This superbly appointed property in Rivercrest Estates presents a country-manor lifestyle in the city.
This Palladian-style villa is located on approximately 3.7 gated acres and includes a 3 bedroom guest house, entertaining pavilion, pool, stables with quarters and was custom designed and completed in 2017.
Rivercrest Estates, founded in the 1950s, has flourished as a little-known, secluded, exurban-style neighborhood surrounded by urban Houston.
The main gate opens into a motor court with a baroque-inspired fountain at its center. The side gate provides access to the Guest House and one-car. The Main House provides dual porte-cocheres for additional parking.
Entering through the 11.5 double iron doors, the reception hall has 30 double tray ceilings with custom Murano chandeliers. The double staircase has hand-milled, basket-weave floor landings. The 39 x 20 foyer has Taj Mahal quartzite flooring.
The impressive library includes a chevron-pattern hardwood floor, egg-and-dart paneling, a recessed beamed ceiling and Golden Lightning marble fireplace surround. The 30 x 24 room sides the reception hall.ng and Golden Lightning marble fireplace surround. The 30 x 24 room sides the reception hall.
A baronial dining room also sides the reception hall and offers an artist-stenciled, recessed oval ceiling and herringbone patterned wood floors. Pocket doors separate the 24x 19 library from the butlers pantry.
The Rotundas from each porte-cochere entry feature gold-leaf domed ceilings and built-in glass front cabinets. A Polish stained-glass artist from San Antonio crafted the exquisite stained-glass doors.
Great room flows from the formal entrance and includes a beautiful fireplace with marble surround. The room gives access to the gathering kitchen.
Secondary view of Great room
Wine cellar on first floor.
In the professionally-appointed 25 x 24 gathering kitchen, cook and guests may enjoy a more casual but no less elegant entertaining venue.
Amenities include blue labradorite countertops; Evos cabinetry; Wolf wall and steam ovens, range, and warming drawer; undermount stainless-steel sink; Asko dishwashers; full-sized Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer & Crema Marfil marble tile flooring.
An adjacent catering kitchen supports the main kitchen, and a butlers pantry provides even more storage as well as a temperature-controlled wine vault. A room and bathroom beside the kitchen has an outside entrance from the terrace.
The master suite occupies its own wing on the second floor. The expansive 30 x 26 master bedroom offers a ceiling covered with gold leaf and French Oak hardwood floors.
There is also massive carved-wood fireplace with ormolu accents and an Honey Onyx surround and hearth.
The Primary bedroom has exclusive access to a wide balcony overlooking the terraces, pool and horse lawns.
A view of the pavilion and stable from the second floor terrace.
One of two Primary bathrooms, measuring 26 x 21, features a wallpapered ceiling; Crystal River marble counters, shower and tub surround; raised Bain Ultra tub; an artist edition Kohler sink with gilded ornamentation and an enclosed water closet.
The master bathroom measuring 25 x 14 features lavish, Blue Aqua Marine granite counters and Leuders White limestone-clad flooring with a Bain Ultra tub, steam shower, an enclosed water closet and a custom-fitted walk-in closet.
Deep Blue Sea granite graces the second Primary bathroom which provides a large steam shower with dual heads; a wallpapered ceiling; carved cabinetry and gilded accents; and a free-standing claw-foot porcelain tub. This bathroom measures 27 x 25 .
The 26 x 24 study in the Primary suite features a barrel ceiling with silver leaf, Pella windows, French doors to a front balcony and a half bath.
One of two guest suites. Each has two of four, custom-designed stained-glass windows representing the seasons; vestibule entrances from the staircase landing; and sitting areas.
The guest baths and walk-in closets have Benedettini custom-fitted cabinetry and feature White Leuders limestone tile.
The 30 x 24 morning room has a custom-designed, barreled ceiling of zebra wood painted finish and a Heatglo gas fireplace.
The guest house, an independent, 4,700 sf, elevator-capable, two-story home with an open living & dining room features the following; tall French doors & windows; circular staircase; & a professional-grade fully-equipped kitchen measuring 23 x 20 .
The second floor features a master suite with the bedroom measuring 25 x 20, a Heatglo gas fireplace with Blue Aqua Marine granite surround, a barrel ceiling with silver leaf & a home office with coffee bar and two Sub-Zero refrigeration drawers.
The estate sits on over 3.7 Acres.
The classical architecture of the party pavilion was inspired by Palladio s Villa Capra in Vicenza, Italy, also known as La Rotonda.
The commercial-grade and lapis-colored pool is designed by Texas Pools. It is surrounded by tiles laid in a Versailles pattern and enhanced by Raj-style wrought-iron pergolas and a stone colonnade that supports a cascading waterfall.
The Pool pavilion is designed for a catered event or casual pool party, it has a gathering/dining room and kitchenette with a pizza oven, sink, Sub-Zero refrigerator, a dishwasher and includes a full bathroom and bonus room.
Triple-height, arched beam-truss ceilings distinguish the six-stall stable and tack room. The barn may also be used as an entertaining venue or as a spacious, six-car (or more) garage if desired.
Fencing, iron work and railings are by Charlie Cerda, with Cerda-Fied Ironworks.
Night view of pool and pavilion.
2nd night view of pool and pavilion.
Night view of pool and home.
2nd night view of pool and home.