Spring Branch Creek runs past the ravine lot of this updated 1978 Pine Creek Village home in Hilshire Village. The property tested the market waters with a listing in October 2013, but withdrew it within a month. When relisted earlier this week, the tidy contemporary on a cul-de-sac kept its previous asking price: $745,000. The home’s varied roofline translates into various ceiling heights and treatments. In the living room, for example, exposed beams in the half-vault (top) lead the eye to the wood-burning fieldstone fireplace and views out several sliding glass doors overlooking the back deck. And somewhere beyond the treetops lies the water, though it’s a vista curiously absent from the listing.
HCAD indicates a 1996 remodeling of the home, which has a tile-floor front entry and a stair (above) with carpeted open risers leading to an open landing overlooking the main living space.
The kitchen, which also has a tile floor, includes island seating, electric appliances, and a service window into the adjacent dining area and its attached all-weather conservatory:
Elsewhere on the first floor, another wood-slatted ceiling caps the master bedroom, which includes a nifty freestanding Space Age fireplace in one corner plus direct access to one of the open decks outside:
One of the 3 secondary bedrooms is also on the first floor. It might — or might not — be this one:
This secondary bedroom, used as a study, appears to have an upstairs vantage point:
There are also a couple full bathrooms that appear to differ primarily in their choice of mirror (and shower curtain):
A wooden deckscape extends across the back of the 2,971-sq.-ft. home, which occupies a 9,000-sq.-ft. lot whose shape resembles a baby grand piano when viewed on aerial maps. The home’s residential street is accessed off Westview Dr. near Valley Oaks Elementary School, a pair of churches, and headquarters for the City of Hilshire Village.
The listing mentions the lot’s bayou frontage, but the included photos don’t reveal its proximity to the multi-level deck, which appears to extend over a section of woodsy slope.
- 10 Pine Creek Ln. [HAR]