The only difference between this 1981 West University property’s new listing and a previous one in mid-March appears to be the $110,000 escalation in price since its sale in mid-April, for $525,000. The current photos are a bit grainy and bleak, but they document how the unoccupied interior and lot-filling pool and deck have been faring as prices rise:
The garrison-entry home with large storefront windows, now asking $635,000 (well above the $495,000 asked by the March 2013 initial listing), is 2 lots off Kirby Dr. Yes, the Jos. A. Bank store at the edge of the Rice Village is just steps away.
A raised dining area accented by columns — and a little patched paint — breaks up the interior’s somewhat open floor plan, which has a pool as its focal point:
The eat-in end of the kitchen (above) faces north to the wide street and has a service window into the front hallway (below):
The living area has one of the home’s 2 gas fireplaces and what appears to be a slightly recessed, fully mirrored bar area. An adjacent hallway hooks past the kitchen to a downstairs master bedroom, also poolside:
That bedroom also has a fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves rising to the slope of the half-vaulted ceiling:
Floral wallpaper, theater-style lighting, and cultured marble counter tops help carbon date the master bathroom as vintage eighties:
On the second floor, which includes a utility room, a large secondary bedroom at the front of the house (and over the 2-car garage) has a Village view through an expansive window:
Here’s the third bedroom, also upstairs:
That’s it for the current listing’s photos. A previous listing included a few other views and details of the 2,869-sq.-ft. home and its fully fenced 5,050-sq.-ft. lot. Here you can take a tour of the home’s better days:
A window above the entry in the older exterior shot (above) indicates where the staircase (adjacent to the front door in the photo below) fits into the floor plan:
Here’s the upstairs bedroom with the butted-glass floor-to-ceiling window. At 20 ft. by 21 ft., it’s larger than the master suite downstairs:
Its neighbor is significantly smaller, but still features floor-to-ceiling windows:
The Kirby-University intersection is on the other side of the red-roofed neighboring home.