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The true luxe life: This $1.99 million Bellaire mansion comes butler ready — with Mediterranean flair

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Welcome to 4501 Magnolia St. in Bellaire. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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In Mediterranean style, wrough-iron doors welcome homeowners to an open floor plan centered around a wrought-iron staircase. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The airy formal living room sits to the right of the foyer and affords views of the front and back gardens. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Another look at the spiraling staircase, this time from the formal living room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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To the left, the dining room awaits through an arched doorway. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The butler's pantry and bar features lighted glass-front cabinets to display bar ware. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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Beyond is the kitchen with circular bar and professional-grade stainless steel appliances. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The den, open to the kitchen, is spacious and enjoys views of the back yard. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The downstairs master suite, with hardwood floors, coffered ceiling and recessed lighting, is located off the kitchen and overlooks a private courtyard. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The downstairs master bath - a granite lover's dream. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
15 On the Market 4501 Magnolia St. May 2014 game room
The oversized, multi-level game room on the second floor provides plenty of space for a media area and pool table. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 4501 Magnolia St. in Bellaire master bedroom
The remaining four bedrooms are upstairs, along with the second master suite with two walk-in closets and covered balcony overlooking the swimming pool. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 4501 Magnolia St. May 2014 back yard
The back yard at 4501 Magnolia St. with swimming pool, stone deck and an adjacent full bath (not shown). Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 4501 Magnolia St. May 2014 back yard
A view of the outdoor dining area and swimming pool. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 4501 Magnolia St. May 2014 outdoor kitchen
The outdoor kitchen with Viking cooktop and granite countertops also comes with a sink and plenty of cabinets for storage. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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On the Market 4501 Magnolia St. in Bellaire master bedroom
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Master suites up and down, along with a huge multi-tiered game room and backyard retreat with pool, make a Mediterranean beauty in Bellaire a hot commodity.

The mansion's current asking price? $1,998,500.

Walk through
Located on a large corner lot, one enters the manse at 4501 Magnolia St. through double custom wrought iron doors to a dramatic circular staircase, also with custom wrought iron detailing. The formal living area is to the right and a paneled study with adjacent full bath is just beyond.

To the left lies the formal dining room, with the butler's pantry easy at hand between the room and kitchen. Sit around the circular kitchen bar or step into the chef's hub where you'll find professional-grade stainless steel appliances. The den is spacious and open to the kitchen. From here, take in views of the landscaped backyard with swimming pool and waterfall.

The downstairs master suite rests just off the kitchen and features an exit via French doors to a private courtyard. The master bath is a granite lover's dream and includes a large soaking tub, dual vanities and glass-framed corner shower. Two large master closets afford walk-in access.

Upstairs, the game room with wet bar and refrigerator is big enough for a media section and a pool table. The remaining four bedrooms are upstairs, along with the second master suite with covered balcony overlooking the backyard. In total, the house has five full and one-half baths.

Step outside
An outdoor kitchen and dining area sit near the swimming pool with waterfall feature. A gated parking lot on the east side of the house can park two cars outside and two cars inside. A circular drive with cantera stone fountain welcomes in front.

Square footage: 5,870

Asking price: $1,998,500

Listing agents: Lisa Kornhauser, John Daugherty, Realtors

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