Welcome to Houston's Wabi-Sabi House, thoughtfully designed to reflect the philosophy of serenity and calm and a great love and respect for nature.
The back-yard is a private sanctuary, shielded by a canopy of trees, and the built-in fire-pit makes it comfortable into the cool fall and winter evenings. An automated mosquito-mister discourages pesky insects making it comfortable year-round.
The 800 sq. ft. terrace on the second floor is surrounded by trees and over-sized planters, making it a very private and peaceful setting for year-round enjoyment.
This spacious 2nd floor terrace has space for multiple seating areas, shown here with comfortable seating around the fire-table as well as a table, umbrella & chairs at the opposite end.
This dramatic foyer, with scored sealed concrete and ipe Brazilian hardwood floors, extends from the front door through to the back patio.
This cozy living room features accoustic soundboard and built-in entertainment connections to create soothing sounds and an outstanding audio visual atmosphere.
The stairwell separating the Living Room from the Dining Room is cleverly shroud in bamboo to create a natural decorative divider.
The Living Room features the outward tilted exterior wall with its tall but narrow windows designed to let in the natural light whlie abating the sun's direct heat.
This view from the front door shows the honed-concrete and Brazilian hardwoods leading from the entry to the kitchen and through to the back-yard.
The Dining and Kitchen area exist as one with plentiful seating for sixteen.
Mahogany kitchen cabinets are purposely underneath the granite Daltile counters, creating an unobstrocted view of the backyard trees. The oiled oak kitchen island doubles as an ideal prep space or seating for eight.
This dining room table was custom-made to provide comfortable seating for eight, adjacent to the eight seats avaiable at the kitchen island, taking full advantage of the entertainment opportunities this home presents.
This stunning Powder Room (off the Foyer) features walls and ceiling finished in teak.
The Master Suite (upstairs) is well-designed with separate "his and her" walk-in closets and features automated black-out shades.
The Master Bath features two full-size his-and-her vanities with granite counter-tops, as well as an over-sized shower and enclosed toilet.
This view of the Master Bath shows the soaking tub, adjacent to the frosted window for natural light, and built-in shelves.
The 2nd bedroom (upstairs), arranged here as a study, has great natural light, a generous walk-in closet and en-suite bath.
The 3rd bedroom (downstairs) functions as an ideal guest-room. Overlooking the backyard, it features a teak ceiling, scored sealed concrete floors, generous walk-in closet and en-suite bath.
Houston's Wabi-Sabi house embodies the tenets of serenity and calm and great respect for nature. The dramatic tilted front wall was designed to be "quietly assertive" while creating natural curb appeal. Inside, the sensual use of natural materials continues with low maintenance ipe Brazilian hardwoods, decorative teak, scored concrete & natural bamboo. Thoughtfully placed windows, framed by trees, allow natural light while avoiding Houston's oppressive heat. Entertaining friends and family indoors or out is a year-round option with the dining room seamlessly flowing to the kitchen to comfortably seat 16 adults. Outside, the back-yard patio with gas grill and fire-pit is very private and the 800 sq ft 2nd floor veranda accommodates a fire table, cozy couches and dining area. Enjoy the daily living experience in this peaceful, cozy home in Houston's popular Rice Village/West U community. Truly one of a kind home!
1 Living Area, Guest Suite, Kitchen/Dining Combo, Living Area - 1st Floor,
13 x 14, 1st
Carpet, Concrete, Wood
1 Bedroom Down - Not Master BR, En-Suite Bath, Master Bed - 2nd Floor, Walk-In Closet
Master Bath Description:
Master Bath + Separate Shower
Central Gas, Zoned
Central Electric, Zoned
Electric Dryer Connections, Gas Dryer Connections, Washer Connections
Electric Oven, Single Oven
Ceiling Fans, HVAC>13 SEER, Insulated/Low-E windows
Alarm System - Leased, Elevator Shaft, Fire/Smoke Alarm, Formal Entry/Foyer, High Ceiling, Prewired for Alarm System, Refrigerator Included, Wired for Sound
Cement Board, Wood
Auto Garage Door Opener
Public Sewer, Public Water
Back Yard Fenced, Outdoor Kitchen, Partially Fenced, Patio/Deck, Sprinkler System
Lot Size: 5,913 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