In the Morgan’s Point Historic District, a 1997-vintage custom home’s water-view windows and width-of-house veranda (visible through the window in the top photo) provide vantage points for some relaxing Upper Galveston Bay surveillance. The waterway is likely to be full of passing activity; the Barbour’s Cut shipping terminal is nearby. The bayside property, designed by Bruce Conaway and built by John Wycoff & Associates, includes an updated 1900 carriage house, which sits closer to the street on this deep lot with a 103-ft.-long private beach and a 400-ft.-long shared pier.
A beachy scene or 2 has been applied to the front entry (above), located on the second level and accessed from the gated courtyard off the driveway. Here’s another view of the living room — and the flow into adjacent spaces:
The dining room’s upper window sash repeats the grate-ful motif found in transoms throughout the home. The veranda also squares off its railing design.
The kitchen’s informal dining area also takes in the water view (plus a bit of the neighboring property’s pool and yard):
The first level’s slate-floored study . . .
is off the courtyard, located on the dry side of the 3,349-sq.-ft. home:
Two of the home’s 5 bedrooms are located at the ground level:
This one . . .
has an indoor hot tub right next door, where a screened-in venue also has a wet bar and refrigerator. The room is also near the 2-car attached garage:
The master bedroom suite is on the second level . . .
where it shares the veranda:
Meanwhile, on the third floor, this extra room with a vaulted ceiling has a window lining up the westward view in its crosshairs:
The listing calls this third-floor bedroom with pine floors the “observatory” and gives a nod to its private balcony:
There’s a rise to the grounds when viewed from the waterfront:
Here’s the carriage house in front:
Its screened porch on the second level over a 3-bay garage (above) doubles as the quarters’ entry. Inside, original flooring and plank walls carry through a sitting room . . .
a kitchen with original farm sink . . .
and a bedroom, which was added as part of a 1928 renovation, the listing says.
Somewhere on the building, a national registry marker relays the neighborhood’s pedigree:
Down by the water’s edge, there’s a private boat slip off a shared pier:
The property has been on and off the market since July 2011, when its asking price was $1.109 million. A series of relistings in the interim floated a $1.075 million price tag — until a September 2013 listing by a new agency landed at $998,500.
- 211 Bayridge Rd. [HAR]