A Pine Creek Village Contemporary Keeps Its Peek at the Creek Private



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.

Where’s the Water?

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  • I live walking distance from this home. The street is very “hidden” as you have to know exactly where to find it (it’s behind some small retail buildings Westview) and not well marked. I only found it my making a wrong turn one day. I hope 1970’s contemporaries like this one will one day earn the esteem we now give mid-century moderns.