Betsy Churgai Island Associates
Real Estate
Betsy A. Churgai, broker
Specializing in representing the buyer
(361) 749-4152     fax: (253) 981-0412

contact Betsy by email

       SOLD, SOLD, SOLD        

625 E. Avenue C - Port Aransas 

Great house, high in the dunes on huge .835 acre lot

ML# 166920 

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The Residence

This 4 bedroom home sits atop some of the highest dunes in Port Aransas.  Custom designed & built by Corpus Christi architect Don Grassino in 1966 for a professional couple and their family, the post mid-century modern estate has been well maintained and the original family is now offering it for sale for the first time.

The living room with fireplace.

The dining area and kitchen off of the great room.


Kitchen with view of great room

One of four bedrooms

Upstairs bathroom

Downstairs bathroom

Double car garage.


Exceptionally strong concrete & frame construction, coupled with the wise use of space maximize both multiple views & privacy.  The layout offers flexibility as your circumstances change.   Casual, lodge-like feel with brick fireplace in the living room.  Large bedrooms. Clean design elements offer architectural interest but allow the focus to remain on the vistas.


The  Views  

The Gulf of Mexico

Ever-changing parade of boats and ships in the Corpus Christi ship channel through the jetties

Rolling, undeveloped dunes to much of the east

Beyond them, the offshore ship anchorage

Horace Caldwell pier

You can hear the surf - you're that close to the beach


Beach Access

Easily walkable - one long block away, with private foot path through the dunes at Dolphin Lane.




The neighborhood  

Neighborhood from the wrap around porch

Back of the house, high on the dune.

The home is surrounded by large grass areas and dunes.

The home is near the little chapel on the hill.  Houses in this area are generally spacious, sited on larger parcels.  They are almost universally custom construction, in numerous styles.  The immediate neighborhood is of larger, estate acreage, atop a secondary dune ridge.  Some are primary residences & others are second homes; most have servant’s or guest quarters.  The block is zoned R-2, but very few homes are rented, either full-time or part-time.  The neighborhood is quiet & tranquil, understated elegance, and at once, both stately and casual.  Infill development has been of a large and substantial nature.


There are no deed restrictions nor home owner association fees, special assessments, committees or oversight beyond that of the City.  You own the land your house sits on, and you are free to enjoy, maintain or renovate your property as you see fit.


Other distinguishing features of this home are  - 

The coastal contemporary interior is  saturated with natural light, in a neutral palette
Subtle blending of rich, traditional woods with tile and other eco-friendly materials

Abundant, mature native and naturalized landscaping, including dune grasses and sea oats - xeriscaped

Foyer entrance and split-level living maintain maximum privacy within the home

Water well for your plants

All electric with gas line available at the street

Central heat and air

Both covered and open wrapped porch, affording spectacular sunrise and sunset views

The high elevation may keep insurance premiums much lower than most homes currently on the market

In addition to superior aesthetic qualites present in this home, superior construction methods were employed.  

Sturdy concrete requires little maintenance

Bronze screening

Shade boxes keep direct sunlight off of windows

One-of-a-kind hand-made, antique furnishings, made by the family's father and grandfather, negotiable

Friendly neighbors

ML# 166920,  625 E. Ave. C,  

Reduced to $649,000  to  settle  estate.

contact Betsy by email

Betsy Churgai Island Associates
Real Estate
Betsy A. Churgai, broker
Specializing in representing the buyer
(361) 749-4152     fax: (253) 981-0412