You're looking at piece of American history: a Craftsman house! This original 1930s home has been consistently restored since 2000, with all modern conveniences, while retaining its distinct vintage charm. This precious property is located at 310 Drew Street, Houston, TX, in the lovely Fairgrounds community. This 1.5 story, single family beauty features 3 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths and occupies a 5,000 square-foot lot with 3,044 square-feet of interior living space.
Meticulous care, both inside and out, has maintained the dignity and proud ownership that culminates in maximum curb appeal! Native greenery and attentive landscaping greet family and guests, alike. This front yard is accessed by a period perfect gate and pathway to the front porch and entrance.
This rich space on the front porch is perfect for seasonal pieces, blossoming plants and a delightful view of easy living.
A Craftsman house is a popular style that emerged from the American Craftsman movement at the turn of the 20th century. The construction of Craftsman homes was part of an architectural movement which emphasized the beauty and use of natural materials and what humans could make with their own hands! This breathtaking front entry clearly displays this goal.
Gleaming wood floors are complemented by pale, neutral earth tones on the walls and distinctive, period columns which may, in fact, have designated common areas. An open floor plan allows tremendous space for imprinting lifestyles, today!
This is your comfy view from a suggested sitting area, at the front of the 1st level, which welcomes plenty of natural light. Sometimes, less is so much more. This architectural (and suggested decor style) reflects elegant simplicity.
Peaceful and sophisticated, this intimate sitting area invites just about any social interaction!
A heavenly high ceiling embraces wide open bright and airy space in this sublime living area, with the stone encased fireplace, as a focal work of art, in itself.
Architects, even in 1930, must have had a shrewd sense of planning for the future use of their residential creations. Ample space for family time and entertaining, still remain.
The close proximity of kitchen and living areas is always a win/win situation! Where there are delicious aromas emanating from the kitchen, eager guests will follow their noses, through this huge, warm blended space.
If any shot is magazine worthy, this, among others, surely is! This delicately extended island counter easily welcomes lovely high-backed stools. This is a great breakfast/ quick snack bar, and an easy surface when entertaining. An adapted, farmhouse-like tile serves as a pristine backsplash.
This gorgeous petite sink sits in luscious granite (?), above exquisite iron work and modest storage below.
Blond colored cabinetry fills every inch of this modern-day kitchen, while retaining its vintage vibe!
This exquisite chef's kitchen is a cook's dream, where everything is within fingertip reach!
A kitchen window is always a blessing. This one, however, is historically satisfying!
The arched, floor-to-ceiling window, left, guides your way to the upper level.
Who would ever want to leave this unique oasis, which is your amazing primary suite! A stone (slate?) framed fireplace will warm spirits no matter the weather, while built-in shelving welcomes books or any treasured display items. As suggested, a reading or desk nook is easily welcomed.
This view is simply glorious! You've got space galore, for any and all sized pieces. A grand wall of windows will bathe this space in warming sunshine and the dark, romantic skies of night. The door, up left, leads to your ensuite bath.
Your one-of-a-kind ensuite bath is the sublime result of a careful interpretation of old and new. Everything sparkles in this space: wall-wide mirrors tower over the long, creamy toned, dual-sink/vanity, gently lit by period lighting fixtures.
Peaceful earth tones on the walls invite total relaxation while you luxuriate in this tile encased bathtub OR linger in the sleek, rimless, glass enclosed shower. (Slate???) floor tiles add natural color to this private spot.
Let the sun shine in or bathe in the dusky hues of night. Either way, it's simple natural indulgence.
Creature comforts express the Craftsman philosophy and use of natural, hand-produced luxury, especially in the stone/tile floor in your generous shower.
This well-lit, darling secondary bedroom is ready for family or guests!
This sleek, secondary shower/bath offers a contemporary touch!
This jewel of a room, accessed from the backyard, can be just about anything you want it to be, which is true of secondary bedrooms. As suggested here, a lush, spacious bedroom opens onto this brick floored patio, through clear paned french patio doors. The home offers endless options for "flex" rooms, such as this; including studio or home office space. It's all up to you.
This is the marvelous, open, inspiring view from this special patio room.
Your rich, covered patio easily accommodates seasonal pieces. This precious garden is something you won't often see! The period Craftsman mystique and charm is alive and well, here!
Your huge patio retains its vintage charm, with contemporary architectural support!
Keep reminding yourself that this is not a resort. It's ALL yours!
Quaint, magnificent, unforgettable curb appeal!
Make it yours!