You might well expect a home on street named “Leafy Lane” to sport a woodsy setting. While this new Spring Oaks listing is on a 16,788-sq.-ft. lot more groomed than sylvan, it does back up to a ravine formed by a ribbon of Spring Branch Creek. The 3-2 window pattern beneath the low-slung gable in front is a tip-off that the front room is not one room at all. Rather, the street-facing space contains a family room and a bedroom. Both sides of that great divide at the roof ridge, however, have vaulted ceilings. Elsewhere inside, other unexpected treatments include a dual personality fireplace that features an ornately carved mantle tacked onto a plainer midcentury brick wall; a common room currently re-purposed as a dining room; and in the kitchen, wall paneling that matches the knob-free cabinets.
Two weeks after its initial listing at $585,000, the home has dropped its asking price to $565,000. It’s a 2,271-sq.-ft. structure, built in 1956. Some original features and finishes remain, such as the hardwood floors in many of the rooms. Other rooms, such as the entryway, now have slate tile flooring:
A dining area at the back of the house is open to the kitchen. Two sets of French doors open to the patio:
The mix-of-centuries fireplace is wood-burning.
One room accommodates 2 bars — and 2 refrigerators, if you count the wine fridge:
This room, currently a study, is off the entry hall and across from the family room:
A 2nd set of French doors (right foreground) leads from the study to the kitchen and back of the house:
The home has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Here’s the master bedroom:
Lattice helps shade the patio:
- 8338 Leafy Ln. [HAR]