Southampton Place Extension (SHX) lies just west of Southampton (SH), and dates from the same 1920’s residential development around Rice University. SHX differs from SH because its deed restrictions permit two families per structure, and its original homes included a large percentage of duplexes. It lies between Greenbriar St. and Morningside St., and includes properties on both sides of the blocks of Wroxton, Albans, Sunset, Quenby, Robinhood, Tangley, Dunstan, and Bolsover. SHX addresses are always 23XX, but not all 23XX addresses on Tangley, Dunstan and Bolsover are in SHX. Some low numbers are in SH.
Over the years the character of SHX has changed from bungalows-and-duplexes to gracious multistory single family homes. It has 8’ utility easements along the backs of all lots, but no alleyways, which means its residents can use City of Houston trash and recycling services.
Property Owners Association
The Property Owners Association (SHX POA) was formed in 2004 to replace Southampton Place Extension Civic Club by successful petition of homeowners then covered by the deed restrictions initiated in 1925 when SHX was first subdivided. The step was taken in the belief that a POA would have more official standing with City of Houston Planning Board and City Council, thereby strengthening deed restriction enforcement. This has proved to be the case up to the present.
This year the POA filed an amendment to the 1925 deed restrictions, after successful petition of homeowners. The amendment clarified and reduced some setback requirements, removed the “two-story” restriction in effect since 1925 on Sunset Blvd, and set a height restriction deemed sufficient for full-three-story residences throughout the POA.