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English country home for nearly $20 million

Houston Chronicle
Updated 8:57 am, Thursday, January 17, 2013

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  • This 16,022 square-foot English country home spans 3.7 acres and was designed by noted Houston architectural firm Curtis & Windham. Photo: Martha Turner Realtors

    This 16,022 square-foot English country home spans 3.7 acres and was designed by noted Houston architectural firm Curtis & Windham.

    Photo: Martha Turner Realtors

 

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Located in River Oaks, this 16,022 square-foot English country home spans 3.7 acres and was designed by noted Houston architectural firm Curtis & Windham.

The front entrance displays an antique English fountain surrounded by a well-kept garden. Upon entrance through the sinker cypress doors and European-influenced ceilings, the foyer area features limestone block flooring and sinker cypress beams.

Built in 2000, the estate features a vividly open living room that includes antique hardwood floors originating from North Carolina tobacco barns and a massive fireplace carved from limestone.

The gourmet-styled kitchen is equipped with custom cabinetry, English Black Slate counters, two islands, a custom arched sinker cypress Dutch door providing a pass-thru service counter to the back terrace and pool area.

The master bedroom includes an octagonal shaped dressing area with custom closets as well as an exercise room. The bath suite consists of facing sink cabinets, private water closets and whirlpool tub.

Other amenities include a wine vault with tasting room and kitchen with brick flooring throughout, media/theater room and outer grounds that include a rear covered porch, pool and cabana featuring an outdoor kitchen, full bath, fireplace and fountain spa.

Address: 3688 Willowick Road, Houston

Asking Price: $19.995 million

Beds: 6

Baths: 6 full; 2 partial

Listing Agent: Pene Moore, Martha Turner Realtors