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Property 12482 - Houston Heights Exec Level Home

The solar porch at entry with front door at right A view of the landscape at the street and courtyard entry ga detail of solar porch view along the entry hall garden view from gallery that connects entry hall to studio view of the studio/flex space with garden beyond back porch and southwest zen garden bedroom one the second bedroom living room looking to kitchen and dining a view of the living space toward back porch, from kitchen view of the living space and its clerestory windows master bedroom looking to dressing/workspace master bath Plan of the home with North to the right and street to left

Rental Rate Options (USD)

Rental rates from $4900. to $5400. depending on length of stay.

General Info

Type:  House
Pets:  Yes
Smoking:  No


Eighth Street Heights: A Zero Energy Residence

This executive level rental is located at 409 W. 8th St. in the Houston Heights neighborhood, as central as you can get and therefore close to almost everything you would need or enjoy in this vibrant city. The fully furnished residence is now available to those who would wish to lease a home that is finished at the highest level, move-in ready, and completely unique in Houston. Which is to say, if you would enjoy living in a modern architect’s own zero energy house, but would prefer to lease it, this is the only option out there!

Your next-door neighbor would actually be the architect/builder who, with his designer wife, is responsible for the design and execution of the recent renovation, right through to custom furnishings, fittings, and artwork. The three bedroom, two bath house is at the same time a wonderfully private place and perfect for entertaining. The beautiful, serene garden spaces are newly created and viewable from most interior spaces, including a flexible space that could be used for any purpose--from a nursery or play room to a studio, office, home theater, exercise room, or many others. Total area is 2120sf, with covered porches amounting to 600sf, and the home is available for between $4900.00 and $5400.00 per month, depending on lease term.

The 8.4 kW solar array installed is designed to create nearly as much power as the home will consume on a yearly basis. The house is served by natural gas for heating, cooking, and an on-demand water heater. Cooling is handled by a 5 ton, 15 SEER AC system while passive solar design and motorized shading, LED lighting, energy efficient appliances, and excellent insulation assure dramatically little energy consumption. Avonite solid surfaces are used for countertops throughout; new also for the kitchen are Frigidaire Professional appliances, vent hood, lighting, and cork flooring. Cooks will be pleased by a bevy of small appliances, kitchen tools, and the Calphalon and Cuisinart cookware.

The Master Bedroom is provided with a California King Select Comfort bed on a custom platform with drawers. Electronic entertainment begins with a 7.1 home theater receiver and surround sound design and a new 50”Samsung Smart 3D Slim TV. A wireless equipped 40” Samsung Smart TV can reside in any of the other rooms, connected via ATT Uverse.

The Owners are flexible and willing to work with tenants relative to adjustments in furnishings, artwork, and accoutrements.

Availability Calendar
  • Availability
Property Features
  • Minimum Stay: 2 Months
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Approx Sq Ft: 2120
  • Managed by: Owner
  • Type: House
  • View: Garden View
  • Parking: Parking Included
  • Air Condition
  • Phone - Free Local Calls
  • Phone - Free Long Distance
  • Washer/Dryer in Unit
  • WiFi
  • Cable
Property Location

Cross streets: Rutland and Tulane
City, St, Zip: Houston, Texas, 77007