Hidden windows at this fortified home in Tanglewood open into a grassy front courtyard and a well-lawned southern-exposure back lot — with greenhouse. The true-to-its-origins 1963 property caps one of the cul-de-sac streets accessed off Woodway. Its listing — posted on the autumnal equinox — calls the property prime for renovation or razing. Price tag: $915,000.
Behind the entry gate, heavily carved doors, dark stained columns, and a variety of window configurations characterize the entry area (above). The walkway’s timbered underbelly has a less-dense, more hipped ceiling application in the living room (below), which has sliding glass doors looking into the courtyard:
The family room has a similar pairing of light walls with dark trim, though its flooring switches from hardwood to brick. (Other flooring found in the home includes carpet, laminate, and vinyl.)
A doubled up set of sliding doors indicates where the adjacent patio can be found, and the yard beyond it:
Appliances in the near-original kitchen are electric (as is the cabinet paint color). Laminate countertops abut an ornately patterned backsplash. Over the sink, the window view picks up the end of a screen wall:
There’s a breakfast area nearby, however, with another — larger — window and a service counter between more painted cabinets:
Meanwhile, the dining room gets a better look at the brick screen beyond its sliders:
The 2,852-sq.-ft. home, all on one level, has 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths. Here’s the master suite, which has access to the fountain side of the back patio:
The shower-0nly master bathroom separates its dressing area (above) from the waterworks. There’s a triple closet as well.
The description of the secondary bedrooms in the listing mentions the possible conversion of one into quarters, but doesn’t specify which:
Portions of the concrete patio are covered — and uncovered:
The fully-fenced lot is 15,123 sq. ft. in a part of Tanglewood with mostly original-but-modified homes, though some are 2-story. Newer construction — with larger, 21st Century proportions — is right up the street. Briargrove Elementary is 5 blocks south, though the route is indirect, via a series of non-through streets:
A 2-car detached garage has a greenhouse appendage as well as a covered walkway to the home:
The property has a $1,250 annual fee.
- 6203 Lynbrook Dr. [HAR]