Any foray into the Woodlake Forest community from South Gessner near Briar Forest Dr. likely passes by blocks of 1978-built townhomes that include this slightly recessed 2-bedroom unit peeking out from behind Orleansian iron grille barricades at the porch and balcony levels. Polished marble and parquet flooring give it a gloss finish downstairs. The spiffed-up property was listed Wednesday with a $298,500 asking price.
Decorative glass adds formality to the south-facing foyer, also home to the powder room (above) and wall-hugging twist-turn staircase. Might there have been another railing there at some point — or was the partial post always a wall sculpture?
It’s a step down into the dining area, which fills out an alcove off the main drag, leading into . . .
the living room and adjacent patio:
The updated-surfaces kitchen, located across from the dining area, has a straight-shot layout that culminates in a laundry room at one end:
At the room’s other end, the windows of the breakfast area face the street:
Upstairs, a lengthy landing separates the 2 bedrooms.
Carpeted in a field of flowers, the master bedroom gets a small balcony (and a set of bi-fold doors) overlooking the stairwell:
The room’s proportions accommodate a sitting area:
A small side room currently holds workout equipment but can be reconverted into a closet or a study, the listing assures:
It’s a shower-only master bathroom:
In the other bedroom, which is at the front of the unit, there’s no access to the balcony outside the windows; it’s only decorative.
Its full bath (pictured) has a tub shower (not pictured):
Out back, a small brick patio separates the back of the unit from its 2-car garage . . .
which has access off a road serving another section of the subdivision. There’s also this shady commons behind the garage:
Other community amenities include a “courtesy patrol,” cable, and recreational facilities. There’s a $1,900 annual maintenance fee. An open house is scheduled for Sunday afternoon.
- 9620 Doliver Dr. [HAR]