This Week in Demolition: Avalon Place’s finest Gregorian

This week in demolition, not a whole lot is going on! While we have a pretty standard length demolition list, none of the buildings are particularly interesting. Which unfortunately means that I don’t really have a story to tell this week so let’s just get straight into the interesting buildings. First we have this week’s featured home 2515 Reba Drive. This wonderful 1940s Gregorian style two story, has been tastefully updated while keeping much of its original exterior charm. Huge picture windows surround the original fireplace. The only new construction on the house is a one room two story addition on the rear of the house. The downstairs makes for a great sun room really putting those picture windows to work. The second story of this portion is used as an office with a great set of built-in shelving and a desk. Despite all the modernity of the house, some original charm is kept through things like an original recessed staircase, and beautiful crown molding throughout the house. With all the work put into this house it’s no surprise it sold for over $1 Million about two months ago. What will replace this Avalon Place original is still unknown. Other houses worth checking out this week are 4701 De Milo Drive where the owner had to take multiple cans of pledge to just about every surface in the place. Finally, we have 1536 Jacquelyn Drive a house that might be taking itself a bit too seriously on the inside.

2515 Reba Drive Photo Source:

This is a list of the buildings which received a City of Houston demolition permit the week before this post.

Residential Demolitions
1536 Jacquelyn Dr, Houston, TX 77055– Craig Woods, Photos
1913 Ebony Ln, Houston, TX 77018– Oak Forest East, Photos
4701 De Milo Dr, Houston, TX 77092– Oak Forest West, 1950s Ranch, Photos
10618 Bassoon Dr, Houston, TX 77025– Westwood, Photos
2515 Reba Dr, Houston, TX 77019– Avalon Park, 1940s Gregorian, Photos
10426 Tolman St, Houston, TX 77034– Gulfway Terrace, Photos
1610 Lynnview Dr, Houston, TX 77055– Monarch Oaks, Photos
1841 Wycliffe Dr, Houston, TX 77043– Britmoore, Photos
4982 Dumfries Dr, Houston, TX 77096– Meyerland, Photos
339 Electra Dr, Houston, TX 77024– Memorial Bend, Photos
7957 Cedel Dr, Houston, TX 77055– Springdale, Quintessa Homes, Renderings
11019 Sageheather Dr, Houston, TX 77089– Sagemont
8707 Jason St, Houston, TX 77074– Braeburn Glen
305 E Burress St, Houston, TX 77022– Garden Acres
4015 Collingsworth St, Houston, TX 77026– Kashmere Gardens
1333 Martin St, Houston, TX 77018– Oak Forest
12306 Green River Dr, Houston, TX 77044– Houmont Park
4402 Hain St, Houston, TX 77009– Irvington
7602 Narcissus St, Houston, TX 77012– Berkley Place
1009 W 13th St, Houston, TX 77008– Heights Annex
8310 Saint Lo Rd, Houston, TX 77033– Inwood Terrace
5401 Dieppe St, Houston, TX 77033– South Park
1228 Chantilly Ln, Houston, TX 77018– Oak Forest
1521 Monarch Oaks St, Houston, TX 77055– Monarch Oaks
4338 Denmark St, Houston, TX 77016– Trinity Gardens
6941 Finch St, Houston, TX 77028– Pelham Place
11614 Bowlan Ln, Houston, TX 77035– Fondren Green
8110 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX 77025– Pemberton Park
12114 Rockford Dr, Houston, TX 77048– King Estates
5750 Belneath St, Houston, TX 77033– Belfort Park
8703 Candy St, Houston, TX 77029– Pleasentville
907 Kern St, Houston, TX 77009– Walton Court
2353 Tangley St, Houston, TX 77005– Southampton Place

Non-Residential Demolitions
508 Cortlandt St BLDG A, Houston, TX 77007– Modern Print Shop
1615 Patterson St, Houston, TX 77007– St. Mark’s United Methodist Church
10510 Aldine Westfield Rd, Houston, TX 77093– Gerado’s Mechanic Shop, Originally a home, Photos
10512 Gulf Fwy, Houston, TX 77034– Houston Loan Star Auto, also a Citgo Gas Station.