Sold Price Range: $1,425,001 - $1,638,000 Sold on : 03/05/2019
Welcome home to this exquisite Byer Custom Home sitting on a quiet cul-de-sac, 6.86 acre lot in the gated community of Saddle Ridge Estates.
A stunning "Texas Hill Country European" design exudes warmth and charm throughout the home, from the moment you walk up to the stone and stucco elevation you will begin to take note of the many unique custom touches that set this home apart.
The first of those many unique features greets you at the double front doors. These antique doors are truly one-of-a-kind, being imported from France, they are from the 18th century! This French element sets the tone for this home's old-world European charm!
Step inside to an entry that is as unique as the doors you just walked through! A travertine tile floor is inlaid with wood beams from Houston's landmark restaurant, Shangai Red's, after its doors were forever closed. Also featured are antique columns atop of stone, accenting the dining room off to your left.
Balancing out the entry way is this elegant dining room with a twelve foot ceiling, stunning chandelier, stamped concrete floor, and fixed French doors overlooking the trees shading the front yard, riding arena, and porch.
Looking back across the dining room and entry, are antique double doors from Mexico that close off a quiet, private study.
This private study features amazing views out the picture windows, cypress wood beams and stamped concrete floors. The perfect place for a home office, or to curl up with a good book. This room could also be easily converted into a 5th bedroom with full bathroom access if needed.
On the opposite wall from the window is a custom floor-to-ceiling built-in Cypress wood bookcase offering the perfect place to store and display books, pictures, art and memorabilia.
Stepping back into the entry, you have tranquil views and access to the backyard oasis! The corridor features two fixed and one operational French door, each with transom windows above allowing for natural light to flow through the home from front to back.
A walk down the corridor to the great room showcases a barrel ceiling and carriage house chandeliers, a peaceful courtyard and patio, and more of the unique inlaid wood beam accents from Shanghai Red's restaurant.
Step into this jaw-dropping great room with floor-to-ceiling river rock fireplace with raised hearth, custom knotty-alder built-ins, and antique oak herringbone-laid wood floors. French doors open to the screened porch with endless pasture views.
The vaulted ceiling with wood beams flows through the great room which opens to the kitchen through a stone accent wall for the perfect entertaining space!
The kitchen opens to the great room over an exotic granite topped breakfast bar which faces the focal point of the kitchen - a stone surrounded range flanked with windows overlooking the front pasture. A perfect backdrop for guests and residents alike to enjoy while chatting with the chef of the home over a glass of iced tea!
A closer view of the range across the center kitchen island with vegetable prep sink with reverse osmosis water fountain, and hot and cold water, shows a decorative tile accent around the pot filler above the 6 burner Wolf range with grill, and the knotty alder wood skirted vent hood.
Looking across the center island, you can see the farmhouse sink to the left, and the Wolf range with double ovens to the right. Straight ahead is a built-in refrigerator and huge walk-in pantry with extra prep space!
The charming furniture-style center island features a distressed black finish and is topped with an absolute black slab of slate. It also features a bookcase on one side, cabinets and drawers on two sides, and at the end of the island you can have a seat while prepping for meals, decorating cookies, helping with homework, or planning your day over a cup of coffee!
Beyond the island is a breakfast room that looks like something out of a French chateau! A knotty alder built-in hutch is tucked into the wall and seamlessly flows into bench seating for your breakfast table! The washed antique oak floors flow throughout the great room and into the kitchen and breakfast room.
Rounding off the kitchen is a large farmhouse sink that looks over the breakfast bar into the great room, and through the French doors onto the screened patio and beyond to the tree covered pasture. Doing dishes might not be so bad with these views!
Upon turning in for the night, after a peaceful evening in your great room, you will walk back down the corridor into your master retreat waiting for you at the other end.
Before retreating to your room, you pass the custom wrought-iron and wood spiral staircase, a wine grotto with serving bar and wine chiller (this room can be converted to a chilled wine room and is insulated) and through the eleven foot double doors that were imported from a ranch in Venezuela!
The master retreat features polished Venetian plaster walls, large picture windows overlooking the pastures, and fresh patterned carpet replaced in 2018!
The master bath is truly one of a kind! A double sink vanity features a slab of Turkish travertine on top of cherry cabinets, and floating mirrors over a window that overlooks a private courtyard with fountain! The double shower also has courtyard views.
Soak your cares away in the spa-like garden tub with endless country views! Floating shelves, cable TV ready, you may never have to leave!
Just off the master bath is an exercise room with a mirror wall and French doors leading out to the courtyard. Morning prep and maintenance would be such a breeze with all of these conveniences!
Outside the master, and across from the staircase is a private guest bath with old-world charm! An antique dresser turned vanity and sconce lighting add the perfect touch of unique design!
Also featured downstairs, on the opposite side of the home, is a large laundry room with tons of cabinets for storage, large drawers, a planning desk and sewing/crafting space, storage closet, and a laundry sink creates the perfect place to stay organized for the resident homemaker! Just outside the laundry room is a large mud room with built-ins and a half-bath all with quick access to the garage, barn and pool! A back staircase to the second floor can also be found!
Back to the stunning spiral staircase, you can meander your way to the second floor, taking in views of the pool and trees on the way up!
Just up the stairs is a large gameroom with two walk-in storage closets! There is plenty of room here for a second living space, pool or game table, play room, or whatever your needs may be! The gameroom also opens up to the second story balcony with gorgeous views of the natural beauty surrounding the home.
One of three large secondary bedrooms upstairs. This room features wood beam accents and is on the opposite side of the gameroom from the other two bedrooms for extra privacy. Each of the three bedrooms feature large walk-in closets!
Each bedroom has its own private ensuite bathroom. This bathroom's design element is slate and features a walk-in shower!
The second upstairs bedroom fit for a princess with chandelier lighting, and views overlooking the front pasture!
A perfect princess room deserves a perfect princess bath, and this one delivers! An elegant glass handled, curved vanity cabinet is topped with travertine tile and features a delicate mirror and sconce lighting! To the left is a gorgeous bathtub/shower combo that is completely encased with decorative travertine tile!
The third upstairs bedroom has direct access to the upstairs balcony with endless views of the tree filled acreage and beyond! Just outside these two upstairs bedrooms is a large computer center with built-in desks and extra storage closets as well!
Each bathroom has such a unique and fun design element to it! Truly made to fit different personalities. This slate accented bath is for the resident horse lover and showcases more amazing tile work, paying tribute to the horses that call the pastures their home!
Back downstairs, step out from the great room into a dreamy outdoor living area that can be enjoyed year-round! This fabulous screened in porch with a soaring, vaulted ceiling that ends with beams mirroring those from the inside great room. A gas fireplace surrounded with stone separates the living space from the outdoor kitchen and dining space. Imagine cool nights snuggled next to the fire while overlooking your backyard oasis and taking in the cool night's breeze.
The outdoor kitchen and dining is on the other side of the gas fireplace. This space features a grill and refrigerator. Grilling and dining al freso has never been so comfortable (and bug free)! The screens make enjoying all nature has to offer a "breeze" and keeps out what you don't want!
Looking back from the fireplace really showcases the gorgeous views this porch offers its guests. A courtyard with fountain provides the peaceful sound of trickling water and the pool and pastures beyond provide a scenic backdrop for evening visits with friends, or mornings over a cup of coffee.
This courtyard view showcases how perfectly serene this property is. The French doors that you see are the doors that flank the entry corridor. If you look, you can see all the way to the front pasture, creating such a natural flow and design bringing the whole property together.
Beyond the courtyard and screened porch is a refreshing pool and spa. The pool features a fabulous waterfall feature and Pebble Tech coating.
A close up of this area shows the tranquil waterfall and stone accents that bridge the spa to the pool. Just steps beyond the spa is the master bedroom with direct access for easy night time enjoyment!
Imagine plunging from the weeping wall on into the cool water on warm summer days! There is nothing more refreshing than a dip in the pool after riding horses or working in the pastures!
This second floor balcony view truly spotlights the beauty that surrounds this home. A pool and yard cross fenced from the pasture with pond trailing off into the wooded reserve beyond. The trees and natural beauty here is breathtaking.
Truly a horse's paradise! A pond, shady trees and plenty of space to graze and meander.
The five stall barn is at the end of the front driveway. The barn features a fly misting system, tack room with a wall AC unit, feed room and wash station! Truly a horse lover's dream!
A deeper look into the barn showcases the stalls and amenities. There is even extra storage space above the tack room for whatever you need to store away!
This property sits at the end of a cul-de-sac in a quiet gated community.Saddle Ridge Estates offers the perfect blend of country living with suburban life conveniences! Just minutes away from shopping, retail, dining, and top rated Cy-Fair schools!
This home site is unique even within the neighborhood! If you take a minute to drive around and notice that it is one of the only property's that offers not only pasture space for horses, but tons of trees for shade and ambience! The home is also surrounded by a Southern Living landscape design that truly accentuates the natural beauty this home has to offer.
A bird's eye view of the property that ends in the middle of the creek behind the property. Truly a country paradise!
17226 Saddle Ridge Pass will truly steal your heart. This one-of-a-kind home has been perfectly designed with no detail overlooked. It is not only a home, but a work of true art that is perfectly nestled among the trees in Saddle Ridge Estates. Welcome Home!
Exquisite Byer Custom sits on 6.86 acres at the end of a cul-de-sac in the gated community of Saddle Ridge Estates! True work of art, the home boasts a "Texas Hill Country - European" flair to its design! Antique doors, re-purposed wood beams inlaid in travertine floors, soaring wood beams & a 2-story river rock fireplace are just a few of the accents in the design of this home. Kitchen overlooks the great room, features a 6 burner,grill, & double oven Wolf range, custom knotty alder cabinets, a furniture-style island with vegetable/prep sink, separate farmhouse sink, & a breakfast room w/custom built-in hutch & bench! Master retreat offers pasture views full of trees, master bath vanity w/window wall that overlooks a private courtyard, double shower, exercise room & custom built closet systems. Outdoors boasts a 5 stall barn, pond, cross-fenced pastures, pool/spa & a screened outdoor living space w/outdoor kitchen & fireplace! CFISD Schools!