On The Market

The renovated mansion: 2005 build completely redone — and relisted with a $3.9 million asking price

The renovated mansion: 2005 build redone and relisted for $4 million

On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 back yard before and after
Before and after: The back yard also received a total makeover. Photos courtesy of © TK Images
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Welcome to 2216 Chilton Road. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 BEFORE foyer
Before: The rotunda entry. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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After: Venetian plaster walls, new flooring, additional lighting and soft accent pieces now greet owners and guests in the same space. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 BEFORE dining room
Before: The formal dining room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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After: Darker wooden floors underfoot, raw silk upholstered walls and an updated chandelier make the formal dining room inviting. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 study BEFORE
Before: The library. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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After: The study now, with desk and additional seating around the centerpiece hand-carved fireplace. Again, a bright coat of paint does wonders. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market Chilton wine closet BEFORE
Before: The wine cellar. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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After: The wine cellar is organized and is complete with climate control. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 BEFORE famiy room
Before: The living room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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After: The living room today. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The living room now flows into the morning room and... Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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...the comfortable den or sunroom. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 patio BEFORE
Before: The outdoor kitchen became the sunroom, as the owners felt they needed another room in the house. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 BEFORE kitchen
Before: The kitchen. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 kitchen
After: The kitchen includes a Sub-Zero refrigerator, La Cornue range and Calacatta marble island. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 master bedroom BEFORE
Before: The master bedroom. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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After: The master bedroom is fresh and light with paint, additional recessed lighting and sitting area filled with natural light. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 master bath BEFORE
Before: The master bath. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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After: Dual vanities, spa bath and shower and two water closets are the latest updates to the master bath. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 media room BEFORE
Before: The media room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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After: The media room today, now with a kitchenette. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 carport
The porte-cochere and motor court continue to offer flexibility and extra parking. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market Chilton BEFORE January 2015
Before: The back yard. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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After: A landscaped back yard with garden fountain and pergola create the perfect place for entertaining outdoors. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 back yard before and after
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On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 BEFORE foyer
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On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 BEFORE dining room
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On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 study BEFORE
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On the Market Chilton wine closet BEFORE
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On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 BEFORE famiy room
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On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 patio BEFORE
On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 BEFORE kitchen
On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 kitchen
On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 master bedroom BEFORE
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On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 master bath BEFORE
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On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 media room BEFORE
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On the Market 2216 Chilton Road January 2015 carport
On the Market Chilton BEFORE January 2015
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What's to improve upon a 2005-built, five-bedroom English Tudor-inspired mansion originally designed by noted architect Robert Dame and located in the heart of River Oaks?

Actually, a lot, as shown here in our latest On the Market spotlight, 2216 Chilton Road, now shiny, "new" and once again a custom package — with a new listing price of $3,999,000.

A bit of background
Second owners purchased the custom home in 2011 and wanted to tailor it to accommodate their own lifestyle. Remodeling contractor Russ Coker handled the massive project, which included touching almost all surfaces of the house — from flooring to ceiling. The $1 million-plus renovation results in a completely new kitchen, sun room, updated bathrooms and wine cellar improvements, as well as the addition of antique light fixtures (upward of $60,000), crystal chandeliers and custom window treatments.

The owners worked with Richard Coleman on the interior design, as well as Segreto Finishes for the Venetian plaster and hand-clad artisan wallpaper in the three-story rotunda. About $150,000 alone went toward landscaping by Glenwood Weber Design, a job that also meant extensive drainage improvements.

Walk through
Situated on a wooded and manicured 12,608-foot lot, the manse opens to a dramatic three-story rotunda. The first-floor living space boasts gracious formals, mahogany-paneled library with adjacent climate-controlled wine room and chef-quality kitchen plus a morning room opening to the family room. The den with vaulted ceiling overlooks the backyard, and anchoring the room is gas log-burning fireplace, one of four found throughout the house.

The master suite with sitting area, luxurious spa bath and spacious walk-in closets is located on the second floor. All five bedrooms have walk-in closets and en suite baths for a total of five full and three half-baths. The third-floor media room features a kitchenette.

Step outside
A landscaped back yard with garden fountain and pergola create the perfect place for entertaining outdoors. The porte-cochere and motor court offer flexibility and extra parking. The two-car garage is attached.

Square footage: 7,359

Asking price: $3,999,000

Listing agent: Lisa Kornhauser, John Daugherty Realtors