Which way is the view? From the balcony beneath the cantilevered section that marks the entry of the Modern mansion on nearly an acre in Pine Wood Estates? Through a pair of driveway gates off Memorial Drive, right where it makes its first bend west of the West Loop? Via butt-jointed glass walls, which open up further an already open floor plan (above)? MC2 Architects (pronounced Emcee Squared; publications have problems lifting their digits) designed the minimalist-but-lux tiltwall assembly for a client in 2012. It was first offered for sale 100 days ago, for $4.99 million.
From the posh and polished foyer, passage into the adjacent “Great Room” (below) flows past both sides of a just-add-art floating wall of concrete:
There aren’t many walls between rooms, or ceilings between levels, in the 5,817-sq.-ft. home:
In the sleek kitchen, granite crawls up, over, and down the island:
One of the window walls in the master suite faces a private garden and fountain:
Same garden, different view: this time from the master bathroom, which is fitted with a door-free glass shower, freestanding tub, and floating cabinets:
Upstairs, the landing is fitting for sitting near the glass balustrade overlooking the first floor. Nearby is space currently used as a corner office:
A second-floor family room (aka an optional extra bedroom) has access to the covered balcony situated over the front entry:
There are 3 more bedrooms:
This one full of fit bits:
There are 2 half-baths. Each bedroom has its own bathroom, kinda like this tech-textured one:
A sheltered, outdoor dogtrot with television comes with a summer kitchen, a full bathroom (which also serves the pool), and an outdoor shower hidden behind the central wall:
Spot the glass bridge that spans a filtered koi pond from the Great Room in this pic:
Stone and ipe wood sections of the terrace link the deck and water features . . .
including the 96-ft. lap pool, shown as it looks by day . . .
and by night:
The garage has 3 oversized bays:
- 8730 Memorial Dr. [HAR]