2045 Harvard ST.|$1.45M
4/5 bedrooms | 4.5 bathrooms | 4,178 s.f. living space | 6,600 s.f. lot size
Located on one of the most recognizable streets in the Houston Heights, 2045 Harvard brings timeless, classic elegance to the neighborhood. This Hamptons-inspired home features an open, but traditional layout full of high level finishes and detail throughout. Trimmed in the Acadian style with heavy casing and millwork throughout, with a large backyard, Jack and Jill bath, and built-in entertainment area, Harvard is an ideal place to call home for generations to come. An outdoor kitchen option, brick-covered sunken wine room holding hundreds of bottles, and private guest quarters make it perfect for entertaining as well. The crisp grey tones of the home have a calming air and, combined with the custom finishes and builder signatures, embody timeless chic.
The exterior of the home conveys a certain Southern Colonial appeal. A beautiful garden surrounds reclaimed brick steps that lead up to a wide and deep front porch. The porch is lit by a gas lamp that hangs from its gorgeous stained wood ceiling. Fans located on both sides of the porch allow for it to be enjoyed even on those hot Houston summer days. With room for plenty of seating, the porch will be a welcoming area for the family to appreciate the peacefulness and sense of community that the Houston Heights is so well known for.
The classic elegance of the home is proudly on display when entering the house. The foyer gives a snapshot of the custom detail and finishing throughout the home. It features paneled wall detail, cherrywood herringbone inlay in the reclaimed hardwood floors, and custom casing on all the doorways and windows. The luxurious feel continues on either side of the foyer in the formal dining room and study. This traditional layout provides a certain warm familiarity with formal spaces like the dining room and study, but the details take these two rooms to a higher level focused on updated livability.
Enter the study through divided light French doors with sidelights, which keep the room filled with ambient light and connected to the goings-on of the rest of the house even during quiet retreat. With stained maple paneled walls and trim, the richly hued room is very warm and inviting. It offers up an optimal environment for working efficiently, or curling up with a good book. A ceiling fan and a wall of built-in shelving and storage make this room exceptionally practical.
The dining room shows off with floor-to-ceiling wood paneling, a coffered ceiling with stained beams, heavy casing, crown molding, designer lighting, and enameled walls and ceiling. The room’s large size make it perfect for entertaining and its exquisite finishes will make it a memorable place for guests. The butler’s pantry off the dining room is both functional and luxurious. It features a built-in china cabinet as well as additional cabinets for extra storage. Glass tile backsplash and polished finish quartzite add to the room’s appeal.
The sunken wine room under the stairs is another feature that stands to impress guests. Reclaimed brick backsplash, maple stained wood cabinets and a quartzite counter make this a charming room. It’s more than just pleasing to the eyes though. A wine refrigerator and storage space for over 250 bottles mean this is a highly functional wine room.
The kitchen and breakfast area are both very open, but no space is wasted. Site-built cabinets assure that storage space is maximized. Available seating under the oversized island and built-in seating in the kitchen area leave plenty of room to get comfortable. Super white quartzite countertops and Walker Zanger tile give the area a distinct sense of style. Wolf Performance appliances and a deep apron sink are other noteworthy features of the kitchen.
The spacious living room is right alongside the kitchen and breakfast area. With a beautiful maple stained entertainment area, this room will surely be a popular gathering place for the family. Other highlights of the room include a fireplace, double crown molding and a ten foot ceiling. The vast amount of open space shared between the living room, kitchen and breakfast area is ideal for entertaining a substantial number of guests. The openness of the area is meant to encourage lots of quality communal time, the perfect space for family bonding.
The double-sided fireplace bridges the gap between the elegant interior of the home and the vast and limitless backyard. Uncommonly large for the Houston Heights, the yard includes a partially covered raised deck with ample space for patio furniture and a grill. This outdoor side of the fireplace is surrounded by rustic reclaimed brick. Stepping down from the deck reveals green space with exciting possibilities for a growing family. There’s plenty of room to play catch or kick a soccer ball around. There’s ample room for a pool as well if you’re keen on beating the Houston heat.
The second floor of the home exhibits a smart, well-appointed floor plan. Just as the traditional layout of the first floor is comfortable and satisfying, the placement of the upstairs bedrooms truly just makes sense. Three auxiliary bedrooms are located in close proximity to each other, including the Jack and Jill bedrooms that share a bath. Those two bedrooms both include a window seat with additional concealed storage beneath. The rooms also offer access to a balcony overlooking Harvard. It’s easy to see two siblings sharing these Jack and Jill bedrooms. All the bedrooms have built-ins in the closets.
The over-sized master suite is situated at the back of the home for maximum privacy. The secluded suite is down a hallway from the auxiliary bedrooms, potentially giving two parents a tranquil space a bit away from their kids. The four large, south-facing windows provide a gentle light, while a vaulted ceiling with paneling adds a touch of grace to the room. The substantial bedroom easily accommodates a king sized bed and additional seating area. The spacious elegance of the suite continues in the master bath. Dark marble counters and smokey grey walls create a nice contrast with the lighter, cool greys seen throughout the rest of the home. The bath includes a freestanding tub and huge shower with textured tile walls and stone flooring. Off of the master bath is the enormous master closet which includes a huge floor-to-ceiling mirror. On either side of the mirror are functional areas with plenty of built-in storage.
The versatile bonus room is also privately situated, as it is only accessible up the stairs from the living room. This large, spacious room is equipped with a ten foot ceiling and receives considerable sunlight. The en suite full bath and closet allow this room to function perfectly as an additional bedroom. Its seclusion could make it a desirable place for private guest quarters or a great space for a family with live in parents-in-law. It also could be the bedroom of choice for a teen who wants a little more privacy. For those with no need for an additional bedroom, it could become one of the more popular rooms in the house as a game room.
The Hamptons inspiration for 2045 Harvard shines throughout the home. The cool and calming greys of the home give the feel of a relaxing day on a private Northeastern beach. Features such as quartzite countertops, Walker Zanger tile and cherrywood herringbone inlay in reclaimed hardwood floors accord the house the lavish elegance of a Hamptons cottage. These magnificent details, along with the outdoor kitchen option and bricked wine room make this a home to show off to guests. That being said, the open, but traditional layout of the home, heavy inclusion of traditional finishes and generous amount of built-ins give it a timeless functionality as well. The endless possibilities afforded by the bonus room and the spacious backyard make this a home for a family to grow together.
Classic white exterior
Reclaimed brick walkway leading to front porch
Custom designed casing on doorways and windows
Outdoor kitchen with 36" Wolf grill
30-year architectural shingles
Oversized super white quartzite island with seating and 2" mitered edge
Wolf Performance Appliance Packages
48" Sub Zero refrigerator
Polished nickel fixtures
Traditional 2 1/4" reclaimed red oak hardwoods
Maple & cherrywood inlay in foyer
Extensive ceiling beam and wood paneling detail
Stained maple built-ins in study
Polished nickel fixtures
Bricked wine room
10" baseboards on first floor
10' ceilings on first floor
Two upstairs bedrooms share Jack & Jill bath with French doors to balcony
Carrara marble floors in upstairs bathrooms
8" baseboards on second floor
9' ceilings on second floor
Eramosa and Touch Pearl porcelain tile floors in master bath
Pietra gray polished countertops in master bath
Supremely functional master walk-in with our signature site-built shelving and storage
Extensive built-ins in closets, pantry, and storage
Pre-wired for Smart-Home features, A/V media, and HD Cameras
Recessed 6” LED lighting dimmable to 5% in all rooms
Level 5 drywall finish and low-VOC paint
Double minwax polyurethane coating on hardwood floors
Designer-selected tile, marble and quartz finishes
Jeld-wen double-paned Low-E windows with wood frames in all rooms
17 SEER zoned Lennox A/C with color display digital Wi-Fi thermostats
Comprehensive spray-foam insulation (R-16 Walls, R-38 Ceiling)
Rinnai tankless on-demand water heaters
1-2-10 year ACES Warranty