Stunning Lakefront Palazzo
At first blush, this majestic Mediterranean estate might easily be mistaken for one of the lavish villas along the coast of Italy’s famed Lake Como.
Its location, however, is a quiet cul-de-sac in the heart of Texas, on the banks of Lake Conroe, north of Houston. Filled with Old World inspiration, the six-bedroom home enjoys an enviable perch on just under and acre overlooking the sparkling waters.
Designed in conjunction with the esteemed local Robert Dames Design team, the villa is filled with striking classical elements, including elaborate hand-carved stucco detailing at the entrance, graceful archways, dramatic groin-vaulted ceilings, stately travertine floors, wood beams, spiral staircases, and a breezy loggia. The floor plan creates an airy, open environment rich with natural light and views of the water.
The living room is a perfectly regal setting for entertaining, with vaulted beamed ceiling and warming limestone fireplace. The family room—equally grand, with archways, a cathedral ceiling, and its own gas fireplace—and a wood-paneled game room with a wet bar are suited for more relaxed gatherings or peaceful day-to-day living.
Chefs of all skill levels will enjoy the kitchen, which features a large granite-topped island, plentiful custom cabinets, a six-burner Wolf range with a limestone hood and a decorative tile backsplash, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and two dishwashers.
A dining room with a groin-vaulted ceiling offers views of the grounds and wooded preserve through multiple arched glass doorways, while a breakfast area with views of the water from every seat is ideal for more intimate moments.
A handsome wood paneled study—secluded atop a spiral staircase—offers a place for quiet repose and concentration.
Entertainers will also appreciate the generous wine room, where Old World detailing continues in a stunning groin-vaulted ceiling.
The master suite is located on the first level, allowing for serene lake vistas and easy access to the grounds. It includes two distinct bedrooms as well as a bath with chiseled granite tub and sinks, a spacious dual-head shower, and custom cabinets.
Each of the guest bedrooms has an en suite bath and a private balcony.
A flexible upper-level space makes an ideal den.
A welcome amenity is a mirrored fitness room, with an arched window offering lake views for inspiration and motivation.
On the loggia, a summer kitchen and a sitting area encourage reveling in the outdoors day and night in full view of the refreshing lake. Climate controls, a mosquito abatement system, and a fireplace allow for alfresco relaxation year-round.
The estate has been meticulously landscaped and also affords room for a secluded guest casita, an infinity-edge pool with a spa and a sunny patio, and two docks designed for boats and personal watercraft.
Garaging thoughtfully includes room for golf carts.
The home’s location is ideal, in one of the region’s secure gated communities—an idyllic escape from the bustling metropolis of Houston, one of the country’ most populous and prosperous cities.
Offered at: $4,995,000
Location: 240 Marseille, Montgomery, TX 77356