A showcase of warm detailing and artful accents, 4812 Wedgewood has sophistication in every space. Travertine, wood and marble floors. Recent updates throughout. SEE the attached extensive Home Features sheet and Floor Plan of the house.
This Bellaire neighborhood is so quiet and yet so easy to access various routes to the Medical Center, Downtown, the Galleria and Reliant. Zoned to Bellaire High and Condit Elementary but also very near Pin Oak Middle, Episcopal High and the Post Oak School.
The French Country style is enhanced with professional landscaping, brick accents and a double wrought iron and glass front door. The garage door is also wood and the driveway is patterned concrete for a rustic look.
The 21-foot ceiling at the entry is set with arched stone columns to set off the adjoining study or living room. The glass in the doors and the transom above pull in light. The cross pattern floor is wood with travertine inlay tiles.
Timeless architectural elements are evident throughout this pristine home. Ceiling treatments such as this boxed beam in the Study/Living Room, art lighting and classic flooring design is carried on in every room.
Classic arches divide the areas of the first floor. The house is tailor made for fabulous entertaining. The staircase has wood treads and a wrought iron balustrade. A reading area overlooks the Entry from above.The spaces interlock in a very defined and ordered way to bring together the warm colors in classic sophistication.
Front Study or formal Living. All windows In the house have wood shutters. With so many large windows they can be opened to let in the full quota of natural light or closed off for calm introspection.
No area of this house has been left without special detail. The powder bath has a groin vault ceiling and pendant chandelier. There is an inlay tile floor and classic built-in stone side table in addition to a uniquely designed lavatory sink.
A tray ceiling surmounts the formal Dining Room. The floor here is travertine.
The arched passageway is mirrored in the illuminated art niche across the hall.
The large central Family Room is open to the Kitchen and Breakfast area. The travertine flooring carries on through here. Walls of tall windows line the rooms. The central visual axis leads from the double doors at the front of the house here to the back.
Bar seating is illuminated with hanging pendants and allows guests to visit with the chef at party time.
This room is anchored by a massive stone fireplace surround. Electronics in the media built-in to the right are accessible from behind in the large Master closet.
The Breakfast Room gets good eastern light in the morning from the wall of windows which surround it. Adjacent to it is a wet bar/ serving area equipped with a wine fridge and U-Line ice maker. More good storage above and below.
The Kitchen is a showpiece itself. There is a Thermador 6-burner gas range with two ovens and a powerful overhead vent. The built-in refrigerator is also a Thermador. The dishwasher is a Bosch. The contrasting granite counter tops provide lots of preparation and serving area. There is ample storage including at the island and in the deep walk-in food pantry.
The side hall has a mud room area and leads to the garage which has a work bench area. The deep food pantry is to the right and the 7 x 9 laundry room is to the left. It has a sink, hang rod space and folding area. SEE the attached Floor Plan.
There is Under-cabinet lighting all the way around. Note cookbook shelving and upper glass display cabinets. Well designed storage includes multiple drawers including at the island.
The Sharp drawer microwave occupies the island in a convenient spot.
There is a deep under-mount sink. The second sink is in the bar area next to the Breakfast area.
Mud Room built-in's as you come in from the garage.
The downstairs Master Suite has its own high ceiling and tall windows for abundant light and a view of the shady back yard. Double doors lead to the opulent Bath. A separate back door from the Master leads out to the wide covered back porch or your future pool.
There is no shortage of built-ins here. A rich warmth of design detail begins here.
Columns frame the over-sized tub. Arched built-in cabinets and drawers frame each of the two lavatories. Inlay tile and the ceiling treatment delineate the spaces.
The deep shower enclosure is frameless glass.
The master closet has an impressive set of storage complete with metal rods in the hang space.
The second floor shares the visual energy of the first by way of the 21-foot ceiling of the shared entry space.
The upstairs Family/Media Room adjoins a deep closet to contain the house electronic home run for the various equipment. In addition to sound and media inputs the house is equipped with exterior cameras in its security setup.
The landing above the Entry has a set of bookcases and makes a perfect spot for repose and reflection.
There are three secondary bedrooms and three full baths on the second floor. The southeast bedroom with its separate bath has served thus far as a home office. All secondary bedrooms have generous proportions and big walk-in closets.
Design details carry on into the secondary baths including wood shutters at the windows.
A country retreat in the midst of the City. A wide covered porch with patterned tile underfoot and wooden ceiling above. The built-in DCS gas grill has granite counters around it and built-in storage below.
The Master bedroom has its own door out to the greenery of the yard. A quiet place to begin or end your day.
There are ceiling speakers out here as well as two ceiling fans.