Rivercrest

Houston Property Dreams: A Palladian Paradise Fit For a King

Listed for $12,950,000.

By Shelby Stewart May 20, 2022

Houston is a city of luxury, especially when it comes to real estate. We've been combing through the city's most stunning properties, from the mansions in River Oaks to the estates far out in Fort Bend. We've found a captivating Palladian palace in Briargrove Park with amenities including an equestrian stable, a wine vault and a three-bedroom guest house connected to the primary residence. Let's take a look inside this pricey chateau, shall we?

6 W. Rivercrest Drive

$12,950,000

Everyone wishes that their home could feel like paradise, but few compare to this  Mediterranean-style estate.

The house looks like a palace from the exterior and has the space to match — the massive property stretches across 3.7 acres of gated grounds and 21,032 square feet. 

At first glance, the home's Italian design is apparent, from the terra cotta roof, outdoor columns and rounded arches. The house's finishes include the finest selections and artisan craftsmanship worldwide. 

 The interior is nothing short of opulent. The entryway reinforces the home's Mediterranean style with a focus on symmetry. You're greeted by a grand chandelier and twin quarter-turn stairs that lead to the stately second-floor landing. 

The second floor opens up to the living quarters. The master bedroom is adorned with not one, not two, but three chandeliers, a massive open window overlooking the backyard, Victorian curtains and a built-in fireplace. 

The master bath is equipped with blue marble countertops, convex mirrors, clawfoot tub and an enclosed walk-in oasis wrapped in matching blue marble. You'll find similar Calcutta marble in the kitchen, nine bathrooms and the walk-in showers. 

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 The upstairs game room is ideal for entertaining large parties. The indoor arcade includes a small bar, couches for lounging and access to the second-floor balcony, which is also spacious enough for an evening wind down. 

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The compound is outfitted with dark wood and walnut furniture, adding to the home's regal look. The kitchen offers wood cabinets of walnut, but the deep bister colors are offset by a pair of gorgeous teal light fixtures, a focal point in the breakfast nook. 

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Where the family will eat will never be a question as the home has seating in the kitchen and dining room. You'll fall in love with the first-floor wine cellar, where you can let your favorite cabernet sauvignon age and store your finest whiskeys. 

 The bookworm in the family will delight in the residence's wood-paneled library and adjacent study. The room is quintessential with a fireplace and antique tufted furniture, especially on the nights you want to cozy up with a good book.  

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As you tour the property, the extravagance only deepens. The home has world-class stables for the horseback rider in the family. Laura Sweeny and Kolton Wilson, the real estate agents who listed the house, told Houstonia, "6 West Rivercrest Drive offers the rare opportunity to own one of the premier equestrian estates within the Houston city limits."

The swimming pool is an extension of the luxury of the home, with a serene waterfall sandwiched between twin cast-iron gazebos with dome roofs. You can see the beauty of the calm waters from the main house and a distant view of the three-bedroom guesthouse. 

More information on the property here. 



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