Wabash to move, not “move on”

Betty Lou Heacker with her “inventory” at Wabash Feed and Garden. (Contributed Photo)

Since 1987, Betty Lou Heacker and her crew at Wabash Feed and Garden have been taking care of business at 5701 Washington Ave. in the Heights. That is why many in the community were alarmed last week when Wabash’s land appeared on a commercial real estate listing site. The business, which offers all sorts of […]

Spotlight on Inwood Forest: save green and go green

Ollie Perry and Clint Avila chat with next door neighbor Krissy Battles. Photo by Betsy Denson.

Looking for a 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 2,000 square foot house in our area in the low to mid $100,000s? That value is what is drawing people like Ollie Perry and Clint Avila to Inwood Forest, originally a 1960s country club neighborhood for oil executives that has seen its fortunes rise and fall over the years.

The Do-Over: Opening up a century-old home

The “pass-through” spans updated original spaces at the front of the home and the more modern, opened up area near the home’s back wall of retractable glass doors.

By Cynthia Lescalleet For The Leader The term “open floor plan” has a far more expanded — and literal — meaning at a renovated 1912 Craftsman bungalow in Houston Heights. Within its reworked, slightly expanded floor plan, an entire back wall of the home now features full-height glass doors that fully retract. When opened, a […]