Was this stone-studded home in Walnut Bend one of the 30 or so properties featured in the 1960 Parade of Homes? The pebbly property’s price tag has stuck to $389K since its listing in January — with or without that pedigree. Located midblock on an interior street east of Wilcrest Dr., the domicile lands midway between Briar Forest Dr. and Westheimer Rd. The home’s exterior layers on the (mostly) non-original textures, particularly in the terracing of its courtyard entry . . .
More stone age samples show up in the courtyard’s garden beds and borders. The front room’s picture window (above) filters light from the north.
Some of the home’s updates include low energy windows, such as the one below facing the back yard. The floor plan has 2,858 sq. ft. of space, much of it now covered with tile flooring . . .
though the tile style shifts to Saltillo in the kitchen, which also appears to have had some updates. HCAD shows a change in ownership in 2002, when the current owners picked up the property for $139K.
Beyond the series of island countertops in the kitchen is this informal dining area with an atrium view:
At the kitchen’s open-ended end, steps down land in the den:
One of the home’s 2 master suites has direct access to the atrium . . .
and an updated bathroom that centers its bath-shower segment between single vanities:
The other master suite, where some wood flooring joins the mix, has French doors leading to the back yard:
Its bathroom has a shower-only setup:
Two secondary bedrooms (tile floors are back) look to be identical, but one snags an extra foot in its width:
The other full bathroom, also updated, looks to be roomy:
Captured space at the end of the hallway accommodates a built-in desktop:
Here’s the brick-paved atrium that lands between a master suite (on the left) and the kitchen:
The fenced lot takes up 9,600 sq. ft.:
Rocks also circle up to define the landscaping beds at curbside.
The listing mentions an extra room behind the 2-car garage.
- 10707 Olympia Dr. [HAR]