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Sandra Gunn
4408 Morningside Dr.
Houston TX 77098
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THE BEACONSFIELD
1700 Main

Past

In the early 1900's, renting a unit at The Beaconsfield was no easy task. The Beaconsfield boasted the ultimate location, positioned just on the edge of the commercial business district and in the middle of all the Victorian mansions that lined Main Street. Each morning, the staff at The Beaconsfield would roll out a white linen runner to the front curb where drivers would pick up tenants for the short journey into town. They would roll out a fresh runner in the evening. Interiors including Honduran mahogany beams, brass fixtures and giant claw-foot bathtubs were used throughout the building. Each unit had its own tiny vault and foot pedals were strategically positioned around the apartments so servants could be summoned at moments notice. The Beaconsfield was the first apartment high-rise building in Houston.

Present

In 1977, Don and Peg Hartmann bought the building and converted it into condominiums. The facade was retained as well as the 11'-12' beamed ceilings, gas fireplaces, much of the original hardware and the original elevator which is still operated by the doorman. The building, listed on the US Interior Department's National Register of Historic Places, is designed with two units to most floors featuring hardwood floors, a large living room, separate dining room, 2 or 3 bedrooms with baths. The attended lobby is an Old World setting with French doors and arched stained glass panels. The Beaconsfield was home to several members of Houston's oldest families and a few international heads of industry. In the mid 90's, Sandra Gunn began representing the original owners of the Beaconsfield in selling their units.  In the last ten years, we have completed 18 transactions in an 18 unit building.  In the last two years, they have waterproofed the basement, repaired and painted the exterior, replaced the roof and the water pipes.  Currently, the lobby is undergoing renovation, and the elevator is being replaced!

Future

With the phenomenal revitalization of Downtown, the Beaconsfield will continue to receive a tremendous amount of renewed interest. The reality of Metro's light-rail system and cohesive planning of the Main Street Event will enhance the beauty and ease of The Beaconsfield lifestyle for all who reside.

 

Discovery Green Park



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The Pavilions



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Beaconsfield - 1700 Main #5A
SOLD
Own a piece of history! Live in the most historical residential high-rise in Downtown Houston! Gleaming hardwoods, classic architecture, ornate molding, and distinguished details throughout.  3 spacious bedrooms/3 full bathrooms. 1,950 square feet/appraisal district.
Beaconsfield - 1700 Main #6A
SOLD

This spacious unit feels like it takes up the entire 6th floor - and it nearly does! The product of an ambitious renovation in 1999, this unit makes for a great place to have guests. English mantle fireplace, wet bar, marble bath, huge windows. 3/2 2,245 sq. ft. per appraisal district
Beaconsfield - 1700 Main #2C
SOLD
Perfect mix of elaborate details and classic architecture are featured in this jewel box in the historic Beaconsfield, Downtown's first residential high-rise.
1/1 580 sq. ft. per appraisal district
Beaconsfield - 1700 Main #3A
LEASED
Great and spacious 2/2 in an 18 unit building. Wood beam ceilings, downtown views from 3 sides, formal living and dining rooms with hardwoods, a fantastic kitchen with a stainless steel refrigerator and commercial stove and a wood-burning fireplace with a mirror surround. 1,665 sq.ft. per Appraisal District
Beaconsfield - 1700 Main #3B
LEASED
The historic Beaconsfield building offers a classic, unique style of living in Downtown Houston, and this unit takes in some of its best views. Hardwoods throughout, gas/granite kitchen! 24/7 concierge. 2/2, 1,665 sq.ft. per Appraisal District.

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2004
Top Production Realtor Award Winner - Houston Association of Realtors
2004 Sold on My Realtor Award Winner - Houston Chronicle
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- Houston Association of Realtors

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Sandra Gunn is a Texas Real Estate Broker, licensed by the Texas Real Estate Commission.   Texas Real Estate Brokers and Salespersons are licensed and regulated by the TEXAS REAL ESTATE COMMISSION (TREC).  If you have a question or complaint regarding a real estate licensee, you should contact TREC at P.O. Box 12188, Austin, TX  78711-2188 or [512]-465-3960.  If you would like to view the Texas Administrative Code, click HERE.