A renovated 1974 “Contemporary” in Briargrove Park is a glass act, though currently without a curtain call; most windows come unadorned (top) and look over manicured lawns (above) of Zoysia grass. The peekaboo property appeared on the market a week ago with an asking price of $799,000. That seventies show of angles and tilted roofage (at right) shelters an open-floor-plan interior with natural light beaming in from many levels and directions.
The 2-story glow box across from the front door (top) is the central courtyard (above), surrounded by window-lined hallways. In contrast, the adjacent down-a-step living room (below) is all walls:
Across the foyer, the dining room gets a double-decker eastern exposure:
Kitchen cabinetry lowers the horizon line in a room with an angled ceiling:
The home has 4 or 5 bedrooms, including this master suite . . .
with a sitting area (that also has patio access):
Here are some of the secondary bedrooms and bathrooms:
This patio area off the master suite is in addition to the courtyard; it overlooks the back yard and its manicured lawn.
The lot, which measures 11,886 sq. ft., is slightly pie-shaped, with the tip dipping toward Buffalo Bayou:
The listing includes a site plan (below) for the 3,633-sq.-ft. home that’s served by a circular driveway in the neck of the neighborhood west of Gessner and north of Briar Forest Dr. HCAD indicates a remodeling was completed in 1999, but the property appears to have been updated since then. It last sold in November 2009 — for $560,000.
- 303 Briarpark Dr. [HAR]