Designated a City of Houston Landmark in 2014 & featured on the Rice Design Alliance tour in 1998, this home was the first of many timeless properties built in River Oaks by Katherine Mott. Randy Powers & Bill Caudell extensively restored the home in 2001-02 incorporating the original windows & doors, hardwoods & antique hardware to maintain its unique character.
The tapestry brick exterior, wrought iron work and stone detailing is signature of a Katherine Mott home. Extensive landscaping includes fully mature privacy hedges and professional lighting for extra security. Automatic driveway gate leads to parking court and carriage house with 2-car garage.
Front facade features a double arched loggia, French mahogany & glass front door that leads to the stunning front vestibule entry.
Front Entry ( 16’7”x21’1”) with Marbella limestone floors showcases the elegant original curved staircase with Weber Iron Co. balustrade & oak treads. Cased openings lead to formal living, formal dining and den. Other details include a coat closet, door to powder room, wainscoting and recessed lighting.
Front entry with views of formal living room and incredible stairwell detail.
Formal Dining room (15'11x15') showcases the floor-to -ceiling walnut casement windows with retractable copper screens that admire the towering trees and manicured front yard. Swing door leads to chef's kitchen.
Formal Living (22’11”x15’3”) with gleaming hardwood floors, features a dual-sided, wood-burning fireplace with antique limestone mantle. Original walnut casement windows & transoms fill the room with natural light and looks out onto the front yard. Open to den, entry and library.
Alternate view of formal living open to den and library. The neutral palette, recessed lighting and generous wall space compliments any art collection.
Detail of the incredible fireplace.
Located off the living room is the handsome Formal Study (12’11”x10’6”) through the solid French doors accented with amber bottle glass panels. Custom bookshelves line the walls and dual set of French doors overlook front and back patios. The beautiful and well-maintained herringbone brick floors are just one of the many original materials used throughout the home.
Open-concept Den ( 34'11" x16') highlights the floor-to-ceiling casement windows & transoms that view the sparkling pool, gardens and outdoor fireplace. It's size allows for two separate sitting areas and/or large-scale entertaining.
Notable features in the den include block paneled walls, original iron hearth on the dual sided fireplace and Mahogany french doors leading to covered patio.
Great views from every angle.
Classic chef’s Kitchen (19’9”x18’9”) is perfect for entertaining with top of the line stainless appliances, dual dishwashers, 4 ovens, wine cooler, ice maker, built-in refrigerator/freezer and double porcelain farm sinks. Multiple cooking spaces including the perimeter soapstone counters and Carrera top peninsula offering additional seating and storage.
Custom cabinetry is located throughout the kitchen with a wall of floor-to-ceiling pantry storage.
Bar area located in the kitchen featuring GE wine refrigerator, GE ice maker, 1 of 2 Jenn-Air Dishwashers, porcelain farm sink and additional storage. Open to dining and den.
Powder room (8’11”x6’9”) Located off the entry includes the original walnut casement windows, Marbella limestone flooring with a travertine pedestal sink and antique sconces.
Master Suite (28'11"x15') showcases a unique cathedral ceiling, hardwood floors, and separate sitting area with wood-burning fireplace. En-suite separate baths and spacious walk-in closet included.
Sitting area in Master Suite. Light fills through the wall of casement windows, making the perfect spot for reading or relaxing. Cased opening leads to bath and walk in closet.
Master Bath ( 12'9"x9'8") has Ultra tub, walk-in shower with glass enclosure, water closet, pedestal sink and built-ins.
Secondary master bath (13'5"x11'8") also has Ultra tub with heated backrest, Carrera top vanity, water closet, and walk-in shower with glass enclosure.
Alternate view of secondary master bath.
Second bedroom (18'11x13'4) with hardwoods, wainscoting and casement windows. En-suite bath to the right.
Spacious secondary bedroom
Secondary bedroom bath (7'11x6'6) incorporates a classic style with wainscoting, penny tile and antique lighting. Jetted tub/shower combo has subway tile surround & chrome fixtures.
Third Bedroom (14'11x13') shares closet with secondary bedroom. Original hardwoods and casement windows overlook front yard.
Fourth Bedroom (15'7x13") offers two walk-in closets and gorgeous views of the backyard through the casement windows. The room opens to the upstairs study and full bath.
French doors off study and den open out to the covered patio. Ceiling fans and outdoor speakers are critical for dining alfresco in Houston climate. Patio looks out to tanning deck and sparkling pool & spa.
Glowing den windows from the backyard and heated pool/spa. The landscaped yard has tanning deck and outdoor fireplace for the ultimate escape.
Gardens in backyard.
Breezeway from the main residence leads to the Carriage House built in 2001. Features a 2-car garage with 12' ceilings to accommodate car lifts. First floor offers a pool bath with shower. Upstairs houses the apartment with bedroom, full bath, living room and kitchenette. The motor court offers additional parking behind the driveway gate.
Carriage House Apartment Living Room (14'10x13')
Carriage house apartment living room with views of kitchenette. Appliances include U-line refrigerator, Stove and porcelain sink.
Carriage House Apartment Guest Bedroom ( 15'x13')
Carriage House Apartment Bath (10'5"x10'2") offers tub with shower, pedestal sink, storage closet and water closet.
See Virtual Tour for more information.Designated a City of Houston Landmark in 2014 & featured on the Rice Design Alliance tour in 1998,this home was the first of many timeless properties built in River Oaks by Katherine Mott.Randy Powers & Bill Caudell extensively restored the home in 2001-02 incorporating the original windows & doors,hardwoods & antique hardware to maintain its character.1st flr features formals,study,temp controlled basement,& light-filled Den overlooking the landscaped gardens,heated pool & outdoor fireplace.Chef’s kitchen opens to dining & den,w/ top-of-the line appls.4 bdrms upstairs including the master suite w/sitting rm,fireplace,his/her baths & large wlk-in closet.The covered patio has Marbella limestone flrs,outdoor speakers & fans make for the perfect setting for dining alfresco.The 2001-built carriage house harbors a 2-car garage,pool bath,2nd flr apt w/living rm & kitchenette.Recessed & art lighting, speakers,& high-end finishes throughout.All per selle
All Bedrooms Up, En-Suite Bath, Master Bed - 2nd Floor
Master Bath Description:
Master Bath + Separate Shower, Whirlpool/Jetted Tub
Electric Dryer Connections, Washer Connections
Double Oven, Single Oven
Ceiling Fans, Digital Program Thermostat, North/South Exposure
Alarm System - Owned, Crown Molding, Drapes/Curtains/Window Cover, High Ceiling, Refrigerator Included, Spa/Hot Tub, Wet Bar
Pier & Beam
Private Pool Desc:
Gunite, Heated, In Ground
Brick & Wood
Auto Driveway Gate, Auto Garage Door Opener, Driveway Gate
Automatic Gate, Driveway Gate
Public Sewer, Public Water
Back Yard, Back Yard Fenced, Covered Patio/Deck, Detached Gar Apt /Quarters, Outdoor Fireplace, Patio/Deck, Sprinkler System
Lot Size: 13,575 Lot Sqft./Appraisal District
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