Beaming with Built-Ins in Lakeside Estates

The update on this 1970 home in Lakeside Estates wasn’t too radical; the main living spaces kept their room-to-room flow. But the finishes have been tweaked. The home is back on the market after a 3-month break, still asking $323,827. Its earlier run straddled summer 2012 before ending in October. A bit technicolor in some of its glowing listing photos, the freshened-up home features a bunch of built-ins and beams.


Remodeled in 1997, the home appears to have been further updated and embellished since. Iron balustrades, for example, now accent the wood-trimmed entryway:

The living and dining rooms look northward through different types of front-facing windows:

Now finished with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, the kitchen kept some of the storage-studded room’s original curls in the wooden trim and matching furls in the vent hood:

Upper cabinets frame the view into the adjacent family room:

Under the cooktop, there’s access to lower-level storage from both sides:

There’s more overhead storage by the kitchen’s built-in desk, tucked in a corner en route to the utility room and back door:

Full-height windows in the family room face south:

Access to the master bedroom suite (on left) shares a wall with built-in shelving in the brick-and-beamed-up family room:

The master bedroom suite:

In two of the secondary bedrooms upstairs, built-in desks perch beneath windows in the small dormers on the front of the home:

The third bedroom upstairs looks over the backyard pool:

Rooms upstairs share a bathroom:

Out back and off the family room, there’s a covered brick patio poolside:

A covered walkway leads to the 2-car garage, which forms one side of the back lot:

At 2,794 sq. ft., the home is almost the largest on the block, according to HCAD records. The 8,880-sq.-ft. property is one lot off the neighborhood’s access road: Lakeside Country Club Blvd., east of Wilcrest and north of Westheimer. Both ends of streets crossing the boulevard end in cul-de-sacs. The subdivision carries a $725 annual maintenance fee.

2 Comment

  • I honestly love the house; it’s a very well-done renovation. But please, agents, quit with the HDR photos! I don’t know what looks stranger, the outdoor patio where the first floor appears to be in flames, or the close-encounters-of-the-third-kind turquoise glow outside every window.

  • Yep – it looks like they built the house inside an aquarium.