Welcome home to 5 Porch Street fronting on the sought after west shore of Lake Evia! Your breathtaking Craftsman style villa in coveted Evia boasts glorious vistas of the lake & the acclaimed Moody Gardens Golf Club. The impressive brick staircase is bordered by decorative brick & stucco walls & posts along with lush tropical gardens.
Savor a morning latte while you plan your day on your expansive 12 ft. deep (360 sq. ft.) upstairs veranda as you admire the panoramic lake vista stretching to the picturesque Village Center.
Breathtaking vistas of serene Lake Evia & the shimmering waters of Galveston Bay from the double gallery verandas. Admire the sprawling manicured lawns & gardens as you stroll or bike ride next to the duck-filled lake - just steps from your front door.
The breathtaking living room is distinguished by a stunning crystal chandelier imported from Italy, a Rojo Alicante granite surround gas fireplace trimmed with carved corbels & fluted trim, plantation shutters & custom lighted display shelving over cabinets.
Note the leaded glass front door flanked by sidelights & bordered by wainscoting, wood casement "9 over 1" historic-look windows with carved headers, Brazilian cherry hand-scraped hardwoods, triple carved crown moulding & an eyeball spotlight for art over the fireplace. The room is wired for a surround sound audio system.
The fabulous open concept floorplan is ideal for island entertaining! Note the extensive recessed lighting.
The divine dining room is highlighted by an Italian crystal chandelier that matches the one in the living room, carved triple crown moulding, wood casement windows & recessed lighting.
Wonderful flow for entertaining from the living room to dining room to kitchen.
The superb epicurean island kitchen is appointed with premium stainless steel appliances (including a built-in convection oven, a telescoping vent hood for the 5-burner gas cooktop, rare Rojo Alicante granite with double ogee edge quarried in Spain, the Walker Zanger iridescent mosaic glass tile backsplash & the immense combination island & breakfast bar with fluted posts.
Note the French door covered by a custom Roman shade & opening to the covered back porch. In addition, the undermount sink with separate "instant-on" hot water fixture, custom lighted glass-front cabinetry, under-cabinet lighting, hidden light switches & outlets & a colossal walk-in pantry with pocket door.
Your dinner or cocktail party guests will mix & mingle between the expansive island & the dining & living areas. Note the carved triple crown moulding & recessed lighting.
The grand master suite is complemented by French doors accessing the expansive 12 ft. deep (360 sq. ft.) upstairs veranda overlooking the lake & golf course. Note the large "his" walk-in closet in the bedroom. The large "hers" walk-in closet is located in the master bath.
Note the extraordinary windowsills topped with rare Blue Bahia granite quarried in Brazil, custom silk moire draperies, the custom wall inset with cable wiring for a large flat screen television, plantation shutters & the recessed "reading" lights over the bed headboard.
Note the plantation shutters & triple crown moulding.
Meditate with a marvelous margarita after a long day on the spectacular upstairs veranda. The lake & golf course vistas are absolutely awe-inspiring. Note the double French doors opening to the master suite, crown moulding & recessed lighting.
You'll be mesmerized by the lake vistas through the "9 over 1" picture windows as you apply your make-up in the light-filled dressing area of the luxurious master bath. Note the gleaming marble flooring, the custom silk moire Roman shades, the rare Blue Bahia granite windowsills, the plantation shutters & double crown moulding.
The lavish, bespoke master bath is accentuated by custom "his & hers" mirrored vanities topped by rare Blue Bahia granite & stunning Lalique crustal fixtures.
The unparalleled, oversized, frameless glass shower is trimmed by walls of iridescent Walker Zanger mosaic glass tile & Italian marble in a distinctive diamond pattern. Note the private water closet & the large double rod "hers" closet with a picture window & custom built-in dresser topped with rare Blue Bahia granite.
The outstanding upstairs guest bedroom (west) is accented by a custom designer chandelier, a large walk-in closet, plantation shutters & double crown moulding. Note the sweeping West Bay & Sweetwater Lake vistas.
The extraordinary upstairs guest bath is totally sheathed in dazzling Walker Zanger Venetian glass tiles. Note the custom mirrored & granite- topped vanity, pewter Sherle Wagner fixtures, custom Italian mirror & the inset for toiletries in the tub/shower surround.
The lovely upstairs middle guest bedroom features a large walk-in closet, plantation shutters, double crown moulding & a designer lighted ceiling fan.
The exceptional downstairs guest bathroom is accented by imported slab granite, a frameless glass shower, a custom granite topped vanity & a custom Italian mirror with sconces. Note the crystal Sherle Wagner fixtures.
The lovely downstairs guest bedroom offers Brazilian cherry hand-scraped hardwoods. Note the double crown moulding, large walk-in closet, large wood casement picture windows & plantation shutters.
The spacious laundry room offers extensive custom cabinetry with under-cabinet lighting, custom crystal drawer & door pulls & a picture window with a plantation shutter.
Note the Santa Cecelia granite folding counter & sink with sprayer.
The expansive 12 ft. deep (360 sq. ft.) downstairs veranda overlooking Lake Evia is the perfect spot to sip a tall glass of ice tea or lemonade while visiting with friends & neighbors. Note the custom coachlights & beadboard ceiling.
Note the Craftsman style posts bordering the 12 ft deep upstairs veranda. This incomparable home was artfully designed by renowned Galveston architect, David Mullican, & curated & decorated by award-winning Houston interior designer, Sherri Zucker, ASID.
The "carriage house style" garage is accented by a custom "Coachman" door, custom coachlights & a faux dormer. Note the lot to the left is, also, available for sale.
"Rush hour traffic" on Evia Main!
The covered cabana overlooks the fabulous pool & Lake Evia.
Throw a sensational pool party in the spacious cabana with teak furniture! The ideal venue to savor marvelous mojitos & Tex-Mex with friends & neighbors!
Relax and rejuvenate in the sparkling pool with dazzling waterfall & deck bordering on the duck-filled lake
Your front door is just steps away from the unparalleled Village Center & its many amenities including the quaint Sugar Bean coffee & ice cream shop.
With towering palm trees & sprawling manicured lawns, the Village Center & plaza overlooks impeccably maintained gardens
The tropical gardens filled with stunning oleanders, hibiscus, plumbago & roses are truly magnificent.
Galveston's premier golf course is a seaside links enchantress whose lush paspalum fairways are lined with 500 palms & shorebird habitat. Five sets of tees create diverse challenges for every level of play. As one of the state's top courses, this par 72 seaside links enchantress has undergone a comprehensive renovation. You will enjoy its larger practice range, golf cart fleet & an upgraded clubhouse & pro shop. The kitchen & banquet facility accommodate large groups for golf & non-golf events.
Sydnor Bayou laps at the shores of the Moody Gardens golf course to entice your best shot.
The rapidly expanding UTMB campus is a proud member of the Texas Medical Center- the largest in the world.
The new state-of-the-art Jennie Sealy Hospital is the crown jewel of the world renowned UTMB medical center. Almost all windows overlook the shimmering waters of the Gulf and offer spectacular beach vistas.
"Big Red" (circa 1890), was designed by noted Galveston architect, Nicholas Clayton, and is the original building of the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Palatial lakefront custom villa boasts premier site highlighted by breathtaking vistas of Lake Evia & Moody Gardens Golf Club from 12 ft deep double gallery verandas. Designed by noted Galveston architect, David Mullican, curated by renowned Houston decorator & distinguished by exquisite finishes, magnificent chandeliers, incomparable upgrades, outstanding built-ins & Brazilian cherry hand-scraped hardwoods. Fab open plan-ideal for island entertaining! Stellar epicurean island kitch. enhanced by upscale stainless appl., rare Rojo Alicante granite, shimmering mosaic glass tile backsplash, glass-front cust. cabinets & impressive walk-in pantry. Grand master suite accented by spectacular spa-style bath featuring oversized shower trimmed in Walker Zanger iridescent glass tile, marble flooring, rare Blue Bahia granite "his & hers" vanities & colossal "his & hers" walk-in closets. Plantation shutters thruout. Extraordinary slab granite & Venetian glass tile guest bths. Truly a masterpiece!
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Lot Size: 5,285 Lot Sqft./Appraisal District
Disclaimer: Lot configuration and dimensions are estimates, not based on personal knowledge and come from a third party (Digital Map Products); therefore, you should not rely on the estimates and perform independent confirmation as to their accuracy