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Regal Tanglewood estate once owned by former Houston Texans quarterback touches down on market for $6.5M
A recently renovated, regal estate in the prestigious Tanglewood neighborhood that was once owned by Matt Schaub, the former Houston Texans quarterback, has landed on the market with a $6.5 million asking price.
This property at 5620 Bordley Drive sits on one of the largest lots in the entire neighborhood, a double lot that spans nearly 50,000 square feet (or 1.13 acres). Notably, the residence on the first lot underwent a $1.5 million renovation in 2021 to bring it to its current opulent and modern state.
Ellie Riney of Nan and Company Properties Christie's International Real Estate is the listing agent on record.
Schaub's former home boasts 10,840-square-feet and allows owners and guests to enjoy the best of the state-of-the-art amenities, modern styling, and high-end finishes. The home is laid out with five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and three half baths across three floors.
A gourmet kitchen is perfectly suited for a chef to perform their culinary magic. The area is equipped with top-tier appliances like a Wolf steam oven, a 36-inch Sub-Zero fridge, a 36-inch Sub-Zero freezer, two Cove dishwashers, stain-resistant Dekton countertops, custom Eggersmann cabinets, and more.
The kitchen appears minimalistic, but is a culinary war room in disguise.Photo courtesy of TK Images
A coffee bar can be seen on the way into the kitchen, but can be hidden with seamless-appearing doors. Further away is the butler's pantry, complete with a wet bar, filtered water system, instant hot water system, an ice maker, and under-cabinet lighting to really set the mood for any cocktail-crafting experience.
No expenses are spared to make the primary suite the most grandiose realm of the house. Designed to be the homeowner's private retreat, the suite has separate his-and-her bathrooms and walk-in closets for the ultimate convenience. As for comfort, there's nothing more inviting than a modern fireplace.
The first primary bathroom has two separate vanities with sinks, gold mirrors, a floating Toto toilet, an oversized walk-in shower with two shower heads, separate standalone bathtub, black tile floors, and floor-to-ceiling storage. The first primary walk-in closet showcases floor-to-ceiling storage with all-mirror fronts so owners can have a 360-degree view of their outfits. This closet also features a vanity area with LED lighting.
Black, white, and gold – the perfect color combination for any modern abode.Photo courtesy of TK Images
The second primary bathroom is much more rugged; it's adorned floor-to-ceiling with black tile, a floating vanity, an LED-backlit mirror, black toilet, and a walk-in shower. The second primary closet has LED-lighting for the shoe shelves and hanging spaces.
A few other over-the-top features of the home include:
- Cantera Steel front doors
- Modern floating staircase with glass railing and LED lighting
- Downstairs media room with a surround sound system, wet bar and ice maker, two drink fridges, and a modern gas fireplace
- Wine room capable of storing 150 bottles and two wine fridges
- Home gym with a bulletproof door and fingerprint scanner lock system
- Third-floor game room
While the house and pool sit on the first lot, the second lot is dedicated to a deck area, a host of gorgeous oak trees, and a "man cave" that was converted from a garage during the 2021 renovations. The lavish space is the perfect getaway hideout with stunning amenities: a wet bar, golf simulator, half-bathroom, and the unforgettable luxury of air-conditioning. For any future planning, the second lot has enough space or a sport court of the owner's choosing.
Once a promising backup quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, Schaub was traded to the Texans in 2007 and quickly became the franchise quarterback after the David Carr era. He was a calm, steady, stabilizing presence on a team that saw the playoffs and generated a strong fan following and respect around the NFL. His time at the Texans earned him two Pro Bowl appearances as well as admiration from true fans as a true Houston Texan.