Wide open spaces are inside as well as outside a 1994 contemporary home of steel and Galvalume siding on a heavily landscaped half-an-acre unrestricted lot tucked into the southern hinterlands of Rice Military. The green-screened property first appeared on the market back in January. Its price tag dropped by $100K last week — to $2.65 million.
Like the table in the dining room? It’s Ouisie’s other Table; the home belongs to restaurateur Elouise Jones and her husband.
HCAD indicates a 1999 renovation to the 5,162-sq.-ft. home. Could it have started as a 2-unit design? Many of the features repeat — not identically — upstairs and down: living-dining-kitchen area, study space, and bedroom.
Off the main living area downstairs, sections of half-height walls beneath a clerestory form a niche office (above) and bump out the kitchen, which is a tad larger and much more open than the one upstairs:
An adjacent work area has built-in dog kennels beneath the counter:
Fitness options (and a full bath) are steps away in what the listing says could be reconverted into one of the 2 bedrooms in the total floor plan:
A study (near the office area) overlooks the patio, pool with waterfall, and garden-filled “grounds.” In a 2009 Houston House & Home spotlight, the homeowner confesses to having chosen so many of her favorite plants — bamboo among them — that the term “yard” should no longer apply.
Upstairs, the internal stairwell with elevator appears to end at another entry door off a foyer:
Up on the second floor, ceilings are still high, but vaulted — and finished, though AC ductwork still punctuates the overhead space:
A set of glass panel doors provides access to the balcony — and a second, external staircase to ground level:
The master suite also has balcony access from the bedroom . . .
and from the adjacent sitting room:
Meanwhile, here’s the master bathroom:
Outdoor surfaces vary underfoot and at at the canopy level. The street, east of Detering St., dead ends at neighboring Caceres, a gated community of tightly-packed ivory-towered stucco villas only slightly visible in some of the listing photos, like in the upper left corner of this one:
- 115 Arnold St. [HAR]