memorial mega-manse

Massive Memorial mansion hits the market for whopping $24.5 million

Massive Memorial mansion hits the market for whopping $24.5 million

9030 Sandringham Dr.
The two-acre site at 9030 Sandringham Dr. is a veritable palace.  Photo by Drone Hub Media
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The sweeping main living room. 
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A view at night.  Photo by Drone Hub Media
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The impressive glass and steel stairs.  Photo by TK Images
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The resort-style pool.  Photo by TK Images
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The wine room.  Photo by TK Images
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The colorful bedroom.  Photo by TK Images
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The outdoor kitchen.  Photo by TK Images
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Another sitting area with fireplace.  Photo by TK Images
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The indoor basketball gym.  Photo by TK Images
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The media/screening room. Photo by TK Images
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High ceilings and natural light mark this sitting area.  Photo by TK Images
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The media/fun room.  Photo by TK Images
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The dining area. Photo by TK Images
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The stone kitchen.  Photo by TK Images
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There's very little doubt to anyone looking at Houston's luxury real estate market that the Bayou City has a unbelievable number of stunning properties for sale. Multi-million-dollar homes that offer every thoughtful detail and every amenity necessary for a life of luxury abound across the city limits.

But, every now and then, there comes a home that blows all of the others away — and that's definitely the case of 9030 Sandringham Dr., listed for sale by Compass and available for $24.5 million. The estate sits on two acres in Memorial, and the epitome of a luxury home.

Where to even begin?  Sprawling across 21,738 square feet, the home boasts a contemporary facade and offers eight bedrooms and 14 bathrooms. Among this jaw-dropping residence's amenities are a basketball court, batting cage, serene resort-style pool with outdoor loggia, and an entertainment pavilion featuring a wood burning oven, as well as a top-of-the-line gym with Roma steam shower. The estate makes it completely unnecessary to travel to a resort and spa, when the home itself is designed to pamper and please.

Built in 2008, this one-of-a-kind estate also boasts seven fireplaces, an exquisite home theater which comfortably seats 10, a stunning and spacious raised wine grotto for the ultimate wine collector, and even a hair salon with hydraulic height adjustable leather salon chair and shampoo bowl. The sleek, modern home curves around the backyard's stone-enclosed pool and hot tub and gorgeous green lawn. 

Throughout the home are exquisite details, like a floating steel staircase, wide glass-bordered patios overlooking the backyard, huge windows to allow for plenty of white, and a contemporary white walls that provide a canvas for any artistic style or taste. While 9030 Sandringham is obviously a large home perfect for entertaining, its design feels oddly intimate. The view from one of the home's deep soaking tubs is a wall of green trees, making it feel like residents are suspended in a treehouse.

Luxury aluminum Fleetwood doors and windows create exceptional curb appeal, and the home's entryway offers inviting gas lanterns. The exquisitely manicured grounds pop with metal accents blending into the lush lawn, offering soft elements to offset the home's angular design.

The massive dining room has a custom wine room tucked behind it, anchored by a  floating, marble-slabbed island that's capable of comfortably seating guests for dinners or tastings. And just outside of the wine grotto is a dazzling floor-lit book-matched bar, accented with Christian Liagre pendants.

The home's state-of-the-art kitchen features a striking Lindsay Adelman five-globe, branching bubble chandelier hanging from white washed, wood-paneled, vaulted ceiling. An oversized island beautifully anchors the space, which features top-of-the-line Miele appliances and white okite and stainless steel countertops. This is a kitchen that is perfect for cooking, catering, or hanging out with family and friends. There's also a spacious breakfast area for lazy weekend brunching. 

The master suite boasts a wall of floor-to-ceiling mirrors and custom iron pendants anchoring the space, and the offers a sitting room off of the sleeping quarters, complete with an electric fireplace. Meanwhile the master bath features his-and-hers Carrera marble vanities, Dorn Bracht faucets, and custom ceiling hanging mirrors. There's a cigar room, formal office space with dark stone floors, a spacious guest suite, and a raised playroom.

When it came to luxury, no expense or option was spared in creating 9030 Sandringham. For those who crave privacy, high living, and thoughtful attention to detail, this home is a must-see.