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1705 Ball Street

1705 Ball Street

1705 Ball Street
Galveston, TX 77550
$1,095,000
Beautiful 1896 double galleried EEHD home with modern amenities. Located on one of the most historic streets in Galveston, this 3 bed /3.5 bath has it all! The current owner has updated it for 21st century living. Architectural highlights abound from the wood floors to the sweeping center stairwell. Each bedroom comes with an en-suite bath so pick your primary! There is an elevator, attic access is from a stairwell not a dropdown ladder and there are spacious closets galore. Lovely outdoor spaces include front porch, back deck, a lovely step out screened in porch upstairs and a fenced in back yard big enough for a pool! There is a one car garage and quest quarters above, perfect for a caretaker. Spacious kitchen with pantry, formal dining room and living room. This home has it all! The quest quarters have been recently redone to include a kitchenette. Everything has been updated to allow the buyer to move right in.
1811 Church Street

1811 Church Street

1811 Church Street
Galveston, TX 77550
$945,500
This circa 1900 Victorian home is not only lovely, but also in a prime location in the East End Historical District. It has been completely restored and is being sold furnished with high end items…totally turn-key. So many windows allowing the natural light throughout the 13 ft ceilings and beautifully restored wood floors and 10 ft pocket doors. Gas lanterns adorn the front door which beckons for time spent relaxing on the front porch. Entertaining is a breeze on back porch as well with direct access from the kitchen. The kitchen is gorgeous with plenty of seating at the massive eat-in island. There is plenty of space for both a coffee bar and entertaining bar and ample prep area. The primary ensuite bedroom is located on first floor which is unusual for a home from this era. Remaining three spacious bedrooms and full bath are upstairs. The backyard is fully fenced-in and the pergola covered carport has lockable storage and two car spaces entered from the alley. Must see!
3002 Avenue Q 1/2

3002 Avenue Q 1/2

3002 Avenue Q 1/2
Galveston, TX 77550
$430,000
Beautiful high raised craftsman style home just 2 blocks from the beach. Impressive 12 ft ceilings with and an open concept living, dining, & kitchen area. Lots of original hardwood flooring and ship lap. A large deck extends off the back of the house making an ideal entertaining space. Downstairs has been roughly built out to create two additional bedrooms and an immense family room. This could easily be its own separate living quarters. This house has tons of original character and is ready for someone to finish out their dream home.
1613 19th Street

1613 19th Street

1613 19th Street
Galveston, TX 77550
$499,000
Sweet high raised cottage on 19th, just a few blocks to the Gulf. There’s even a tiny peek of water from the front porch. High ceilings, lots of light, lovely wood floors. There’s a sizeable living room and dining room with bay windows and light from the east and north; A fenced yard on the side, front entry garage. Primary bedroom has windows to the front porch. The ground floor family room opens into the fenced yard, and in addition to the 3rd bedroom has a wet bar, a full bath and laundry. It’s been a great second home, and could be yours. Offered furnished.
2117 Post Office Street #5

2117 Post Office Street #5

2117 Post Office Street #5
Galveston, TX 77550
$399,900
Here is a great opportunity to live on a lovely block on Post Office Street in downtown Galveston! Originally the Kress Department store, this lovely 2/1 second story loft is above the Galveston Art League. This warm and inviting space w/ beautiful wood floors, 12-foot ceilings spectacular windows bringing in all kinds of light. Brand new HVAC. There is a sky light in the spacious kitchen with new tile floor, current owners extended counter and additional cabinets for expansive storage. The new appliances that all convey. The front of the loft has a portioned room which is a great place for a den or home office especially with the added custom-made bookshelves. The primary bedroom is large enough to include a bathroom if desired. The second bedroom was originally the CEO’s office a few owners ago when this was an accounting firm. Back stairway leads down to the one car garage. All this and Mod Café and Hey Mikey’s are across the street how can you pass this up? STR’s not allowed.
1524 Avenue K

1524 Avenue K

1524 Avenue K
Galveston, TX 77550
$649,000
Beautiful Greek revival circa 1868 Schmidt House. One of the oldest residential properties on Galveston Island but has MANY upgrades and amenities. Property featured on GHF Homes Tour during renovations in 2009 and fully restored in 2013. Large bedrooms, two upstairs and one downstairs in the former kitchen wing. Beautiful wood floors and several unique refinished features make this a very unique historical home. Deed of conveyance will contain covenants retained by GHF. Property is designated a Galveston Landmark. Full kitchen with breakfast bar. Great floor plan. Large set of rare mid-1800s Edward Challinor transferware conveys. Many great features, including whole-house surge protection, whole-house dehumidifier, PEX plumbing, new HVAC, GHF-approved half inch polycarbonate hurricane (window) protection on first floor and SO much more! Ask your agent for the list of Upgrades & Amenities!
4301 Avenue O

4301 Avenue O

4301 Avenue O
Galveston, TX 77550
$529,900

Midtown-mid-century treasure on oversized lot! Architectural charm abounds w/ arched doorways, wood floors, built-in corner cabinet in dining room & built-in cabinetry in bedrooms. The spacious eat-in kitchen includes a gas stove, granite counters and large pantry! Like the entire home, the kitchen has lots of light and exceptional storage. Upstairs there is approx. 491 sq feet which includes the third bedroom and bath as well as a bonus room perfect for home office, or bunk room. Outside, the oversized double lot has a patio area perfect for alfresco dining, a two-car garage with shop and 1/2 bath. The large lot also provides additional space for added off street parking. There is still room for a pool. Wow! A 2 car garage incl. off street parking, primary bedroom with ensuite on main floor, incredible storage. Checks all the boxes. House has no history of flooding. Elevation certificate and list of upgrades and improvements in attachments and floor plan. All appliances convey.

901 Winnie Street

901 Winnie Street

901 Winnie Street
Galveston, TX 77550
$389,900
Location, location, location! Close to UTMB & Rosenburg Park. Only a 5 block walk to Seawall & to the 14th Street corridor. Close and convenient to the nearby Strand/Postoffice historic downtown entertainment district w/ great restaurants, art galleries, cafes & shopping! The sellers have used this as their second home, a weekender, not as a STR. This beautiful Craftsman style home exudes charm throughout, with stained glass and leaded windows, gas fireplace, original hardwood floors, spacious rooms, high ceilings throughout, pocket doors, a grand baluster, lovely curved staircase that showcases the beautiful woodwork, & lovely stacked side porches. A bonus is the utility room w/ a full bath down. All bedrooms & a 2nd bathroom up. Window units. Appliances convey (most purchased in 2021) as does the remaining furniture. New pex plumbing 2021. Attached garage and a list of all features & updates to the home are in docs. Appraisal incorrectly states the house was built in 1962.
4017 Oleander Drive

4017 Oleander Drive

4017 Oleander Drive
Galveston, TX 77554
$625,000

**BEACHSIDE NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME IN PALM BEACH** – Stunning 3 bedroom 3 bath 1,592 sq ft high-raised beachside home with oversized garage located short walk to the sand in the Palm Beach Beach neighborhood on Galveston’s West End. Short Term Rentals Allowed. This beautiful 1 level home offers a large covered deck that looks south/east towards the Gulf. Spacious living and dining room that gets lots of light opens to an elegant kitchen with a large island, stainless appliance, quartz countertops and custom cabinets. Closets in every room. Vinyl plank flooring and storm windows and doors throughout the home. The Palm Beach neighborhood is centrally located between Pirates Beach and Pirates West neighborhoods. This beachside home is walking distance to the beach making it ideal location for short term rental, second home of full time living.

5115 Avenue T

5115 Avenue T

5115 Ave T, Galveston TX 77550
$1,850,000

Featured Property For Sale in Galveston:

Spectacular estate with private park!

This John Staub home was custom-built for Mr and Mrs WL Moody III in 1938. The incredible luxury details include walnut and birch counters in kitchen, designer silk wall paneled mural in formal dining room, and copper shingled roof and gutters.
7 Bedrooms, 6.5 Bathrooms
1.3 acre grounds

For more information:
Talk to Tom Schwenk at 409-888-6178

22901 Fresca

22901 Fresca

22901 Fresca
Galveston, TX 77554
$634,000

NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME with BEACH VIEW – Stunning 3 Bedroom 2-1/2 Bath with views of the water. Just completed, 1,766 sq ft high-raised home with golf cart garage located blocks from the beach and bay in the Terramar neighborhood on Galveston’s West End. This beautiful 2 level home offers views of the beach. Spacious living and dining room that gets lots of light opens to an elegant kitchen with a large island, stainless appliance, quartz countertops and custom cabinets. Closets in every room. Vinyl plank flooring and storm windows and doors throughout the home. Large yard with sprinkler system. The Terramar neighborhood is centrally located, walking distance to both beach and bay making it ideal location for second home of full time living. Enjoy the community amenities including a swimming pool, boat launch, fishing pier, disc golf and a pavilion.

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Your Galveston Real Estate Team​

To buy, sell or lease Galveston talk to Tom Schwenk, owner and broker of Coldwell Banker TGRE. Tom is the number 1 agent for in-town sales and an award-winning realtor with more than 20 years’ experience. Now, a locally owned and operated Coldwell Banker ® affiliate, he has joined an international network with more than 115 years of real estate leadership. This means more experience, more knowledge, and more certainty of success while still offering the local expertise and five star service TGRE is known for. No local brokerage gives you more.

With Tom’s successful history in Galveston it is no wonder he decided to launch his own real estate firm in 2018 after working in the industry for more than 15 years. His vision for Tom’s Galveston Real Estate is a customer focused firm to help people buy, sell or lease Galveston.

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The history, beautiful natural features are people who live here are just some of the things that make island life so special. When finding your own place in the sun you need to work with a company that has superior local knowledge about everything that makes Galveston what it is.

Tom has owned property in Galveston since 1987 and became a full time resident in 2001. He has leadership positions on many community and civic organizations and is recognized as an historic homes expert.

Alex Monteith, Brian Kuhn, Shane McDermott, Reid Nelson, Robert Zahn, Carole Bell, Brian Schwenk, Doreen Hughes, and Suzanne McClere are our professional agents who share Tom’s commitment to customer service and knowledge and expertise of the local market.

In addition to a talented group of real estate professionals, Tom’s Team also includes a full administrative staff on hand to care for every client’s needs.

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Tom Schwenk Galveston Realtor

Tom Schwenk, Owner/Broker

An award-winning Broker, Tom is Galveston’s #1 agent for in-town sales. Tom is well known for his passionate support of Galveston, his expertise in historic homes and his efforts to protect and develop what makes island life so special.
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Brian Schwenk, REALTOR®, Director of Property / Project Management

While in college he interned one summer with Galveston Historical Foundation and his interest in historic homes became personal when he rehabilitated an 1886 raised cottage on Galveston’s 19th Street which was also his first foray into home ownership. 

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Brian Kuhn, Galveston Real Estate

Brian Kuhn, REALTOR®

Brian loves living in Galveston and has been working with buyers and sellers in the area since 2011. While Brian enjoys sharing his enthusiasm for architectural detail and knowledge of market trends, his clients appreciate his responsiveness and knowledge of the transaction process.
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Shane McDermott, REALTOR®

Shane has held a Texas real estate license for more than 14 years and has been a Galveston resident since 2003. Passionate about the Island, Shane specializes in selling Galveston’s West End waterfront and East End Historic District neighborhoods.
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Alex Monteith, Galveston Real Estate Agent

Alex Monteith, REALTOR®

A native Texan and a graduate of Galveston's Ball High School, Alex is also an insurance agent who can give you a clear understanding of coastal insurance as a buyer or seller. Alex can help you with new construction, historic homes, and vacation rentals.
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Reid Nelson - Galveston Real Estate

Reid Nelson, REALTOR®

Reid is a native Galvestonian who, after successful careers in law and insurance, returned to Galveston in 2017 to get back to his roots. His clients benefit from his legal and insurance expertise as well as his true love of this town.
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Robert Zahn REALTOR

Robert Zahn, REALTOR®

"2023 Realtor of the Year" -
Galveston Association of Realtors

Robert has over fifteen years of working in the Historical Homes market of Galveston. He has have been active in the restoration of his own Victorian era houses, and was actively involved in laying the groundwork for the formation of the San Jacinto Historical Conservation District.
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Carole Bell

Carole Bell, REALTOR®

After a fulfilling career in Finance, she retired but still wanted to do more. So began her second career in real estate - promoting all that Galveston and the areas have to offer. Carole strives to ensure that all parties are well-informed and have a clear understanding throughout all phases of the real estate process when buying or selling their home. 

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Doreen Hughes, REALTOR®

After a successful business career at Dell in Austin, Doreen moved to Galveston County in 2008 and currently holds membership in the Houston Association and National Association of REALTORS®. She is active in her community, and is social columnist with the Galveston Daily News. 

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Suzanne McClere

Suzanne McClere, REALTOR®

Suzanne's interest and passion for Real Estate began in the early 1990s, while she and her husband were beginning the search for their first home. Having lived on the island during her youth she fell in love with everything about Galveston, and says she is so excited to be coming home. As a licensed REALTOR® she looks forward to meeting you soon and helping you achieve your Island dreams. 
 

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John M. Schreiber, REALTOR®

John M. Schreiber is a native Galvestonian who was born on the island (BOI). He retired with over 30 years with the Prudential Insurance Company, and is now an active REALTOR providing sales and service to the people of Galveston County
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Mickey Matthews-Conrad, REALTOR®

Mickey Matthews-Conrad was born and raised in Texas and is proud to be a 5th generation Texan. A very experienced realtor, she has worked in the industry for more than 30 years helping people to realize their real estate dreams. 

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Keaton Bates, REALTOR®

Keaton was born on Galveston Island and grew up in the Dallas Fort Worth area. He returned to the Island in 2021 and is enjoying finding his place in the community. Keaton is passionate about helping minorities on a path to homeownership as a way of building generational wealth. 

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Jackie Steedly, REALTOR®

If there is one constant throughout Jackie's careers, it has been a desire to serve. It is this passion that drives her commitment to give back to her community and provide exemplary service to her students, customers, and clients. 

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Joe Schwenk, Director of Operations

Joe retired from UPS in 2000, moved to Chicago and worked as Director of Operations in the construction industry. Joe and his family moved to Galveston in 2015 to work with his brother Tom. 

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Shannon Caldwell

Shannon Caldwell, Marketing Director

Originally from New Zealand, Shannon is an award-winning public relations and marketing expert. She first came to Galveston in 2011 where one of the first people she met was Tom Schwenk, who was the leasing agent on the historic home she rented with her family.
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