Houston's Sexy Movie Townhouse

Houston's sexy movie townhouse: This $1.9 million abode looks like it's lifted from the silver screen

A sexy movie townhouse: This $1.9 million abode's silver screen worthy

On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 front exterior day
Welcome to 1729 Sunset Blvd. near Houston's Museum District. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 entry staircase
The flooring and curved staircase are fashioned after the home in the 1999 art heist movie, The Thomas Crown Affair. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 bedroom
One of three bedrooms in the house is located on the first floor, along with a full bath and exercise room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 dining room to living room
On the second-floor landing, the formal dining room awaits. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 living room
One of two gas-log fireplaces in the residence anchors the formal living room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 living room
The formal living room looking back to the formal dining room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 kitchen
The kitchen island provides extra prepping space and additional seating. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 breakfast nook
The break nook in the kitchen. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 bar
The bar and butler's pantry sits off the kitchen. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 master bedroom
The entire third floor is dedicated to the owners. Pictured here is the master bedroom. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 master suite
The master bedroom extends to a comfy sitting area around the second gas-log fireplace in the residence. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 master bath
Dual vanities, oversized shower and large soaking tub are a few of the highlights of the master bath. From here, owners access the huge walk-in closet. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 office study
An office or study is also situated on the third floor. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 fouth-story den
The entire fourth floor follows an open plan for informal entertaining and relaxing. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 fourth-story den
Another look at the spacious family room or den. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 bar sitting area
A section of the den is close to the fourth-floor bar. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 fourth-floor bedroom
A third bedroom with full bath is also on the fourth floor. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 patio
French doors open to balconies with views of the Texas Medical Center. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 front exterior day
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 entry staircase
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 bedroom
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 dining room to living room
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 living room
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 living room
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 kitchen
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 breakfast nook
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 bar
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 master bedroom
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 master suite
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 master bath
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 office study
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 fouth-story den
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 fourth-story den
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 bar sitting area
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 fourth-floor bedroom
On the Market 1729 Sunset Blvd. October 2014 patio

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Entering the foyer of this townhome immediately transports owners and visitors to scenes from The Thomas Crown Affair, as the flooring and curved staircase are fashioned after the home in the 1999 art heist movie starring Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo.

The four-story structure, located in the gated subdivision of Cheyne Walk inspired after a street of the same name in London's affluent Chelsea District, is now for sale at $1.9 million.

A bit of background
One of the largest homes in this development just minutes from Rice Village and the Museum District, 1729 Sunset Blvd. boasts more claims to fame, such as being the site of numerous ad campaigns, including for Elaine Turner, and for shining as a highlighted residence on the Bravo TV show, Property Envy. Interior designer extraordinaire Brian Beatty created the decor throughout, incorporating the former owners' vast art collection into the design scheme (another nod, although coincidentally, to The Thomas Crown Affair).

 A full bar at one end keeps the party going. And just steps away, French doors open to balconies with views of the Texas Medical Center. 

Add your own print of Son of Man, René Magritte's painting of a man in a bowler hat with a green apple in front of his face, and the movie tribute is complete.

Walk through
The dramatic ground-floor staircase leads to the second story with formal dining area greeting owners and guests at the top of the landing and the living room graciously adjoining for easy flow. A gas-log fireplace, one of two in the residence, anchors the living room. On the other side of the dining room, the chef-quality kitchen is conveniently at hand. A large island provides extra space for prepping and additional seating, and a couch placed against the far wall serves as a breakfast nook.

The entire third floor is dedicated to the owners. The master bedroom is spacious and extends to a cozy sitting area around the second gas-log fireplace. Dual vanities, oversized shower and large soaking tub are a few of the highlights of the master bath. From here, owners access the huge walk-in closet. An office or study is also situated on the third floor.

The fourth story is all about relaxed entertaining and family time offered in an open floor plan setting with three spacious sitting areas. A full bar at one end keeps the party going. And just steps away, French doors open to balconies with views of the Texas Medical Center. A third bedroom with full bath is also on the fourth floor. All levels are accessible via an enclosed elevator.

Step outside
The garage is controlled with an automatic opener. A sprinkler system is installed in the front yard.

Square footage: 4,658

Asking price: $1,900,000

Listing agent: Cathy Cagle, Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty