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A former fabulously fashioned Four Leaf Towers two-bedroom apartment now converted into a big one-bedroom unit with a study and views of the desirable Galleria area is up for sale with an asking price of $439,000. Talk about inspiration for the next owner!
Enter condo 76E to a wide front hallway with highly textured wallpaper and oak floors laid in an intricate herringbone pattern. A stylish powder room is behind one door. The formal living room is just ahead, bathed in natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows with operable custom shutters.
Here, hardwood floors, mirrored wall and directional art lighting are just some of the designer details found throughout the 1,675-square-foot residence. The wet bar with undermount sink and travertine counter and backsplash is easily at hand, complete with ample storage for glasses. A secondary bedroom now serves as a study and is separated by French doors from the living room.
The dining room sits at the other end of the main living area, also a light and bright place to enjoy meals as the large windows extend the full length of the room. The chef's kitchen is easily at hand with granite counters, track lighting, black-and-white tile floors and, of course, state-of-the-art appliances. Generous drawer and cabinet space, along with wine racks overhead, provide plenty of storage. A closet in the hallway is lined with a specialty fabric designed to keep dishes and glasses spot-free and silver pieces tarnish-free.
More custom-shuttered windows bring light into the master bedroom. The master bath is complete with dual vanities, beveled mirrors, soaking tub and walk-in shower. Travertine floors and counters add to the elegant ambiance.
The third bath also is fashioned with travertine floors and counters and large beveled mirror, as well as a large storage closet. The walk-in shower has travertine tile from floor to ceiling.
One parking space is designated for condo 76E. Residents also have access to the full-service lobby, separate saunas, whirlpools exercise and massage rooms for men and women, a large party room with a full-service kitchen and bar and a professionally landscaped recreational plaza and private park.
Square footage: 1,675
Asking price: $439,000