Editor's Note: Houston is loaded with must-have houses for sale in all shapes, sizes and price ranges. In this continuing series, CultureMap Editor-at-Large Shelby Hodge snoops through some of our faves and gives you the lowdown on what's hot on the market.
If I were house hunting this week and had a few extra million in my pocket, my name would be on the contract for this beauty faster than you could say "closing date." Thank you, Wayne Braun, design director emeritus of PDR (a consulting, design and architecture firm), for creating this stunning home, albeit for yourself, and after living in it for a few years making it available on the residential market.
Touted as a modern masterpiece, this beautiful residence indeed enjoys all the hallmarks of contemporary living — a wide open floor plan, glass walls which retract invisibly into structural pockets, and exceptionally high ceilings.
Home tour: The ground floor is designed as one vast, open-plan entertaining space with the kitchen, dining and living areas embracing an L shape that encloses the lap pool and luxurious outdoor entertaining area. Natural light flows throughout with white walls and high ceilings affording the feel of immense space. Minimalist detailing defines the sleek design.
A glass staircase leads to the second floor where an open plan lounge anchors the master and three guest bedrooms. Four full minimalist bathrooms included.
So attractively and appropriately furnished is the house, according to my taste, that a buyer might be inclined to suggest a lock, stock, and barrel purchase.
Square feet: 3,992 square feet
Asking price: $2,295,000 million
Listing agent: Laura Sweeney of John Daugherty Realtors