Video of Rare Single-Story Heights Home for Sale

Filed in Houston Heights Homes for Sale by on November 23, 2020

Contemporary Single Story Heights Home for Sale

Recently built single story homes are rare in the Heights. Just about everything being built inside the loop is tall and skinny. It is cheaper per square foot to build up, not out. Thus most new homes are 2 or 3 stories. That’s great if you love stairs. You can run up to your 3rd or 4th floor roof-top deck to see the skyline; climb up stairs to go to bed. Some people like that.
What if you don’t like stairs? What if you want to come home and just relax…not climb stairs?

830 W 27th St in Houston Heights is a single story 2 Bedroom/2 Bath/2 Car home.  Your only other option for a one story home in the Heights is a remodeled old bungalow. It is 1311 SF, priced at $437,500.

I am not disparaging bungalows, I live in a home over a century old and love it. However, it is an old home and it needs constant care.

This single-story Heights Home was built in 2005.

The builders had a unique concept (I sold this house new, so still remember some of the details): They wanted a house that was one story, artistic and efficient. They also wanted a minimalist home that could be both inviting or totally private.

  • Artistic: Stained concrete floors (Bamboo in one bedroom), tall ceilings, curved or angled walls. No little boxy rooms here. Angled walls lead the eye through the house.
  • Efficient: Single story with brick front walls and rolled metal exterior. The baked-on finish hasn’t needed painting in 15 years. The rock garden courtyards need minimal care.
  • Private or inviting: The builder advertised “Have breakfast on front porch in your underwear.” With double gates closed, you have privacy. When open, the doors invite people in and expand your courtyard. Both front and back have double doors opening to gorgeous low-maintenance courtyards

More details from MLS: 830 W 27th Street, Houston, TX 77008 $437,500 Single-Family

Also see previous post on this 1 story Heights home: Zen House for Sale

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