1896 – Alvin, TX

Added to OHD on 9/12/19   -   Last OHD Update: 4/12/20   -   11 Comments
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608 W Lang St, Alvin, TX 77511

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  • $265,000
  • 3 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 3059 Sq Ft
  • 0.29 Ac.
Offered for your consideration is the 1896 Marcus Lafayette Spencer house, one of the few structures in Alvin that survived the Great Storm of 1900. Walk through the original Eastlake front door, and this fine example of a Gulf Coast Victorian immediately impresses. The reception hall is followed by the center hall which is flanked by the spacious formal living and dining rooms. The master suite is nicely separated from the secondary bedrooms. The bathrooms have been thoughtfully renovated with a nod to the past. The upstairs loft/game room is a particularly special space. Throughout the home you will find 12 foot ceilings, heart pine floors, and abundant natural light. Outside boasts two porches, one of which is screened, and a raised deck perfect for entertaining. In the huge back yard is a charming storage shed and arguably the best kids fort in Texas. Commuter friendly historic home under 300k, 31 miles from downtown Houston.
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David Hille, Coldwell Banker United, Realtors - Heights
(713) 869-0456
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11 Comments on 1896 – Alvin, TX

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 12405 comments

    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks to the owners for sharing their home with us.

    I don’t believe Mrs. LeClere is still alive or if I’ve got her name correct.

    • RosewaterRosewater says: 7387 comments
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      1875 Italianate cottage
      Noblesville, IN

      They have done SUCH a wonderful job with this house. So very well done; smart, and not at all wasteful or over-personalized; with a great, tasteful, quality color story inside and out. A++ 🙂

    • Christina_PChristina_P says: 17 comments

      We’re the owners. Thank you for sharing! No, she is not alive anymore. The article is probably from around 1975. There is another article we have about the sisters from the same time period.

  2. RosewaterRosewater says: 7387 comments
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    1875 Italianate cottage
    Noblesville, IN

    Another house FULL of great antique and new furniture bedecked in outstanding, tufted, antique and contemporary velvets. SO JEALOUS! The premier deep blue couch is SOOOOO gorgeous.

    It’s a really great house too. Heheheh. It’s the sort you normally only see the front sliver of from the street on a narrow lot; this time in full view, swung oddly sideways on what was probably, originally a double lot.

    Great listing too BTW. Very nicely done.

    Sweet! 🙂

  3. kmmoorekmmoore says: 418 comments
    Weatherford , TX

    Soooo pretty! The pirate themed bedroom (and playhouse outside) is adorable. These folks must be super cool parents!

  4. EricHtownEricHtown says: 381 comments

    What a great house inside and out. I’m surprised but I really like the dark green exterior. The inside looks so airy, spacious and totally comfortable. There appear to be some lucky kids living here with parents that love to indulge them in anything and everything. What fun!

  5. BethanyBethany says: 3492 comments
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    1983 White elephant
    Escondido, CA

    So much care has gone into this home, it must be very hard to have to sell it. I’m sure it will go quickly!

  6. celesteceleste says: 56 comments
    OHD Supporter

    What a wonderful story about a wonderful house that I wish I had grown up in. I admire the taste of the individual who decorated it and especially love the use of the various cabinets… oops, I forgot to keep it about the house! I hope the Mulberry and Pecan tree made it, and wonder if the original cedar shingles did, too.

    • Christina_PChristina_P says: 17 comments

      We found some of the cedar shingles in the attic, but the house does not sport them anymore. There is one attic photo that shows a wide wood wall. There are chalk drawings all over it that we think were done by the original owners’ children (possibly even the woman in the article).

  7. peeweebcpeeweebc says: 1069 comments
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    1885 Italianate.

    This is one of the absolute most beautiful homes I’ve seen!!!


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