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4422 Hummingbird St

 Houston, TX 77035
Active
Status
$319,700
Listing Price
3
Beds
2
Baths
1,416 Sq. Ft.
$225/Sq. Ft.
  • Hummingbird observatory @RobinsonsCreek
  • New rust-free double shower curtain
 

OVERVIEW

Contact directly the Owner-Seller Mark Alan Robinson, a sustainable real estate expert, green building general contractor, and microgrid (solar, batteries, generator) developer.

Never flooded. Solid bones for creative buyer.

Spacious outdoor living and unique edible landscaping.

Indoors & outdoors managed with health, efficiency, sustainability & resiliency top of mind.

Adorable, healthy, efficient tiny home ideal for health professionals working at Texas Medical Center (5.3 miles away) and/or a health conscious family eager to avoid the typical 287 toxic chemicals in a mother's and baby's umbilical cord (Body Burden Study).

Occupied 8 yrs by Mark & Stephanie Robinson, whose 2006 eco wedding story was featured in The Houston Chronicle (http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/headline/features/3792967.html).

Very comfortable and livable while you watch neighborhood flip and property values climb. Or, a great canvas now for next family to personalize with green building renovations/expansion.

Virtual staging photos and video will be available soon.

Blue jean insulated (with borate integrated pest control) healthy garage could be perfect yoga or Beach Body exercise studio.

Considering green building renovations prior to sale - e.g., new siding, new low-E windows, kitchen, middle bath, EV charging station, 2018 Pantone colors, etc. - because newly remodeled 2,055 SF home behind us will be listed at $450K by July 4, 2018. Price may increase after renovations, or early buyer can perform those renovations after purchase to keep costs out of the transaction price.

South-facing roof ideal for solar PV after next hail storm and a new ENERGY STAR certified cool white reflective roof. Perfect then to add 3 bedrooms and bath upstairs.

Seller specializes in solar development, and can upgrade house to Resilient Ranch microgrid package very affordably with roof-mounted solar, batteries, generator, ENERGY STAR white roof, and electric vehicle charging station, if buyer desires.

Why selling? Had planned to upgrade tiny home to two-story mid-century modern microgrid with double master down (for elderly parents), 3 bedrooms and large bathroom up, and energy-water-food resilience for 30+ days, like a bed-and-breakfast boutique hotel meets military base. Moving to Katy to be near family (home owned by our family is nearly ready) where kids can attend newly renovated top public school, saving $40,000/year private school tuition.

Grapefruit tree alone should grow yearly 1,000 to 2,000 organically managed grapefruits worth $2 to $5 each at retail, or $6,000 yearly for another 15 to 90 years, totaling $100,000+ of nutrient-dense fruit from one tree, not to mention the rest of the edible landscaping's value. Real estate studies confirm that fruit trees increase property values by 10 percent.

Comfortably southwest of 610 Loop's highway pollution & noise (correlated with heart disease). Healthy location given Houston's winds that blow May to Dec. from Galveston (out of the south-southeast at 168 degrees), & Jan. to April from north.

New PEX horizontal and vertical plumbing (major investment; except for vertical to refrigerator, because we have generated our own pure drinking water from humidity).

New garbage disposal ($375), new closet HVAC ($2,200), and one new garage door big spring and opener. Other appliances extra option: new Whirlpool refrigerator/freezer ($1,529) and 38db Bosch dishwasher (quietest in world; $2,000).

No-VOC paint. Most lightbulbs are 3000K LEDs for healthy sleep & circadian rhythms.

Integrated Pest Management: Diatomaceous earth sprayed under home's entire original wood flooring.

Tile flooring in both baths. Laminate in kitchen. Remodel opportunity: chef kitchen to replace current 20’x23’ patio.

2,200-gallons of rainwater cisterns on west (side of garage).

Brought in trucks of Nature's Way Compost to increase soil absorbency up to 20 times that of Houston's gumbo dirt.

8-year-old, organically managed edible landscaping (Rio Red Grapefruit, Meyer Lemon, Plum, Nectaplum, Ice Cream Banana Grove, Kiowa Blackberries, Blueberries, Acres Homes Pear, Hosui Pear, non-staining Pomegranate, Tangerine, Jujube, Blood Orange, Clementine, Avocado, Mandarin Orange, and more). Trees planted optimally for future solar, home expansion up/out, & away from easement & property lines.

Some years, we've grown over 100 pounds of sweet potatoes, 13 gallons of blackberries ($1,300) 40 pounds of carrots, hundreds of pounds of citrus, & more -- all designed to contain up to 20x more vitamins and nutrients (nutrient-dense, local food) for healthier family.

Certified Wildlife Habitat.

Utility bills available.

Many large new homes in area built by owners do not appear as comps because no sales transactions.

NOTE: If Buyer/Lessor comes with agent/Realtor®, Seller shall pay only 1.5% flat maximum commission to Buyer's Agent/Realtor, and Seller shall retain (not pay) typical sellers commission. Owner Mark Alan Robinson MBA LEED CEM CRRL is founding partner at a sustainable real estate firm that has been a Texas Real Estate Commission TREC Continuing Education Provider. Robinson was a TREC Instructor who teaches courses on commercial and residential green building real estate best practices. So, we are not interested in listing with a Realtor® at this time.
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PROPERTY DETAILS:

PROPERTY BASIC INFORMATION:

Property Information:
  • Year Built:
    1958
  • Property Type:
    Single Family
  • Floors #:
    1
  • Architecture Style:
  • Total Units:
  • Bedrooms:
    3
  • Full Bathrooms:
    2
  • Partial Bathrooms:
    0
  • Living Square Footage:
    1416
  • Lot Square Footage:
    8329
   

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