Balancing the Books in Indian Trails

Minimalism maxes out the use of maple in a contemporary Indian Trails property that went blonde in its wooden trim, panels and shelving (top). The home’s lobby-like living and dining space, capped by skylights, sits between a bridge-like balcony and book-filled shelving rising to the double-height ceiling. The 2002 home, entered from a courtyard to the left of the front-loading driveway (above and at right), has a $1.25 million price tag and a $6,750 annual maintenance fee.


Supervised (for now) by sculpture, the all-glass entry shares a neatly groomed courtyard with windows into the kitchen and a curved bay (above) containing the interior’s staircase (below):

A bunch of balustrades face the reading material . . .

stacked along just about all of the 26-ft.wall shared by the living-dining room . . .

and into the study beyond it:

The other end of the main room has access to the 3-car garage — and more books:

Kitchen windows facing the courtyard flank the wall of storage (at left in the photo below) and sliders over the sink face the adjacent screen porch, which has a little kitchen of its own:

Some cabinets have access from both sides of the kitchen-combo room, creating a service counter and a bar area, but only as needed:

A green belt runs behind the homes on this 5,637-sq.-ft. property’s side of the gated street.

The study downstairs gets screen access — as well as a bay window:

Upstairs, one end of the bridge ends at the master suite. Its wall of windows has a northern exposure:

Windows in the suite’s adjacent study look out — and in, though the latter can close off views into and from the cavernous main room below:

The shipshape master bathroom has a lot of storage and a skylight, but no window views:

The 2 secondary bedrooms at the other end of the skyway (above), have their wall of closets and shelving back-to-back. Each has a bathroom: one with a tub, the other with corner shower.

The listing includes some of the 3,726-sq.-ft. home’s floor plans:

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