50s Modern Inside the Loop / Highland Village

Property Code: MEDUSA - OAKSHIRE

 

 
Like the Case Study Houses of the 40s and 50s, Medusa Properties took each of the eight units in this 1950s building and restored them in a unique and modern style. Borrowing elements and styling cues from the 20s, 30s, 40s--and even the 50s--and blending in some contemporary elements as well, they created eight little boutique apartments set in a quiet, tree-lined neighborhood. (www.AftonOaks.org)

The Highlights? All of the units have the original (restored) hardwood floors, stone counters (granite, slate, quartz, etc.), and stainless appliances. Located just inside the Loop from the Galliera and walking distance to Highland Village. See each unit for specific details and photos... light fixtures, bath fixtures, inlaid hardwood floors, hand-cut stone designs, built-in wine storage, delicate perfume shelves and tall, glass and mirrored cabinets built into the bathroom walls...

These apartments are anything but generic.

 
 
 Unit 1
 available:  No  approx. sqft:  745
 rent:  $1395  parking:  1 Carport Spaces
 2+ Parking Spaces
 deposit:  $1395  cats:  Yes $295 Deposit
 bedrooms:  2  dogs:  Yes $395 Deposit
 bathrooms:  1
This unit is sweet! Ground floor apartment located on east side of the building. Stays cool in the summertime under the shade of a 50 yr old magnolia tree (biggest one we’ve ever seen!) (Has newer central a/c & heat of course!)

Kitchen:
- Gunmetal quartz countertops (blue/black)
- Deep stainless undermount sink
- Stainless steel appliances

Bathroom:
- Kohler cast iron tub
- Hand-pieced black slate & Gunmetal quartz basketweave floor
- Subway tile
- Large tiled-in mirror
- Built-in glass-doored vitrine
- Deep pedestal sink.

Living Room:
- Original mid-century oak hardwood floors (restored)
- Built-in bookcase (floor to ceiling)
- Paneled wainscot

This unit has great colors and good closet space. Two full bedrooms for the price of one--great for home-office, study, or guest room.

***THIS UNIT IS CURRENTLY LEASED.
 
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 Unit 2
 available:  No  approx. sqft:  745
 rent:  $1395  parking:  1 Carport Spaces
 1 Parking Spaces
 deposit:  $1395  cats:  Yes $295 Deposit
 bedrooms:  2  dogs:  Yes $395 Deposit
 bathrooms:  1
This is a great, warm, cozy unit. It gets good morning sun and is shaded by the building and a 60 yr old magnolia tree in the evening.

Mottled grey & silver quartz counters and hardwood floors with maple inlay in kitchen.

Wainscot & chair rail in living/dining area.
Upstairs unit.

New full-size washer & dryer in unit.

Bottom line: Nothing too fancy but definitely nice & in a super location for the money. Great hardwoods, great neighbors (only 8 units in the complex). Walking distance to the Galleria. Hard to beat that for around $1100/month for two bedrooms.

Landlord has set up WiFi connection at the property for the tenants to share!

*** THIS UNIT IS CURRENTLY LEASED.
 
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 Unit 3
 available:  No  approx. sqft:  745
 rent:  $1395  parking:  1 Carport Spaces
 2+ Parking Spaces
 deposit:  $1395  cats:  Yes $275 Deposit
 bedrooms:  2  dogs:  Yes $395 Deposit
 bathrooms:  1
This is one slick, vintage-modern unit in a completely restored 1950’s mid-century building in Afton Oaks (just INSIDE the loop from the Galleria).

This unit has too many features to list. Stainless kitchen, subway tile & mosaic in the bathroom, original hardwood floors throughout, etc. Check out pics below for details. This is one of the best looking vintage innerloop units in the city--at any price range. If you want something that’s retro and modern at the same time, check this place out.

Though this is technically a two bedroom unit we think this plan works best for a single person or couple who wants / needs a separate room for an office, guest room--or even a dressing room. (Versus, say, roommates.)

12 month lease is standard (shorter terms available at higher rent). Deposit = 1 month rent. Most pets not a problem with commensurate deposit. Landlord will consider larger dogs--but not gi-normous ones. :)

***THIS UNIT IS CURRENTLY LEASED.
 
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 Unit 4
 available:  Coming Soon  approx. sqft:  750
 rent:  $1395  parking:  1 Carport Spaces
 deposit:  $1395  cats:  Yes $300 Deposit
 bedrooms:  2  dogs:  Yes $450 Deposit
 bathrooms:  1
Very cool two bedroom unit in this restored Mid-Century building in Afton Oaks (Galleria area / inside the loop.

The original oak hardwood floors have been refinished and salvaged oak flooring of the same 1950s vintage with a maple checkerboard inlay installed in the kitchen.

Also in the kitchen is a deep stainless commercial style under-mount sink with honed black granite counters & Subway tile backsplash.

This unit also has a new, full-size washer & dryer.

Gas range. Gas hot water. Gas dryer. Much more energy efficient that electric. Lower bills & lower carbon footprint.

***THIS UNIT IS COMING AVAILABLE AUGUST 2017.

Reply to oakshire5@medusaproperties.com for more details and / or to schedule a showing.
 
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 Unit 5
 available:  No  approx. sqft:  775
 rent:  $1395  parking:  1 Carport Spaces
 deposit:  $1395  cats:  Yes $295 Deposit
 bedrooms:  2  dogs:  Yes $395 Deposit
 bathrooms:  1
Nice corner unit with large, private, fully fenced brick patio.

Ocean green quartz counters with subway tile backsplash & stainless under-mount sink. Stainless steel appliances.

Hardwood floors throughout the unit. Nice mouldings and built-ins. Entire building recently restored. New A/C. New washer & dryer.

Great Highland Village / Galleria location. Quiet neighborhood with excellent freeway access. Tenants are all young professionals.

Two bedrooms for the price of one. Also works great as a 1+ study if you need a dedicated home office space.

This is the only unit at the property that has its own private outdoor patio space. And it is a big space. And very sunny.

(From the Owner / Landlord):

We are in the process of a "phase two" update on this space that includes:

- A completely new bathroom (gutted space down to the studs and started over).
- A completely new kitchen (also gutted to the studs).
- Added washer & dryer to the unit.
- New high efficiency central air & heat.
- New low-E, insulated windows.

And, of course, all new paint, all new lighting, all new plumbing, and we refinished the original hardwood floors.

***THIS UNIT IS COMING AVAILABLE SOON! (JULY / AUGUST 2017)

Reply to oakshire5@medusaproperties.com for more details or to schedule a showing.
 
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 Unit 6
 available:  No  approx. sqft:  765
 rent:  $1395  parking:  1 Carport Spaces
 2+ Parking Spaces
 deposit:  $1395  cats:  Yes $295 Deposit
 bedrooms:  2  dogs:  Yes $395 Deposit
 bathrooms:  1
Awesome two bedroom Mid-Century Modern flat inside the loop near Highland Village and the Galleria.

Hardwood floors throughout (no carpet anywhere).

Seimens stainless gas range. Built-in stainless microwave / vent hood. Stainless JennAir professional series d/w. Stainless undermount sink with slate countertop & backsplash.

Central air & heat. Full-size washer & dryer in the unit.

Assigned, off-street, covered parking just a few steps away from the front door.

Quiet 8-unit building in a phenomenal location.

Pet friendly landlord who has won award for "Best Boutique Apartments" in Houston for his entire portfolio of 4plex, 6plex, 8plex.

***THIS UNIT IS CURRENTLY LEASED.
 
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 Unit 7
 available:  No  approx. sqft:  750
 rent:  $1395  parking:  1 Carport Spaces
 2+ Parking Spaces
 deposit:  $1395  cats:  Yes $295 Deposit
 bedrooms:  2  dogs:  Yes $395 Deposit
 bathrooms:  1
Medusa Properties took this classic 1950’s unit and pushed it as far in the Moderne direction as they could. They reached back to the 1930’s for inspiration from Art Deco and Streamline styles.

This kitchen is super clean, with the kitchen & dining area combined--both open to the living area--with an "eat-in" kitchen with a unique, custom stainless bar top. The hardwoods in the living area & bedrooms have been extended into the kitchen (using a similar 1950s vintage recycled oak floor from Klassic Hardwoods on Almeda) and Ocean Green quartz counters & sweet stainless steel appliances add to the sleek, modern feel. (Gas cooktop for the true gourmets out there; Sub-Zero style fridge w/bottom freezer + a whisper-quiet Bosch dishwasher to clean up after the party!)

The bathroom is a fusion of 1920s/30s style subway & mosaic tile & taps for an vintage modern "spa" look. Stainless details & floor to ceiling built-ins for all your bath goodies give this full size bath an even bigger feel.

The bedrooms are clean & simple, with recessed lighting in the ceilings & stainless ceiling fans w/out light kits to keep the ceilings clean & tight. The closets have all been built out with double hanging & built-ins for shoes, etc.

Throughout the living area there is a 1930s geometric crown moulding that unifies the rooms + built-in bookcases and shelves--and a tall framed mirror in the kitchen.

All the rooms have good light and big windows. The spaces are functional and no nonsense.

*** THIS UNIT IS CURRENTLY LEASED.
 
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 Unit 8
 available:  No  approx. sqft:  750
 rent:  $1395  parking:  1 Carport Spaces
 2+ Parking Spaces
 deposit:  $1395  cats:  Yes $250 Deposit
 bedrooms:  2  dogs:  Yes $450 Deposit
 bathrooms:  1
Deep, dark, and rich.

This unit has a kitchen that will knock your socks off--including glossy, blood red cabinets, dark ocean green quartz counterops, top of the line stainless steel appliances (including a Bosch dishwasher, gas range, and sub-zero style fridge) + glass-fronted cabinets, an elliptical granite bar top, and inlaid hardwood floors! (And that’s just in the kitchen.)

The bathroom is done in a 1920’s Art Deco style with subway tile, black and white borders, a big tiled-in mirror, and a build-in armoire...

The rest of the apartment has beautiful hardwood floors, crown moulding, warm colors, crisp antique white trim, and new vertical blinds that give it a decidedly retro/modern edge.

Definitely not the types of finishes and fixtures you’re used to seeing in an typical apartment--in any price range.

*** THIS UNIT IS CURRENTLY LEASED.
 
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