One Blooming House

Historic flower house hits the market with a near $900,000 price tag — and plenty of upgrades

Historic flower house hits the market with a near $900,000 price tag

On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
Welcome to 2230 Dryden Road. Photo courtesy of © KRamey Photography
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
Note the custom gas latern fixtures on the front porch. Photo courtesy of © KRamey Photography
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
The living room with fireplace and dry bar (located to the left). Photo courtesy of © KRamey Photography
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
A view from the living room to the formal dining area. Photo courtesy of © KRamey Photography
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
Grey-finished hardwoods are found throughout the house. Photo courtesy of © KRamey Photography
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
The updated gourmet kitchen includes a professional Wolf range, Bosch dishwasher, built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator and breakfast counter for bar stool sitting. Photo courtesy of © KRamey Photography
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
The nearby den offers a place for casual entertaining or family time. Photo courtesy of © KRamey Photography
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
All three bedrooms are located upstairs. Photo courtesy of © KRamey Photography
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
The master suite enjoys tree views. Photo courtesy of © KRamey Photography
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
The refurbished master bath boasts carrara marble, double-vessel vanity and walk-in shower with frameless glass door and bench. Photo courtesy of © KRamey Photography
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
The secondary bedroom. Photo courtesy of © KRamey Photography
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
The secondary bedroom has access to this full bath finished with octagonal tiles. Photo courtesy of © KRamey Photography
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
The third bedoom, currently used as office, also takes in treetop views. Photo courtesy of © KRamey Photography
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
Double French doors in the family room lead to an expansive deck outside. Photo courtesy of © KRamey Photography
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
The two-car garage is detached and is secure with an auto driveway gate. Photo courtesy of © KRamey Photography
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015
On the Market 2230 Dryden Road February 2015

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Nestled on a tree-lined street in the quiet and desirable neighborhood of Southgate, this two-story house boasts an extensive remodel of the original 1937 structure. Located at 2230 Dryden Road, the home just recently came on the market with an asking price of $899,500.

Walk through
The house opens to a large living room with dry bar and is anchored by a fireplace. Grey-finished hardwoods continue into the adjacent formal dining room. The nearby den offers a place for casual entertaining or family time. Windows throughout the home have been improved to double panes to more efficiently bring the outside in.

 The manicured gardens here are filled with more than 500 flower bulbs ready to bloom. 

The updated gourmet kitchen includes a professional Wolf range, Bosch dishwasher, built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator and breakfast counter for bar stool sitting.

All three bedrooms are located on the second floor. The master suite enjoys tree views and features a luxuriously refurbished master bath with Carrara marble, a double-vessel vanity and a walk-in shower with frameless glass door and bench. The secondary bedroom also has access to a full bath, while the third bedroom is now used as an office.

Step outside
Double French doors in the family room lead to an expansive deck outside and fully fenced open backyard. The manicured gardens here are filled with more than 500 flower bulbs ready to bloom.

The two-car garage is detached and is accessible via an auto driveway gate. LED landscape lighting, lawn irrigation and custom gas lantern fixtures are just a few more of the upgrades to the property.

The house is conveniently located near the Museum District, Hermann Park and the Houston Zoo, Rice University, Rice Village and the Texas Medical Center.

Square footage: 2,238

Asking price: $899,500

Listing agent: Andrew McCain, John Daugherty Realtors