Thursday, June 22, 2017

house in the 'hood

Hope your summer is going well.
No complaints here.
Except for the weather.
Houston is hot y'all.
In case you don't know the area let me explain.
It feels like we're living in a swamp located in an oven.
Extreme humidity + extreme heat = no bueno!
Whoever invented the air conditioner is my hero.
Needless to say I'm trying to stay inside.
If you're part of my tribe in that respect
let's take some time to chillax and look at my current fave
for the latest house in the 'hood...

This house had me at hello...

Talk about curb appeal.
Am I right?
I admit I'm a sucker for white painted brick. 
Our neighborhood does not lack for these that's for sure.
Another popular thing around here are custom steel doors...

Once you walk inside though you get a sense that this is a little bit different...

Indeed the floor plan and the decor is somewhat non-traditional.
Would you believe this home was built in 1935?
I love it when owners choose to renovate rather than tear down homes of this era.

From the foyer you get glimpses into the whole downstairs.
To the left is the formal living room with beautiful honed granite fireplace surround...

At first I questioned these day beds but then they grew on me.
I could totally see take a nap on these every day.
With the placement of the blanket below I assume someone already is. Ha!

Note the original windows with diamond shaped window panes.

Across the hall is the dining room...

I like the custom chandelier.
Definitely fits the room's bold colors and furniture.
Don't you think?

Through the beautiful entry archway you'll find yourself in the gigantic family room...

Did I mention it was gigantic?
We are in Texas after all y'all!
Yes, this room has not one...

but two seating areas...

with a breakfast area if you will in the middle...

The kitchen is open to the den...

This kitchen may seem small but it is mighty.
The island alone holds a wine fridge, mini-fridge, warming drawer, ice maker
while the Sub-Zero fridge, Wolf gas range with double oven, and two dishwashers
surround you among storage drawers galore...

 I know you'll want to know: Quartz countertops, Walker Zanger backsplash

I love the easy access to the dining room {and the pop of pinky purple}.
Speaking of pops of color look at this back vestibule...

which loans easy access to the utility room, garage, back patio, powder room, and this...

Such a fun guest room that visitors might never want to leave.

Upstairs you'll find the just as chic master bedroom...

Note the big-as-Texas headboard.

The custom iron doors lead out onto a balcony with a view of the garden below.

The master bath is simply spectacular...

Marble slabs surround the beautiful Water Works bath tub.
Also note the marble hex tile heated floor while vertically set marble subway tiles 
surround the vanity area as well as the walk-in shower...

Custom touches are constant throughout this jewel box of a home.
Custom closet anyone?

This home just seems to go on an on doesn't it?
That's not a complaint...just a statement.
Talk about statements.
Remember that cool vestibule?
Look at what you'll find at the top of the stairwell...
{Get your pinning finger ready if it doesn't already hurt.}

I am loving this game room.
File this under the title go bold or stay home.
I love it.

This game room/study connects to the media room next door...

If you're like me you're trying to picture the floor plan in your head.
Am I right?
Try to imagine this...this media room connects the game room to the front of the house
where the two secondary bedrooms are located...

Same same but different, no?

Even the secondary baths upstairs are nothing to sneeze at...

Simple yet elegant.

Enchanting is the word that comes to my mind when you glimpse into the back garden...

I love the marriage made between this older home and updates of
 the modern conveniences in the kitchen, bathrooms, even down to the steel doors.

I could see myself sitting here every evening.
Especially since they have a mosquito spraying system.
Whoever buys this not-so-little gem is a lucky duck for sure.
Makes me think I should buy a lotto ticket for Saturday's drawing.

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  1. Why is this house so freaking cool? I just cant get over how well the designer has married old with new. Thanks for sharing this gem!

    1. i know! me too! every room pulled me in definitely speaks to me.

  2. Beautiful, but moving from Georgia to Houston would just be trading one swamp for another.

    1. ha! you know that's exactly what i did! but i have to say i think its hotter here. maybe it's just my age though. ;)

  3. And you are in Houston (me from previous post)!! I am in The Woodlands! Love that you are local!!


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