Was the open house of this grand-scale 1993 patio home near Memorial Park planned for this coming Sunday afternoon strategically timed for just after the rolling street closures of the 2014 Chevron Houston Marathon? Access to the enclave neighborhood off Memorial Drive falls between marathon miles 20 and 21. The property, asking $1.2 million, is in Arlington Terrace, or so reads the legal description in its listing earlier this month. Neighborhood signage says Arlington Court.
A porte-cochère extends the home’s main entry — and also boosts the number of available parking spaces up to 7, the listing says.
Shallow but wide, the foyer separates the formal living room, where everything is rosy . . .
from a curving staircase with ornate iron frou-frou. It rises from a wooden floor planked on the diagonal.
The flooring straightens out by the time it gets to the family room, however. Instead, it’s the fireplace that cuts a corner:
A dining area throws another curve into the floor plan’s course:
All 3 bedrooms in the 3,918-sq.-ft. home are found upstairs. If the 18 or so risers prove too much of a workout, there’s also an elevator.
The master suite gets an extra peak to its ceiling, a feature that also emphasizes doors to a private balcony overlooking the cul-de-sac.
The home has 3 camera-shy bathrooms and this grass-papered powder room:
Ivy-covered fencing of iron and brick defines the home’s 6,795-sq.-ft. lot, which backs up to Memorial Drive, located just beyond the leafy canopy. There’s an indirect route into the security-patrolled neighborhood from nearby Crestwood Dr.
At the back of the property, there’s also a 2-car garage:
The home has a $3,740 annual maintenance fee.
- 58 W. Terrace Dr. [HAR]