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Houston may be one of the fastest growing cities in the country—with a reputation for its focus on contemporary art and culture, superior restaurants, and innovative cocktails—but this refined five-bedroom estate remains steadfast in its reverence for classical American design.
Custom-designed and -built on a quiet cul-de-sac in the prominent Tanglewood neighborhood, the main residence is introduced by a regal paver driveway, meticulously manicured landscaping, classic white columns, and a handsome brick façade with timeless shutters. Within, floors of reclaimed antique oak contribute to the sense of welcoming warmth. Artful details—antique doors, transom windows, wainscoted arches, vaulted ceilings, and artisan-designed built-ins—highlight the veneration of time-honored style. Rooms are generous in scale yet intimate and inviting, and luxuries abound.
Noteworthy spaces include a stately wood-paneled library with a fireplace, a grand formal dining room with crystal chandeliers, a wonderful cocktail bar area, a charming media room, a great room with a beamed ceiling and a fireplace, and just through a wall of French doors, a glorious solarium with a summer kitchen and walls of glass opening to the backyard. The breathtaking kitchen boasts striking stone walls, artisanal cabinetry, dual Wolf ranges with a unique hood, a pair of dishwashers, two copper farm-style sinks with vintage-inspired fixtures, both counter seating and an informal dining area, and a butler’s pantry. Entertainers will appreciate the caterer’s kitchen, which can be accessed via a private entrance and offers double ovens and warming drawers, a six-burner gas range, a wine chiller, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and plentiful storage.
The owner’s suite is a luxurious sanctuary with a soaring cathedral ceiling, a verdant view, a lavish marble bath with a soaking tub and shower, and two astutely outfitted walk-in closets. Guest quarters—two suites with walk-in closets and a “bunk room” with an adjoining play area—are secluded on the upper level, at the top of a graceful stairway. They enjoy access to a thoughtfully equipped second living area with a kitchenette.
The half-acre property includes idyllic grounds featuring a Pennsylvania bluestone terrace, a fountain, a proprietary putting green, an emerald lawn, towering trees, and a dazzling, uniquely styled swimming pool. Expanding the options for hosting visitors is the very private two-suite guesthouse, which, along with an oversized three-car garage, completes the compelling picture, the very epitome of American elegance.