5 Full Bath
9,057 Built Sqft / Appraisal
Built for Houston business and political powerhouse George R. Brown and his wife Alice Pratt, this inviting New England Colonial-style home was designed by John T. Rather, Jr. of Staub, Rather & Howe in 1932.
[East Elevation/ Lawn]Sweeping view from the east lawn toward the sunroom and entrance into the bar in the living/music room.
[Foyer 10x8]The light-filled foyer transitions into the double living room. Note beamed ceiling; and prized banded parquet floor reclaimed from a French chateau.
[Library 27x17]Exceptionally spacious, airy library offers additional gathering space. Note fireplace with flat-screen television mount in over mantel.Not shown: a wall of book/display cases and a built-in desk or credenza.
[Living Room 28x16]The double living room spans the length of the house and adjoins the sun room through a pair of wide openings. Note flat-brick fireplace, beamed ceiling, antique English brown oak floor.
[Music Room 16x15]Far end of the double living room, in use as the music room. Sun room is visible at rear. A fully-equipped bar + half bath adjoin this space and have access to the patios and gardens. Antique English brown oak floor.
[Bar]A closer view of the side garden from the music room/living room.
[Sun Room 45x14]Spectacular gathering space surrounded by views of majestic 100-year-old oaks, lovely gardens, patios and sweeping lawn. Wood-plank ceiling, polished slate floor.
[Dining Room 21x14]Adjoining both living room and sun room, the dining room overlooks the patio and pool through bay windows. Note wall upholstered with Chinoiserie fabric; antique English brown oak floor.
[Kitchen 23x12]Exceptional renovation and addition accomplished by the owners working with Sharon Perry, AIA. Modern kitchen offers rustic cabinetry; slate farm sink; Thermador and cabinet-front SubZero appliances; marble countertops.
[Kitchen 23x12]A closer view of the kitchen reveals the country-French inspired cabinetry and soapstone farm sink. Note steps down into adjoining family room, and the central staircase visible at right.
[Family Room 21x15]Invitingly casual gathering space adjoining the kitchen. Overlooks the gardens, patios, pool, and pool house. Note beamed ceiling and limestone fireplace wall with antique mantel.
[Den 23x23]Also referred to as the "TV room," this generously-proportioned space has a media/storage cabinet and access to the driveway and brick porte cochere.
[Second Floor Landing - Central Staircase]The central staircase landing adjoins the master bedroom suite. Hall to additional bedrooms is shown at left rear.
[Master Suite Vestibule]Vestibule entrance to the master suite. Bedroom is at rear, morning room is visible at right.
[Master Bedroom 20x16]Serene master bedroom has a deep tray ceiling and an oversized fireplace with a tile surround. Master bathroom is visible at right.
[Master Bedroom 20x16]A closer view of the master bedroom reveals the sitting area, exquisitely-carved fireplace mantel, and tray ceiling cornice.
[Master Bathroom]Sumptuous, spa-inspired master bathroom offers rich quartzite counter and tub surfaces; a honed travertine floor and shower; a barrel ceiling; and designer wallpaper.
[Morning Room 14x12]Sunny morning room adjoins master vestibule and bedroom, and overlooks the grounds.
[Second Bedroom 14x12]En suite bedroom offers a deep tray ceiling, hardwood floor and a recent, marble-clad bathroom.
[Fourth Bedroom Sitting Room 16x14]This en suite bedroom features a generously-proportioned sitting area and sea grass floor covering.
[Fourth Bedroom 12x11]Reverse view of the fourth bedroom reveals the sleeping alcove with dormer windows and window seats.
[Fourth Bedroom Bathroom]Marble-clad, en suite bathroom adjoining the fourth bedroom. Note deep soaking tub, vanity, and raised ceiling.
[Fifth Bedroom 15x14]Legend refers to this bedroom suite as the "Lady Bird Suite." Lady Bird Johnson was fond of this bedroom and always stayed here when visiting her good friend Alice Brown. Note adjoining morning room + fireplace.
[Fifth Bedroom Sitting 12x11]Morning room in Lady Bird Suite. Exceptionally charming fireplace, dormer windows with window seats, custom wallpaper. The magnolia tree purportedly given to the Browns by President Johnson is just outside the windows.
[Rear Elevation]The owners worked with Roger Cooner, AIA, to create this pool house. Architecture is in keeping with Rather s restrained design. Original pool was elsewhere on the property and has been demolished and returned to lawn and gardens.
[Pool House, Pool, and Patios]Front facade of the pool house is spanned by sliding French doors. Note spa at right of photo.
[Pool House Living Area 15x14]Wonderful entertaining space. Note beamed, 16-foot cathedral ceiling, media/storage cabinet.
[Pool House Bar 8x8]The bar has a serving counter that projects through an interior window, deep sink, under-cabinet lighting.
[Rear Elevation/ East Lawn]The Browns positioned their swimming pool on the east lawn of the 1+ acre property. Present owners returned the area to a playing field for their children.
[Aerial View of the 1+ acre Property]Abundant 100-year-old oak trees, mature gardens, and stone or brick paths. Truly an estate in the heart of the city.
[Street View of the Porte Cochere] View from Inwood reveals the motor court and brick porte cochere. Tall magnolia tree purportedly sent by President Johnson is visible behind the flag pole.
The grace of Old Houston emanates from this superbly restored New England Colonial-style residence on an acre+lot. Designed by renowned architect J.T.Rather (Staub,Rather & Howz) for legendary Houstonian George R. Brown, the home has undergone a refined renovation by architects Sharon Perry & Roger Cooner. Light-filled formals; professionally-equipped kitchen; master suite w/morning room, sumptuous bath, custom closets/dressing area; en suite bedrooms w/ sitting areas, guest cottage.
Breakfast Room, Den, Formal Dining, Formal Living, Quarters/Guest House, Study/Library, Sun Room,
All Bedrooms Up, Master Bed - 2nd Floor
6 / Gas Connections, Wood Burning Fireplace
Stone, Wood, Marble Floors, Slate
Master Bath Description:
Double Sinks, Master Bath + Separate Shower, Whirlpool/Tub
Central Gas, Zoned
Central Electric, Zoned
Electric Dryer Connections, Gas Dryer Connections, Washer Connections
Ceiling Fans, North/South Exposure
2 Staircases, Alarm System - Owned, Breakfast Bar, Dryer Included, Island Kitchen, Refrigerator Included, Fire/Smoke Alarm, Spa/Hot Tub
Private Pool Desc:
Brick & Wood
Circle Driveway, Porte-Cochere
Public Sewer, Public Water
Patio/Deck, Spa/Hot Tub, Sprinkler System, Back Yard, Back Green Space, Detached Gar. Apt./Quarters, Outdoor Fireplace, Back Yard Fenced
Lot Size: 1.03 Lot Acres/Appraisal District
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