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Rare little gem: A renovated 1938 Houston home hits the market with a $950,000 asking price

A rare, renovated 1938 Houston home hits the market with big price tag

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Welcome to 2128 Bartlett St. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Owners enter to the formal living room with hardwood floors and fireplace. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Another view of the formal living room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Through the archway is the formal dining room with bay window for just the right amount of natural light. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The kitchen includes a large island and modern stainless steel appliances. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The kitchen and den follow an open floor plan. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Natural light fills the den through three sets of double French doors, which lead owners to the landscaped back yard. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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A secondary bedroom is now used as an office/study. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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A third bedroom is located on the first floor. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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A powder room is tucked under the stairs, and the downstairs rooms also have access to a full hall bath. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Vaulted ceilings and a large walk-in closet (not shown) are highlights of the master bedroom. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The master bath features marble countertops, soaking tub and frameless corner shower. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Step outside to enjoy the back patio with seating, gardens and manicured landscaping.  Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The original garage is converted to a detached play room and can be used for other purposes, as well. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Another look at the back yard and patio. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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An extensively updated and immaculately maintained little treasure in the desirable Boulevard Oaks neighborhood has come on the market with a price tag of $950,000.

Walk through
The 1938 two-story gem continues to shine at 2128 Bartlett St. as a three-bedroom, fully gated residence. Owners enter to the formal living room anchored by a fireplace and showcasing hardwood floors. The formal dining room rests just off the living room through an arched opening and includes a large bay window with cushioned seating. A second bedroom is located on the first floor, serving now as office space. A powder room is tucked under the stairs.

From the dining room or past the stairs from the entry, owners find the kitchen with gourmet island and cozy den, all planned around an open-floor design. Modern stainless steel appliances are at hand for the chef of the house. Three sets of double French doors line one wall and allow natural light to flow inside and access to the backyard. Another fireplace in the den warms the space on chilly days and nights.

A secondary bedroom is located on the first floor with access to a full bath. Upstairs, the master suite offers a vaulted ceiling in the bedroom and oversized closet. The master bath features marble countertops, soaking tub and frameless corner shower.

Step outside
Owners access the back yard via the French doors in the den, taking them to the rear outdoor patio with seating, gardens and manicured landscaping. The original garage is converted to a detached playroom and can be used for other purposes, as well.

Square footage: 2,433

Asking price: $950,000

Listing agent: Laura Sakowitz Sweeney, John Daugherty Realtors