- 2113 Kingston St. [HAR]
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:
Some of the shadows in Pasadena’s Shadowlawn Terrace neighborhood fall within a property fitted with a cavernous structure soaring over the pool and terrace (top). The 1978 custom contemporary was designed by Richard Ainslie (“with input from O’Neil Ford,” the listing says — the San Antonio architect was a family friend of the owners). Well-tended by its original (and only) owners, the climate-controlling property splashed onto the market last week bearing a $250K price tag. It’s located east of S. Richey St. between W. Harris and W. Southmore avenues. Let’s take a peek at the teak within . . .
So much blue in this home in Copperfield Middlegate Village. It’s in the swabs of color found in most of the rooms — or maybe the updated 1991 property is holding its breath? Its listing 2 weeks ago at $168,000 comes nearly 2 years after a previous unsuccessful effort aimed at $139,000 and an earlier failed market run in 2011 that started at $164,900 and ended 6 months later at $152,500.
Windows don’t appear to be a priority for the street facades of this 1966 townhome in Townhouse Manor, tucked into the South Loop’s swoop west of Stella Link. The curve of the recessed entry porch hugs the corner curb line of the property, which is located on the neighborhood’s remaining entry street extending from the westbound 610 feeder road a block away (a freeway sound wall has walled off the others). This low-slung home has a contemporary exterior, but neighboring 1- and 2-story townhomes feature the architectural flourishes of various neo-styles.
The 2-story atrium inside this 1977 Lakeside Estate townhome (top) comes with a fountain feature that’s dwarfed by overgrown plantings reaching toward the skylight. Could extra light bouncing from mirror to mirror downstairs have sent photosynthesis into overdrive?
Updates to a Woodway Place townhome haven’t done away with its seventies touches entirely. There is, for example, a vertigo-worthy atrium that’s alive and well and making sure rooms on both levels get some extra rays, hanging gardens, and possibly some peek-a-boo across the way. Earlier this week, the shafted townhome hit the market with an asking price of $249,900. That’s a higher price than other 2-bedroom units in the development, but this one initially had 3 — before combining 2 of them into a whopper of a master suite on the second level.