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A stately Montrose residence with the charm of an historic home and a backyard pool perfect for hot summer parties is now listed for sale at $665,000.
Located at 636 W. Alabama Street right in the heart of Houston's cultural district, the two-story residence of real masonry stucco immediately stands out with its bright blue front door and metal and wood artwork that, from a distance, appears to be colored tile on the walls — whimsical touches that hint at what's inside.
Multiple seating areas around the pool complete the scene for the perfect place to relax, cool down and, yes, party .
Enter into a clean palette of painted white walls, high ceilings and original and refinished quarter-sawn oak floors found throughout the flowing open floor plan. To the right is the light-filled living room with wood-burning fireplace framed by a large brick surround. Built-in bookcases create space for reading materials as well as decorative pieces. To the left is the dining room, also with large windows to allow natural light to fill the space. A breakfast bar at the far end is open to the kitchen, which is spacious and includes all major appliances, as well as plentiful countertops.
Upstairs are three large bedrooms, with the master including a large walk-in closet. In total, 636 W. Alabama St. has two full and one half-bath.
The main attraction in the landscaped backyard is the swimming pool with fountain wall. Multiple seating areas around the pool complete the scene for the perfect place to relax, cool down and, yes, party.
Square footage: 2,084
Asking price: $665,000