Tanglewood's most expensive manor elegantly strolls onto market for $10.99M
Home buyers looking for something that blends the idea of a private oasis with a space that wows guests need look no further than 5412 Sturbridge Dr. The manor-style home is on the market for $10.995 million, listed by Bobby Yazdani and Brian Spack of Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty. The Jack Preston Wood-devised estate sits on 1.19 acres.
Every aspect of the home is grand. Imagine walking through the French mahogany doors into the grand foyer, looking up at the duple iron and teardrop crystal chandelier, set in a niche high above a double marble-clad helical staircase that sweeps upward, creating a jaw-dropping entrance.
Or, think about sinking into a sofa in the formal living room within the rotunda, where arched miniature leaded glass transom windows and double height butted glass windows flood the space with light and offering sweeping views of the grounds. Picture guests waving from the scenic overlook above the great room, taking in the coffered ceiling above and the sports and recreation spaces outside.
A private hallway leads from the grand foyer to the secluded master suite, itself an opulent oasis in a home that's filled with superlatives. The suite's athenaeum features a tray ceiling fortified by stone columns, making it a comfortable reading nook. Mount a television to the wall and it becomes the perfect spot to binge watch in seclusion.
Three sets of French doors accent the sleeping chamber, leading to the pool and gardens and the spa-like master bath, with its oversized walk-in shower with dual shower heads and shower wand, a private water closet, dual vanities and sinks, and leaded glass windows. The dressing room holds space for suits and gowns, shoes and purses, and everyday wear. Seasonal attire is easily stored on the third-tier pull-down rods.
The grounds of 5412 Sturbridge are as luxe as the home itself. In the backyard, a bubbling fountain within a waveless basin draw the eye towards the heated swimming pool and stone-framed wall of water. A heated spa adjacent to the pool offers another space to relax, and beneath the pergola is a stone-backed, cascading 10-foot water wall that trickles into the pool below.
In the northwest corner of this estate, find the sports complex, where owners and guests can practice their golf or tennis swing, smack the tetherball around the pole, put together a pick up game of basketball.
Other incredible features of this massive manse include a movie theater, a second-floor game room with kitchenette, a first-floor library with a spiral staircase leading to a second story with built-in shelves, a third-floor studio that can be a yoga or art space, and seven bedroom with ensuite baths.
From its Tanglewood location, the city is easily accessible, making 5412 Sturbridge the perfect home for those looking for something that is in the heart of Houston with the feeling of being tucked away from the Bayou City's bustle and go.