Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty

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1614 Kirby Dr ~ River Oaks $3,950,000
Classically styled elegant home in River Oaks with impressive 2-story entry ; large semi-circular paver-stone drive in decorative fan-shaped pattern leads to Enclosed Motor Court and two remote-controlled wrought iron driveway gates to Kirby Drive
Access Drawing By Opening the DOC's Section Beneath the Photo Display. Click On "Floor Plan". When The PDF File Opens, Clicking the Blue Arrows Launch the Photos Out of the Drawing. Hold Down CTRL Key And Roll Mouse Wheel to Enlarge View
Over 60 linear feet of open-air and covered terraces across the rear of the residence bordered by scrolled ironwork balustrades that "flow" from the Great Room w/Wet Bar and overlook the pool and pool terrace below; ideal for parties and entertaining
Entry foyer: 22' ceiling and line-of-sight to Grand Staircase leading to Upper Level with colonnaded archway to the Great Room w/Wet Bar and elevated wide gallery hallways bordered by scrolled ironwork balustrades on either side of front door
Great Room w/Wet Bar: Archway and wall of divided light glass windows 15' tall open to the rear exterior terraces overlooking pool and pool terrace below; to the left is the granite Wet Bar that can be concealed by closing the double pocket doors
Master Bedroom - 24' x 28': Seen through the glass in this photo is the Illuminated Water Feature Courtyard private to the Master Bedroom and both bath areas; to the left is French door that opens to the Rear Covered Porch, Pool and Pool Terrace
"Her" Mirrored Boudoir Bathing / Dressing Room is luxuriously elegant; inlaid granite floor and two Walk-In Master Closets; the expanse of windows to the left overlooks the Illuminated Water Feature Courtyard that is private to the Master Suite
Dura Supreme cabinetry with high gloss finish, custom hardware and maple borders are all part of this high style kitchen; 2 corner lazy susans, recessed appliance barn, vertical wine shelves and a tall customizable pantry are just right for you
Formal Dining Room - 15' x 17': Ceiling height of 14' 10"; two 9' 6" tall divided light windows and the divided light palladian window in the end wall with overhead fanlight transom lend such a touch of elegance to space; multi-tiered chandelier
Library / Study - 22' x 12': Space for executive desk, credenza and sitting room / meeting room furniture; two built-in granite-topped consoles can be seen in the rear, one with lateral file drawers, the other with cabinet storage; tree-top views
Great Room w/Fireplace and Wet Bar - 24' x 36': This view shows how wide the serving counter for the Granite Wet Bar actually is --over 6' wide -- allowing easy access during a party, or closing the double pocket doors conceals the Wet Bar if desired
Triple 7' 3" tall divided light windows in the Breakfast Room (10' x 13') make this room light and bright; Regency-styled light fixture with electric candlesticks in glass globes; diagonally set ceramic tile flooring and just steps from the Kitchen
All the secondary bedrooms are large in size and have private baths; this photo of Bedroom # 2 (see floor plan) also has a built-in and upholstered window seat, uplights and two walk-in closets with organizational components
This photo is "His" Master Bath, but note features in this room can also be seen in many of the bathrooms: under-mounted sink; cut-and-shaped console with dual granite patterns above wood cabinetry w/custom hardware; ceramic tile floor; glass shower
Over 60 linear feet of elevated terraces bordered by scrolled ironwork balustrades overlooks the pool and pool terrace below: two 20' x 9' open-air terraces and one 23' x 8' covered terrace laid end-to-end provide exceptional entertaining space
The Summer Kitchen is located at the rear of the residence adjacent to the Pool and Spa in the Covered Porch w/retractable awning; built-in stainless steel gas grill, ceiling fan and 21' x 12' floor space (see floor plan)
This elegantly appointed and luxurious multi-room Master Suite has many desirable features; seen here is a wall of fixed and operable divided light doors leading to the Rear Covered Porch w/retractable awing, Pool and Pool Terrace
"Her" Mirrored Boudoir Bathing / Dressing Room has two large walk-in master closets custom configured with shoe rails (seen on the left), cubbies, shelf towers, double and single hanging bars and several built-in chests of drawers; move-in ready!
This photo of Bedroom # 4 (see floor plan) shows features that can be seen in several rooms: tall divided light windows nearly floor-to-ceiling and flooring with stone-blocks around the perimeter and recessed carpeting in the center of the room
All bedrooms have private baths and this photo is the bath for Bedroom # 2 (see floor plan); under-mounted rectangular sink set into slab granite counter with drawers and cabinets below; large shower with frameless glass door
Standing at the top of the Grand Staircase and looking back towards the front door, the Entry Foyer & Reception Hall is breath-taking; the beveled & leaded glass pattern of the 10' entry doors is matched in the skylight above the inlaid granite floor
This view of the Great Room w/ FIreplace and Wet Bar (24' x 36') looks through the 14' tall columned archway towards the front door; recessed ceiling speakers, recessed lighting and recessed directional art lighting all contribute to the ambiance
Two complementary patterns of black granite accent the high gloss black cabinetry with maple borders; SubZero fridge; Thermador 4-burner gas cooktop & 2 burner electric ceramic cooktop; 2 Thermador convection ovens; Bosch dishwasher; wine fridge
Large Formal Dining Room (15' x 17') has a 14' 10" ceiling height; note the carved cornice over the cased opening from the Reception Hall and the cased windows with keystones; the cased opening with cornice in the background is to the Living Room
The 2-tiered divided light window (14' 9" tall x 9' 5" wide) in The Great Room overlooks the Illuminated Water Feature Courtyard below; such an elegant addition to this room, sure to impress your guests at parties and events
The tiled bathroom for Bedroom # 3 (see floor plan) features a corner tub/shower with seat set into glazed tile deck; note the built-in tiled window seat and tile-topped console with contemporary-styled uplights
Elevator with paneled interior, light, telephone, wall-mounted handrail and retractable metal safety gate
The ground level living area is the location of the Master Suite, secondary bedrooms and a large walk-in cedar closet; seen here are the closed doors of the Utility Room; candelabra chandelier hangs above inlaid granite floor; dual stairs to Foyer
An exterior view shows the gated Illuminated Water Feature Courtyard "surrounded" by the windows of the Master Suite and below the 14' 9" tall window in the Great Room; arched double doors to Pool Bath w/steam shower are on the right
Front exterior is highlighted by the circular driveway bordered by professionally landscaped grounds: mature oak trees; palms; wide grassy lawn; massed azalea plantings; sculpted shrubbery; seasonal flowers and exterior building & accent lighting
Clean and classic symmetrical architecture; 2-story porch with columns and pediment; cased doorways and windows with matching pediments; wide stone staircase with scrolled-ironwork railings and tiered pedestals on each side for planters or statuary
Entry to the property off of Kirby Drive in River Oaks is through a remote controlled double ironwork gate with keypad to the circular drive curving to the front steps; a second remote controlled gate is on the opposite end of the drive for exiting
Listed by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty