Renovations to a 1950 rancher in the Montclair neighborhood just north of West University a dozen years ago added a wide open upper level studio-dance hall outfitted for meditation (top). The Eat-Pray-LeaseÂ property offered up its zen as the year began. Located north and east of Weslayan Plaza, the singular retreat is asking $6,200 a month, and offering short-term leasing terms. Whether the furnishings come with is negotiable.
Downstairs, the 4,088-sq.-ft. home emphasizes the natural world — with lots of light and a bare bones treatment of the knotty wooden trim, columns, and flooring:
Full-height windows on one wall of the dining area look through a space designated as one of the meditation rooms:
Overlooking the back yard, that light-and-breezy room’s exterior wall of glass panel doors brings natureÂ a bit closer:
Each of the 3 bedrooms has a private bathroom; 2 of them are on the first floor. The master suite is one of them. Sets of tall windows fill one of the corners:
Here’s a sunshiny one:
And here’s one withÂ tile floors. The listing designates it for heavenly helped healing:
Elsewhere in the first floor layout, a piano-proportioned room that’s open to the staircase takes a corner position:
The lacy sconce on the landing once helped enlighten the former Shamrock Hotel.
A remodeling shortly after the turn of the century tweaked the first floor and topped it with this soaring (and supported)Â 1,500-sq.-ft. studio:
Its deep balcony at tree canopy height . . .
looks over portions of the 6,532-sq.-ft. lot:
Showings of the property won’t be offered until January 17.
- 3815 Westerman Rd. [HAR]