The Heights has gained popularity as one of Houston’s most desirable areas for urbanite to call home. Set just north of I-10, this booming neighborhood has seen an influx of new homes as well as quaint boutiques, incredible restaurants, bars and coffee shops over the last 5 years. Residents love the neighborhood feel and strolling down Heights Boulevard, one can’t help but notice the expansive, yet charming Victorian-style homes that grace the tree-lined streets of the Heights. But, everything comes with a price tag: the soaring demand for the area has driven the average price of a home in the Heights to just over $583k, and currently the Heights has exactly 54 homes on the market in the “million-dollar-plus” category!
Curious to know what it would be like to live in a multi-million dollar house in one of Houston’s hottest areas? 701 Columbia is a stunning Victorian home currently for sale in the Heights. Built in 2009, this gorgeous property offers the outdoor space that Height’s residents have come to enjoy, coupled with a cozy, yet modern interior that is impossible to resist. With over 5000 square feet of living and 4 bedrooms, a study, a media room, and an elevator, it is a rare find. Listed at 1.65 million, this home truly is the best of Heights living. But what is it like to spend a day here? (Read on, friends)
MORNING: Wake up and head downstairs to make a cup of coffee and enjoy sipping it beneath the towering pine trees on your verandah. The homes in the Heights love to feature balconies and patios where home owners can enjoy the peace of the neighborhood without ever leaving their property, and 701 Columbia is no exception, boasting not 1 or 2, but 6 patios!
Just outside your front door is the Heights Bike Trail, a popular route for walkers, joggers and cyclists alike to enjoy the Houston sunshine and see some flora and fauna as they get their exercise. The path winds through the Heights and offers incredible views of Downtown. Next you stop by Buchanan’s Native Plants to browse some new foliage for your already immaculate yard (their selection is incredible!) Afterwards, a quick muffin or breakfast biscuit from local favorite, Revival Market, is a must.
AFTERNOON: Afternoons are spent strolling the shops of 19th avenue. From the 701 Columbia, it is a short drive to 19th street, and whether it is a cute boutique or window-shopping for antiques, there is something for everyone on this historic street. No afternoon is complete without a stop for ice cream at the Fat Cat Creamery, where they scoop up unique flavors like “Cat’s Meow Mexican Vanilla”. You head back home and cool off in your private media room with some serious air-conditioning.
EVENING AND BEYOND The fun in the neighborhood continues into the evening, as the Heights offers an awesome assortment of wine bars, with Sonoma being a local favorite. Stroll over to Sonoma for glass of wine and one of their famous cheese plates, then walk over to Coltivare for one of the best pizzas in town (enjoyed while dining in their private garden). Not in the mood to head out? Raid your own wine collection as 701 Columbia features an 800-bottle climate-controlled wine room. Fire up your Wolf range to start cooking dinner in a true chefs-kitchen. Once you are finally ready to settle in for the night after a bottle of wine, you prefer to take the elevator up to your master retreat complete with en-suite balcony and enjoy a view of the city and stars (or a fire in your double sided fireplace for those rare cold Houston nights).
Caution: Living is so good in the Heights (and at 701 Columbia) your guests might never want to leave. Don’t worry–this home comes complete with separate guest quarters, including a fully equipped kitchen and private entrance for those hard-to-shake visitors! Caution: Living is so good in the Heights (and at 701 Columbia) your guests might never want to leave. Don’t worry–this home comes complete with separate guest quarters, including a fully equipped kitchen and private entrance for those hard-to-shake visitors!
For more information on 701 Columbia, or any of our listings, be sure to visit our site at www.ulrproperties.com
To set up a showing, please contact Jessica St. John at 713.367.7448 or email to [email protected]