HTX RealEstateConfidential 2015
On the Market

Santa Barbara meets River Oaks in $4.2 million Spanish Colonial home that's a real gem

Santa Barbara meets River Oaks in $4.2 million Spanish Colonial home

Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, exterior
Mirador Builders created this "Santa Barbara meets River Oaks" home at 1915 Kirby. Photo by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, stairs
The curving staircase near the entry is accented with decorative tiles. Photo by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, sitting room
Old world ambience gives way to contemporary design with the open floor plan. Photo by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, sitting room
The formal sitting room from another angle. Photo by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, living room
The large family room opens to the kitchen. Photo by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, kitchen
Wolf, Sub-Zero and Asko appliances fill the cook's kitchen. Photo by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, dining room
Beamed ceilings in the dining room continue the colonial feel. Photo by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, bedroom
One of five bedrooms. Photo by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, bedroom
The guest bedroom. Photo by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, bath
The master bathroom is indeed masterful. Photo by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, bath
Each of the five full baths are elegant. Photo by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, sitting area
A second-floor sitting area. Photo by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, front entry
Saltillo tile and oak flooring lend a Spanish Colonial ambience. Photo by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, pool
The lap pool extends along much of the width of the backyard. Photo by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, backyard
Back patio is ideal for entertaining.  Photo by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
News, Shelby, On the Market, 1915 Kirby Dr. June 2015
The outdoor fireplace and sitting area beckons.  Courtesy of TK Images for Sotheby's
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, exterior
The house as scene inside the stucco fences at the corner of Kirby and San Felipe. Photo by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty, Inc.
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, exterior
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, stairs
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, sitting room
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, sitting room
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, living room
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, kitchen
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, dining room
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, bedroom
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, bedroom
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, bath
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, bath
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, sitting area
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, front entry
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, pool
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, backyard
News, Shelby, On the Market, 1915 Kirby Dr. June 2015
Houston, 1915 Kirby, May 2015, exterior

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We've drooled over this Spanish Colonial home at 1915 Kirby Dr. almost from the day the red tile roof went on in 2012. As the landscaping went in, the blue-gray shutters put in place and the decorative wrought-iron gates secured, our lust for a look inside has only increased. Now is our chance as the custom home constructed by Mirador Builders is on the market. As the realtor notes, this is "Santa Barbara meets River Oaks."

What's inside: Beautiful custom-designed tile work, oak and Saltillo tile flooring and architectural details that echo the Spanish Colonial era wrap this five-bedroom home in a warm ambience. While the mood is definitely Old World, the layout is contemporary with open spaces that flow from one to another.

Modern notes include a grand master suite, elaborate baths (five full and two half-baths) and a decked out cook's kitchen outfitted with appliances by Wolf, Sub-Zero and Asko. Add three wood-burning fireplaces and one gas log fireplace to complete the rich atmosphere.

As if the free-flowing ground floor weren't enough for entertaining, the pool and covered patio area beckon with outdoor fireplace, lush landscaping and attractive tile work.

Square footage:  6,100 on a 14,520 sq.ft. lot 

Asking price:  $4.2 million

Listing agent:  Jay Monroe with Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty.