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Property 18816 - Exec. Level Houston Heights Residence

View of the front of the home at 801 Rutland in the Heights The living and dining space in the restored 1915 home View from the Kitchen to living spaces and deck beyond Looking back to the Kitchen from the Den Looking from the Den into the third bedroom The living spaces once more. View to the house and deck from the garden. The deck provides a wonderful outdoor living space. In this view the Entry Hall is just to the right. Looking the same direction within the Master Bedroom Floating bed with walk-in closet to the right, Garden beyond The private, Japanese influenced Master Bedroom Garden View within the Master Bath, with walk-in shower. The Front Bedroom has direct access to the proch and swing! Front Bedroom Bath is a blend of the old and the new. The drive and garage flank the Master Suite and its Garden. A view of the renewed and comfortable front porch. Potential view of the passerby, through a very unique fence. The author, the worker, the neighbor, and the host. Plan of the house with front porch to the lower right.

Rental Rate Options (USD)

Monthly rate is $4900.00 to $5600.00, depending on term. Twelve months or longer will warrant the lowest rate, less than a month the higher.

General Info

Type:  House
Pets:  Yes
Smoking:  No


This executive level rental is located at 801 Rutland Street 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 personal project home, but would prefer to lease it, this is perhaps the finest option out there!

The three bedroom, three bath house at the corner of Rutland and 8th is both a wonderfully private place and perfect for entertaining. The beautiful, serene garden spaces are newly created and viewable from most interior spaces, including a third bedroom that could easily be used as a home office, nursery, exercise room, or studio. Total area is 1923 sf, with partially and fully covered porches amounting to 700sf more, and the home is available for between $4900.00 and $5600.00 per month, depending on lease term.

Your next-door neighbor would actually be the architect/builder who, with his designer wife, is responsible for the design and execution of this essentially brand new house, right through to custom furnishings, fittings, and artwork from their collection. At the heart of this patient project was the renovation--or rejuvenation--of the original 1915 bungalow, which started with re-making its wrap around front porch and entry hall. As the house then unfolds from the traditional entry porch and the bedroom that adjoins it, its personality then transitions to a distinctly modern, more open one. Creative details and thinking abound, not only in the making of these interior spaces and their practical considerations, but also in the connections between inside and the outdoors. Natural light seems to come from everywhere, enlivening the house throughout the day in many different ways.

The house is served by natural gas for heating, cooking, and an on-demand water heater. Cooling is handled by a 3 ton, 16 SEER AC system while passive solar design details, operable and fixed skylights, LED lighting, energy efficient appliances, and excellent insulation assure dramatically little energy consumption. Avonite solid surfaces are used for countertops on completely custom bamboo plywood cabinets throughout; the kitchen includes new Maytag appliances, vent hood, lighting, and bar sink, all on refinished oak floors. 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 lovely floating frame. An outdoor shower enhances the options for those who know, or would like to know the best in bathing. The Front Bedroom has a queen bed and beautiful bath with a lavatory and tub original to the home. The third bedroom is fitted with very flexible full bed/sofa and has a walk-in closet and its own bath. Electronic entertainment begins with an iPad or phone controlled 7.2 home theater receiver and surround sound design, and a new 55”Samsung Smart 3D Slim TV. A wired 40” Samsung Smart TV can also reside in any of the other rooms, connected via Comcast cable to the outside world.

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: 3
  • Approx Sq Ft: 1923
  • Managed by: Owner
  • Type: House
  • View: Garden View
  • View: Trees/Park View
  • Parking: Parking Included
  • Air Condition
  • Phone - Free Local Calls
  • Phone - Free Long Distance
  • Washer/Dryer in Building
  • WiFi
  • Cable
Property Location

Cross streets: Rutland and W. 8th St.
City, St, Zip: Houston, Texas, 77007