Once past the Jello-bold color adjustments to the listing’s exterior photo, this 2000 contemporary home by Rice School of Architecture professor Carlos Jiménez unfolds rather quietly on its in-the-trees and oversized lot on South Blvd. in Ormond Place, part of Boulevard Oaks. The property made its market debut in late October. Its asking price then, $3,285,000, remains.
A soaring 2-story entrance opens into an equally vertical foyer with a glass-barricaded upper deck of its own:
The front-of-house living room’s street view is through slivers of windows flanking the fireplace (above); the pool and extensive grounds of the back lot are on display through the opposite wall of floor-to-ceiling windows:
An adjacent study also looks out on the north-south axis:
Stainless steel and maple meet up in the streamlined kitchen. Just barely visible beyond the island-with-seating is a breakfast nook jutting into the pool’s patio. The expansive window bay brings the space to the outdoors:
Windows upstairs frame nearby treetops outside, giving some of the bedrooms a treehouse effect.
The master suite also gets a private balcony, but it’s only across half the sliding door:
Here are some of secondary bedrooms and their en suite or shared bathrooms. There are 2 half-baths elsewhere in the home as well.
The quarters — or fifth bedroom — has a wall of shelving with a Murphy bed, a kitchenette, and balcony views of the 16,900-sq.-ft. lot. The home measures 4,196 sq. ft. in all.
Access to the driveway is from a shared alley at the back of the property that serves homes on the block between Hazard and Woodhead streets.
- 1820 South Blvd. [HAR]
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