living big in memorial

Memorial mansion boasting massive lot hits the market at $11 million

Memorial mansion boasting massive lot hits the market at $11 million

402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
The 9,584-square-foot home at 402 Timberwilde Ln.  Photo by TK Images
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
The view of the pool. Photo by TK Images
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
Wile away the day on the porch.  Photo by TK Images
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
The expansive entrance.  Photo by TK Images
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
White walls and dark wood beams make for a stunning framework.   Photo by TK Images
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
Natural light flows in the sitting area. Photo by TK Images
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
Tennis, anyone? Photo by TK Images
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
The classic kitchen. Photo by TK Images
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
The formal dining.  Photo by TK Images
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
The charming living room.  Photo by TK Images
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
The backyard oasis. Photo by TK Images
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston
402 Timberwilde Lane Memorial Houston

There's an old country song that declares, "Give me land, lots of land." To be fair, the song was talking about wide-open vistas under starry skies. But there's still something about a home on a huge spread, and that's just one of the things that makes 402 Timberwilde Ln. in Memorial so distinct.

The five-bedroom, six-bath home takes up 9,584 square feet and sits on nearly three tree-lined acres — on a lot that's more than 107,000 square feet. The sprawling estate is offered for $10.9 million by Lisa Kornhauser of John Daugherty, Realtors.

Built in 1995, its white walls and arched doorways evoke mission-style architecture, while the stunning dark wood beams that accent the ceilings give nods to farmhouse style. Add to that generous room sizes, an art studio, a tennis court, and breathtaking wooded views, and it's clear that whomever next owns 402 Timberwilde might never want to leave this enclave.

The home's front door opens onto a tiled entry way whose centerpiece is a stunning wood staircase. Formal living rooms and a first-floor library showcase the home's striking attention to detail, with hardwood floors. Wide windows allow for endless natural light. Imagine a space with 12-foot ceilings that feels welcoming and bright — that's the beauty of this home's layout. 

The exquisite downstairs master suite has windows with plantation shutters, wide-plank floors, a ceiling fan, and a fireplace that gives the massive space a cozy feel. The modern bathroom has a long double vanity, a huge walk-in shower, and a soaking tub.

Upstairs, four additional bedrooms have en-suite baths, and there's a gorgeous, sloped-roof game room with its own fireplace and a view of the backyard. The pitched roof is outlined with 100-year-old wood beams. The home also features a mini-apartment suite with its own kitchenette, perfect for live-in in-laws or visiting guests. 

The property at 402 Timberwilde is a showstopper, with giant trees and artfully done landscaping. The in-ground pool with a brick-tile pool deck is a natural place for outdoor entertaining, and there's ample space for a summer kitchen. A red-brick pathway leads to the tennis courts, and sweeping lawns give the home the feeling of being on an island in a sea of green.

Just off Memorial Drive near Hunter's Creek Village, 402 Timberwilde is close to everything Houston has to offer, but manages to be a world away from the city's clamor. This is a home that is inviting and made for living.