There’s something remarkable about Houston’s historic homes. Rare design elements from the 1800s and early 1900s, paired with tastefully incorporated modern elements, make for incredibly beautiful and one-of-a-kind real estate. Circa Real Estate recently had the pleasure of selling two historic homes in Old Sixth Ward. If you’re on the fence about checking out historic homes in Houston, we’re sure a peek at these beauties will help you change your mind!
1908 Decatur Street
Nestled within one of Houston’s oldest neighborhoods, 1908 Decatur Street gracefully blends modern and historic charm. This restored Queen Anne Victorian home is a true rarity in Houston, and with its eye-catching two-story porches, it sure stands out.
This home features 11-foot ceilings, two coal-burning fireplaces with cast-iron covers, a two-car garage, gorgeous stained-glass windows, a porch swing, a hand-carved burled wood staircase, a cast iron claw foot bathtub, and so much more. 1908 Decatur Street, also known as the “Valentine House,” is listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior and is pending status as a Protected Landmark in Houston. This home is 130 years of age, but it certainly doesn’t feel out of date!
It’s always fun to take a stroll through Old Sixth Ward. Located northwest of Downtown, it contains the highest number of intact Victorian-era homes in Houston!
2203 Kane Street
Another goodie recently sold in Old Sixth Ward, 2203 Kane Street is a stunning Folk Victorian Cottage that was built in 1890 for William Pasche and his family. It’s been updated in recent years with luxurious details that seamlessly flow with historic designs.
Original hardwood flooring and millwork, 12-foot ceilings throughout, gorgeous and extensive spindlework, antique doorknobs, updated bathrooms, working transoms, a porch swing, and a sparkling pool and hot tub are just some of the details that make 2203 Kane Street so wonderful. (You almost can’t say that sentence aloud without taking a breath!)
Haven’t heard of window transoms? They first appeared as a design element in architecture in the 14th century and they’re coming back in style in a huge way. They let a bit of fresh air into a room while providing some visual privacy. Bonus: They can be extremely helpful in brightening otherwise dark rooms and can even make small rooms appear bigger through a trick of the eye. Nifty!
Old Sixth Ward has a rich and vibrant history, as does its real estate. If you would like to learn more about historic homes in Houston, we’re happy to chat with you! Just please let us know if we talk too much, because we could talk all day about what historic homes in Houston have to offer.