Amazing Inner City Houston Bungalow near the Heights

100 Year Old Bungalow – Owned by the builders family since new over 100 years ago! Totally cool!

The team at Houston Vintage Homes are such nerds and weirdo’s when it comes to really neat old wood framed homes, LOL! We literally geek out and go goo-goo for Cocoa Puffs over homes like this lovely bungalow located in one of the hottest areas of inner city Houston where a ton of gentrification and new development is underway!

This home was part of an estate that included 2 city blocks of old homes built between 1917 to 1920, unfortunately this is only 1 of 2 homes currently standing as the other homes were sold and immediately demolished to make way for new townhomes! In fact, the previous owners were most delighted to work with Houston Vintage Homes because our vision was to restore and make these homes as beautiful as they were when grandpa built them over 100 years ago!

Our vision with this home includes adding about 600 square feet of living space which will encompass the brand new Master Bedroom suite & office space! But before getting into all the details of whats to come, let’s take a look at how it looked when we first saw it!

As the pictures show considering this homes age it was in pretty condition compared to most homes we work on; in fact, this home had been occupied by the same renters for 30 YEARS! Yes, 30 whole years, they rented this home, kinda sad actually but that’s a whole ‘nother conversation! (If you don’t own a home and you’re currently renting I strongly recommend you giving us a call right away, we can help you become a homeowner!)

That said, back to design, LOL!

The vision for this bungalow involves converting the living & dining rooms into more of what we call a Great Room with vaulted ceilings and some amazing exposed beams to bring in some character and texture! The pine floors will be sanded and stained with a pickled finish, a brand new gourmet kitchen with Pro-style appliances and the utility room we’ve designed for this home is just UNREAL!

There is so much to LOVE about the design and future of this home, we can’t wait to for the official unveiling which we expect to happen the first weekend of June! It will be quite fun to see this like new 100 year old bungalow surrounded by brand new tract built patio homes, quite the juxtaposition but it’s par for the course in inner city Houston.

As the summer rapidly approaches, it’s becoming prime real estate season! If you are in the market for a vintage styled home or are wanting to design & build your own custom home you shouldn’t make any moves without consulting with the team at Houston Vintage Homes first!

 

New Orleans Style AirBNB Bungalow: Coming Soon!

Neat Bungalow equi-distant to U of H and TSU…

For some time the team here at HVH have literally been craving a bungalow to design and renovate that has the design elements and features of this home such as…

– Huge corner lot
– 11 Foot Ceilings
– Oversized rooms
– Transom windows over the main windows
– A secondary structure

We are most EXCITED about the 11 foot ceilings… Ceilings that tall make for such dramatic spaces! But before explaining every aspect of the project take a detailed at the current condition of this property below…

After reviewing those pictures you may think we’re crazy in fact, we had several people ask if we were tearing this house down, LOL! We were offended that someone would tear down a GEM like this!

Obviously this home has endured many years of deferred maintenance having been vacant about 7 years, has multiple roof leaks, half demolished rooms, all broken windows and the siding is in pretty bad shape!

All of those things we look beyond to see the potential for this home…

We see a totally renovated and updated to modern standards, New Orleans Style Bungalow with all the architectural elements and details from 100 years ago when the home was originally designed and built. We will add some of the more modern features like a Pex Mani-bloc plumbing system which will allow for efficient water use throughout the home with almost zero maintenance. A tankless water heater will ensure an endless supply of hot water for those extended showers.

A Pro-Style gourmet kitchen outfitted with custom oversized shaker style cabinets, a huge working island and one or two goodies we can’t disclose right now but believe me
when I say this will be a kitchen unlike any other!

The goal is to create a home that’s truly an experience that takes your breath away and from all early indications I believe this home will that mark spot on! As an AirBNB rental I believe it will perform quite well for many years to come. Stay tuned in the coming months as we unveil this lovely New Orleans Style Bungalow!