Vintage postcard coloring in this relisting’s exterior photos further the motor lodge vibe of this updated 1971 Briargrove Park hacienda, located on a dog-boned inner street with cul-de-sacs at either end. The ground-hugging home’s front-filling parking court (in lieu of garage) abuts a gallery of gated arches at the entry’s inner courtyard. On and off the market since November 2012 — when it debuted at $679,000 — the property returned last week with a new agent, new agency, and new and slightly lower price: $659,000.
Arcs repeat as a design accent throughout the horizon-facing, 4,071-sq.-ft. home. In the tile-floored living room, for example, they appear above the gas-log fireplace between glass-fronted bookcases — and along the back wall, which opens to the dining room.
Roof-tile red is the current color choice in the dining room. Double doors in the skylit space lead to a large butler’s pantry (on the left) and a storage room (on the right). Mirrors on the far wall increase the room’s presence:
In the kitchen, updated at some point with granite-stainless-steel-hardware picks, there’s a cooktop on the island and panels on the side-by-side refrigerator. Just off the double-oven tower and near a micro-sized microwave (at eye level), a tall slab of corkboard awaits postings and boastings:
According to the listing, the kitchen-with-cantilevered island has room for an informal dining area — but it isn’t pictured. For now, this off-the-entry study with a view into the courtyard has been serving as one:
The mudroom-utility room had a recent storage-boosting update. It leads to the former carport:
Among the home’s 4 and a half baths is this ruddy powder room with lowrise vessel sink:
The 24-ft.-by-15-ft. master suite connects to a sitting room:
Double doors (above) lead to the master bathroom (below):
Among the 4 secondary bedrooms is this one, with its own bath and a marble-topped vanity:
A pair share a Hollywood-style bath:
This one gets access to the back yard:
This standalone room also has its own bathroom:
And here’s the former carport, repurposed as an outdoor hangout:
The 11,103-sq.-ft. lot is fully fenced. It sits north of Briar Forest Dr. and a block from Mary Francklow Park. The neighborhood commands an annual maintenance fee of $620.
- 8 Twin Circle Dr. [HAR]