On the Grounds of Sherwood Forest, an Updated 1965 Contemporary Shoots For $4.3 Million

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Among the big game in Sherwood Forest (the close-to-the-Loop Memorial-area neighborhood, not the royal hunting spread poached by Robin Hood) sits an updated 1965 contemporary on its third initial asking price: $4.29 million. A 2013 listing took aim at $4.995 million, which dropped to $4.39 million for a few months. Last summer, the $4.375 million ask trimmed back to $4.32 million two weeks later in a listing lasting 2 months. One wing curves its window wall around the groomed front lawn and clipped landscaping (middle). Pool, terrace, and tennis court extend from the back of the stucco home, which has a 2-story wing for the bedrooms (above).

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Full-height windows face the back of the property,¬†1.3 acres near a cul-de-sac on a Robin Hood-themed street off Memorial Dr. just east of St. Mary’s Seminary, near Antoine Dr. The living room (above and pictured at the top of the story) is a step up from the dining room . . .

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which shares a buffet-or-bar with the adjacent sitting area:

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A glass-paneled prow in a corner of the master suite downstairs provides views of the pool and also hosts the retro fireplace:

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The 7,001-sq.-ft. floor plan has 4 secondary bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and 2 half baths. Upstairs, the layout starts with an open room currently used for games (and leaf-peeking):

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Access to the promenade deck is from a simple door next door:

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Here are some of the wild neighbors you can check out at the open house Saturday afternoon:

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Open Season

3 Comment

  • Lovely wooded close in property. I’d update the interior / insist the owner take most,if not all, of the furnishings-especially those black swag window curtains ( which remind me of like sitting Shiva ). Lengthen the master bath tub (I’m quite tall and do like a good soak every so often ) ; repaint the red portion of the tennis court ; power wash the pool deck; install triple paned Low-E doors /windows/ insulated garage doors; power wash all of the exterior decks ; and do away with the ostentatious crystal chandeliers ( they’re nice but not my taste). Repaint with NO/LOW VOC paints in some/all of the interior spaces / if needed , update the HVAC systems /duct work/vent covers ; the plumbing fixtures; and keep the Sputnik light fixture over the kitchen table. And have hawt passionate sex in the master bedroom / bath and outside by the pool ,maybe on the grounds,with lots of mosquito repellant/sunscreen on a blanket !!!!

  • How long til it’s scraped for a Mediterranean monstrosity?

  • Wow this is some place! I assumed it backed Buffalo Bayou due to the forested views everywhere… Hopefully the next owner doesn’t fear killer trees and keeps it just the same.