Potential buyers would be forgiven for entering 1412, market street in Galveston, only to have my mouth wide open in surprise. The lovingly restored Victorian is both a time capsule and contemporary comfort.
From its large hardwoods to its inlaid ceilings, this house is a magnificent grande dame. It is listed at $ 724,880 and represented by Jim Rosenfeld of Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty.
Most Houstonians know that once Galveston was one of the country’s busiest and most important port towns and shipping hubs, responsible for bringing people and goods from all over the world to the Gulf Coast. .
Then came the tragic storm of 1900, and the construction of the Port of Houston, and the Star of Galveston withered slightly. But today, the city is a bustling center of independent businesses, important museums, and a beloved island getaway.
The picturesque 1412 Market Street is also known as the Isadore Loveenberg House. Named after a Paris-born financier, the house was built by architect Nicholas Clayton and is an enduring beauty of Galveston’s historic East End.
Entrance steps lead up to a wide porch and armored double patio doors into the high-ceilinged foyer with its intricately carved ceiling.
Spanning 3,210 square feet, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom (one partial) home offers space for living and entertaining. The house still has its original chandeliers, retractable doors, wooden sash coffered windows and carved screen doors.
The living room’s pressed pewter ceiling is a point of conversation, and the stainless steel appliances in the gourmet kitchen blend seamlessly into the Victorian vibe of the home, especially the vintage O’Keefe & Merritt six-burner gas range. with double oven.
Porches, verandas and a patio in the backyard are amazing places to enjoy the gentle island breeze. The homeowner’s suite features a bathroom that stays true to the home’s Victorian roots, while still providing a modern luxury feel.
The back yard has a heated saltwater pool and the two car garage has its own apartment.
Listed as a Galveston Landmark, the Isadore Loveenberg home is perfect for the shopper who appreciates fine detail and history. For nearly 150 years, this house has watched Galveston grow and change, and have proven that quality craftsmanship endures through the ages. Imagine the next 150 years.