The interior of a decked out 1978 Spring Branch Estates home uses changing floor finishes to cue its ups and downs as the floor plan twists around a spiral staircase beneath a 20-ft. dome. The flow creates living spaces on several levels — and some rather unusual, futuristic features . . .
In the sunken living room, for example, the wood-burning fireplace appears to melt into its hearth (above). Beneath the curving staircase, meanwhile, the knee-height divider linked into the support column . . .
forms the back of a built-in bench that fronts the wet bar’s domain near the kitchen and neighbors an under-stairs water feature:
Skylights beam light into the bi-level kitchen, where many of the home’s recurring finishes and shapes intersect:
Nearby, the study’s shelving appears to bend at its mid-point, as if pressed from above — despite an absence of books. A flow of steppes semi-divides the open floor plan:
The 2,294-sq.-ft. home has 2 bedrooms. The carpeted one downstairs, with bathroom, throws no curves:
The master suite upstairs, however, is circular, with spaceship-like windows, a built-in pedestal for the bed, and coordinating bedside tables:
In the updated bathroom, the spa tub’s surround displays some of the diagonal wood paneling of the seventies:
The bathroom has direct access to a recently refurbished sun deck:
Most of the yard has been decked out as well. Both sections of it feature built-in benches, railings, lighting, and torch holders.
Hints of that shaded entertainment space are visible from the front of the 6,150-sq.-ft. property, which popped up on the market last weekend and has a $268,000 asking price. It sits at the end of a private lane off the aptly named Carousel Ln., in a neighborhood east of Blalock Rd. and north of Hammerly Blvd.
- 9200 Carousel Ln. [HAR]