Windows have been replaced in a 1979 Shadowbriar home, its listing earlier this week at $375K proudly declares. But . . . where are they? Walls of solid brick and a deeply sloping roof appear to seal up the façade curbside (top); the deck out back has just a few panes by the French door access. What windows there are, however, appear to be heavy lifters:
They line a 2-story atrium adjacent to the front entry (top), which faces west on the 8,260 sq.-ft. lot. Its front wall forms part of the sunset-fortress front. The home sits at the “T” of an intersection on the neighborhood’s namesake street, which is located north of Westheimer Rd. between S. Kirkwood and Dairy Ashford. Since the dining room is open to the hallway’s window wall, the light so shines — though there’s a boost from side-by-side side windows opposite:
Few updates to the 2,936-sq.-ft. home are specified in the listing, but the kitchen’s granite countertops get a shoutout:
There’s a breakfast area, but the space is currently being used for cutting calories:
With its fireplace, walk-in wet bar, built-ins, staircase, and lofted upper landing, the step-down family room packs in a lot of functions. The listing photo gives a good sense of the first floor’s flow of rooms and natural light:
Above the first floor’s French doors to the atrium, there’s a similarly sized set of windows. Hallways hugging the light upstairs and down lead to bedrooms.
Another set of French doors opens to the patio and back yard:
Much of the first floor has weave-look tile flooring; it appears to extend through the master suite downstairs:
One of the 3 secondary bedrooms is now used as a study; it features the prevailing tile pattern . . .
as do another 2 full bathrooms. Although the countertops have different surfaces, a blue stripe of accent tile pops up in several of them:
The landing upstairs widens into this extra gathering space overlooking the family room:
If the home looks familiar, it could be because since September 2010 it’s been through at least 10 previous listings and re-listings, many of them lasting a couple weeks or a month or 2, and each with a different agent. (The home’s storybook front also scored an appearance on Swamplot.) Interim prices bounced down and up (and down again) from the initial listing’s $249K ask, hitting $220K, $229K, $209K, $240K, $270K, $245K, $225K, $229K (which snagged an offer that terminated), $249K, and $242,900. HCAD indicates the current owner picked up the property in 2013, but there’s no intel on the sale.
- 2015 Shadowbriar Dr. [HAR]