Windows on an Updated Windermere Contemporary

Ivy creeping across the mostly unadorned facade of this Windermere home helps plant the 1950 contemporary into its leafy and landscaped setting. Interior updates over the years appear to have kept the home’s mid-century bones while adding some modern conveniences — and a whole lotta windows facing the large back yard. Listed a month ago at $619,000, the home in Southgate’s hinterlands west of Greenbriar Dr. is within walking distance of Rice Village and Roberts Elementary School — or just a short ambulance ride away from the Texas Medical Center.


The front door (above) opens into a living-dining space extended by a 2-story glass atrium on the back of the 1,942-sq.-ft. house:

There’s a den off the atrium, just beyond a curved wall. Above it, there’s a curved interior balcony of glass bricks:

Meanwhile, the streamlined kitchen:

The listing describes this room as a downstairs master bedroom with full bath:

Upstairs, there’s the current master-like bedroom and a third bedroom. They appear to share a bathroom, which has a double vanity. Both bedrooms have access to the atrium’s interior balcony, currently used as a small study:

Outside, the 8,400-sq.-ft. lot has room for a playhouse, a brick patio with portions covered and uncovered, and a storage shed, all of which fall in the domain of one of those mosquito control systems. The utility room is in the attached 2-car garage.

9 Comment

  • Is it just me, or are some (perhaps all) of the interior photos horizontally stretched? The front door appears to be a quite normal size in the exterior photo, but unusually wide in the interior shot.

    That would be one way to “expand” on less than 2,000 square feet, I guess.

    A very pretty place, nonetheless.

  • That metal pole in the middle of a room is really, really, stupid.

  • Al, the realtor obviously owns a camera suited for their profession and has a super wide angle lens. It’s what’s causing the distortion.

    Still much much better than most Realtors’ camera phone pictures of the floor.

  • Stripper pole in the master bath lol

  • Spoonman,

    All the better to support the second floor. A collapsing ceiling would be much less attractive.

  • Hmmm… needs some updates, but not bad. It is in the 500 year flood plain, but they’ve made a lot of improvements to Bray’s Bayou.

  • How can I complain about an update that cost so much money?
    But, if you have to leave steel poles – er ‘bones’ – hanging out in plain view and need to place hawk-stickers all over the new vinyl-clad wood windows you’ve probably pushed your stylin’ mid-century too far!
    I love the street elevation – very classy.

  • This house has still not been demolished, instead it was sold and now available to rent for the princely sum of $3700pm.

  • Ignore previous comment, I thought I was looking at the daily demo report.