& 1 Half Bath
2,319 Built Sqft /
8,960 Lot Sqft /
And so, with this last lingering still photograph of this truly beautiful pool, I say that if even one of you feels the call to come visit 1503 Carters Grove Ln., don’t for one moment question. Follow your gut. Listen to your instinct. Call your Realtor today.
1978 does the Tudor style with mixed brick finish. Updates to the paint, trim, and landscaping bring the look into 2020. See that rectangular space in the modesty wall on the left? What will you plant there? One scene from 1993’s Dennis the Menace comes to mind: the titular rascal’s mischief prevents Walter Matthau’s Mr. Wilson from witnessing the seconds-long, once-in-a-lifetime blooming of the exotically beautiful titan arum around which he planned much of his late adult life.
Look at the angles on this house. Note the Tudor embellishments: the grouped windows, the pitched gable roofing, and the artful entryway--
Corner view of the corner lot. Mature trees greet the Texas skyline.
Plenty of driveway for guest parking. A stately approach. An oversized garage.
Williamsburg Settlement throws a subdivision-wide monthly contest for Yard of the Month. If you’re the competitive type who’d like to win, this updated landscaping will definitely give you a headstart on the Joneses. Win the Christmas Yard award in December! Send us the photos of your glory and be celebrated all year.
--artful because of the strong horizontal lines along which it is pitched, which contrasts whimsically with the curves above.
Welcome home! Come on in.
Warm and welcoming entry.
Entryway to the den. Contemporary tracked lighting illuminates nostalgic alcoves in traditional shelving for all your cherished photographs and nick-knacks. As a child inspired by Dennis the Menace, I moved these things to and from an infinite number of new spots to see if she’d notice. She never did!
Breakfast bar. Matched contemporary lighting fixtures.
Renovations open the room into the den in participation with the popular open concept. French doors with windows let in backyard light.
12: Many updates replace old carpet with modern panelling, paint the walls afresh, and call it good. Those who’ve penned previous chapters of 1503 Carters Grove Lane’s story did the house one better by really thinking about how to preserve and appreciate what was great about 1978 suburban architecture whilst bringing the overall aesthetic into today’s living spaces. Take this traditional cathedral ceiling as an example. The wood of the crossbeams, which give the ceiling its remarkable s
and the space a vertical uplift and pleasing airiness, would have been left exposed so as to reinforce a kind of a late seventies rustic feel which the home’s first residents probably underscored with hanging macrame planters, shag carpet, sepia tones, and popcorn ceiling texturing.
Now, the room keeps its excellent shape while its residents enjoy a more modern aesthetic marked by light, the ease of movement, and, perhaps my favorite part, a unifying motif of contrast via coloring just the undersides of the crossbeams, mantle, ceiling fan, and fireplace grate the dark espresso to the walls’ cream. This contrast subtly highlights the new star of the room, its eclectic brick, the bones of the house, the aesthetic that is hopefully at the heart of 2020 suburbam architecture
The warmth of the hearth and the family who gathers together before it.
Dining room with lots of light.
Kitchen entrance to the dining room.
In a dining room such as this at the center of the house’s flow, parents can situate themselves at the table and monitor the comings and goings to and from the frontyard and up and downstairs. Strategic. Genius.
Gas range. Updated appliances. Enormous pantry.
Modern nickel hardware. A window above the sink lets in light caught and refracted just so in granite countertops.
Capacious counterspace! My grandmother has, according to her, always cooked in a house with a “one-butt kitchen.” The term has stuck for me. To keep from over explaining, suffice to say that experience washing dishes very carefully in said kitchens whilst any number of other things attended to by any number of other family members in very tight quarters-and most of us are rather big people-were occuring all at once makes me quite the authority on how this kitchen is not a one-butt kitchen.
All the amenities and space of contemporary utility rooms.
The 14 x 17 Master Bedroom. The French doors open onto a covered patio in the backyard...poolside.
Updated flooring. Adjoining master bath.
Don't forget your private pool entrance.
This corner vanity conjures the image of a Chanel woman who commands her own space and knows what Coco meant by saying, "My life didn’t please me, so I created my life."
Double elevated sinks. Modern color contrasts with granite countertops.
Corner view of the master bath and vanity. There are TWO master closets!
Guest half-bath. I propose a plaque somewhere quoting the 1978 cult classic Attack of the Killer Tomatoes: “I can say without fear of contradiction, that under no circumstances, and at no time has that current administration expended any public money whatsoever for the purchase of the fluffy flower print toilet paper.”
Every grand house needs a statement staircase.
1503 Carters Grove Ln. has three bedrooms after the master. Two are 12 x 13, and the third is 11x 13. Each has a window. Perhaps in one you’ll raise a musician like Kate Bush who, in 1978, became the first female musician to rocket a single she wrote entirely herself (Wuthering Heights) to the top of the charts.
Or perhaps you’ll raise a writer. Douglas Adams’s first radio episode of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy was broadcast by BBC Radio 4 in 1978.
Fresh, plush carpeting in two bedrooms--
Espresso panel flooring in the master and one of the larger bedrooms.
Contemporary textures for the ceilings only. No popcorn!
The upstairs connected bathroom is particularly well done with lots of light, bright paint, and granite countertops.
So much space for a growing family! And behold that infinity mirror illusion. Lots of depth there in which one might ponder one’s future. Or make it! Stanley Kubrick’s early work was in photography and often involved effects induced by mirrors-- though hopefully the folks using these mirrors will make better grades in school!
Residents here could certainly enjoy every opportunity for academic achievement, and all the other opportunities major American public schools in Texas promise in prestigious Katy ISD.
A room of one’s own. I really appreciate the corner shelving. It creates a specific space for a selective amount of specific things.
Connections to the shared bathroom and upstairs hallway.
Character is this mixed-media backyard patio event created by the amalgamation of original brickwork, updated mixed shingling, Maybe the space is begging for a mosaic somewhere, but maybe that’s just me! Certainly stained glass windchimes. Maybe one of those trees of reclaimed wine bottles like you can find on Etsy! Who knows. Your new backyard is your own private oyster!
A ceiling fan above any poolside patio is always a nice touch in South Texas.
Backyards are interesting spaces. They are always, or often are referred to as “my own” backyard. How will you and yours refer to this space and yourselves and each other in it in later years? T maybe you’ll be like Iman, supermodel, David Bowie’s wife, who said: “When I lived in Egypt, we always wore kaftans. I had cashmere kaftans from Halston. You put on a kaftan in your backyard, and it's like you're in Ibiza.” Will you and yours be kaftan-in-your-backyard people? There’s
"Three Palm Trees" I think is just the perfect title to a South Texas sequel to Checkhov’s Cherry Orchard. Regardless, the pool is awesome. Its pump and filters are very recent additions.
The fence is also a very recent addition.
1503 Carters Grove Ln. is for people who want a diving board in the backyard pool. Which is to say: 1503 Carters Grove Ln. is for people who want to have and are themselves a very great deal of fun.
Other recent updates include: the hot water heater, the roof, the garage door opener. Also, the air ducts and converter box were cleaned in November.
Open House, EVERY Weekend ___ 1978 was an eccentric year full of firsts. The Cowboys beat the Broncos in the first Big Game to be played in a domed stadium and broadcast in prime time on the East Coast. U.S. President Jimmy Carter signed a bill into law which allowed Americans to brew beer in their homes, and John Paul II became pope. Grease and Animal House defined eras of American youth, and John Williams wins the Best Original Score Oscar for Star Wars, which lost Best Picture to Annie Hall at the 50th annual Academy Awards. Dallas debuted on CBS, as did the Star Wars Christmas Special. Moreover, 1503 Carters Grove Ln. was constructed on an 8,960 sq. ft. corner lot in the Williamsburg Settlement of Katy, Texas. Like the year of its construction, this home packs a lot of personality. There are mature oaks in the front, palms in the back by the pool, and updates all over the house! Visit soon to picture what next chapters your family can add to the story.
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