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Sleek Mid-century modern Tanglewood home feels surprisingly up-to-date

Sleek Mid-century modern Tanglewood home feels surprisingly up-to-date

On the Market, 5621 Bayou Glen Rd., Jan. 2016
Privacy is of the utmost in this 1963 mid-century modern home in Tanglewood. Courtesy photo
On the Market, 5621 Bayou Glen Rd., Jan. 2016
A complete facelift in 2012 resulted in a sleek contemporary home. Courtesy photo
On the Market, 5621 Bayou Glen Rd., Jan. 2016
The understated street view belies the rich mid-century interiors. Courtesy photo
Shelby, Kristen Nix home, August 2012
The kitchen was gutted and redesigned with gourmet cooking in mind. Photo by Kristen Nix
On the Market, 5621 Bayou Glen Rd., Jan. 2016
The breakfast bar is a comfy addition to the kitchen. Courtesy photo
On the Market, 5621 Bayou Glen Rd., Jan. 2016
The dining room is one of many that open to the interior atrium. Courtesy photo
On the Market, 5621 Bayou Glen Rd., Jan. 2016
The house is built around an interior atrium that in warmer months is a leafy green bower. Courtesy photo
Shelby, Kristen Nix home, August 2012
The light-filled family room. Photo by Kristen Nix
On the Market, 5621 Bayou Glen Rd., Jan. 2016
Brick interior walls and vast expanses of windows give special character to the house.  Courtesy photo
On the Market, 5621 Bayou Glen Rd., Jan. 2016
The ample backyard serves as playground for both the children and the adults.  Courtesy photo
On the Market, 5621 Bayou Glen Rd., Jan. 2016
The pool patio parallels the front entry. Courtesy photo
On the Market, 5621 Bayou Glen Rd., Jan. 2016
On the Market, 5621 Bayou Glen Rd., Jan. 2016
On the Market, 5621 Bayou Glen Rd., Jan. 2016
Shelby, Kristen Nix home, August 2012
On the Market, 5621 Bayou Glen Rd., Jan. 2016
On the Market, 5621 Bayou Glen Rd., Jan. 2016
On the Market, 5621 Bayou Glen Rd., Jan. 2016
Shelby, Kristen Nix home, August 2012
On the Market, 5621 Bayou Glen Rd., Jan. 2016
On the Market, 5621 Bayou Glen Rd., Jan. 2016
On the Market, 5621 Bayou Glen Rd., Jan. 2016

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Architect Preston Bolton designed this Mid-century modern home in 1963, employing the requisite period features of flat planes, large glass windows and open spaces with the bonus of 10-foot ceilings. Features that make the house light and livable and feeling oh-so-contemporary in 2016.

Interior: The house was updated by its current owners in 2012 and in 2013 with modernizations that included a completely redesigned kitchen, reworked floor plan and updated baths. Four bedrooms and four baths are complemented by two living areas (one formal, one informal), a study and front yard swimming pool.

Original terrazzo floors, brick interior walls and floor-to-ceiling fixed-glass pane windows are among the evergreen features of this stunning home. The windows and steel-framed glass doors allow reams of light to pour in.

Exterior: The house sits on a 14,250-square-foot lot with the front yard hidden behind a vine-covered brick wall which provides utmost privacy. A spacious swimming pool and garden lie between the wall and entry to the house. The tree-shrouded backyard features a black star gravel patio and a playground with rubber chip for children, both added in 2015.

Square footage: 3,369 square feet.

Asking price: $1.65 million.

For sale by owner: Contact Kristen and Lee Nix, 713-569-0861.