The West Grand Regency address couldn’t be more apropos—who else but a royal could possibly live in this palatial estate, with its grand, columned entry and soaring, groin-vaulted ceilings frosted with layers of ornate molding?
The $6.5 million mansion, tucked away on the 15th fairway of the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course, is a secluded oasis inside the guarded, gated enclave of Carlton Woods, a ritzy country club in The Woodlands, that verdant master-planned community that, despite being less than an hour away up 45, couldn’t feel farther from the city.
The home’s meticulously kept, 72,000-square-foot grounds feature lush landscaping, a resort-style pool, and a spa, plus a master retreat worthy of Versailles, boasting custom millwork, decadent drapery, a wood-burning fireplace, and a sitting area announced by cast stone columns.
Enter this luxurious hideaway, and you won’t want to leave. Why should you, with the chef’s kitchen; the wet bar and temperature-controlled wine room; the fully equipped home theater; the his-and-hers master walk-in closets; the handsome office with double-sided fireplace; the spacious sunroom; the indoor basketball court?
We could spend days in the master bathroom, which—well, to call the floor-to-ceiling stone and porcelain-tiled ensuite complete with giant, marble-encased, column-flanked tub a “bathroom” is an injustice. And if that bathroom is taken? There are 10 more.
Exit the tub, and there are plenty more places to retreat, like the second-story balcony with yet another fireplace and sweeping views of the grounds—and the golf course. Now, about that golf course: You might find yourself jonesing to hit the links, it’s true. But the game room, with its built-in snack bar and powder room and indoor golf simulator, means you’ll never have to step foot outside this kingdom.
- Size: 18,717 sq. ft.
- Architect: Sullivan, Henry, Oggero & Associates
- Year built: 2014