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A secluded mansion in a most fashionable address raises interest and major house envy: A $1.7 million steal?

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Beyond a gated courtyard lies 1210 Berthea St., located in the Houston Museum District. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Walk in to a three-story rotunda entry wrapped by a spiraling staircase. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The den, featuring built-in bookcases, is to the right of the entryway. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Outstanding architectural details in the spacious living room include the arched doorways leading to the logia and a wood-burning fireplace with massive custom surround. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The bar is ready for parties or for self-service. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The dining room is open to the living room and... Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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...to the kitchen with large island. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Find the cozy breakfast nook just steps from the kitchen and behind the starcase and entry. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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A view atop to below from the staircase. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The second-floor landing offers plenty of seating and natural light. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Vaulted ceilings in the master bedroom give impressive scale to this room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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A soaking tub in the master bath awaits. His and her sinks and vanities are on either side of the tub. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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One of the bedrooms in the four-bedroom house. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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A view of another bedroom. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Enjoy family time in the third-floor game room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Step outside onto the side patio with wood-burning fireplace and decorative tile. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Residents enjoy the quiet of a private garden and back yard. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Editor's Note: Houston and the surrounding areas are loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap snoops through some of the best and gives you the lowdown on what's hot on the market.

While this Mediterranean-style mansion hides tucked away in the secluded subdivision of Le Ville Di Museo, its doors are now open to prospective buyers. Let's take a peek inside this new on-the-market residence with a most fashionable address: The Houston Museum District.

Walk Through
Built in 2005 by Southampton Homes, the front gated courtyard at 1210 Berthea St. leads guests to an impressive three-story entry rotunda with spiraling wrought-iron staircase. A light-filled den is to the right of the entrance, with the grand living room just ahead: Arched windows framing the outdoors, a wood-burning fireplace warming the airy space and an open bar ready for parties or self service.

The dining room flows easily to the living room and to the kitchen, which features a gourmet island and chef-quality appliances. A breakfast room just steps from the kitchen nestles in a nook behind the staircase.

The second floor opens to a comfortable landing with sitting area, and beyond lies the master bedroom with vaulted ceilings, separate closets and luxurious master bath. Two more bedrooms are located on the second floor, while a fourth shares the third floor with a large game room.

In total, the house has four full bathrooms and a half-bath. An elevator shaft is also in place, making the house elevator capable.

Step Outside

From the living, a loggia with outdoor fireplace and decorative tiles overlooks a private garden. The two-car garage is in front to the left of the entrance. The property sits near the end of a dead-end street.

Square footage: 5,085

Asking price: $1,699,000

Listing agent: Laura Sakowitz Sweeney, John Daugherty, Realtors

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