With its ornate details, opulent formal spaces, and meticulously manicured grounds, this impressive 26,400-square-foot estate in a desirable Houston neighborhood recalls the grandest classical manors of Europe.
Old World Inspiration in Houston
It begins, as many majestic Old World estates do, with allée of trees framing an elegant fountain.
With its ornate columns, striking giltwork, delicate hand-painted detail, antique boiserie, dramatic chandeliers, elaborate moldings, marble floors and fireplaces, and opulent formal spaces that include a rotunda and a Versailles-inspired salon, this impressive 26,400-square-foot home might easily be mistaken for a regal European manor.
It is, however, a château secluded on 2.33 acres in the Memorial Villages neighborhood of Houston.
Generously proportioned rooms
The magnificent home is replete with generously proportioned rooms, beginning with a reception hall and including a formal dining room, a delightful music room, an inviting family room, a sunroom, a formal study, a billiards room, an exercise studio, a theater, an exceptional kitchen accompanied by an extensive butler’s pantry and a catering area, and a breakfast and casual dining room, linked by gallery hallways.
In its own private first-floor wing, the master suite encompasses a sumptuously appointed bedroom, a dressing suite with custom-designed walk-in closets, and a richly appointed bath with massage rooms.
Guest suites feature sitting rooms, en suite baths, and walk-in closets; and the two self-sufficient guest “apartments,” accessed via a private staircase, offer living rooms, fully equipped kitchens, luxurious bedrooms and baths, and walk-in closets. The discreet one-bedroom, one-bath staff quarters include a living room, a full kitchen, and a loft.
The lavishly landscaped grounds feature terraces, citrus groves, roses, fountains, olive and magnolia trees, and an alluring oversized swimming pool tucked amid meticulously manicured formal gardens.
Offered at: $29,999,998
Location: 100 Carnarvon Drive, Houston, TX 77024
Represented by: Kellie Geitner