Nestled in a quiet corner of First Ward, this Victorian masterpiece with its magnificent wrap-around porch is a feather in our cap! The lot was in real danger of being bought by Builders, who would have torn the house down in a heartbeat. After much persuasion, the previous owners decided they could not bear to see the house razed, and accepted our offer! And boy, did we immediately set to task on the Respectful Restoration!
Built in 1883, this house boasts bay windows, 2 sets of floor-to-ceiling windows, 11′ ceilings, original wainscoting, 5″ hardwood pine floors, and of course, the piece de resistance – that magnificent wrap-around porch – the largest one left in the First Ward!
Now, with its open plan living-dining-kitchen layout, the home allows for modern day living, but still maintains her old world Southern charm!
*2120 Sabine is a 2016 Good Brick Award winner. Presented annually by Preservation Houston, a non-profit organization founded in 1978 to preserve Houston’s local culture of diversity, invention, vitality and can-do spirit by celebrating and revitalizing our historic buildings, neighborhoods, and places
**On April 21, 2016, COH’s Houston Archaelogical and Historical Commission (HAHC) approved the recommendation for Protected Landmark status for 2120 Sabine St – The Hirzel-von Haxthausen House
***On June 29, 2016, City Council made it official with a unanimous vote for Protected Landmark designation for The Hirzel-von Haxthausen House
Click here for the Protected Landmark designation report.