A seaside escape in Oak Ridge North? Despite its landlocked lot in Montgomery County, a sandy-colored 1968 property of brick and bric-a-brac has been beaching it, starting with the palm trees at curbside. For the shells and such, skip the trip to the coast and head inside . . .
With its shell-clad columns shoring up the seating cove, the home’s kitchen is especially thematic; signage and message boards further drive the motif. Other wayfinding indicators mark rooms elsewhere in the 2,636-sq.-ft. floor plan. The recently painted property has been on the market since May 2014, though the price dropped to $319K in August from an initial $325K asking price.
Kitchen finishes (beneath a cluster of floating fish and menu suggestions) include some updates, such as stainless appliances and granite countertops.
Rain or shine, the beach umbrella works as shade by the bay window facing the poolscape:
The floor plan includes a formal dining room (above) and a family room:
One corner of the family room comes equipped with a wet bar fronted by bamboo:
Currently a study with built-in shelving, this homey room might be the home’s 4th bedroom:
Here’s the master suite:
The home’s other full bathroom keeps the sand-and-sea decorative theme:
So does one of the secondary bedrooms:
Any ocean breeze in the other one, however, would have to come from the wicked cool ceiling fan:
Meanwhile, the waterfront:
To reach the crow’s nest above the carport . . .
take this sturdy staircase . . .
and maybe duck between the dormers:
From the front curbside, the approach to the doorway is down a walkway that looks over a small courtyard with fountain and low-rise wall:
The side-porch entry leaves an open patch of lawn near the front corner of the 10,294-sq.-ft. corner lot, which is located in the middle of the neighborhood.
Several blocks to the east, I-45’s northbound frontage road runs just north of the Robinson Rd. exit, a street that goes by Woodlands Pkwy. across the freeway.
- 27258 Paula Ln. [HAR]