Gone Fishing by the Freeway in a Sharpstown Aquarium Home

A fireplace-turned-fish-tank (top) lends an unusual element to this Sharptown Country Club Terrrace property. It’s another by-the-barrier home, this one on a corner lot hidden behind bushes and trees (above) at the head of one of the neighborhood’s access streets from the Southwest Fwy. feeder. Asking $170,000, the new listing includes the aquarium. With hearth.


Like eyeliner, dark-stained trim outlines most rooms, starting with the entryway (above). In the adjacent dining room, however, the walls and trim flip the light-and-dark pairing that dominates elsewhere:

The family room, home to the fish bowl and multiple seating areas, has a vaulted ceiling further accented by a beam (more stain) and one of 7 ceiling fans:

The tank stays with the home, but the fish’s fate isn’t mentioned in the listing:

Toward the back of the home, a media room repeats the vaulted ceiling-beam-fan build-out. The featured screen here, though, is flat:

Panes fill 2 walls, whether as arched windows looking sideways across the yard or French doors. One leads to the yard. The set, meanwhile, sets off a small study:

Over in the kitchen, meanwhile, renovations at some point installed red oak and birch cabinets as well as granite counters and stainless-steel appliances. And dark flooring:

Windows at the sink and breakfast area (which is open to the family room) face the cross street:

The trim treatment continues in the carpeted master bedroom, which has access to the yard through double doors. The home has 2 other bedrooms and 2 full baths:

The listing photos do not venture into the 10,634-sq.-ft. property’s backed-up-to-the-freeway back yard, but there is this hint of the sound barrier in the background at left in the photo below:

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