A ski-slope of a roof tops a 1974 townhome complex designed by Burdette Keeland — on land his mother owned in College Heights, now part of the Upper Kirby District. The late architect taught at University of Houston’s College of Architecture for 40 years and served on the City of Houston’s planning commission for 30 years. Located at the center of the 5-plex property, the contemporary home is described as being in near-original condition. Since mid-December, the listing has been priced at $379,900. You can hit the slopes with a look-see scheduled by Houston Mod for this Sunday afternoon.
Six-sided tile on the ground level extends across a back patio after passing through the dining room (above) and galley kitchen . . .
which has laminate countertops, electric appliances, and a sturdy door (with mail slot) into the 2-bay carport . . .
The tiled lower level also houses the home’s secondary bedroom; it’s lit on the west side by a slit of glass brick facing through the carport:
But the 1,776-sq.-ft. home’s main entrance — and main living space — are up the gated exterior staircase pictured in the photo at the top of this story. Once inside, the ceiling’s half-vault soars . . .
and the front balcony’s frosty semi-transparent balustrade follows the slope:
Living room (above) and study stretch the depth of the home on this level:
Unadorned spaces prevail. The study, however, comes with a wall of built-in shelving and storage, a wood-burning fireplace, and a wet bar:
That leaves the master suite for the top level. Its balcony, facing east, connects to one off the study and to the patio via a zig-zagging exterior staircase:
More recent properties developed in the neighborhood include West Ave., which is right around the corner of Kipling St., located at the northern tip of this 3-story cluster.
- 2907 Virginia St. [HAR]