Site hosted, private entrance, charming 1 bedroom Houston Montrose apartment
About Ted Powell
Carl has lived here since 1970 and loves to talk about the neighborhoods history including the ‘Clark Gable’ home just a block away. You can often find him in the backyard tending to his ‘secret garden’ that contains a large variety of native plantings. Carl teaches ballroom dance to beginners. In fact your Hosts, Ted and Kim, met Carl back in mid 90's when they signed up for dance lessons at a local junior college. Ted, who has built new (octagon) homes and restored older homes through out his life, planned and directed the 3 year extensive ground up restoration of this beautiful, 4 square, balloon framed, double shiplapped home built in 1915. Besides old houses, Ted has restored antique cars including the low mileage 1950 Special Deluxe Plymouth sedan in the garage behind the house.
Ted Powell purchased this Apartment in 1970
Why Ted Powell chose Neartown
Carl immediately fell in love with this homes 10' ceilings when he first saw the home in 1969. He loved the walkability of the neighborhood, its rich flora, the diversity of its residents, and being in the center of a bustling, growing metropolis. Recognizing Ted's ability to fix old things, he asked Ted if he could renovate the home in 2012. The home had never been restored and much of its original architectural details were still present including its longleaf pine floors, 5 panel doors with transom windows. and gas/electric fixtures. The home was gutted down to its exterior walls and rebuilt reusing all the original materials, but upgraded with new electrical, plumbing and central heat & A/C. The restoration was a success and Hopkins House should be good for another century or more
What makes this Apartment unique
This proud home is a comfortable home to relax in and is located in a very walkable neighborhood in the center of Houston. It's situated near the corner of Fairview and Hopkins Street, the home of the famous Barnaby's restaurant and Baby Barnaby's. Fairview cuts east/west through Montrose and has many restaurants (27 within 5 blocks) and bars (11 within 5 blocks). As Houston has no zoning, restaurants and bars are sprinkled through the neighborhood. Weekends can be lively here especially, but the apartment is located in the center of the city block so street noise is minimized. House is also well located to public transit. $5 Metro Q-cards are provided to allow guests to use Metro buses and trains. Additional funds can be added to cards on Metro buses and at the local Kroger grocery store a few blocks from Hopkins House.
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Delightful stay at Hopkin House
This is our third stay at Hopkin House & we would have stayed more often had it been available.
We find the apt. roomy, well equipped & and ideally located. We first stayed there about 3 years ago & it is still is as clean as the first time we stayed.
It almost feels like “coming home”
Gr8 apt. Noisy bars.
Lovely home in fascinating neighborhood. Very loud, even combative discussions from parking area used by bars, generally when bars close. OKAY for me but not for my bride. Good hosts.
Sorry your bride was disturbed by the neighborhood bar patrons one night. Montrose is a lively neighborhood where occasionally raucous behavior is on display. The neighborhood is changing as more young families are taking up residence. We are attending a baby shower for our neighbor today :) !!
Perfect alternative to a stuffy hotel room.
Traveling as a family of 4. We were in town for the FIRST Worlds Robotics Competition taking place at the Houston Convention Center. Getting downtown and to museums was very quick and easy. Lots of restaurants nearby as well as a Krogers. A few close local bars, but noise didn't bother us or interrupt our sleep. Go check out Ramen Tatsu-Ya (get the #1), it was our favorite place to eat, so much so we went twice while in town. Owner were there when we arrived and was very helpful.
Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you at the next Houston robotics competition!
We stayed 4 nights while visiting our son. We were there over St.Patricks day and although the bars and restaurants that are across the street were very busy and somewhat noisy that was the only evening it went late. We could not here the crowd and slept well every other night. Loved all the little notes. They were very helpful.
Great location...perfect apartment
Enjoyed our stay here... the apartment is spacious and well equipped.... lots of places nearby to walk to... easy walk to buffalo bayou park as well...
Really, really cute place, incredibly clean, well designed and decorated. It is an upstairs apartment and the owners live below. They were great. The only negative was the exterior upstairs climb. I'm sure some would not notice the climb, but we had very heavy bags. We loved the place and would stay there again!
Located in heart of Montrose near downtown Houston. Montrose is considered to be the most desirable of Houston neighborhoods and was ranked by APA in 2009 as one of the top 10 neighborhoods in USA. Many restaurants and bars are a short walk from Hopkins House. Museums, Downtown, Medical center and Herman Park are a short drive away. Metro buses travel along Montrose (#56) and Westheimer (#82). Metro Trains travel between downtown and NRG Stadium with McGowen Station being closest walk to Hopkins (you can also transfer at McGowan station by walking 2 blocks to Milam and then take the Westheimer (#82) bus.) Easy to get to/from US-59, I-10 and I-45