Sunday, February 13, 2011

Pretty Blue House ... SOLD

738 Cortlandt, Houston Heights, Texas [scroll down for photos]

It appears that we have a deal and that, in April, we will move on and The Perkins House (see history) will have new caretakers.

We have loved this house and will miss many things, but nothing stands still, not really.

Forrward! We are excited.

This house was built in 1918 and it is a transitional home; it is mostly Craftsman style but has some lingering vistorian elements.

Downstairs has a large, modern eat in-kitchen, one full bath, a laundry room with sink, separate foyer, living room and “other” room which would have been the family’s everyday sitting room, while the parlor (our living room) was probably saved for company. We use the other room as the media room. It could be a kid’s play room, a dining room or whatever suits you. It is separated from the living room by a pair of French Doors.

Upstairs has 3 bedroom and 1.5 bathrooms, plus an office alcove with a door that leads to a large, covered upstairs porch.

Items original to the house: Cross beamed living room ceiling, heart of pine floors, claw foot bath tub, decorative ceramic gas heater in the living room, living room French doors, most of the trim, windows, doors, door knobs and escutcheons. The original kitchen had few cupboards. All three glass, multi-paned cupboard doors have been repurposed in the house.

Some period items have been added, like the stained glass window in the bathroom and some of the doorknobs to replace modern knobs put in by former owners.

This house is amazingly sunny. Even the master closet has windows! There is also excellent storage for an old house, and a great flow. Downstairs, every room leads to two other rooms, so it feels very open.

There is a deck off the kitchen and a 1.5 car garage, meaning one car still leaves plenty of room for a work space.

Included- Front Proch Glider
Not Included- Schmutz; our geriatric cat.