This Energy Corridor area home may present Frenchier lines to its neighbors, but there’s some whoopin’ country-style living hidden inside. Located in the Lakeside Venture neighborhood — west of S. Kirkwood Rd. and north of Briar Forest Dr. — the property’s large-but-narrow lot is just over an acre and shaped a bit like a boomerang, with one tip near the street. In its relisting earlier this week, the 1979 home’s asking price took another tack: $1.295 million. A previous listing by the same agent in July 2014 had begun at $1.695 million but dropped the asking price a month later to $1.475 million.
The listing’s few interior photos make a bit more sense after taking a gander at the back of the house (above), where a sparkling pool fills in yardage near the home’s L-shaped footprint. Plentiful windows and glass-panel doors in most rooms bring on the Big Sky vista, especially in the living room:
A landing upstairs also gains that double-stacked view westward. The open-sided hallway up there probably leads to some of the 5 bedrooms, but none of them appears in the listing photos. Neither do the 4 full baths or 2 half-baths.
The highly faceted bar does, however. Within it, glassware on glass shelving, mirrors, and the pool-view window’s decorative glass bounce available light:
The 6,044-sq.-ft. home has a study, but whether it’s a standalone or an add-on to the master suite downstairs is unclear.
Like other rooms at the back of the house, it has direct access to the poolscape:
The master suite, not pictured, includes 3 closets, a sitting room, and access to a patio and garden.
One of the home’s staircases lands near the kitchen’s informal dining area, which is part of the commute . . .
to a brick-floored garden room.
Above it, saddles and siding quickly establish the open space as a rustic retreat:
Okay, enough of that country stuff. Here’s the pool:
Here’s what appears to be the view from the small balcony jutting out from the game room:
Somewhere in the trees, a segment of the back lot abuts a section of unrestricted land south of Buffalo Bayou. That waterway’s hike and bike trail, however, is on the north bank.
- 1222 Heathwood Dr. [HAR]