Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty

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36 Tiel Way ~ River Oaks $3,950,000
Rear elevation at twilight as seen from the pool level and looking back towards the home. Note the horseshoe-shaped gas fire pit with bench seat in the foreground and stone staircases edged with planting beds ascend on either side of open air balcony
A close-up view of the elevated semi-circular balcony with wrought iron railings overlooking the pool and pool terrace below; space for furniture and open to the Rear Covered Porch. The upper covered balcony spans the length of the Family Room.
Sunset view of the rear yard facing the home, which sits on just over an acre of land that gently slopes down to Buffalo Bayou. This wide expanse of grassy lawn has been tented for many catered events, some with up to 400 people on the grounds
Foyer - 13 x 10 : Hardwood staircase with wrought iron balustrade; painted-paneled walls with hand-applied artisan glaze and wide-plank hardwood floor with 10" extended-height baseboards; cased opening to Living Room and hallway to Mahogany Library
Living Room - 24 x 16 : Gas log fireplace with sleek stone mantelpiece; recessed art lighting; fabric upholstered walls; wide-plank hardwood floors and cased opening to Family Room with Wet Bar and balcony overlooking Pool and Pool Terrace below
Family Room - 28 x 15 : Seamless glass windows on three walls; dual glass doors open onto covered balcony; custom pickled-planked ceiling and corner Wet Bar with copper sink, mirrored glass shelves and filtered-water ice machine; open to Dining Room
Dining Room - 16 x 16 : Custom 10 wide recessed and built-in mahogany china cabinet display case: upper level glass-faced cabinets with interior lighting and adjustable glass shelves; lined drawers and cabinet storage below; Recessed art lighting
Mahogany Library/Study - 26 x 11 : Three walls of floor-to-ceiling built-ins with lighted display shelves; space for multiple TV s; space for executive desk; wall-papered ceiling; extended mahogany crown molding cornices conceal drapery hardware
Oversized Granite Kitchen (21 x 16 ) with space for dinette; Dacor and Miele appliances; 2 Built-In SubZero Fridges set side-by-side; 2 Miele dishwashers; chimney-mounted copper range hood with verdigris patina; corner desk; generously sized island
Mahogany Library / Study - 26 x 11 : Built-in desk / credenza with marble top; upper lighted display niches with adjustable shelves; customized separate whisper-quiet ventilation system with enhanced velocity designed to dissipate cigar smoke
Climate-Controlled Wine Vault (12 x 10 ) with 3 walls of built-in wine bottle storage racks for individual and bulk storage; Humidor Cabinet with programmable humidity levels & display shelves on each side of double glass doors; flagstone flooring
Master Bedroom - 28 x 15 : Peaked ceiling to 13 and three walls of seamless glass windows with plantation shutters; crown molding conceals cove lighting; wide plank hardwood floor; concealed corner marble Coffee / Juice Bar with SubZero fridge
The large multi-room Master Suite spans the distance between the front and rear staircases on the second floor, and includes a separate Sitting Room with white marble fireplace , multiple walk-in closets make-up room, dressing room and marble bath
Master Sitting Room - 10 x 9 : Wood-burning fireplace with white marble surround and custom-carved wood mantelpiece; white marble hearth framed into hardwood floor; custom leather ceiling and recessed art lighting; speakers with surround sound
Marble Master Bath: Custom cabinetry with designer hardware and hand-painted chinoiserie accents; Oversized Roma glass-block steam shower with marble seat, Oxygenics Vortex rainfall showerhead with temperature controls, marble walls and glass door
Master Bath - Recessed windowed alcove for oversized Jason Jacuzzi whirlpool tub set into marble deck, with chinoiserie painted base and skylight above; Two designer basins and THG Paris fixtures set into slab marble counter; mirrored accent walls
Custom configured Master Closet with Programme Martin organizational components: double and single hanging bars; pull-down hanging bars; retractable valet hooks; shoe shelves; wardrobes / drawers with transparent faces; and tall shelf towers
Secondary Bedroom (19 x 16 ) w/Marble Bath: Elegant guest room; could be second master bedroom if desired; ceiling-mounted canopy railing with full length draperies outlining space for queen-sized bed; two walls of tall windows; hardwood floor
This luxurious marble bath adjoins the secondary bedroom with ceiling-mounted draperies for a queen-sized bed;. two white basins; built-in wardrobe; corner oversized Jason whirlpool tub set in marble deck and marble-tiled shower with glass door
First Floor Bedroom - 14 x 14 : Triple 4 9" tall divided light casement windows with wide windowsill / display shelf, full length lined silk drapes, box-pleated silk valance and sheers; upholstered fabric walls with ribbon trim; hardwood floor
Bedroom # 2 (19 x 10 ) is part of the custom-designed princess suite with walls of hand-tied tulle ribbon; vintage chandelier; wall-mounted bed canopy tiara; attached white marble bath and separate Sitting Room w/built-in desk and display case
The entrance to the princess suite is via a separate Sitting Room (10 x 9 ) with peaked ceiling, custom walls of hand-tied tulle ribbon, plantation shutters and built-in homework desk with overhead shelves & beverage refrigerator; Stark wood carpet
Ground Floor Quarters with Bath / Opt. Bedroom # 5 / Play Room / Exercise Room - Accessed via a separate outdoor entrance independent of the home s interior rooms. Built-ins, mirrored accent wall; hardwood floor walk-in closet & private bath
Bath Room attached to Ground Floor Quarters / Bedroom # 5 / Play Room/ or Exercise Room: Art glass vessel sink with custom fixture and angled vanity mirrors with vertical lighting; glazed subway tile floor and walls; shower with glass enclosure
Rear Covered Porch - 28 x 14 :Stacked-stone columns and accent walls; exterior draperies and scalloped awning valance; space for outdoor furniture; wall mount for flat screen TV; flagstone flooring and open to semi-circular terrace balcony
Pool Bath: Under-mounted Villeroy and Boch rectangular basin with custom fixtures set into marble-topped wall-mounted console with cabinet storage below; etched glass wall creates privacy alcove for Toto toilet; walk-in oversized shower
2-Story Luxury Child s Play House built onsite by La Petite Maison master craftsman, the Cape Cod style playhouse with its cedar- shake shingle siding is a replica of the home and totally captivating with its flower boxes and striped awnings
2-Story Child s Play House: Fully finished with dry-walled interiors, recessed lighting, running water and 2 air conditioners; hardwood floor; hardwood staircase; chandelier, faux fireplace, lighted display cabinet and child-sized kitchen with water
Entrance to the ground level Quarters / Guest Room / Play Room / Exercise Room with its exterior entrance independent of the home; flagstone terrace bordered by palms and planting beds with building, landscape and and accent lighting; stairs to pool
Variable-depth lighted and heated saltwater pool with flagstone coping and remote controlled features;wide steps and shallow wading area / tanning shelf at end of pool;multiple spillway fountains into pool Elevated spa; barefoot friendly deck
2-story home with cedar-shake shingle siding & Cape Cod styling on oversized bayou-facing lot in River Oaks; front drive with center garden island and paver-stone circular driveway; Off-street parking for multiple vehicles
Aerial View of the Rear of the Home on multi-levels; Seller reports tenting the rear yard for catered events in the past with good success; hosting events with 400 people on the grounds; and served up to 150 seated / plated persons on the terrace
Listed by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty