To take a dip in the atrium pool of a sleek Glendower Court home in Upper Kirby, you’ll need to head up a level. It’s a second floor feature of the 2006 contemporary by Steve Howard Designs. Located east of Westgate and north of Fairview, the April Fools Day listing has a no-joke $4.3 million asking price.
At 5,521 sq. ft., the home has a lot-filler of a floor plan. The (gated) courtyard entry comes with a sidecar splash zone approach (above). Also facing the street is the garage, a 3-car front loader.
At ground level, there’s an all-in-one room to gather . . .
and a section of wall with nooks and crannies. The back space with an alcove by the window converts — with the help of some sort of retractable divider — into one of the 2 secondary bedrooms:
The other bedroom has a more permanent setup. Both sleeping spaces have access to a sliver of yard:
Upstairs, the landing encounters a full-height view of (and doors to) the atrium poolscape:
Its water wall whooshes near the 5,000-sq.-ft. lot’s property line on the east side. More full-height windows ring the outdoor space, giving through-views to the combo living-dining area:
The room’s other picture windows have a southern exposure:
The galley kitchen tucks its sink and appliances into an island . . .
with bar-height seating and a wall of storage behind barely visible doors:
A glass wall looking across the poolscape toward the equally exposed living room gives a mega-screen feeling to the master suite:
The home has another full bathroom and 2 half-baths:
Meanwhile, on a third-floor corner, there’s a wet bar serving a rooftop terrace . . .
with panoramic views south . . .
- 2212 Salisbury St. [HAR]