Breathtaking Mediterranean Villa in a prime West U location with close proximity to West U Elementary and Rice Village and just minutes from downtown and the Medical Center. Situated on a 20,000 sq ft lot with a resort-style pool and spa, this beautiful home in a park-like setting has an open floorplan for entertaining, kitchen updated in 2019 (per Seller), 1st-floor master suite, 2 staircases, 2 fireplaces, exercise room, and huge gameroom that could be transformed into a 5th bedroom if needed.
This spectacular home with a concrete tile roof and double-wide driveway has a striking arched entry with custom iron front doors and gas lanterns, 2 covered porches flanking the main entrance, abundant windows, eye-catching arches, and symmetrical architecture. The sprawling front lawn exudes the utmost curb appeal with a majestic oak tree, manicured gardens, charming stone patio and landscape lighting. Make note that there is also a water softener for the entire house.
ENTRY: Enter the home through glass paneled, iron forged front doors into this grand foyer revealing 2-story ceiling, travertine floors and a floating spiral staircase with hardwood treads and iron railings. This showstopping space with great wall space for art opens straight into the formal living room and provides access to the formal dining room, bar area, and office.
STUDY: Located off the foyer through an arched entry with a pocket door, this handsome and sophisticated space features Birdseye maple built-ins with dental molding and accent lighting, travertine floors, custom paint, crown molding, tray ceiling, recessed lighting, and floor-to-ceiling windows with an arched transom, custom shades, and beautiful front landscape views.
DINING ROOM: This elegant formal dining space has expansive archways that open to the den/kitchen area and main foyer, along with a pocket door that opens to the bar area, creating the perfect flow for fine dining and formal gatherings. Highlights include tray ceiling, recessed and art lighting, crown molding, and travertine flooring. A wall of windows with an arched transom provides scenic views of the front while bringing in the natural sunlight. This space is also wired for sound.
BAR AREA: With pocket door access to the formal dining & kitchen areas, this sleek space has custom built-ins with quartz countertops (2019), glass tile backsplash, lighted glass-front cabinets, undercabinet lighting, and dry wine storage. This well-equipped bar area is also subdivided by a pocket door into a formal serving station, which features built-ins with quartz countertops, wine cooler, plumbing for a sink, and raised serving bar with an arched opening that faces the entry hall.
ENTRY HALL: Open to the formal dining room and den/kitchen areas, this entry hall located off the main foyer leads to a bar serving station with an arched opening that’s accessible through the bar area. Notice the architectural beauty of this space with flanked archways and lighted art niches with quartz countertops.
FORMAL LIVING ROOM: Open to the foyer with access to the den and master wing, this classy and refined space includes a gas-log fireplace with custom marble surround and a wall of sun-filled glass panel doors that provide a stunning backdrop with backyard views. French doors open to the covered veranda, providing seamless and convenient outdoor access when hosting formal events.
FORMAL LIVING ROOM II: Alternate view of the formal living room with uninterrupted flow extending from the front doors all the way through the back. A view of the floating staircase with recessed lighting, stately chandelier, and colorful views through the front doors provides an alternative backdrop that enhances the formality of this space. Additional features include crown molding, soaring ceiling, recessed and art lighting, travertine flooring, and great wall space for the art enthusiast.
POWDER BATH: One of two half baths on the first floor, this stylish space services the formal areas and is located off the formal living room behind the floating staircase. Highlights include a custom furniture vanity with a granite countertop, mother-of-pearl sink, wall-mounted faucet, decorative sconces, recessed lighting, custom paint, and crown molding.
KITCHEN: Renovated in 2019, this gourmet chef’s kitchen with double islands is equipped with 2 sinks, 2 dishwashers, 2 refrigerators/freezers, stainless gas range with double ovens, built-in microwave, and ice maker. A huge walk-in pantry with a sink is located to the right of the fridge, and the doorway on the left leads to the 2nd staircase plus an oversized 2-car garage with a workshop.
2019 updates of this chic and serene space include new quartz countertops and backsplash, new granite on the center island, and freshly painted cabinets with updated hardware. The door on the right leads to a half bath that opens to the outdoor shower close to the pool, and the built-in desk area with lighted glass front cabinets provides great storage for recipes and mail. Recessed cans and pendant lighting give a star-studded effect over the walls of windows filled with lush landscape views.
Dacor gas range with double ovens, 6 burners, interchangeable griddle, and pot filler. The copper vent hood with a Spanish-inspired backsplash is flanked by 2 concealed refrigerators with freezer drawer. This kitchen was made for a chef.
The breakfast area conveniently opens to the kitchen allowing easy access for casual dining with additional stool seating at the nearby kitchen island. The center island is a wonder prep space for cooking and houses a vegetable sink, built-in Dacor microwave and icemaker with custom pendant lighting. Recessed cans and undercabinet lighting showcase the outstanding elements of this calming space.
This view of the kitchen highlights the curved outer island featuring an oversized double-basin sink with window views, 2 custom panel Asko dishwashers on each side of the sink, and additional counter stool seating. This can also be used as a buffet for casual dining or for serving appetizers during parties. Notice how both sinks are situated to provide window views while facing the den and breakfast areas.
BREAKFAST ROOM: This intimate space makes a big statement in its own right with its geometric recessed ceiling, crown molding, custom linen chandelier surrounded by recessed lighting, and U-shaped wall of glass windows that provides panoramic views of the resort-style pool and veranda, making you feel as though you are sitting outdoors.
DEN: Bright and cheerful den area opens to the kitchen featuring a custom built-in media cabinet with space for a large television, high ceilings, recessed and art lighting, crown molding, and travertine floors. A wall of glass overlooks the pool and spa with French doors that open to the covered veranda. Note the interior archway that leads to the formal living room.
DEN II: This perspective of the den and kitchen areas reveals the airy layout of this home and great flow into the bar area and formal dining room. The den also includes a gas-log fireplace with a mother-of-pearl surround that is flanked by wide archways. During the winter, cozy up next to the fireplace and watch a movie while simultaneously enjoying a gorgeous view.
INFORMAL LIVING AREAS: Wonderful open space with the den, kitchen & breakfast area combo, all with scenic views of the pool and surrounding landscape. A set of French doors open to the covered veranda, allowing seamless flow for indoor-outdoor entertaining. These areas area also wired for speakers.
MASTER SUITE: Lavish master retreat with its own private wing on the 1st floor comes complete with a wall of glass with custom motorized blackout curtains, vaulted ceiling, recessed & art lighting, crown molding, & lush carpet. Glass panel doors/windows provide picture-perfect backyard & tons of natural light. French doors open to a secluded patio area with the pool/spa just steps away, providing the quintessential setting to enjoy your morning coffee or swim laps before getting ready for work.
MASTER BATH: Spa-like master bath features 2 vanity areas with granite countertops, custom cabinetry, & custom mirrors with decorative sconces and overhead accent lighting. A freestanding air jet tub is followed by a large walk-in steam shower with 2 showerheads, body sprayer, built-in bench, multiple storage areas, & a travertine surround with decorative accents. This luxurious space also has seated vanity area, separate water closet, recessed lighting, crown molding, & oversized window with cu
GAMEROOM: Located off the 2nd floor landing with entrances on each end, this enormous gameroom comes complete with walls of custom maple built-ins with accent lighting, storage closet with built-in shelving, and multiple windows with custom blinds that overtook the tops of backyard palm trees. With plumbing on the back wall for a potential en-suite bath, this space could also be transformed into a 5th bedroom if necessary.
GAMEROOM II: Another perspective of the gameroom that showcases the fabulous maple built-in media cabinet extending from wall-to wall and adjacent built-in shelving with gorgeous lighted arches across the top. Large enough to handle multiple sofas, sitting areas and a gaming table, this is the ultimate setting for family movie night or Superbowl watch parties with friends.
SECONDARY BEDROOM: One of 4 secondary bedrooms on the second floor, this spacious room with an en-suite and spacious walk-in closet enjoys 4 large picture windows with treetop views, custom blinds, recessed lighting, custom ceiling fan, crown molding, and plush carpet. A separate homework/office area features a built-in computer desk with a granite countertop and undershelf lighting and has an access door that leads to another secondary bedroom with a similar layout.
SECONDARY BATHROOM: One of three en-suite baths on the second floor, this clean and crisp space has an expansive built-in vanity with a granite countertop, additional built-in linen storage, tub/shower combo with a glass-accented tile surround, custom paint, crown molding, recessed lighting, and tile flooring. The frosted glass window framed with blue glass tile maintains privacy while allowing sunlight into this space.
SECONDARY BEDROOM/OFFICE: Currently used as an upstairs office, this charming space with an en-suite bath features a walk-in closet, picture windows with blinds and custom built-ins with an expansive desk area that could also function as a 4th bedroom or a fabulous craft/hobby room. Make note that all secondary bedrooms in this home have spacious en-suites with extensive vanity areas plus fabulous walk-in closets with custom built-ins.
POOL/SPA: Breathtaking backyard oasis featuring a heated saltwater pool, raised waterfall backdrop, large spa, great patio surround with brick pavers, tropical landscaping, and outdoor lighting. A covered veranda is accessible from the formal and informal living areas, allowing seamless flow when utilizing the outdoors for all types of occasions. Additional bonuses include built-in speakers, security cameras, and a mosquito misting system.
Glass panel doors open to the formal living room and den/kitchen and the covered veranda opens to the expansive brick paver patio surrounding the pool. The door on the far left is next to the outdoor shower and leads to a pool bath. This home was made for entertaining and provides the ultimate setting for outdoor living.
VERANDA: Fabulous covered veranda with wood beams, recessed lighting, 3 ceiling fans, travertine flooring, and rods for privacy curtains. This space is also equipped for a removable fence between the columns and has connections for a gas grill. The quintessential setting for a barbeque or alfresco dining over gorgeous views with convenient access to and from the kitchen.
View of the backyard from the covered veranda showcasing the large spa, sparking pool with raised waterfall backdrop, and brick paved patio surround. This showstopping view can also be seen from the living room, den, and breakfast area windows and brings the outdoors in with resort-style views.
This perspective reveals the patio area off the master bedroom accessible through French doors, along with its close proximity to the pool and spa. Note how the master wing on the far right is totally isolated from the rest of the home without a second floor above to maintain maximum privacy free of any noise disturbance. This is easy-care living in an aesthetically captivating space.
Walk out the master bedroom to this enchanting brick paver patio area with colorful budding azaleas outlining the perimeter, creating the perfect retreat to enjoy a cup of coffee or relax with the morning newspaper. Mature trees and towering palms add a tropical touch while maintaining privacy from neighbors. Feel like you are living in a resort all year long.
BACKYARD: The backyard also contains a vast amount of greenspace behind the raised patio/pool area, perfect for pets or a playground. Professionally landscaped gardens outline this fully fenced space to add pops of color while strategically placed trees provide the perfect amount of shade.
Another perspective of this park-like setting framed by lush landscaping and shaded by mature trees. Additional features of this serene and tranquil setting include landscape lighting and a sprinkler system, which extend all the way to the front exterior. Whether you wish to enjoy nature in a picturesque setting or soak up the sun swimming in a pool, this home provides the best of both worlds with ultimate backyard living.
BACK GARDENS: Gorgeous Zen-inspired gardens with lighted stone walkways and areas for bench seating travel along the fence line throughout the backyard. A quiet and private space with a peaceful feel where you can relax with a book and enjoy a glass of wine.
This West University home on a beautiful tree lined street is beyond compare and visually stunning from front to back. Call for your private viewing today.
Breathtaking Mediterranean Villa situated on a 20,000 (HCAD) square foot lot in a park-like setting. This stunning home features stone floors, archways, floating staircase, 2 fireplaces and first floor master suite. The striking gourmet kitchen was renovated in 2019 and features quartz countertops, granite island, Dacor stainless appliances and custom lighting. The first floor master suite features walls of windows and a luxurious spa-like master bath. Other features include handsome office with birdseye maple built-ins, newly renovated bar area, spacious gameroom, exercise room and a backyard oasis with heated saltwater pool and spa, covered veranda with wood beams and lush landscaping. This home is perfect for entertaining and is in a prime West U location within minutes to West U Elementary (Buyer must verify eligibility for attendance), Rice Village as well as downtown and the Medical Center. All per Seller.
2 Staircases, Alarm System - Owned, Crown Molding, Drapes/Curtains/Window Cover, Dry Bar, Fire/Smoke Alarm, Formal Entry/Foyer, High Ceiling, Refrigerator Included, Spa/Hot Tub, Wired for Sound
Private Pool Desc:
Gunite, Heated, In Ground, Salt Water
Auto Garage Door Opener, Double-Wide Driveway
Public Sewer, Public Water
Back Green Space, Back Yard, Back Yard Fenced, Covered Patio/Deck, Fully Fenced, Patio/Deck, Porch, Spa/Hot Tub, Sprinkler System
Lot Size: 20,000 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