Tri-Polar Spring Branch Home Rocks On

As multiple personalities go, this spread in Spring Branch exhibits 3 faces of eaves. The modified ranch-style home’s straight-laced street facade (top) with porte-cochère and circular driveway gives way to a playful resort-like setting (above), with rocky waterfall, tiki hut, pool, and palm trees — as well as quarters way, way out back on the acre-and-a-half corner lot. A 1985 remodeling raised the roof of the 1962 main home and added a super-sized, Hill-Country-inspired, somewhat-sunken den (above right) with an across-the-back wall of full-height windows facing the well-shaded, placid-meets-partytime yard.


Inside, the original home’s structural bones give way to stones in the wide open spaces of a 32-ft.-by-38 -sq.-ft. family room (below). It’s a step away and a step down from the opened-up kitchen’s eating area. A massive rock-wall hearth anchors the vaulted space, which added windows to the front elevation and contains a small lofted room atop the space-saving spiral staircase:

The open-ended kitchen includes a service window for the breakfast bar’s seating side in the adjacent room:

Since the 4.088-sq.-ft. home’s listing last month with an initial asking price of $755,000, some of the photos have been updated, including those showing the low-rising master suite with tray ceiling and dual sitting areas . . .

. . . and its bathroom’s stoned-up spa tub with picture window and adjacent glassed-in shower:

All 4 or 5 bedrooms are on the first floor, including this mad-about-plaid one:

Among the 3 full bathrooms is this one, which appears to have been remodeled at some point:

The back of the home has a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the back lot’s amenities:

Frond-lined decking leads to the not-so-nearby quarters:

Within the 2,240-sq.-ft. of secluded space is a bedroom, small loft, and a bathroom-and-a-half:

Along the way, the tropical-meets-piney woods landscaping parts for a more secluded eating area and a freestanding screened-in party room:

Beyond the pool lies plenty of remaining yard.

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