Seating tiers up for a wide view of creeky woods out the full-height (and then some) window wall of a 1982 townhome in the Pine Briar enclave. The balcony out front, however, hangs over a no-nonsense brick facade. The barred entry and double-wide driveway front the shared motor court of the gated community, which is located east of Chimney Rock Rd. near some of the bends in Buffalo Bayou between Woodway and Memorial drives. The last time the property changed hands (in 2011) it sold for $625K after reductions from the initial $780K asking price. Back on the market as of 2 weeks ago, the property is now aiming forÂ $999K.
The front-loader garage pushes most of the first floor rooms beyond the staircase rising from the foyer (above). From the dining room . . .
which includes a wine bar . . .
it’s a few steps down into the living room, which runs the full width of the unit:
The back deck . . .
faces the forest to the east. Below deck is a creek that feeds into Buffalo Bayou. TheÂ deeper deck sections (pictured above and below) belong to neighboring units.
There’s some open hang-out spaceÂ along this passageway by the kitchen’s breakfast bar:
In addition to a powder room downstairs, the 3,529-sq.-ft home has a trio of full bathrooms upstairs, one for each bedroom.
Located at the back of the home, the master suite also has access to a balcony facing the trees:
The suite includes a sitting room . . .
and an updated bathroom with double vanity. One end houses the master closet:
The business end of the room has light streamingÂ au naturel through another large window . . .
make that a large clear window, through which . . .
The 2 secondary bedrooms at the front of the home each appear to include balcony access:
And in that view, there’s a fountain centered in the community’s cul-de-sac.
Living here carries a $322 monthly maintenance fee.
- 5 Pine Briar Cir. [HAR]