The West U Contemporary Tom Wilson Designed For Himself Decades Ago Is Now Available for $1.45 Million, Pool on the Side



When architect Tom Wilson designed a contemporary residence for himself in West U back in 1977, he divvied the lot down the length, giving home and extensive poolscape each narrow side-by-side footprints. Twenty years later, the current owners took over, paying $535K for the privilege. Last week, the property popped up on the market with a $1.45 million price tag. Architectural guides peg the design as “a low-key medium tech house” engineered with steel and panels of metal and wood. The “front” door is on the side; it lies inside the porch and privacy screen (above) facing the street, which is located south of University Blvd. and west of Buffalo Speedway.



Ceilings downstairs soar into angles above the adjacent living room (sunken, pictured above) and dining room (pictured below), a combined space fitted with horizontal slats extending vertically to a peak. Large windows in these common rooms face south, where the pool laps about 45 ft. along the side. The combo space lands just inside the entry and near the half-turned staircase. Marking the 2,877-sq.-ft. home’s second level, a free-range walkway serves rooms upstairs:


Slats also creep over the galley kitchen, one of the few rooms snagging peeks outside in 2 directions:


Upstairs, the tubular passage between open landings is a bit of a catwalk:


One landing doubles as an office; it also provides access to loft storage and 2 secondary bedrooms:


The bedroom with window facing the street has been converted into a study:



Here’s the master suite:



There’s a another full bathroom, as well as this powder room:


Fresh paint and carpet are updates mentioned in the listing. The 7,500-sq.-ft. lot’s extensive side yard accommodates the lap pool, decking along the home’s perimeter . . .


and a poolside patio. The second floor’s cantilevered screen porch provides cover:


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