Sold Price Range: $827,001 - $947,000 Sold on : 07/17/2015
The backyard retreat is anchored by this exquisite resort inspired swimming pool with large tanning shelf, diving board, numerous underwater benches for lounging and an infinity waterfall to provide a tranquil environment...truly a homeowners dream!
Welcome to 209 Stanley Court - a one-of-a-kind contemporary home designed by famed architect, Bliss Alexander. The winding driveway from the cul-de-sac flows through 1.35 acres of tree-shaded grounds and leads to this mid-century sprawling estate.
The contemporary design of the home is evident from the moment you step through the stone walls into the partially covered courtyard. Follow the flagstone pathway and notice the exposed beams, sleek stainless lighting and lush landscaping.
The elegant foyer is surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook lush landscaping and a resort-inspired backyard with stunning pool. The Terrazzo floors and clean lines of the entryway are repeated throughout much of the homes interior.
Located just off of the foyer, the formal dining room is currently being used as the piano room. Unobstructed pool views, beamed tongue & groove ceiling, and a dramatic Texas stone accent wall with indoor landscape bed are a few of its features.
Over 12 tons of Texas stone were imported from Wimberley, Texas to create this breathtaking fireplace and hearth. The sunken living room features wood floors, vaulted beamed ceilings, abundant natural light and views of the wooded grounds beyond.
Another view of the sunken living room shows off the views of the wooded backyard and the clean contemporary lines of this mid-century estate. This home is an entertainer's delight and will surely be a gathering place for your family and friends.
The expansive kitchen has a contemporary design and features granite counters, double stainless steel ovens, 'Sonic' style ice machine, built-in microwave, 6-burner gas cooktop, two undermount sinks, and dual Sub-Zero Refrigerator and Freezer.
Another view of the spacious kitchen highlights the numerous drawers in the lower cabinets, the massive center island with vegetable sink & ample prep space, pendant lighting, and the extended serving bar in between the kitchen and breakfast room.
In addition to the long serving bar, the kitchen boasts a walk-in storage pantry, with attached 'storm shelter' - a cinder block walled 16x14 room with extra-deep shelving and it's own AC, water, and electrical system! Great for storage too!
Large enough for any sized family, this enormous breakfast room gives you another peek of the stunning architecture. Vaulted beamed ceilings, transom windows, Terrazzo flooring, and views of the stunning backyard retreat can be seen from this room.
The refreshing master suite exudes relaxation! A Texas Stone accent wall with skylight, wall of windows overlooking a private tropical courtyard, beamed tongue & groove ceilings, and room for large furniture pieces give this space it's WOW factor!
Step into the relaxing master bathroom and get ready for a spa-like experience. Deep soaking tub sits beneath a stone and Travertine accent wall, and beyond you'll find the double frameless shower. Skylights, and smooth clean lines welcome you in!
Another view of the master bathroom highlights the frameless shower and dual vanities with granite counters & extensive built-ins. Not pictured are the his-and-hers walk in closets - the ladies closet with make-up vanity and sink is a must see!
'The library' is located outside of the main office and is currently being used as the owner's sitting room. Features include a Texas stone wall, travertine flooring, unobstructed views of the entry courtyard, and room for an entertainment center.
Breathtaking views of the mature landscaping tempt you to daydream while working in this home office. Architectural beauty is found with travertine flooring, paneless windows, and white wood planked ceilings...not to mention the stone accent wall!
Currently being used as a children's office for homework, crafting or boardgames, this room has a spectacular view of the back lawn! A built-in desk for dual computers and cabinetry above allows for plenty of storage...truly an invaluable space!
Spacious enough for any vignette of furnishings, the gameroom features wood flooring, beamed ceilings and doors leading out to a secluded deck. Also pictured is the wet bar, complete with a refrigerator and cabinetry to store snacks and drinks!
On the opposite end of the gameroom lies the children's media room with modern track lighting, built-in shelving, skylights and phenomenal views of the outdoors. The hardwood flooring and crisp white wall color continue throughout the entire space.
A unique feature in the home is this one-of-a-kind floating staircase that has been featured in architectural magazines! This wing of the home houses four bedrooms, two Hollywood baths and guest quarters, complete with a full kitchen and bathroom.
Currently being used as an exercise & fitness room, the spacious guest quarters features a full kitchen and bathroom, living/bedroom space, and a glass door leading to the private deck that overlooks the mature oak trees, landscaping and green space.
Just outside the formal dining room, you'll find this tranquil lounging area nestled in the well manicured gardens of the home. Far enough removed from the pool activities, guests can visit quietly or enjoy a cocktail under the shady oak trees.
An outdoor retreat isn't complete without a backyard kitchen! Features include an over-sized gas grill, stainless steel sink, cabinetry for storage, and ceramic tile countertops for entertaining all your family and friends...a perfect outdoor space.
From the second story balcony, this view allows you to envision all the amenities this backyard has to offer... a modern and sleek resort styled pool, a vast amount of entertaining space and the shaded lawn for your children or pets to play freely.
Historic one-of-a-kind property by famed architect Bliss Alexander is one of Friendswood's flagship homes. The mid-century design offers an impressive combination of natural materials and a seamless flow between the outdoors and indoors. From walls of windows overlooking the tree-shaded grounds and resort-style pool, to the Texas stone accent walls imported from Wimberley, this entertainers showplace is truly a work of art in itself. Ask agent for the long list of features, upgrades & updates!
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