Houston's Fairytale House

Like magic? Fairytale house by Rice Village becomes the latest home discounted in city's new real estate reality

Fairytale home by Rice Village discounted in new real estate reality

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Welcome to 2205 Tangley St. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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A fireplace with painted brick surround anchors the great room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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A study sits just off the great room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Looking from the study back into the great room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The formal dining room features wainscoting and large windows. Hardwood floors are found through the home. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Find a farmhouse sink and plenty of custom cabinets and drawers in the kitchen. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The breakfast room is cozy, especially with the corner fireplace. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The den welcomes casual family time. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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All three bedrooms are upstairs via the staircase in the great room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The spacious master suite with sitting area. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Another look at the master suite toward... Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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...the sun-filled aerie. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Highlights in the master bath include dual sinks. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Note the claw-foot tub and stall shower in the master bath. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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A secondary bedroom is also on the second floor. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Another bedroom on the second floor, with a spiral staircase leading... Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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...to an extra loft space. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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 The backyard at 2205 Tangley St. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Goldilocks just may come knocking on the door of an adorable three-bedroom, cottage-style house nestled on a wooded lot in charming Southampton Place. The storybook-like home is now on sale for $924,999, a 7.5-percent reduction from the original asking price.

Walk through
Located at 2205 Tangley St. within walking distance to Rice Village, this 2,965-square-foot cutie opens to a spacious, updated two-story residence inside. Built in 1938, the home's great room now boasts soaring ceilings while still maintaining its original allure with polished hardwood floors and fireplace with brick surround. Flanking the great room are the formal dining room and study. Vintage-style shutters bring in natural light to keep the home cheery and bright.

The remodeled kitchen is completely up-to-date with state-of-the-art appliances. A mix of granite and wooden counters add prep space and texture, while a farmhouse sink is period mindful. Custom cabinets and drawers offer tons of storage space. Across the breakfast bar is an informal dining room with a corner fireplace, the second in the house. The adjacent den seems to invite casual family time.

Up the staircase in the great room, there are three bedrooms, including the master suite, which fills the entire east wing of the home. Extras here include a large sitting area and sun-filled aerie, as well as a large master closet. Master bath highlights are a claw-foot tub, stall shower and dual sinks.

The two additional bedrooms, both with full en suite baths, make up the west wing and feature plenty of windows for views and hardwoods underfoot. A spiral staircase leads to a loft space.

Step outside
Double French doors in the breakfast room and den take you outside where a covered deck runs the full length of the back of the house. Minimal landscaping makes for easy upkeep, as does a stepping stone patio and courtyard. A two-car garage is detached.

Square footage: 2,965

Asking price: $924,999

Listing agent: Brian Spack, John Daugherty Realtors