After a good life with its original owners, this well-draped and well-preserved 1961 Mod in Meyerland hit the market earlier this week, asking $625,000. The exterior’s contrast of light brick and dark trim repeats inside, where warm-toned paneling pairs with glass, and mirrors expand the effect. The home’s curved driveway sweeps across the front yard, but the garage is farther down the side street, served by a driveway stub at the back lot line.
In the dark-doored foyer (top, background), a mirrored wall extends the down-and-up open floor plan. Terrazzo pads flank the step-down white-on-white living room, which shares a roof-pitched, west-facing clerestory with the dining room:
In the kitchen, where cabinets are dark and counters white, a peek-a-boo service window (above, at left) connects to the breakfast room (below). Views from the dining room-kitchen-breakfast room lineup face Braesheather, the side street.
At the heart of the 3,436-sq.-ft., 4-or-5-bedroom home, there’s a 27-ft.-by-20-ft. den. The sloped ceiling provides a little extra overhead space but, the heavy-mantled wood-burning fireplace is a floor-hugger, its horizontal lines extended by an asymmetrical hearth. Extensive built-in shelving and cabinetry includes a compartment for a (well-) hidden television:
Den windows and doors overlook the back yard, a shallow flagstone patio, and the home’s bedroom wing:
A wet bar’s mirrored space shows its access to the den (at left). Another glass wall, this one in the room-with-a-view master suite, looks out toward the back:
The footprint of the master bath — 1 of 4 full baths in the home — includes a dressing room (above) with 2 walk-in closets and an extra storage cabinet. The adjacent bath area has 2 vanity sinks and a spa tub. Floor-to-ceiling glass on the exterior wall includes a sliding door to the side yard:
Secondary bedrooms feature sliding-door closets:
Fitted between the back of the 2-car garage and the bedroom wing (below, at left), the home’s covered patio and yard face east:
The corner-lot home is parked one block back of the usually tame banks of Brays Bayou, one house in from S. Rice Blvd. The neighborhood mandates a $450 annual maintenance fee.
- 9603 Cedarhurst Dr. [HAR]