palladian palace

Rivercrest Palladian palace boasting 9 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, and horse stables hits market for $14.5 million

Rivercrest Palladian palace gallops onto market for $14.5 million

6 Rivercrest Drive
The dual-stairway entrance of 6 Rivercrest Dr.  Photo by Connie Anderson
6 Rivercrest Drive
An impressive fountain fronts the facade.  Photo by Connie Anderson
6 Rivercrest Drive
A lush yard graces the Palladian estate. Photo by Connie Anderson
6 Rivercrest Drive
The wooded living room.  Photo by Connie Anderson
6 Rivercrest Drive
The estate comes with horse stables.  Photo by Connie Anderson
6 Rivercrest Drive
The regal dining room.  Photo by Connie Anderson
6 Rivercrest Drive
An ornate sitting room.  Photo by Connie Anderson
6 Rivercrest Drive
Note the colorful details.  Photo by Connie Anderson
6 Rivercrest Drive
Natural light floods the home.  Photo by Connie Anderson
6 Rivercrest Drive
Intricate details mark the manse.  Photo by Connie Anderson
6 Rivercrest Drive
The grand rotunda.  Photo by Connie Anderson
6 Rivercrest Drive
The lavish master bedroom.  Photo by Connie Anderson
6 Rivercrest Drive
6 Rivercrest Drive
6 Rivercrest Drive
6 Rivercrest Drive
6 Rivercrest Drive
6 Rivercrest Drive
6 Rivercrest Drive
6 Rivercrest Drive
6 Rivercrest Drive
6 Rivercrest Drive
6 Rivercrest Drive
6 Rivercrest Drive

There's no shortage of stunning homes for sale in Houston. From the old-school splendor of River Oaks to the contemporary architecture of West University to the painstaking renovations to cottages in The Heights, home buyers know high-end luxury comes in many forms.

Occasionally, though, something comes along that's just off the chain. That's the story of 6 Rivercrest Drive. Unfolding over more than 21,000 square feet on nearly four acres, this nine-bedroom, 14-bathroom Palladian estate is on the market for $14.5 million. 

"The most striking features of this estate are the incredibly ornate details found throughout the home," Scott Frankel, says co-president and principal of Frankel Building Group, which designed the home. "These include a conditioned fur closet, beautiful basket-weave hand-laid stair landing floors, and laser cut granite dolphins in the master shower." 

That kind of deliberate detail is why it took nearly two years to build the stunning home. "Everything is top-of-the-line custom," Frankel adds. "Two things that stand out for me are the Mexican hand-carved custom cabinetry and columns, and the book matched stone entry flooring."

The level of thoughtful touches and unparalleled design in 6 Rivercrest is evident throughout the home. The palatial entry welcomes guests with custom ironwork, gradually unfolding into living space made for luxury as it beckons those who enter into the banquet-ready dining room with inlaid ceiling details and arched windows or the library that's a haven for book lovers. (A little bonus: Houston Rockets superstar James Harden lives next door.)

A breathtaking double staircase rises gracefully from a marble floor up to the second story. Clear maple ceiling beams add to the vivid details. In the state-of-the-art kitchen, cooking enthusiasts will find granite tops with custom edging that provide ample room for prep, and subzero Wolf appliances to create an everyday dinner or a holiday feast.

Two master bedrooms, one upstairs and one down, offer suite-like accommodations, including gold detailing in the bathrooms, extensive closet and dressing area space and views of the grounds.

6 Rivercrest's attached, 4,725-square-foot guest house has its own private entrance with three bedrooms, making it a great in-law apartment or private space for multi-generational family visits. The space is elevator-capable with its own dining room, living area, breakfast room, a full kitchen, game room, study, terrace, and one-car attached garage.

An additional 5578 square feet under roof area offers even more space to expand. 

On the grounds, the six-stall stable features vaulted beamed trusses, and there's an unfinished living quarters above that's ready for whatever its new owners can imagine. 

The resort-style pool features stepping stones leading to pergola. There's also a gorgeous spa, stone columns, and water curtain that adds to the feeling of serenity and opulence. Five outdoor seating areas allow owners and their guests ample views and places to enjoy a glass of wine at sunset, a catered backyard barbecue, or a society-page-worthy outdoor wedding.

With its huge lot, 6 Rivercrest offers its owners a secluded oasis in the middle of one of Houston's busiest areas. Hidden away, but close to everything, this is an incredible opportunity for the right buyer.