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3628 Inwood Drive ~ River Oaks Sec 09 $4,199,500
View from the curb with wide grassy lawn across the front dotted with mature trees, landscaped planting beds and curving brick walkway from curb to porch. Professionally landscaped yard with mature trees; ornamental trees; massed azalea plantings; flowering shrubs; established planting beds with seasonal flowers; Rainbird® automatic sprinkler system and exterior building accent and landscape lighting; side driveway on left side of home and wrought iron pedestrian gates on each side of home.
Elegant Foyer and Reception Hall - 14' 10" x 11' 7": Formal block-paneled walls with chair rail and geometric Chippendale-style interlocking wainscoting. Staircase with bottom fan-shaped hardwood treads, wood-spindled balustrade and curled hardwood banister; Decorative brass-and-glass hanging light fixture with electric candlestick lighting; Two coat closets (3’ 10” x 2’ 3”) each with hanging bar and overhead shelf, one with mail-drop slot; Multi-piece crown molding; Original hardwoods.
FORMAL DINING ROOM – 17’ X 14’ 9”: Chair rail over block-paneled wainscoting; Lighted bay window alcove (7’ 8” wide) with 8’ tall divided-light windows overlooking front; The 6’ 3” tall divided-light window faces the side; Multi-piece crown molding; Recessed lighting; Recessed directional halogen art lights; Recessed ceiling-mounted speakers; Hardwood floor original to the home; Swinging pivot door to Front Hall, Breakfast Room and Kitchen
FORMAL LIVING ROOM WITH FIREPLACE – 17’ X 24': Wood-burning and gas fireplace: carved-wood mantelpiece with dentils; marble surround and marble hearth framed into hardwood floor; Formal block-paneled accent wall; Recessed spotlight focused over mantel; Lighted bay window alcove (7’ 8” wide) with 8’ tall divided-light windows overlooking front; Two 6’ tall divided-light windows overlooking Rear Yard; Recessed directional halogen lighting; Recessed ceiling-mounted speakers; original ha
FAMILY ROOM WITH FIREPLACE – 14’ 9” X 31’ 4”: Wood-burning fireplace: carved-wood mantelpiece with dentils; marble surround and elevated marble hearth; Two recessed built-ins (on each side of fireplace) with upper level adjustable shelves and cabinet storage below; 10’ wide alcove with recessed wall-mounted speakers and space for wall-mounted flat screen TV; Ornamental crown molding with dentils; Recessed halogen directional art lighting; Recessed ceiling-mounted speakers; parquet fl
PANELED MASTER BEDROOM – 17’ 3” X 20’: Formal block-paneled walls; two 5’ tall divided-light windows facing front; Windowed alcove (5’ 10” wide) faces the rear of property; Ceiling fan; Recessed lighting; Wall-mounted sconce lighting with shades; Two recessed directional ceiling lights, each with individual wall-plate switch; Recessed ceiling-mounted speakers; Hardwood floor; Three Walk-In Master Closets: (11' 9" x 7' 10"; 6' x 7' 4" and 5' 10" x 3' 7"; Attached Marble Master Bat
MARBLE MASTER BATH WITH CORNER COFFEE AND JUICE BAR - Two separate consoles, each with: Kohler® designer sinks set into marble-tiled counter with drawers and cabinets below; recessed vanity lighting; Vanity table with marble tile top, and wall-mounted vanity mirror; Kallista® whirlpool tub; Shower with marble tile surround, glass enclosure and glass door; Separately enclosed water closet; built-in linen cabinet; recessed lighting; recessed ceiling speakers; diagonally inlaid marble tile floor
SUN ROOM WITH WET BAR – 9’ 4” X 19’: Three walls of divided-light windows; divided-light French door opens to gardens; Wall-mount for TV; Ornamental crown molding; Recessed directional halogen art lights; Recessed ceiling-mounted speakers; cork tile flooring; Wet Bar with hand-hammered circular bar sink set into granite counter; slab granite backsplash; glass-faced display cabinets with adjustable glass shelves; KitchenAid® ice maker; Eurocave® programmable glass-faced wine refrigerat
GRANITE KITCHEN – 12’ X 17’ 8”: Granite counters & tile backsplash; Under-cabinet lighting; Double basin sink, filtered water tap & disposal; Windows over sink with slab granite display shelf; LG® dishwasher; KitchenAid® built-in stainless steel refrigerator/freezer; Thermador® Pro 6-burner gas cooktop & lava-rock grill; Thermador® Pro stainless steel vent, light & heat lamps; Dacor® double ovens; upper with convection capabilities; Granite-topped peninsula with cabinets & bookshelf
WINDOWED BREAKFAST ROOM – 12’ X 9’ 2”: Two divided-light windows overlook rear yard; Divided-light glass door exits to outdoor dining terrace; Recessed lights; Multi-piece crown molding; Recessed ceiling speakers; Granite-topped peninsula (5’ 3” x 2’ 9”): Under-counter storage cabinets with pull-out shelves on Breakfast Room side, under-counter storage cabinets on the opposite side, bookshelf in the endcap, and wall-mounted bulletin board / message center at opposite end; Hardw
GAME ROOM AND PLAY ROOM – 17’ 9” X 20’ 4”: Adjacent to Kitchen; Floor-to-ceiling 2-tiered built-in storage cabinets; Louvered door conceals Rheem® 50 gallon gas hot water heater; Ceiling-mounted rail lighting with adjustable and repositionable lamps; Ceiling fan with light; Wall of tall divided-light windows on either side of divided-light French door that opens to rear Enclosed Motor Court/Play Area; Wide-plank hardwood flooring with 9” tall extended-height baseboards
BEDROOM # 2 WITH PRIVATE BATH – 17’ 2” X 12’ 2”: Formal block-paneled walls;Two built-in display cases with adjustable shelves, cornice tops and cabinets; Tall divided-light windows; Recessed lighting; Recessed ceiling speakers; Hardwood floor; Two Closets, Each – 3’ 5” x 21”; Private Bath: Paneled accent wall, white basin set into slab marble counter and framed vanity mirror; Recessed privacy alcove for Kohler® toilet; Kohler® programmable whirlpool tub and shower; Marble
Elegant Private Bath for Bedroom # 2: Formal block-paneled accent wall; White basin with designer fixture set into marble counter & cabinets below; Framed vanity mirror; Recessed vanity lighting; Windows with plantation shutters; Recessed privacy alcove for Kohler® toilet with overhead wall-mounted cabinet, chair rail & wainscoting; Kohler® programmable whirlpool tub / shower set in white marble tiled surround with contrasting marble accent border; Diagonal 20” x 20” marble tile floor
BEDROOM # 3 WITH PRIVATE BATH – 13’ X 16’ 2”: Tall divided-light windows; Multi-piece crown molding; Recessed lighting; Hardwood floor; Two Closets: (Each 4’ 2” x 22”); Private Bath: Pedestal sink; Mirrored wall; Corner shower with marble tile surround, inlaid contrast tile border & glass door; Toilet; Built-in linen cabinet; Window with plantation shutters; Recessed lighting; Chair rail with wainscoting; Diagonal 12” x 12” marble tile floor inlaid with contrasting marble acc
Marble Private Bath for Bedroom # 3 - White pedestal sink with custom fixtures; Mirrored wall; Shower: 12” x 12” marble tile surround with contrasting marble border, marble door casing, marble threshold and glass door; Toilet; Built-in linen cabinet with separate laundry-drop compartment; Window with plantation shutters; Recessed lighting; Multi-piece crown molding; Chair rail with block panel wainscoting; Diagonally set 12” x 12” marble tile floor inlaid with contrasting marble accent b
BEDROOM # 4 – 11’ 3” X 9’ 3”: Tall divided-light window; Multi-piece crown molding; Ceiling-mounted light; Carpet; Closet – 6’ 2” x 22”: bi-fold louvered closet doors; single and double hanging bars with overhead shelves and shelf tower with 3 adjustable shelves
BEDROOM # 5 – 12’ 8” X 11’ 3”: Vestibule entry from Hall; Two tall divided-light windows;Multi-piece crown molding; Ceiling-mounted light; Carpet; Closet - 6’ 3” x 22”: bi-fold louvered closet doors; single and double hanging bars with overhead shelves and shelf tower with 3 adjustable shelves
HALL BATH: Under-mounted white basin with custom fixture set into white marble counter with cabinets below; Recessed vanity lighting; Wall-mounted vanity mirror; Window with plantation shutters; Built-in linen closet with separate laundry-drop compartment; Kohler® toilet; Tub / Shower: set within arched alcove, 12” x 12” marble tile surround with contrasting marble accent border; Diagonally set 12” x 12” marble tile floor
Living Room in Guest Quarters Over Garage with Bedroom, Kitchen and Bath – 14’ 10” x 23’ 1”: 9’ ceiling; Two tall divided-light sash windows face front and two tall divided-light sash window face the rear of property (great cross-ventilation); Half-wall topped with hardwood display shelf overlooks staircase below; Two ceiling-mounted lights; Hardwood floor; Door to Bedroom; Door to Bathroom; Open to Kitchen; Doors to significantly sized walk-in storage areas
Kitchen in Guest Quarters Over Garage – 9’ 9” x 8’ 2”: Ceasarstone® counters with drawers and cabinets below; Elkay® under-mounted stainless steel with single lever fixture & sprayer attachment; Cabinets above sink; Fisher & Paykel® dishwashing drawer; U-Line® beverage refrigerator; Fisher & Paykel® 4 burner gas range with convection oven and warming drawer; Stainless steel vent with chimney mount; Pantry with 4’ wide doors & adjustable shelves; Ceiling-mounted light; Skylight;
Bedroom in Guest Quarters Over Garage with Living Room, Kitchen and Bath– 12’ 4” x 16’ 10”: 9’ ceiling height; Double casement window faces side ; Hardwood Floor; Closet # 1 – 6’ 1 x 2’ 6”: storage closet with 3 adjustable shelves built into end wall; Closet # 2 – 6’ 2” x 2’ 3”: single hanging bar and two sliding closet doors; Closet # 3 – 3’ 1” x 2’ 3”: single hanging bar and sliding closet door
Bath in Guest Quarters Over Garage with Living Room, Bedroom and Kitchen: Ceasarstone® console with under-mounted Porcher® sink and polished nickel fixtures and drawer and cabinet storage below; Wall-mounted vanity mirror with mirror-mounted vanity lighting; Toto® energy-efficient, low-flow toilet; Shower with 4” x 4” glazed tile surround, Speakerman® wall-mounted rainfall showerhead and single lever controls; 2-tiered built-in linen closet with top-of-cabinet display space; Skylight
First Floor Garage Den with Bath: Accessed via a divided-light door at ground level; ideal for a Private Retreat, Study, Office or Music Practice Room; Main Room – 9’ 7” x 16’ 3”: Ceiling-mounted-light; Recessed storage alcove; Ceasarstone® console with under-mounted Porcher® sink, polished nickel fixtures and drawer and cabinet storage; Wall-mounted vanity mirror; Separately Enclosed Bath: Toto® toilet; shower with Speakerman® wall-mounted rainfall showerhead and single lever
A twilight photograph of the front of the residence shows how the home, situated on a 5+ acre corner lot, is set back from the street with a wide expanse of grassy lawn and mature trees. A brick walkway curves from the curb to the expanded-size brick porch with space for statuary or urns. The driveway runs from the front curb to a wrought iron driveway gate with inset pedestrian gate located on the left side of the home; a wrought iron pedestrian gate is also on the right side of the home.
Outdoor Living Space - Open Air Planked Deck – 21’ x 19’ 3”: Planked deck and dining terrace of imported Ipe hardwood, naturally pest and rot resistant; Steps descend to grassy lawn; Plumbed with gas port for gas grill, or future Summer Kitchen; Decorative wall-mounted light above grill area; Ample space for outdoor furniture
This photograph of the Game Room and Play Room (17' 9" x 20' 4") provides a good view of several features unseen in previous photographs, like the floor-to-ceiling storage cabinet built-ins that are 8' 6" long and the small built-in work counter on the end. The divided light doors are shown here open to the Enclosed Motor Court / Play Area, an estimated 1,115 total square feet of secure play space of concrete surfacing with brick seams, and outdoor wall-mounted lighting.
Paneled Foyer and Reception Hall - 14' 10" x 11' 7": Formal block-paneled walls with chair rail, geometric Chippendale-style interlocking wainscoting and original hardwoods provide such elegance to this space. The Chippendale-style wainscoting continues up the hardwood staircase with wood-spindled balustrade and curled hardwood banister. The front door is located on the wall to the left, and not quite visible here are the two coat closets conveniently located on each side of the front door.
FORMAL LIVING ROOM WITH FIREPLACE – 17’ X 24’: This angle shows you a good view of the lighted bay window alcove with 8' tall divided light windows overlooking the front. A "twin" window in the Formal Dining Room, provides a pleasing symmetry to the front view of the residence. The masonry fireplace is wood-burning & gas with marble surround, marble hearth and a carved wood mantelpiece with dentils. Hardwoods are original and also note the carved cornice above the cased opening to the Foy
FORMAL DINING ROOM – 17’ X 14’ 9”: As previously mentioned, the Formal Dining Room also has a lighted bay window alcove with divided light windows overlooking the front. Multi-piece crown molding, chair rail, block paneled wainscoting and extended cornices above the doorways lend a pleasing formal air to the room not always found in homes. Recessed directional halogen art lights, recessed ceiling-mounted speakers and original hardwoods are also enviable in-demand features.
FAMILY ROOM WITH FIREPLACE – 14’ 9” X 31’ 4”: This photo is a closer view of the wood-burning fireplace with marble surround, marble hearth and carved wood mantelpiece with dentils, as well as the two recessed built-ins on either side with adjustable shelves above and cabinet storage below. Divided light doors on the left wall (not seen in this photo) lead to the rear planked Open Air Dining Terrace and grill area and the doors on the right lead to garden area on the right side of the
Marble Master Bath: Seen here are the two separate marble consoles, built-in vanity table with mirror and in the foreground is the whirlpool tub set in its marble tiled deck with windows and plantation shutters overhead. Next to the vanity table is the recessed corner Coffee and Juice Bar with a Kohler bar sink, space for a microwave oven, under-counter Marvel beverage refrigerator and under-counter Whirlpool ice maker; diagonally set and inlaid marble tile floor
MUD ROOM – 5’ 10’ X 11’ 2”: Stainless steel sink set into slab granite counter; wall-mounted cabinets with top-of-cabinet display space; Built in bench seat (5’ 7” long) with storage drawers, upper level shelf, coat and accessory hooks; Shelf tower with storage cubbies, Storage closet (3’ 7” x 14”);Ceiling-mounted rail lighting with adjustable and repositionable lamps; Hardwood floor; Exit door with upper level divided-light glass panels leads to covered walkway to Garage
Master Walk-In Closet # 1 - One of three Master Closets located in the Master Bedroom: Vestibule entry not shown in this photo with built-in storage areas and wall-mounted dressing mirror, leads to Closet Area shown in this photo 11’ 9” x 7’ 10”: Three walls of hanging bars & shelves; floor level shoe tray with heel stops; Built-in drawers with upper level adjustable shelves; 9’ long built-in bench seat with 8 drawers; Carpet
Laundry Area in Garage – 15’ 3” x 8’ 4”: Space for full-sized washer and dryer; Wall-mounted cabinets; Kohler® laundry sink set into counter with cabinets; Window above sink; Wall-mounted drip-dry hanging bar with overhead shelf; Recessed, built in and lighted wall-mounted (clothes-folding) shelf. The Garage (27’ 6” x 23’) has 2 single-sized garage doors with automatic openers and upper level windows; Recessed HVAC closet; Space for freezer or refrigerator; Space for workshop or
Aerial view from the rear of the home shows the corner lot with mature trees.
The concrete driveway curves from the front curb towards the left side of the residence.
This view of the Rear Yard shows the expanse of grassy lawn with drains across the rear of the home and also in the side yard controlled by a Rainbird® automatic sprinkler system. Mature trees, flowering shrubs, brick-edged planting beds, and massed azalea plantings are features of the greenscape enclosed by a tall wood privacy fence and ivy-covered brick wall. Also seen here is the wood-planked Open Air Dining Terrace illuminated by outdoor building and accent lighting
The Side Pocket Garden is located on the (right) side of the home and is accessed from the Rear Yard, through glass French doors in the Sun Room or also the Family Room, or via a scrolled ironwork pedestrian gate at the front of the property. This greenspace features mature trees, ornamental trees, shrubbery and azaleas; brick-edged planting beds, grassy lawn with drains and Rainbird® automatic sprinkler system.
Twilight photo at the front of the property showing the curvilinear brick walk across the front from the wrought iron pedestrian gate on the right side of the house (not seen in this photo) past the illuminated bay window in the Formal Living Room towards the brick Front Porch just beyond the bay window.
Aerial view of corner lot as seen from the front of the property, the driveway extends towards the Enclosed Motor Court with brick seams between the residence and the Garage, the red brick walkways extend from the curb to the porch and also from the porch to the wrought iron pedestrian gate on the right side of the home.
Listed by Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty