Developer Gerald Hines added a lake to a 32-acre slice of woodsy Memorial back in 1978. Around it, he built Ethan’s Glen, a townhome community with 288 units divided into 2-building clusters of quadplexes. One of the enclave’s larger units came on the market earlier this month, asking $275,000. The 2-story townhome, which has east and north exposures, retains some of that seventies style, such as rough-hewn cedar siding outside and a living room with walls of rustic planks installed in a herringbone pattern. But it also has new paint, new bathrooms, and new, as in last month, carpet upstairs.
There’s a wood-burning fireplace in the midst of all that wooden wallboard. Most of the floors downstairs are not-so-seventies tile:
A mirrored wall in the dining area reflects a sliding glass door across the room:
In the kitchen, a bar-height wall now framed with crown molding offers light and access:
The living and dining areas open to this deck:
Upstairs, the 1,815-sq.-ft. townhome has 3 bedrooms:
There’s another mirrored wall in this one:
And in its bathroom, too:
The lakeside development, designed by San Francisco architects Fisher-Friedman Associates with landscape firm SWA, includes a pool:
and this iconic clubhouse and deck extending over the water:
There’s also a walkway around the lake.
The development’s 2 tennis courts are next to a stretch of Buffalo Bayou, which is not part of the community, located off Memorial Dr. west of Gessner Rd.
All those amenities — plus the security patrol —bump the maintenance fee to $395 per month.
- 131 Litchfield Ln. [HAR]