A slope, a staircase, and 3 floors of living space likely make an across-the-traffic bayou-view 1998 townhome on Allen Pkwy. east of Montrose Blvd. a bit of a workout as well as a place to rest. The end unit rising behind Buffalo Terrace is part of the 11-home Townes of Buffalo Bayou development, designed by Looney Ricks Kiss. It went up for sale Monday, with a $450,000 asking price.
Off the front entry, which faces north, the first level’s layout includes a tile-floor bedroom (billed as a study) and a full bath:
Up the stairs, a trio of French doors open onto . . .
a balcony with a green screen that filters views of Allen Parkway and Buffalo Bayou.
The 2,522-sq.-ft. home’s second level has an open floor plan with living and dining areas suggested by just a hint of a wall here and there —plus changes in lighting fixtures:
The dining “room” gets a chandelier:
Steps away, the living room opts for recessed lighting (and recessed built-in shelving, which flanks the gas log fireplace with marble surround).
The kitchen adds dark finishes to an otherwise lightly painted interior:
There’s a bit of a bend in the breakfast room:
A similar bay shows up in a 3rd level bedroom with another of the 3 full bathrooms:
Meanwhile, the master bedroom repeats the built-ins below it:
In the master bathroom, the layout splits the water works, with an oversized shower at one end (above) and the demi-sized soaker tub at the other:
All 11 units share an “auto court” that serves their rear-entry 2-car garages. The driveway has access off Stanford St. — near neighboring television station KHOU Channel 11. This home requires an annual $2,200 maintenance fee. An open house of the property is scheduled forSunday afternoon.
- 2009 Allen Pkwy. [HAR]