From the exterior, a midcentury modern in Meyerland looks much as it has for decades, reports a longtime admirer of the property. The 1965 home incorporates stone in many forms, from the dark craggy accents on its crushed-rock facade to the paved, no mow yard (top) interspersed with landscaped pods. And as of last Friday, when it debuted on the open market (for the first time in at least 20 years, according to a source), we can ogle its innards: There’s a pool tucked into the front of the footprint, so the entry doors open to an interior walkway past the water and ending at the door. The approach is on display from the step-down section of living space facing the poolscape through a broad wall of floor-to-ceiling windows.
A pair of honeycombed doors mark the front entry, where a keyhole arch (above) signals the hallway leading to the bedrooms. An iron screen and stair railing appear to be the only barriers to the sunken section of the living area; its curving sofa could double as a cushy landing pad:
Ceiling beams continue their overhead run through the exterior wall to support an extension with a sassy roof peak forming a deep patio on the south side of the 4,030-sq.-ft. home.
The bronze-hooded island kitchen also gets the pool view:
A section of rock wall backs part of the kitchen’s built-in storage hutch that also helps anchor the stack back of a folding room divider:
Closer to the windows, there’s an informal dining area near a little more of the room divider (above) and its neighboring bar. Could the windows above the counter allow direct service poolside?
In a home that seems to have retained original design elements in structure if not decor, panels of mod hieroglyphic insets and Moroccan light fixtures appear in several rooms, such as in the half-bath. There are 2 full bathrooms as well.
The poppy-and-chrome master suite measures 18 ft. by 28 ft. and has a pair of sliding doors opening onto the pool deck . . .
found behind the current curtains. (They also block views into the room from the home’s poolside walkway. Nearby, a simple, low-arched door leads into the master bathroom . . .
where gold-trim atop frosted glass portals front the water closet and shower. As if complimenting the pads of red carpet, a theater-style rope and stanchion by the sunken tub keep would-be bathers in line:
More arches appear above mirrors and on cabinet doors. Painted ceilings ensure a rosy glow all round:
One end of the bathroom has direct access to the pool area (and a walkway peek goes both ways):
There are 3 secondary bedrooms. Two of them appear to share a full bathroom via pocket doors:
This more modest room is used as a study:
The asking price is $699,000. And the home is just across the street from what appears to be a design cousin, featured here last fall.
- 5106 Contour Place [HAR]