one hot hacienda
The striking Spanish Colonial at 911 Shelterwood Dr. is the sort of place that evokes another time and place, while boasting all of the contemporary conveniences buyers could want. Listed for $2.1 million by John Daugherty, Realtors, the Timbergrove home effortlessly blends high-end style with a welcoming feel.
If the devil is in the details, as they say, buyers are going to flip for the extraordinary craftsmanship on display. Come up the sidewalk along a terracotta-colored walk to the wide, custom-created double church doors from Puebla, Mexico. Step through them into a breathtaking, arched entry laden with Talavera tile.
Seven archways beckon, a calling card that tells all who enter that this is more than just a home; this is an homage to a brilliant Spanish past. Wrought-iron adorns the stairs, decorative tiles evoke the courtyards and artistic interiors of Sevillian palaces. The two-story, ground-floor great room is a gathering place where guests can gaze at all this gorgeous detail.
From that expressive living space, 911 Shelterwood opens against the kitchen and outside covered loggia. Chefs will delight in a the open, light-filled kitchen, complete with two islands, an eight-burner gas stove with two ovens, two dishwashers, and two copper-apron sinks.
The kitchen bar offers a casual spot for hanging out and quick meals, while the breakfast area offers enough space for something more structured. A walk-in pantry means ample storage space. And the butler's pantry provides a terrific staging area for dinner parties and easy access to the formal dining room.
The spacious master bedroom with its 12-foot ceilings has a cozy seating area with a tree-filled view. Blackout shades provide perfect sleeping conditions. The wood-burning fireplace sits adjacent to the double doors leading to the covered loggia. The master bath boasts a stunning tile shower, separate water closet with a bidet, two sinks, a deep soaking tub in front of an arched window, and a walk-in closet with built-in dressers and shoe storage.
Wood floors and iron accents continue the Spanish theme into the second, third, and fourth bedrooms, which feature either an ensuite or shared bath, balcony access, and walk-in closets.
The home's covered loggia is a perfect hideaway with wrought-iron gates, mosquito control, access to the summer kitchen, and enough space for seating and dining. Tile steps lead to the sweeping, green backyard with space for an in-ground pool. The home's other amenities include an elevator, build-in sound system, and electric shades in some of the rooms.
With its proximity to The Heights, I-10, Memorial, and the 610 Loop, 911 Shelterwood Dr.'s location makes it the perfect address for a relatively easy commute. And the home's resort-style feel means that when its owners are finished with the workday, they'll retreat to a lovely hacienda that feels like it's miles removed from the busy crush of the Bayou City.