UPDATE - This property sold after 10 Days On Market [ The links to the SMARTePLAN inside this article have been disengaged, and are no longer active.]
5750 Main is an architectural masterpiece of modern art - that also happens to be a three story, 4-5 bedroom home located across the street from the Museum of Fine Arts and Mecom Fountain, in the Museum District of Houston.
Across the rear of the property is a saltwater pool, pool pavilion with 2 bathrooms and a summer kitchen, and guest quarters with full bath and kitchen. The large oddly shaped lot (if you're a golfer ... think...."dogleg right") did not present a problem to architect, Christopher Robertson. In fact, he masterfully integrated the natural features of the lot with the structures .... For example: saving a century oak that is now the centerpiece of the interior courtyard that also includes a covered veranda and water features.
His exquisite design uses premium features and finishes desired by buyers throughout the home, but the design ... oh... the design! I suggest you pop open the SMARTePLAN so you can tour this property. Clicking on the arrowheads launches the photos.
The front entry is dramatic with its 600 lb custom front door that glides open with a whisper on automotive transmission bearings. The glass-walled Living Room (41'5" x 25' 7") is designed for elegant entertaining. One end of the room flows to a built-in mahogany bar, the opposite end flows to the elegant elevated Dining Room (17' 7" x 24' 8") and the glass walls in between slide open to the interior courtyard with covered veranda, water features and illuminated water wall.
The glass staircase that ascends to the second level with mahogany treads and curved glass balustrade, appears to defy gravity and float in space. It leads to the second floor gallery mezzanine with mahogany curvilinear walls and ceiling that overlook the Living Room below.
I'm not usually at a loss for words, but I fear they fail me in describing this unbelievably beautiful property adequately. This is a property for the discriminating buyer who requires a property for elegant entertaining. Not all properties are designed for "flow" but this one is, starting with the circular drive and two gated driveways allowing a smooth valet flow for numerous vehicles. The large and expansive downstairs has adequate seating space for formal dining as well as indoor and outdoor flows for entertaining, and the stunning mezzanine level that overlooks the Living Room, with its curvilinear mahogany walls and ceilings is suitable for formal dining as well as cocktail flow.
The Master Suite includes a large bedroom (19' 6" x 29' 5" -- with both a private balcony and built-in coffee/juice bar); a luxurious marble master bath; and I have to say, one of the largest master closets I've seen in awhile. If you require a large master closet, be sure to investigate this one in the SMARTePLAN because not only is it huge, but it has been extensively configured with built-in storage conveniences.
The second floor has large bedrooms with exquisitely appointed en suite baths, a den with custom built-ins and a large walk-in storage closet.
The third floor has a rooftop balcony with unbelievable views of the city, a built-in buffet with illuminated base, and a glass-walled room (currently being used as a bar/lounge). Also on the third floor is a glass-walled exercise room with mirrored walls and full bath. Imagine running on your treadmill at tree-top level!
This property is so extensive and so full of thoughtfully designed details, using the SMARTePLAN to tour it online, is really the best way. Take your time and explore each area of the nested floor plans. The SMARTePLAN will assist you in touring the property, by allowing you to seamlessly click between the floor plan, the photos and an amenities description of the rooms.
CLICK HERE to access article by Shelby Hodge; June 10, 2010; Titled, "President Obama Loved This Houston Glass Palace ..." as contained on www.culturemap.com
5750 Main is a home for the discriminating buyer who most likely entertains extensively. Masterful architectural details, and premium features and finishes make this an exceptional home for living, dining & entertaining --- located in The Museum District of Houston. Come take a look!
Thanks for stopping by!
Judith, The Floor Plan Lady
For more information about this property, send an email to the listing agent, Jay Monroe of Martha Turner Properties at firstname.lastname@example.org
This property is not on MLS - Please contact Jay directly for additional information:
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Photography by Benjamin Hill 281-224-8727 of Houston, Texas
SMARTePLANS have photos embedded inside the floor plan that launch with a mouse click .... each photo arrow is positioned in the plan where the photographer was standing --- so you can see where he was and what he was aiming at when he took the shot ... in relationship to the drawing. Beneath the photo is a description of that room. Once the photo launches you have a choice to link back to the floor plan and choose another photo, or read the amenities text for the WHOLE property (not just that particular room). All the files are inter-linked so you can seamlessly click around this property, viewing the photos and reading the descriptions. This is not a video ... you choose what you want to view ... or not
[NOTE: SMARTePLANS are PDF files so they magnify to over 100%. When the file launches, click "View" on the top toolbar and make sure there is a checkmark next to the toolbar named "Select and Zoom". Every time you tap the plus key inside the circle the view screen enlarges (the minus key shrinks the magnification); and the magnifying glass with the plus sign in it marquee selects a specific area of the drawings to be enlarged. Using the hand key and the scroll bars, its easy to move around inside the file, and then magnifying the features you want to see.]
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