Tucked under I-10, west of Chimney Rock and abutting the Houston Country Club, the shady, winding lanes of Hunter’s Creek Village almost make you forget you’re in the hive of activity that is the fourth-largest city in the country.
The amenity-rich home at 610 Saddewood Ln. was built in 1993. Originally, it was a simple lodge built by Hiram Salisbury, who was one of Houston’s most sought-after architects in the 1930s and 1940s. The homes he designed in River Oaks are stunning testaments to gracious living with echoes of the Old South. The Saddlewood spot was his lodge retreat.
Lovingly restored and enhanced, it’s on the market now for $4.25 million and features a stunning array of detail and luxurious amenities. Across its 7,577 square feet are five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, inviting public spaces and cozy nooks. Situated on the lot to take advantage of both the wooded views and capture the natural light, this is a home that is both estate and retreat.
The lodge’s original structure has been incorporated into the modern wings around it. Throughout, artisan plaster walls, antique tiles, and steel and glass exterior doors mesh seamlessly with the lodge’s original stonework. An semi-open kitchen with marble-topped counters, checkered-tile backsplash and state-of-the-art appliances unfolds into a breakfast space, further spilling into an inviting gathering space.
A wet bar and climate-controlled wine room provide places for entertaining or retiring. Curved walls, built-in shelving, iron- and metal- accented stairways and lighting fixtures further showcase the home’s hunting lodge roots.
With neutral tones throughout, the home is move-in ready, as well as providing a palate upon which a new era of dreams can unfold. A deep soaking tub in the master bathroom overlooks the wooded backyard. Other bedrooms feature double doors leading to their own private balconies with equally tranquil forest views.
Anchoring the backyard entertaining space is a massive lawn and pool terrace. There’s a sports court, a serene cobbled patio with fireplace and the wide green lawn. The whole outdoors feels secluded, exclusive, a calming retreat after a busy a day. The outdoor kitchen provides the perfect opportunity for a simple family dinner or a more elaborate party.
Designed for entertaining inside and out, 610 Saddlewood Ln. is also an easily livable home. There’s more than enough space for a family, giving each member quarters that offer privacy, even as the floorplan allows for easy gathering.
The wooded retreat should be enticing for those who want all the convenience of one of Houston’s prime locations but crave a serenity from the hum of the metropolis.