Side stone terraces enclose a recessed garden with elaborate boxwood parterres and interlocking paths which evoke the beauty of Les Jardins de Villandry.
Custom built controlled-access iron gates secured by stone pylons and mature Live Oaks guard a pair of imposing entrances to the estate. Giant Magnolias interlocked with red and white oaks surround the property for beauty and privacy. The park-like grounds on the south end of the estate provide additional parking and a separate controlled entrance for staff/service companies.
This exceptionally refined residence has capacious yet superbly proportioned interiors, mason erected stone walls, an antique Italian slate roof and a pair of huge French antique fountains. The main driveway and side walkways are English cobblestone.
An internal vista travels from the foyer through a tall arch in the main gallery, and tall French doors provide scenic views of sweeping stone terraces, the swimming pool and parterre gardens.
The spacious formal living room has an ornate coffered ceiling accented with faux gold-leaf; French bois-style paneling, a walnut floor, an impressive fireplace, mirrored interior French doors and multiple conversation areas.
Elegant gentlemen's 'retiring' room off of the main foyer.
The intimate dining room features a recessed quatrefoil ceiling enhanced with faux gold leaf, an opposing fireplace and crimson Fortuny wall upholstery.
The main kitchen forms an integral part of an expansive yet informal gathering space that includes the inviting breakfast room and a library/family room. Kitchen amenities include a honed travertine floor, designer wall paper and custom-designed cabinetry; large island with Blue Pearl granite deck, refrigerator and freezer drawers and pull-up seating; professional grade, full-sized stainless steel and cabinet front appliances; built-in television station; a coffee bar; and a planning station.
Adjoining the main kitchen is the breakfast room with variegated wood-planked ceiling, wood floors and tall French doors that provides access to and views of the terraces, swimming pool and parterre gardens.
Opposite from the main kitchen and breakfast room is the library/family room featuring book/display cases, window seats beneath tall, arched windows, an oversized fireplace and coffered ceiling.
His lavishly-appointed study with richly ornamented ceilings and paneling, magnificent limestone carved fireplace and a pair of French doors leading to the gardens.
The cabana pool room offers a self-contained entertaining venue that connects though a wall of French doors to the sheltered outdoor veranda and grill area, open terraces and the large, heated swimming pool. Amenities include a galley kitchen with professional grade range and ovens, a dining area, a living/sitting area with an enormous media cabinet and a built-in aquarium.
The sheltered outdoor veranda and grill area outside of the cabana pool room.
Oversized home theatre sequestered adjacent to cabana pool room and wine cellar.
Oversized gym with full spa and massage room.
View of parterre gardens and guest house.
View of main house across the oversized, heated swimming pool.
The guest house offers complete accommodations with a living/dining area, full kitchen, a pair of luxurious bedroom suites with large, well-appointed bathrooms, a third-floor game room and an elevator.
Guest house living room has abundant natural light with high ceilings and warm finishes.
Guest house dining area with wide, cased doorway leading to kitchen; elevator provides access to upper floors.
Guest house full-kitchen with island and stainless appliances.
One of two luxurious guest house bedroom suites, each with large, well-appointed bathrooms.
Second of two guest house bedroom suites.
View of both main house and guest house across rear lawn.
Cobblestone paths provide the opportunity for relaxing strolls around the manicured, park-like grounds.
Playscape/sport court is located in a beautiful, private area adjacent to the guest house.
Inspired by the magnificent English Estates of the owner's birthplace, this manorial estate offers a rare degree of opulence paired with classic architectural and landscape design. Positioned on over four acres in the heart of the highly coveted Memorial-woodland, this exceptionally refined estate offers the ultimate in privacy and serenity less than five minutes from the vibrant Uptown Park/Galleria Area that features world-class retail, dining and luxury residential and office opportunities.