Houston home shoppers who love the look of the past but need the amenities of the present will want to take a closer look at 9102 Chatsworth Drive. The midcentury, Memorial-area home is up for auction, and will go — without reserve — to the highest bidder.
Concierge Auctions opens worldwide bidding on March 22, which closes on March 28. Done in cooperation with David Brooks Ballard of Brooks Ballard Fine Homes and Estate, Engel and Völkers Houston, the auction is a potential deal for buyers: The home was listed at $4.6 million.
Sprawling across 5,735 square feet and taking full advantage of its shaded urban oasis surroundings, the four bedroom, white brick home offers a stunning living environment. Drive through the wrought-iron entrance gate and up the half-circular driveway to a front walk flanked by carved sconces and two lion statues standing guard. The blue door beckons you to enter.
Inside, tile floors and wood-inlaid ceilings speak to the precise detailing the home provides. Floor-to-ceiling windows throughout flood the home with natural light. The sleek, modern kitchen will appeal to cooking aficionados, with its steel-bordered gas stove and long granite countertops. Multiple living spaces meander throughout the home, providing spaces for relaxing and entertaining, several with built-in bookshelves, second-level cutout windows and views of the backyard.
The master bedroom’s closet is cedar-lined with ample dressing space, while the master suite itself is palatial. The remaining bedrooms offer backyard views and comfort, while still feeling tucked away and private.
The centerpiece of the backyard is the pool, a sparkling blue affair that faces a cabana-like living room and overlooks the space’s fountains and gardens. Sitting on just over half an acre, this is an elegant retreat from Houston’s urban bustle. The home feels very much like its own island, with the high, green hedges, stone walkways and park-like setting.
This cool oasis sits between Memorial Drive and I-10, making it centrally located to every amenity Houston offers, from the trails in Memorial Park to the shopping in River Oaks and Uptown Park, to the thriving business centers downtown and in the Energy Corridor. Best of all, though, is that 9102 Chatsworth has the decided feel of a hidden retreat, making it easy to feel as if you’re somewhere else.
Bidding on the home is offered with an eye toward buyers in China and greater Asia, although prospective buyers may bid from anywhere around the world, especially Houston.