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Inside a Stunning 21st-Century Heights Home — a Distinctive Departure From the Neighborhood’s Bungalow and Victorian Scene

With Solar Panels and a Rooftop Terrace

BY // 09.25.20

While The Heights is filled with craftsman cottages, bungalows, and Victorian masterpieces both old and new, we’re intrigued with one contemporary number dating from 2014. The architect-designed custom-built home at 910 Rutland Street stands outside of the mix for its 21st-century profile.

The clean triptych design with soaring metal roof is certainly a departure from the neighborhood vernacular, but it’s nevertheless a stunning home built for a contemporary lifestyle and a special owner. Anticipating that individual or couple with sophisticated taste is listing real estate agent David Atkins with Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty.

The distinctive home, built of Austin White chiseled stone and artisan boards, is listed at $1.65 million.

With input from the owners, architectural designer Guillermo Avalos Designs created the 4,335-square-foot two-story home that was built by Unika Construction with decorative assist from L Design Group.

910 Rutland St. Houston
The double-sided 72″ gas fireplace is inset in Austin White stone and separates the entry hall from the dining room.

The open floor plan embraces a spacious back courtyard through Fleetwood door systems that tuck invisibly into adjacent walls and thereby expand the living/entertaining space. Dyed concrete flooring under foot and a network of beams, trusses, and joists overhead adds further contemporary notes.

It will come as a surprise that this is a two-bedroom house — two master bedroom suites, that is. The ground-floor master boasts an Austin White chiseled stone wall with a 48-inch double-sided glass-enclosed fireplace, while the second-floor master has 13-foot vaulted ceilings and French doors that open onto a 37.5-foot-long balcony. In addition to defined sitting areas in the suites, the dwelling also accommodates a library, game room, and mezzanine.

Contemporary amenities include 40 solar panels on the roof, a gas-fueled generator, and a rooftop terrace with firepit. The kitchen is beautifully outfitted with quartz counters, custom Wood-Mode cabinetry, two dishwashers, and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. With the Fleetwood door system at play, the interior kitchen then becomes something of a summer kitchen with wide-open access to the outdoors.

For a closer look inside 910 Rutland Street, click through the photo gallery below:

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