Taking a Shine to a Raintree Place Contemporary

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Layers of lacquer lend some extra shimmer to the glossed interior of a 1978 contemporary home located in Raintree Place. The gated community of 86 homes — built in a variety of styles over a 20-year period — lies east of the West Loop near the end of Post Oak Blvd. The reflective residence was listed¬†last week with an asking price of $975,000.

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Stainless steel adds a little more polish to the wood-burning fireplace, flanked by the living room’s access to a 2-story screened porch and the walled garden beyond it:

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The spiral staircase leads to a wine cellar:

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In the kitchen, checkerboard tiles take over from the marble flooring found throughout much of the 3,960-sq.-ft. home.

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Only one side gets a Corian countertop, and it’s a doozy:

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The upstairs hallway bumps out an office area and displays wooden flooring with a herringbone pattern, which continues into one of the 2 secondary bedrooms:

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The master suite sticks to marble, and lots of it. Floor. Fireplace . . .

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Countertops . . .

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and soaker tub surround:

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There’s also a cedar-plank spa with half-bath off the master bath:

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Marble floor also finishes the balcony off the master bedroom; it opens into the 2-story screen porch:

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This bedroom appears to be one of the few interior spaces without shine:

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The terraced lot, 7,100-sq.ft., appears to have a fence across its front property line:

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Don’t try a drive-by of the property. The secluded community has a guard on duty, iron gates, and closed circuit television cameras keeping an eye on things.

Polishing Silver

2 Comment

  • Finally, here’s a house I can really see myself in……

  • $6k annual maintenance fee?! I understand that there is a 24 hour manned guard, but it seems so unnecessary, especially for a home like this. Ugh.