Sold Price Range: $717,001 - $827,000 Sold on : 08/10/2018
Photo taken before Harvey. Doors have been removed - Picture taken early 2017. Per the owner, the 2 air conditioning systems are in good working order. One of the 2 units was replaced AFTER Harvey.
Photo taken before Harvey. Night view of outside Dining Pavilion Statuary has been removed - Picture taken early 2017
Photo taken before Harvey. Outdoor Dining Pavilion - Picture taken early 2017
Photo taken before Harvey. Recirculating waterfall. Per owner, a retired Chinese General once remarked about the beauty of the waterfall & said it reminded him of Chiang Kai-shek’s Imperial Palace! Picture taken early 2017
Photo taken before Harvey. Steps down to Rummel Creek - Picture taken early 2017. Stairs were undamaged.
Photo taken before Harvey. Path down toward creek - picture taken early 2017, Stones undamaged
Photo taken before Harvey. Garden Terraced area - picture taken early 2017. Hardscapes & rock wall are undamaged
Photo taken in early 2017, before Harvey. While many of the plants did not survive, all the hardscapes were undamaged. Thompson & Hansen, who did original work, told owner that to recreate the hardscapes today would be a minimum of $550,000, and perhaps as much as $700-750,000. Definitely adding great value to the property. The work that was done years ago saved the property from erosion that is commonly seen at other properties.
Photo taken before Harvey. Statuary removed - Picture of pool taken early 2017. Pool pump was replaced after Harvey, so pool appears as if Harvey never hit.
Photo taken before Harvey. Raised flower bed - Picture taken early 2017. Beds all still in tack, waiting for a loving gardener to replant!
Photo taken before Harvey. Garden path - Picture taken early 2017. Pathways undamaged. These photos can be a guide for another beautiful garden this spring.
Photo taken before Harvey. Another garden path - Picture taken early 2017. Even today, these pathways are lovelier than most ravine lots that Harvey never touched. This property is VERY special. Come see!
After Harvey. Rock Waterfall and steps are all intact.
After Harvey. Again, the hardscapes appear to be unharmed and the most important thing is that the bulk heading prevented erosion.
After Harvey. The Camillia bushes are blooming again, defying Harvey's rampage!
Please note that all statuary which was on the Property has now been removed and donated to a Museum.
After Harvey, pool is still in nice condition. Pump has been replaced. NOTE: Black granite statuary on right side of photo has now been removed.
After Harvey. The outdoor Dining Pavilion still has the beautiful granite walls. The table was removed but the glass table top is leaning against the wall.
After Harvey. This entryway could easily be grand again. River rock and hardscapes are undamaged
View of the living room from the opposite direction. Kitchen and remainder of the house are to the rear of photo. From the stain on the windows, it's obvious how high the water rose.
This large living room had a view of the pool on one side, and the beautiful ravine on the other. Door on left leads to the Master Suite, which has that wing of the house to itself.
Current condition of Master Bedroom & Sitting Room, over looking the pool
Master had a steam shower and sauna
After Harvey. This drone shot shows the boundary lines
After Harvey. This is how the house looks today. An interested party who wants to remodel it, was given an estimate of $400-450,000 to restore. Others are looking at it for the lot value. Because of the cost to do the terracing, bulk heading and hardscapes would be $550,000-750,000, per the company that did the work before, the value of this 25,000+sf amazing property is believed to be approximately $950,000, the current List Price.
Sold Transaction: Jamie Barrere represented the seller on this sold transaction on 08/10/2018
Pre-Harvey, this property, was among the most beautiful imaginable! Per owner, he spent countless thousands of $$ to create a botanical wonderland. Under the direction of Thompson & Hanson, the perimeter of the land along the creek was bulk headed & the ravine terraced with hardscapes which proved to function as intended: during Harvey there was no erosion per owner & caretakers; hardscapes appear to be virtually unchanged. Photos were taken pre-flooding & sadly many plants did not survive. Contact Listing Agent for Seller's Disclosure & copy of May 2018 Survey.