Rather than choose between more yard and more house, a 1991 custom home in West University appears to have simply put everything but the front lawn under roof, including a free-range atrium vignette in the living room (top) and a garden patio (above middle). The home was relisted by the same agent last Friday and has an asking price of $1.249 million. The previous listing, at the end of February, lasted a month and was aiming for $1.399 million.
In the open plan main living area, which doubles as the media center, the ceiling height soars to 19 ft.
The kitchen has an informal dining area (above) and bar seating on the dining room side of a service counter (below) located between the 2 rooms and near the home’s atrium elevator access. HCAD indicates a 1999 renovation, but the listing does not specify any updates.
Could the work have been the glazed exoskeleton across the back of the 5,470-sq.-ft. home’s back patio and gardens? It’s located off the dining room (above) and master bedroom suite, both of which offer full-height windows and sliding-door access:
The master suite includes 2 bathrooms and a shallow porch (also glassed over) on the east side of the home:
An open room upstairs has views south through the slanted roofing structure. The glass elevator passes by a balcony (located inside the captured space) off the game room upstairs. Secondary bedrooms and the guest suite all connect to it:
One of the home’s 4 bathrooms runs between 2 of the bedrooms upstairs:
The guest suite over the attached garage has a kitchenette and staircase to call its own . . .
Up on the unfinished third floor, meanwhile, there’s the start of a home office right off the elevator shaft.
Above, there’s a moon roof.
West U’s Recreation Center is across the side street from the home’s 8,260-sq.-ft. corner lot, which backs up to the parking lot of a single-story office building fronting Bellaire Blvd.
- 4145 Cason St. [HAR]