Taking a Shine to a Renovated Townhome in Briar Hollow

Renovations have added more than $1.5 million to the asking price of a 1988 townhome in Briar Hollow’s gated Raintree community. Inside, the floors are now so polished a Zamboni driver might get jealous. The 2-pool property’s shined-up version made its market re-entry at the end of August with a $2.875 million price tag. It sold this January for $1.299 million — after more than a year on the market had whittled down the ask from an initial (October 2011) $2 million.


Skylights further bring on the glow below in the buffed up living room (above). Here’s how the room’s open floor plan appeared with furniture in the previous listing:

Ceiling beams and floor grids add high-def graphics to the den, where the stone-and-wood finish is as reflective as the pool just outside the room’s floor-to-ceiling windows:

Beneath a tented ceiling, the kitchen comes with a butler’s pantry, some doubled-up Thermador appliances, and custom cabinetry. There’s a breakfast bar tucked beneath the den side of the island countertop:

Here’s how the island kitchen looked (with bar-height seating) before the redo:

Renovations included an overhaul of the wet bar:

A study on the ground level is one of 2 mentioned in the listing, which notes that the 2013 improvements include a customized lighting system with multi-room programming and a commercial phone system.

The home, which measures 8,371 sq. ft., has 5 or 6 bedrooms, with the re-mastered master suite on the first floor. A fireplace in the sitting area is one of 3 found in the home:

Some of the home improvements were in the master bathroom:

Neither of the home’s 2 staircases made the photo spread. Here’s one of the freshly carpeted secondary bedrooms upstairs:

One of the 2 courtyards is on the northwest side of the 4,412-sq.-ft. lot, providing the view from the living room and master bedroom:

The other courtyard and pool are larger:

The listing mentions but does not show a gallery, exercise room with steam shower, guest quarters, and an attached 2-car garage. The property comes with a $5,000 annual maintenance fee.

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