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While it recalls an elegant estate in the European countryside, this refined 7,234-square-foot red brick home is in fact a thoroughly modern residence in River Oaks, a prestigious neighborhood of Houston, a city renowned for its dedication to medicine, research, and robust cultural growth. Throughout the home, timeless finishes—classical moldings and pediments, stone tile and richly hued hardwood flooring, ornate ironwork, coffered ceilings, graceful arches, columns, and numerous fireplaces—contribute to a sense of enduring style.
A vast formal foyer introduces the residence and provides easy access to spaces designed for effortless day-to-day living and grand entertaining. Highlights include a handsomely appointed dining room, a living room with a large bay window and a stately fireplace, a serene sitting room with French doors, an office with lovely natural light that encourages contemplation, and a den with its own fireplace as well as built-ins for books, memorabilia, and media components. The inviting cook’s kitchen features top-tier stainless-steel appliances and an oversized island with counter seating and cookbook shelving. The home also boasts a collection of four beautiful bedrooms and baths—including a luxurious owner’s suite with two lavish baths and an enviable closet any clotheshorse will appreciate. Additional private guest quarters are secluded above the garage.
Three elegant arched doors in the foyer give way to a quintessential porte cochère and the estate’s idyllic rear grounds. Here, mature trees, colorful flora—including an enchanting butterfly garden—and an expanse of lush emerald lawn surround the refreshing swimming pool. Nearby is a covered outdoor kitchen and living area ideal for easygoing alfresco relaxation and celebration. A number of contemporary comforts and conveniences—among them two thoughtfully equipped laundry rooms, multiple spaces perfect for fitness, and a whole-house generator—augment the home’s sense of classical romance, making this a truly rare offering and an opportunity not to be missed.