The house I chose for this week’s Peep of the Week is absolutley wonderful. I chose it for a couple of reasons…location, design, and it’s a New Leaf listing, so why not? Located in Afton Village right behind the Ikea, this little pocket of homes is the first exit outside the loop but with all the amenities of Memorial. The best of both worlds in my opinion. A quick jump onto I-10 makes for such an easy commute from virtually anywhere in Houston. Additionally, this home is owned by a friend that I have known forever. I am thrilled to be able to reconnect with her and help her family find a new home to start the next chapter of their lives. It doesn’t get much better than that. Really!
Marketed by New Leaf Real Estate
Square Footage: 1949
Lot Square Footage: 8520
Year Built: 1955
School District: Spring Branch ISD
This home has been extensively remodeled by the owners. The seller used to work for a designer here in Houston and when you see these photos, you can tell. Both the remodel and their furnishings are right on point with the most popular design trend right now… white, neutral, bright, and clean.
This home has the best of both old and new in my opinion. I love original, well-maintained wood floors. There is just somethng about them that make everything feel cozy. The living room is open to another room they are using as a study/play area for their boys. Where I can see someone putting a formal dining table in that space, I love how they chose to maximize their living area by almost making this space one big room. The mix of whites, linens, wood, and stainless pieces is one of my favorite looks right now.
They took their traditional galley kitchen and updated it with white marble, added a gas range, a wine refrigerator, and double stainless ovens. This rooms appears very spacious with this bright color pallete. I just love a white kitchen…so fresh and so clean.
This room is being used as the formal dining room. It is right off the kitchen and overlooks the backyard. The painted brick fireplace is so unqiue- what a mantle! Not pictured in this photo are some built-in shelves they use to display all their crystal and have a bar set up. It’s charming, quaint, and elegant all at the same time.
Something about beamed and planked ceilings make me feel like I am on vacation somewhere at an awesome bed and breakfast. This is seriously what I wish my bedroom looked like. Between the linens and all the fluffy pillows, I want to jump in and watch Lifetime movies all day long from this spot. What makes this room even better is that there are TWO walk-in closets. For a home of this vintage, two closets is almost unheard of.
When I see this backyard I imagine my sellers and their friends enjoying an awesome dinner and some great wine. This is such a great set up, both for entertaining or keeping an eye on your little ones as they play. Not too much to maintain, yet the perfect amount to enjoy to the fullest!