Permeable pavers and fluffy plantings convert the front of a 1956 Meyerland mod into a patio (and parking area) off a glass enclosed foyer. The property went up for sale last week with a $475,000 asking price. Renovations in 2012 made the most of the home’s bones while updating the finishes, such as the color-blocked hardwood flooring found in the common areas (top). No, that’s not an area rug.
If you’re sitting on the front patio (above), the kitchen window and a set of French doors into the breakfast room are behind you. In the foyer, commercial grade glass in a steel structure forms the light box:
The living room freshened up the overhead beams and casement windows. The reclaimed hardwood flooring accents the 2,073-sq.-ft. home’s north-south orientation on its block, located one street south of Beechnut St. and west of S. Rice Ave.
A hallway off the living room leads past an entrance to the kitchen, to the bed-and-bathrooms:
There’s another patio in back, located off the dining room:
Dine (above) or wine? The built-in storage incorporates a pop-up counter:
There’s also a dry bar:
The kitchen’s service window grabs a glimpse of the back yard (and the wine rack):
Over the sink, the front-of-house window features rain glass. Wooden cabinetry displays its grain on the horizontal:
Beyond the breakfast area, there’s a large family room:
Extensive use of drapery in the master bedroom unifies a variety of underlying window styles:
Or is this “window” the room’s closet?
The 2 secondary bedrooms each have a 10-ft. wall dimension:
The second full bathroom makes sure its users know what goes where:
The floor plan includes a utility room and a powder room:
The small back patio leaves much of the shaded 8,730-sq.-ft. lot as open space:
- 5131 Carew St. [HAR]