The Joseph Melvin House, 707 Sabine Street
Melvin, a railroad engineer, built this Folk Victorian cottage with Eastlake-inspired porch in 1885. Early fire insurance maps show the cottage to originally have a side porch that extended the entire length of the house. After being used as a tenant cottage for over 90 years, the house was sold in 1997 to its current owners. The house was extended 12 feet to the rear to contain three new bedrooms and the original 3-room floor plan completely revamped to meet the needs of the 21st century lifestyle.
Article in Houston Chronicle, January 2014