Near Brays Bayou’s switchback just east of SH 288, this relisted, refurbished 1941 abode in North MacGregor Oaks sports a few water features: a small fountain off the front walkway’s river rock border and a grotto (with koi) beneath a pergola out back. The midblock property has a sidewalk in front (not pictured), but its immediate neighbor in Timber Crest does not — giving the street the feel of a time-warp that’s also apparent in the architectural shift from prewar 2-story homes on urban-size lots to postwar ranch-style ones on deeper lots. Last week, this recently stuccoed property with full quoin dressing returned to the market, at $315,000, after a 6-month rest.
In the listing, the living room description gives a shout-out to the “mock marble” fireplace (above) — or is that a marble mock fireplace?
The back yard’s deck furniture is part of the view from the family room’s picture window:
Most of the home has hardwood floors. The kitchen (below) and its adjacent breakfast area, however, opt for expanses of tile.
Part of the kitchen’s extensive counter area (above) is open to the family room and also provides a breakfast bar (below):
HCAD lists the property as a single-family home of 3,252 sq. ft. and cites a 1998 renovation. Interior finishes, however, appear to have been updated since then.
The 3 bedrooms upstairs include the sleigh-bed-ride master suite, which has an adjacent sitting area. Its French doors open to a private balcony:
A set of double doors at the opposite end of the room lead into the master bathroom:
A fourth room upstairs has been outfitted for work-play multitasking (below). The second full bath, the half-bath, and the utility room didn’t make the photo shoot.
Beneath utility lines, the 8,902-sq.-ft. lot’s back yard accommodates a variety of venues — and a brick-and-border path connecting them:
A pergola-topped patio by the 2-car garage (above) serves as an outdoor entertainment area. Meanwhile, the grotto-with-koi anchors a far corner, pictured below:
Perky landscaping has been dotted at various points around the property.
Back in March 2012, the home was listed for $329,900; it was pared down by $10K later, then taken off the market in October 2012.
- 3244 Binz St. [HAR]