantile. This urban market district has just about everything-wellness, retail, entertainment, restaurants.
Milroy Park, a beloved Heights' park, is less than one mile away from 13 1/2 Street!
The Historic Heights public library is a short walk away. Enjoy events such as yoga, book club, storytime, and more!
Just a little over one mile is the White Oak Drive District. Barnaby's, Onion Creek, Tacos A Go Go, Coltivare, Ritual, are just a few bars and restaurants found along the blocks.
Less than a 10 minute drive, this 2-story H-E-B opened in 2019.
One of the most iconic streets in Houston, 19th Street is right around the corner. Incredible shops like Emerson Rose and Manready Mercantile, award-winning restaurants including Harold's, and diverse entertainment complete this street!
Less than one mile away is the Paul Carr Jogging Trail, which runs through the Heights Blvd. esplanade. 1.9 mile of graveled path winds around outdoor art Sculptures.
Just a short walk to E. 11th St. to some of the neighborhood's best restaurants- Helen's in the Heights, Carmalita's, Liberty Kitchen, Field & Tide, bellagreen, and Someburger.
Recently developed Heights Waterworks offers everything from burgers and fries at hopdoody to a fresh shave and haircut at Floyd's 99 Barbershop.
705 E. 13 1/2 Street in sought-after Houston Heights.
Sold Transaction: Virginia Ledwell represented the buyer on this sold transaction on 07/09/2019
All you are looking for in a bungalow. From a 2 car alley entry garage to room to entertain (inside & out) to a true 3 BR/2 baths all on one level, this is home! Nestled on a quiet street, this magnificent Craftsman home has been totally renovated over the last few years with attention paid to every aspect of this home. The recessed lighting, Quartzite Kitchen island, professional landscaping, tankless Water Heater, finished Garage, recent double-pane period style windows & a large pergola over the back deck are just a few highlights. The large Master Suite provides 2 walk-in closets w/ built-ins while the bath has both shower and tub. Outside there is room entertain guests, with beautiful front, back and side porches surrounded with lush custom beds and shrubs. Plus the back yard has room for a small Pool or Spa or... keep the large tree for a private back yard get-away. The front gated parking adjacent to the incredible front yard is a bonus feature for guests!