River Oaks

Property Dreams: A Grand Estate in River Oaks

We found a grand and elegant home in the upscale River Oaks area to daydream about.

By Stephanie Bartels July 22, 2022

We found a grand and elegant home in the upscale River Oaks area to daydream about.

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River Oaks is one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Houston. The area is home to stately dwellings, upscale shopping, and the recently salvaged art-deco-style River Oaks Theater. If we’re dreaming up a neighborhood for our fantasy home, River Oaks is where we want to be. Whether you have millions to spend on a new home, or just fantasizing like we are, take a closer look at this beautiful home we found in the Country Club Estates. 

Originally built in 2005, the 12,209 square-foot home has a 6-car garage and sits on a 1-acre lot surrounded by lush green landscaping, trees, an herb garden, and a pond. There are 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half bathrooms throughout the estate, which is listed for $20,000,000 and is accepting Bitcoin. From the exterior, you’ll see a brick facade, but the real treat is inside: The home is designed with refinished hardwood floors, limestone, mahogany millwork, and LED lighting. There’s a stunning mix of new and old with European imports, tall, coffered ceilings, and archways. Here’s a closer look. 

1722 River Oaks Blvd., Houston, TX 77019

$20,000,000
Listed by Beth Cassidy with Douglas Elliman Realty

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The foyer is grand and welcoming, with rich mahogany paneling and a staircase trimmed with a runner. The room is flanked by the formal living and dining rooms, a study, and a library. 

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The family room has large windows with stunning outdoor views and a wet bar adjoining the room. The hardwood décor continues throughout the floors, ceiling, and window frames.

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The formal living room has one of many stone fireplaces throughout the home. It was imported from Italy and is gas and remote-controlled. 

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The home has a massive wine cellar with storage space for hundreds of bottles and a large tasting room area. You’ll enter the room through stunning iron gates at the entrance. 

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The kitchen has upscale-gourmet appliances, including a new dishwasher, a vented six-burner Wolf range with a stone hood enclosure, and pot filler. Adjoining the room is a butler’s pantry which is great for extra storage and hosting. 

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The formal dining room has mahogany beams on the ceiling and hardwood flooring. The space is large enough to fit a dinner party of ten or more. A large chandelier serves as a decorative centerpiece and is perfect lighting for an intimate dinner setting. 

 

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The primary bedroom is a luxurious retreat with vaulted ceilings, mahogany accents, a fireplace, and a large sitting area with a morning bar, which is beautiful for coffee first thing in the morning. 

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The primary bedroom has two bathrooms and walk-in closets, each inspired by boutiques with hanging rods, shelves, drawers, a packing island, and an illuminated glass display case. The packing island is a travel solution we never knew we needed.

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The home theater guarantees premium seating and fresh snacks for family movie night, thanks to the stadium seating, ice maker, refrigerator, and microwave. 

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Just outside the home’s grand entrance is a charming outdoor seating area surrounded by the garden’s lush trees and greenery, perfect for afternoon chats with loved ones.

 

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The pool and spa area offer a relaxing view of the 1-acre estate, surrounded by boxwoods and the soft glow of your dream home’s interior. 



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