Backing to Memorial Park, this 11,000+ square foot French Traditional estate sits on an acre of beautifully manicured grounds. Surrounded by parterre gardens and mature trees, the exterior alludes to the elegance inside.
Open concept living and entertaining spaces feature dramatic floor-to-ceiling iron and glass door and window systems with views of the extensive outdoor pool area and bayou waterfront.
Crestron automated and pre-wired for entertainment, the home combine 21st century cutting-edge technology amenities with the charm of old-world architecture.
Ideal for both large-scale entertaining and intimate family dinners, the open floor plan along the rear of the home was designed to maximize the waterfront views and integrate the extensive outdoor recreation spaces.
The gourmet kitchen exudes the everyday elegance that defines Country French style. Premier equipment includes Wolf appliances and Waterworks fixtures.
In this sun-drenched kitchen, gleaming white tiled walls, Carrara marble counters, and custom cabinets offset the richness of the millwork beneath a rustic beamed ceiling.
Dramatic 90-degree floor-to-ceiling iron corner windows in the breakfast room keep the open-concept space light and bright and afford a view to the beautiful veranda.
The catering kitchen is full service, with stainless steel appliances and refrigeration. Featuring handsome brick flooring and open shelving, this space offers an abundance of storage adjacent to the bar area.
Centered in front of large iron windows and doors, the dramatic light fixture and wall sconces are the centerpieces of the formal dining room.
Ideal for entertaining, the custom bar features durable LG stain-resistant counters, brick flooring, and shiplap detailing as well as beverage refrigeration, sink, and ice maker.
Grandeur abounds in the formal entry. A high groin ceiling and arched doors lead to the stairway, and the home offers an elevator for convenience.
Intricate details in the music parlor include curved ceiling edges, a vintage chandelier, and iron-paneled glass doors to the courtyard. The elaborate cast stone mantle highlights the clean-burning Isokern fireplace, set off by dual wall grottoes.
Walls of custom millwork are lit with large windows and additional vintage lighting in this impeccable gentleman's parlor. These gracious formal rooms flank the central hallway at the front of the home and feature dual parlors and a home office.
The refrigerated wine room features vintage lighting and storage for hundreds of bottles as well as space for a seating and tasting area.
Impeccable views abound with walls of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lush grounds and pool. Exterior electronic sun-blocking shades allow for privacy and climate control. No detail is overlooked in this retreat; a fireplace, sitting area, and high ceilings all add to the grandeur.
Soaring arched iron windows look out over lush landscaping; a perfect place to unwind in total privacy. All of the windows in the home benefit from lush green views without a neighbor in sight.
Featuring a walk-in Carrara marble shower and a freestanding tub, the Master bath is a spa-like escape. Arched ceilings, marble flooring, and dual vanities further add to the elegance of the room while dual closets sit nearby.
The winding staircase features Farrow and Ball wallpaper, oversize windows, solid wood treads, and an iron balustrade. The convenient elevator to all three levels sits just out of frame.
The pitched ceiling and grand chandelier sparkle in this jewel of a room. All secondary bedrooms feature luxe finishes, en suite bathrooms, and oversize custom???????????????????????????????? closets.
A private sitting area off the secondary bedroom features incredible graphic wallpaper and statement lighting. Both of the large secondary bedrooms at the front of the home benefit from these separate sitting rooms.
Light pours into an upstairs bedroom with wood flooring and recessed lighting. A Juliet balcony and large glass doors set this bedroom apart.
All secondary rooms feature walk-in closets, are pre-wired for audio/visual capability and offer custom design elements such as the pitched ceiling shown here.
The large second floor flex space features a full-service wet bar and built-in music nook with ambient lighting and natural wood accents.
Floor to ceiling iron window and door system lead to a private terrace in this expansive flex space, currently used as a gym.
The home theater features state of the art projection and theater sound system as well as extensive soundproofing. A concession stand and wet bar area is conveniently located just down the hall, ready for private screenings.
Walls of windows along the rear of the house allow for amazing views of the colorful sunsets over the bayou.
The marble-tiled loggia features a large serving bar and sitting area with Wolf grill, fireplace, and television.
Natural counters of the bar compliment the wood and brick for a rustic feel in the outdoor kitchen.
Pool, spa, cooking, sitting, and lounging areas: this backyard has it all. The expansive patio is perfect for entertaining large groups.
Color integral stucco on the home's exterior recalls natural stone of the French countryside while providing longevity and weather protection.
Sitting high above the ravine, the grounds elevate the architecture of the home while inviting you to linger and enjoy the outdoors.
An aerial view of the back grounds highlights the unique topography and location; allowing for privacy while affording spectacular views.
Downstairs from the elevated pool and gated patio, the expansive back yard provides easy access to the bayou. After an afternoon of kayaking come home to cool off in the pool or relax your muscles in the hot tub.
Unique to this lot and not found anywhere else in Houston, this home backs to nature at its best. Memorial Park, a protected Houston landmark, sits just opposite the bayou ensuring that your unbeatable views will never be encumbered by new construction.