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Montrose's Perfect Party House

Montrose's Perfect Party House: This restored 1920s home is tricked out with a crazy backyard waterfall pool

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11 On the Market 636 W. Alabama St. June 2014 front
Welcome to 636 W. Alabama St. in Montrose. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
13 On the Market 636 W. Alabama St. June 2014 front porch
The large front porch welcomes with its bright blue-framed door and whimsical wood and metal sculpture. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Original quarter-sawn oak floors and high ceilings are found throughout the residence. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
8 On the Market 636 W. Alabama St. June 2014 family room
The living room is anchored by a wood-burning fireplace with brick surround. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
7 On the Market 636 W. Alabama St. June 2014 dining room2
All rooms, including the dining room, enjoy natural light via plenty of large windows. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
16 On the Market 636 W. Alabama St. June 2014 kitchen
A breakfast bar opens to the kitchen. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Countertop space is abundant... Photo courtesy of © TK Images
14 On the Market 636 W. Alabama St. June 2014 kitchen
...and major appliances fill the kitchen. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
17 On the Market 636 W. Alabama St. June 2014 stairs
The stairwell to the second floor. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
1 On the Market 636 W. Alabama St. June 2014 bedroom
The wood flooring continues on the second floor, as do the large windows. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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One of the two full baths in the house. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Another bedroom, one of three. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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A second full bath. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
18 On the Market 636 W. Alabama St. June 2014 pool
The landscaped back yard with huge swimming pool and waterfall beckons. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
19 On the Market 636 W. Alabama St. June 2014 pool
A view of the back yard looking toward the house. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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13 On the Market 636 W. Alabama St. June 2014 front porch
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8 On the Market 636 W. Alabama St. June 2014 family room
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14 On the Market 636 W. Alabama St. June 2014 kitchen
17 On the Market 636 W. Alabama St. June 2014 stairs
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18 On the Market 636 W. Alabama St. June 2014 pool
19 On the Market 636 W. Alabama St. June 2014 pool
On the Market 636 W. Alabama St.
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Editor's Note: Houston, the surrounding areas and beyond are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through some of the best and gives you the lowdown on what's hot on the market.

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.

Walk through

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.

Step outside
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

Listing agent: Jay Monroe, Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty

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