Rediscovering Houston Blog Post about Intexure

Homes That Make Us Happy: Intexure

WE RECENTLY CAME ACROSS A THOUGHT-PROVOKING ARTICLE BY JACOBA URIST CALLED THE PSYCHOLOGICAL COST OF BORING BUILDINGS. THE ARTICLE EXPLAINS HOW SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE SHOWS THAT LIVING AND WORKING IN OR AROUND ARCHITECTURALLY INTERESTING BUILDINGS AND VARIED, VIBRANT URBAN SETTINGS (READ: NO ZONING) CAN LEAD TO A HAPPIER AND HEALTHIER LIFE. WE WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE! WE CAN CERTAINLY THINK OF LOTS OF HOMES AND NEIGHBORHOODS THAT MAKE US SMILE. THERE’S NO SENSE IN KEEPING THE GOOD FEELINGS ALL TO OURSELVES, SO WE’D LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU SOME OF THE STRUCTURES THAT GIVE US A THRILL.

Take a look around Houston and you’ll find a variety of unique homes and styles from a host of different builders. Funny though then, that a number of our favorite homes come from the same source, Intexure. For over 15 years, Intexure has been designing environments for modern life with signature features, unmatched quality and genuinely innovative designs. It has led to the production of a number of homes that are simply a joy to look at and we are always excited whenever Intexure completes a new home. Here are a few Intexure homes which we find particularly impressive:

1815 Southmore, an ingenious live-work studio with office space on the ground floor and personal living space upstairs.

1819 Southmore, an AIA Design award-winning tripartite home full of sustainability features.

Chenevert Place, a series of four distinct townhouse style homes with breathtaking rooftop views of the city. 2 have already sold, but 2 are still available. 

Just Sold: 2302 Wilde Rock Way

Nestled in the heart of Shepherd Forest is a cozy and charming 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Bath, 1 Car Garage with 2 Space Carport on an oversized lot. Updated Bathrooms and Kitchen with stainless backsplash. Beautiful back yard that gets equal amounts of sun and shade. Walking distance to Jester Park with jogging/bike trails, playground and pool. Easy access to 610, 290 and I 45. 

Just Sold: 4812 Chenevert A

Beautiful and highly modern townhomes by award-winning Intexure Architects! These homes are designed to inspire! Features include a wide open living/dining area, roof-top terrace with views of downtown, huge walk in closets, stone countertops, custom millwork cabinets and hardwood floors thoughout! Perfectly situated near downtown, the museum district and the medical center. 

Just Sold: 1718 Ovid

Enjoy the outdoors in the heart of the city! This beautiful community in Sawyer Heights is convenient to Midtown, Downtown, and the Heights. The kitchen includes an over-sized island with a wine cooler that flows into a family room with a balcony. The third floor features a spacious master suite complete with a dream closet as well as a secondary bedroom. Not only does this home have a yard, but a stunning view from the roof terrace perfect for entertaining! 

Just Sold: 208 E. 8th

Spectacular Victorian cottage in the heart of the Heights!! Located directly across from Harvard Elementary School and just blocks away from the Heights Jogging Trail. Home features gleaming hardwood floors, high ceilings, original transoms and abundant light. Home was recently remodeled adding a hallway, sunroom and 201 square feet of space. The remodel connected the guest house to the main house, giving it a third bedroom. 

Just Sold: 4812 Chenevert D

Beautiful and highly modern townhomes by award-winning Intexure Architects! These homes are designed to inspire! Features include a wide open living/dining area, roof-top terrace with views of downtown, huge walk in closets, stone countertops, custom millwork cabinets and hardwood floors thoughout! Perfectly situated near downtown, the museum district and the medical center.

Just Listed: 1815 Southmore

1815 Southmore | $1.35 Million

lIVE/WORK SPACE | 3 BEDROOMS | 1 FULL BATH, 2 HALF BATHS | 3,464 S.F. LIVING | 6,000 S.F. LOT

Check out this stunning live-work studio with office space on the ground floor and personal living space upstairs. Currently being used as an architecture studio, this space features, tons of green design strategies, 2 conference rooms (could be bedrooms) a huge loft area, an attached 1 bedroom apartment and a 2 car garage. As an extra bonus, the house to the west can be purchased and torn down to add 25 extra parking spaces. Walking distance to the museums and rail!

Just Listed: 1819 Southmore

1819 Southmore Blvd. | $2.3 Million

5 BEDROOMS | 5.5 BATHROOMS | 4,406 S.F. LIVING | 5,178 S.F. LOT

This Platinum LEED certified home has won AIA Design awards for its sleek design. 1st floor features enormous windows, ethanol fireplace, a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry from Italy. The second floor opens up to the main media area, a huge porch, master bedroom, 2 guest bdrms and a secret lego room. The third floor has indoor/outdoor entertainment space, a full bathroom and a roof-top terrace, which comfortably holds 150 people for spectacular viewing of Houston's downtown skyline.

Just Sold: 5307 Gibson

Welcome to Rice Military! Located near Memorial Park and Buffalo Bayou-gorgeous recent construction, Mediterranean home with private double wide driveway, first floor living, backyard oasis and extra wide street. A rare find, this home boasts an extra media room, study, secondary master bedroom, plantation shutters, and a professionally landscaped backyard oasis with covered patio and water feature. All original builder docs in possession.

Just Sold: 310 W 13th

100+ year old Victorian still going strong! Historic area home just waiting for you to put your stamp on it. Still has original pine floors in good shape, doors and hardware, dining built-ins, and tall ceilings! Flexible layout with one bedroom with built-ins, one with walk in closet and a converted sleeping porch with a wall of windows that would make a great flex room such as office, work out, etc . Could also be converted to en suite second bath. Paved thru alley with access to oversized garage.

Just Sold: 3411 Home

A rare opportunity to own one of four Stacked Modernist homes by internationally acclaimed Professor of Architecture Bill Price. This home features a 3-story atrium which brings light into every room of the house. Views of downtown Houston and conveniently located between the Heights, Downtown and Montrose. The grocery supply has been sold and rumor has it that a Trader Joe's may take its place.