Marshlands ebb and flow just off a 1.3-acre by-the-bay property on the Surf Oaks Marsh side of Pine Gully in Seabrook. Neighbors across the wetlands are pretty quiet — they include rugged Pine Gully Park and Seabrook Cemetery. The porched, patioed, and pavilioned home appeared on the market last week with an asking price of $625,000. Back in 2009, it sold for $400,000 (when the asking price was $449,000).
Overhangs run deep on the south, east, and northern sides of the vinyl-sided home, which got a new roof this year (top). Neatly stowed hurricane shutters — right next to the fake ones on the sides — cap the exteriors of most windows (see photo at right), which are further fortified with interior plantation shutters. The central entry’s current décor highlights some of the area’s outdoor recreational possibilities:
Sky blue paint washes through most of the first floor. (And speaking of floors, the listing touts the hypoallergenic felt pad beneath the wooden planks underfoot.)
“Watch what you eat” takes on new meaning in the dining area, where the curving overhead lighting appears to reference the antler display:
Downstairs, the layout opens up between the dining area at the front of the home and the kitchen, which apparently was updated at some point . . .
. . . as was the matching adjacent laundry room:
HCAD pegs the home at 3,396 sq. ft., though the listing calls it 2,580 sq. ft. All 4 bedrooms are upstairs:
Both bathrooms have splash-friendly tile installed up to the ceiling, creating a different type of wetlands environment.
Outside, a 26-ft.-by-34-ft. pavilion expands the pool area’s chillway:
The amble toward Pine Gully’s sandy bank passes a couple of outbuildings . . .
. . . one of which is an up-building:
Pine Gully is slated for dredging, the listing says. Meanwhile, a wetlands watch group has been tracking the march of the marsh over time as it recovers from a “sand plug.”
- 522 Surf Oaks Dr. [HAR]