This stately Texas home has a unique grandeur to it. From the impressive edifice of to the pillars and ironworking of the entrance hallway to the hardwood panelling and stained glass windows, it has all the makings of a palace. It has recently been listed for $13.95 million.
The home is in Stablewood, a gated community in Houston where the typical home sells for around $3.3 million. The high price is due in part to the home being replete with various works of art, including a 15-foot glass sculpture in the entrance hallway by famed artist Dale Chihuly. The sculpture is sold separately.
The home is quite substantial at 20,122 square feet. There are three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, and five half bathrooms. All of the bedrooms are en suite, and the home also has the possibility of a fourth bedroom.
The home is being sold by Sue and Lester Smith. Mr. Smith, who passed in 2019, was an avid art and antiques collector, as is evinced by the artwork throughout the home. Ms. Smith is an interior designer.
The design thus blends a lot of classic and contemporary elements. The interior features very extensive use of distressed walnut, as well as Venetian plaster, and stained glass. On the 1 acre property, there is also a pool with a cabana and outdoor kitchen.
In addition to all that, the home also has a regulation sized ballroom! Located above the home’s garage it is around 2,400 square feet and capacious enough to hold quite a crowd.