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1035 Harvard St. ~ Houston Heights $2,650,000
This quintessential Acadian-style home expertly blends itself with the vernacular of southern plantation-type houses that are sprinkled throughout the Heights.
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As you approach the front of the home with its custom 9' iron and glass doors, it becomes immediately recognizable that Smith Family Homes builds houses that far exceed your expectations.
Crossing the threshold into the 8' wide entry hall, the impact of 12' ceilings with an abundance of natural light make this home feel both warm and inviting.
To the left of the entry hall is 19' x 13' formal dining room. The tray ceiling rises to 12' while the Jeld-Wen windows, facing east and south, allow for the room to be held on display throughout the day.
An 18-light Shimmering Falls chandelier with antique silver finish is the focal point of this amazing room. To the left of the dining room is an oversized Butler's pantry as well as a walk-in storage pantry.
Opposite the formal dining room is the 19' x 14' study. A Restoration Hardware drum-style light fixture casts a warm hue over the desk. The 8' front porch measures 48' across and provides a layer of shade to each of the front facing rooms.
The main axis of this home has a beautiful stairwell with custom iron work while the alcove to the right awaits the creativity of the wine connoisseur. The builder utilizes '2x6' construction, spray foam insulation & a slab foundation built on piers.
Smith Family Homes has factored into the home's scope of work a wine room ranging from simple to state-of-the art for the future owner should they desire to create one. The home also has a multi-zone Lennox HVAC system with Wi-Fi capabilities.
The kitchen and breakfast area, the heart of the home, has ceiling details that help to define this large space from the living room.
Centered in the 23' x 19' kitchen is an 11' island with Taj Mahal quartzite counters that sit atop custom, site-built cabinetry, all with soft close doors and drawers and Top Knobs hardware.
The 19' x 8' butler's pantry has a handmade antiqued mirror glass backsplash, a 24" Sub-Zero refrigerator, 24" Asko dishwasher and 15" Kohler sink. Behind frame is a 4' x 8' walk-in pantry.
3" x 8" Savoy in bronze tile by Ann Sacks is the backdrop for 3" varnished mahogany floating shelves. The 48" Wolf range has dual ovens with convection while the overhead 48" Best vent hood has a 1,200 cubic feet per minute capacity.
Completing the top-of-the-line appliance package is a 48" Sub-Zero glass front refrigerator, a 30" Wolf microwave, a third oven, also provided by Wolf and finally a 30" Wolf warming drawer. Not pictured is a second 24" Asko dishwasher in the island.
The 21' x 20' living room's focal point is the gas-log fireplace with herringbone pattern clad with a Fantasy Brown marble surround. The 9-light carbide black and polished nickel light fixture draws the eye upwards to the 12' ceilings.
A view looking back to the kitchen and outdoor veranda help to show the home's entertaining capabilities. With the 12' ceilings, the builder was able to introduce transom windows above the doors to invite even more light into the home.
Discreetly located just beyond the stairs is the first floor master suite. The builder commissioned famed designer, Allie Wood, to create a breathtaking ceiling treatment. The Capiz chandelier drops in the center of the 19' x 19' room.
Hand honed silver marble with Champagne Light limestone floors are yet another custom feature in this amazing master suite. 8' Silestone Lagoon quartzite vanities are anchored on each side while hardware is provided by Brizo, Emtek and Hudson Valley.
The 18' x 14' master closet is large enough for the greatest of fashion aficionados. An orb-style chandelier sits above the Silestone Lagoon quartzite packing island. Numerous Hafele pull down closet rods add an additional 50% of hanging space.
Just behind the 66" Kohler Sunstruck soaking tub is a Champagne Light chiseled limestone shower enclosure with DTV Plus System. Dual rain domes, handshower columns and rough-in for an optional steam unit make the shower both practical and enviable.
Walking back into the master bedroom from the bath you are able to appreciate the views of the spacious backyard that this room is afforded. Prewired for surround sound,1035 Harvard's A/V capacity is second to none.
Located on the second floor of the main portion of the home are three additional bedrooms, one of which is displayed here. The room measures 17' x 14' and has north and east facing windows along with double door access to the front terrace deck.
This secondary bedroom mirrors the one pictured before. Each of the secondary bedrooms has a 60" Casa Vieja Turbina ceiling fan, baseboards with integrated electric and LED lighting.
This 14' x 13' secondary bedroom has south facing Jeld-Wen windows, 5" white oaks floors and an en suite bath. Benjamin Moore paint was utilized throughout the home, yet another example of the builder sparing no expense during construction.
This is an example of one of the en suite baths for each of the bedrooms. A Carrara marble vanity with Brizo plumbing fixtures, Emtek hardware and a tumbled Dolomite tub surround are on display for this 14' x 6' secondary bath.
Also located on the second floor is this 24' x 16' game room. This room has a closet and en suite bath, thus creating the flexibility for this to be utilized as a fifth bedroom, if so desired.
In between the two front bedrooms is the upstairs reading lounge. Measuring 12' x 8', this area can be used as a planning center, study nook, or can be furnished with love seats and made into a casual spot to enjoy the latest novel or comic book.
Spanning 48' across, the front terrace deck has three Minka Aire Java ceiling fans, a tongue and groove ceiling detail and Emtek oil rubbed bronze door hardware.
Sitting atop the 3-car garage is this amazing room that measures 920 square feet and has an en suite bath. A separate flight of stairs off of the rear of the living room allows this space to be used as a home gym/yoga room, music room or game room.
As you enter the home from the 3-car garage, you will find this 13' x 12' utility room. A large walk-in closet behind the door to the left is the perfect spot to store luggage, seasonal items or oversized cleaning supplies.
The builder has provided allowances for an outdoor kitchen that will satisfy all of your cooking fantasies. 4" x 4" stone pavers define the outdoor veranda & dining pavilion while overlooking the backyard. Not pictured, a cabana bath is behind frame.
This is what a 9,900 square foot lot should feel like. A lawn that feels large enough for a game of tag football is afforded to this property. Or should you desire a pool, no need to worry about not having sufficient room to still have a big yard.
Listed by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty