A Late Seventies Contemporary in Inwood Forest Rides the Range at $214K



One of the Inwood Forest properties near the neighborhood’s former golf course and clubhouse seems to have split personality. A stately late seventies contemporary — tiers of windows in a variety of sizes and groupings finish out an assortment of  bump-outs (and bump-ups) — opts for some How the West Was Fun flourishes inside (top). The property, located on Antoine Dr. north of W. Little York, faces a side street but takes its address from the thoroughfare. In its relisting over the weekend, the 1979 custom home’s asking price is set at $214K. A previous listing by the same agent had sought $242K in June 2014, with a reduction to $222K in August.



From high in the vault above the main living area at the front of the home, a lone star (above) and lone rider (below) keep watch. The room has access to an enclosed courtyard at the front of the home:



Fireplaces on opposite sides of the stone-faced interior wall serve family room (above) and nook-sized living room. Its windows look into the courtyard at the front of the 3,048-sq.-ft. home:


Tile flooring also spreads into the dining room, where a mirrored accent wall appears to add to the seating (and saddling) options:


The kitchen rides an island range. Ranchero motif wallpaper currently pairs up with cactus-scratched cabinetry that’s painted in shades of sage in bloom.


The other side of the kitchen’s service prep window . . .


contains an informal dining spot with double-door access to the back yard:


Another bank of seating bellies up to the bar:


Make that one side of the bar. The other flank serves the living room:


Carpeting muffles the semi-open staircase, which stops a spell for a balcony on the turn. The side window peers toward the front walk and recessed entry:



The ceiling (and window tiers) keeps rising, but the rooms are all on this level. One side has space for gathering and games:


There’s also an office nook:


All 3 bedrooms are located upstairs. Here’s the master, the only one shown in the listing:



There’s a second full bathroom and a half bath elsewhere in the floor plan.


Part of the 10,850-sq.-ft. lot, meanwhile, has been paved for covered and open patio use (and pottery storage). Across a shallow-but-wide strip of lawn, the back fence screens the side wall of a neighboring home:


The neighborhood commands a $275 annual maintenance fee.

Western Whims

7 Comment

  • I played that course when I was a kid. One of the holes — No. 8, I think — had a sand trap in the center of the green. Not a bug but a feature.

  • so people really live like this?

  • Inauspicious and possibly deadly feng shui. Look away!

  • Interesting design, awful updates and furniture

  • I’m not that fond of Wild West decor, but it can work in the right setting, like say a log cabin in the Rockies. A 70s contemporary on a Houston golf course is not at all the right setting. That said, I do like the house!

  • The double ceiling fans in the living room look like they almost touch. That would be a cool concept – you’d have to synchronize them so that they spin between each others’ blades.

    By removing the multiple mirror walls and painting the kitchen cabinets and walls a neutral color, they might be able to sell this at a decent price (without having to drop the price every 6 months).

  • Wow. There’s a whole lot of mirrors going on in that.