Tended plantings have been a priority at a 1954 Braes Terrace property across from Brays Bayou’s southern banks and hike-and-bike trail. One cluster of trees near the sidewalk screens the updated home from passing traffic on the thoroughfare it fronts; another, closer to the home, adds a second layer of privacy (top) at the circular driveway. Dense ground cover, meanwhile, creeps across much of the shady lot, which is located near Bevlyn St., west of Buffalo Speedway. The interior is also well-groomed (above), though room purposes have been rotated:
With its double-pane picture window facing the view-protected front yard, the largest room at the front of the 2,616-sq.-ft. home shifted from living room status to current dining room. And the original dining room is now a study:
Flooring choices shift from slate in the foyer (at the top of the story), to wood in much of the layout, and parquet in the open-ended den, which remains a den . . .
while the former study beyond became an office with a tile floor. The room shares its southern exposure via a wall of glass panel doors and windows:
In the kitchen, which updated at some point . . .
the eating area is open to the den, as is a small service window over some of the countertops, which serves a breakfast bar (not pictured):
The 3-bedroom home has 2 full bathrooms. In the master suite, French doors bring direct access outside:
That’s not an exterior door in the updated and expanded master bathroom, it’s a full-height window:
Both secondary bedrooms feature plantation shutters, but only this one made the listing photos:
They share the hall bathroom:
Near the back of the home, the grounds incorporate a patio with a dining area beneath a pergola, all beneath the yard’s live oak canopy:
The 13,870-sq.-ft. lot includes a few flagstone walkways.
HCAD indicates a 1995 renovation. When listed in mid-February, the property’s asking price was $698K.
- 3511 S. Braeswood Blvd. [HAR]