Boosted optics amp up the color wattage in the listing photos for this pool-centric, book-loving Southampton home by Rice architecture professor William Cannady. The revamped 1971 property just east of Greenbriar is still lookin’ all gussied up after its April appearance on a recent Rice Design Alliance home tour. In June, it popped up on the market, increasing its price by $100K to $1,485,000 the day after its listing.
Once past the entryway (top and above), the distinct, bisected floor plan has a pair of shelving-filled living areas separated by a swimming pool and connected by a gallery:
The home’s 4,748-sq.-ft. footprint is visible in a drive-by view (above) and in an axonometric drawing (below) included in the listing:
Centered between well-stocked floor-to-ceiling built-ins, north-facing picture windows in the front living area (above) look over the pool and into the back building. The kitchen is way, way out back, but there’s a handy-but-hideable mini-fridge and coffee bar tucked between windows facing the street (below):
One side of the 6,052-sq.-ft. lot remains open, giving the pool and its patio a western front — shaded by the neighboring home:
Go ahead and drip after a dip; the floors downstairs are tile:
Two of the home’s 4 bedrooms are up the split front staircase (above). The second floor has a better-wear-your-robe runway (below) that passes a closet “equipped” for another washer and dryer, the listing says.
One of the bedrooms has been fitted for an office — with a few more built-ins:
Across the pond, the shelving-free combo living-dining room on the first level gets a window wall of its own . . .
and a streamlined fireplace:
The galley kitchen at the back of the home stretches 32 ft., ending at this granite-topped island with bar-height seating:
Nine closets line one wall. (Rather, they form the wall.)
The back-of-house staircase (above) leads to the master suite’s soothing bedroom . . .
jazzy black-and-white bathroom . . .
and no-frills study:
Nearby, more stairs rise . . .
to the rooftop terrace on the home’s top level. The listing calls it a “garden” and cites water and electricity available on deck.
Another bedroom-as-office finishes off the back building’s roomage:
Access to the 2-car garage is off a service alley running behind homes on the block. That means there’s no driveway out front.
- 2246 Quenby St. [HAR]