Luxury Outlook 2022
An ambitious exploration into high-end residential markets across the globe.
Houston’s exclusive enclave of Tanglewood, which originated in the 1940s, was quickly recognized as one of the best conceived neighborhoods in the United States. As part of its master plan, each home would be accompanied by two large oak trees, and three oaks were planted on every corner. Today Tanglewood is widely recognized as one of Houston’s most renowned areas—as well as one of its most desirable.
Stalwart green trees envelop this elegant 7,599-square-foot French-inspired manor amid Tanglewood’s leafy environs. Introduced by a meticulously maintained front lawn and a gated brick drive and porte cochère, the home is filled with sophisticated spaces where plentiful natural light, superior fixtures and finishes, and spacious art walls create an ideal environment for effortless living and lively entertaining.
Beyond a grand foyer with marble-inlaid hardwood flooring are a formal living room with a gas fireplace and a formal dining room with a crystal chandelier, built-in speakers—which can be found throughout the home—and a climate-controlled wine cellar. The heart of the home is an inviting family room with hardwood floors, a fireplace, and several sets of double doors giving way to an outdoor kitchen, welcoming loggias, and the backyard pool and spa. Adjoining is a kitchen with a large working island; Sub-Zero, Wolf, Bosch, and Miele appliances; a cozy, charming breakfast room; a walk-in pantry; and a butler’s pantry that, conveniently, links with the dining room. Completing the main level is a handsome wood-paneled study featuring custom built-in bookcases, coffered ceilings, and double doors leading to the loggia.
The private quarters are secluded on the upper level. The primary suite encompasses a generous bedroom; a sitting area with a gas fireplace; and a marble-clad bath with a shower, a jetted tub, and two spacious walk-in closets. The guest bedrooms offer en suite baths. A delightful guest suite with a semiprivate entrance enjoys a dedicated living area, walk-in closet, and kitchenette with an electric GE cooktop, beverage refrigerator, and sink. Encouraging relaxed recreation on this level are a game room, a wet bar with granite counters and a Sub-Zero beverage refrigerator, and a media room with built-in speakers and custom blackout drapery.
The backyard is a refreshing oasis where an alluring swimming pool and spa are enveloped by impeccable landscaping, loggias that shelter an alfresco living area, a warming fireplace, and an enviable summer kitchen with everything needed for the perfect cookout. An oversized three-car garage with plentiful storage completes the perfect picture of a refined home in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the country.