As the second-largest state in the US, Texas is vast. Even in our highly populated metropolitan areas like Houston and Dallas–Fort Worth, homeowners with a hankering for space can find ample land, countless trees, and spread-out neighborhoods. If you’re one of those people and there’s a chance to own a generous slice of Lone Star paradise, you take it—or in the case of this $3 million home, you dream of taking it.
In Cypress, we found a 20-acre property with the bonus of a 7-acre, nontaxable creekside conservation easement, which creates a serene and secluded delight here in the Houston area. Here’s a closer look.
18102 Fenske Rd, Cypress, TX 7743
Built in 2006 by Rockwell Custom Homes with five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, the estate is a surprisingly chic alternative to the classic farmhouse style, which is often found on a lot with this much land. There are bits of glam and drama throughout the 5,926-square-foot home, which is listed at $3,100,000. Though surrounded by land and trees, the estate is in a prime location only 4.5 miles from Highway 290 and less than 30 miles from the 610 loop.
The elegance begins in the 24-foot-high foyer, featuring a grand Tuscany staircase adorned with stunning ironwork and a gorgeous chandelier.
The formal living area is a two-story hideaway with 24-foot ceilings, a fireplace, and a candle chandelier that serves as the focal point. For collectors, there are built-in shelves that create the perfect display for those most-adored artifacts.
With a light-neutral color palette, the kitchen is a bright and elegant space made for gourmet dining and appetizers shared over the granite island. A tile backsplash and under-cabinet lighting add to the illuminated feel of the room.
The formal dining room has a gold chandelier and custom Farrow & Ball wallpaper, accented with a black-and-gold color scheme that is perfect for the soft glow of a candlelight dinner. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame an enchanted view of the backyard landscaping.
The office was made to feel like a library, with hardwood floors, built-in shelves, and a unique feather chandelier.
The primary bedroom features a French-door balcony with a view overlooking the pool and the sprawling greenery that surrounds the home, perfect for slow mornings with coffee or afternoon lemonade.
The upstairs catwalk, which leads to an open and airy game room, features striking hardwood floors lined with the same ironwork that adorns the main staircase, adding to the drama of the estate.
The backyard is a sunbather's dream with its pool and spa with fountains, plus a summer kitchen and sun deck surrounding the area. The backyard also includes additional green space, creating a venue that is perfect for large outdoor gatherings.
The grounds are gated and include security, irrigation, and a long driveway leading to a porte-cochère with a three-car oversize garage where you’ll tuck your car in for the night.