SET ON OVER TWO ACRES IN HOUSTON'S PINEY POINT VILLAGE, one of Texas' most exclusive enclaves, this modern manor was built to be a family home above all else. Imagined by the current owners with their five children in mind, the neo-traditional estate maintains a thoughtful balance between old and new, open and intimate, minimalist and grand. There are formal rooms for entertaining and private alcoves to escape and reflect, but the defining characteristics are the home's personal touches, such as the transom windows above the bedroom doorways, designed so the parents would always know if their children were awake at night. An amalgam of classic and contemporary form a wholly novel aesthetic that is first evidenced upon transitioning from the the stately slurried-brick and limestone exterior and into the foyer. A Swarovski crystal chandelier dazzles off the contours of the groin-vaulted ceiling, and the open, integrated floorplan leads to a floating staircase of walnut, glass and steel. From the foyer, one is beckoned along herringbone-patterned walnut floors to the rear glass-walled galleries that traverse the home, bringing the outdoors in. From a manicured garden with pebble pathways just outside, to the lap pool, tennis court and soccer field, views over the sweeping grounds are unobstructed, while carefully planned landscaping provides the utmost privacy. For the children, it's a backyard that delivers endless fun year-round and for the parents, the covered patio is a place for alfresco entertaining, from intimate dinners with friends to large family reunions. Inside, the reception room is an entertaining venue of its own. An impressive Biedermeier-style cabinet conceals a fully equipped Art Deco bar, with another glittering Swarovski crystal chandelier hanging overhead to set the mood. A formal dining room enjoys views over the property through floor-to-ceiling windows, as well as into the temperature controlled wine room, through an interior window. As a gathering place for a large family, the kitchen is rightfully spacious and accommodating, with a breakfast area and sunroom. Carrara marble countertops reflect the natural light that pours through wide-paned windows, and high-end appliances, like a La Cornue range and ovens, make it a dream come true for those who love to cook. A sheltered, Pennsylvania bluestone patio can be accessed from the sunroom, and a spiral staircase in the breakfast area leads to a second floor comprised of six spacious bedrooms and four bathrooms. In a home that commands the highest degree of finish, the master suite stands out for its exquisite details. Within its walls, this private oasis holds a large fireplace to relax beside with each day's end and a sumptuous bathroom. Overlooking a private, walled patio, a free-standing soaking tub and gold-leaf tile shower contribute to the spa-like feel that is furthered by Calacatta marble surfaces, two water closets, a dressing area and two walk-in closets. Amidst the definitively classic touches throughout the home, there is a harmony with cutting-edge technology, such as the media room, where a Crestron entertainment system combines with custom molding and walnut floors to create the perfect place for a get together or movie night. It's a harmony that is rarely seen, though often sought, and in this case, comes together to deliver a home of unsurpassed style and sophistication. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS STRIKING HOUSTON ESTATE, visit luxuryportfolio.com and search Web ID: X0VB88
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