$6,250,000

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Legend, a City of Houston Protected Landmark, was the last residence designed by Birdsall Briscoe, AIA. The Southern Colonial-style “country house” offers colonnades of exterior wooden columns; a front door transom with wishbone tracery; nearly 11-foot ceilings and a 14-foot wide reception hall that travels to the rear patios and gardens; bespoke millwork designed by the original owner and Briscoe; chevron and herringbone patterned hardwood floors; paneled pocket doors; and heavy brass hardware. Enormous formal rooms with marble fireplaces; pecan-paneled library with fireplace with flame-colored Numidian marble also used at Rockefeller Center; magnolia-paneled breakfast room; grand serpentine staircase; reclaimed 19th-century return staircase. All bedrooms en suite with walk-in closets and dressing areas. Home office. Finished third floor w/ bath and closets. Apartment above garage has a bedroom with kitchenette and bath plus two additional bedrooms that share a bath....
Geo Market Area:
River Oaks Area
Building Sq Ft:
6,836
Legal Description:
TRS 10 & 11A BLK 90 TALL TIMBERS SECTION OF RIVER OAKS
Sq Ft Source:
Appraisal
Stories:
3
Year Built:
1960
Year Built Source:
Seller
Garage Spaces:
4

Location

Subdivision:
River Oaks Tall Timbers
Legal Subdivision:
River Oaks Tall Timbers
Zip Code Extension:
1005
State:
TX
County:
Harris

Schools

Elementary:
RIVER OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (HOUSTON)
Middle:
LANIER MIDDLE SCHOOL
High:
LAMAR HIGH SCHOOL (HOUSTON)
District:
Houston
In City Limits:
Unknown
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River Oaks

Nestled in the heart of Houston. This elegant, architecturally pleasing subdivision is highly recognized by the magnificent mansions that line the streets and boulevards of this well respected community. Home to many CEOs, board directors, and entrepreneurs, River Oaks has earned its reputation of being one of Houston’s most exclusive neighborhoods.

Developed on approximately 1,200 acres in the early 1920s by William Hogg and his associate, Hugh Potter, the real estate here offers shady boulevards, spacious, meticulously landscaped lawns and breathtaking bayou views. Bordered by Buffalo Bayou to the north, Westheimer to the south, Shepherd Drive to the east and East Briar Hollow Lane to the west, its “close in” location is just four miles from the Central Business District.

Many of its original homes were designed by nationally recognized architects of the era, such as John F. Staub and Birdsall Briscoe. One magnificent example, “Bayou Bend,” was built by William Hogg’s sister, Ima. She later donated it and its extensive collection of early American furnishings and antiques and renowned gardens to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Another Staub-designed home, “Rienzi,” was similarly donated to MFAH in the 1990s.

Yet another well-known River Oaks landmark is the River Oaks Country Club. This gracious, highly recognized club is noted for its famous River Oaks Tennis Tournament and the ornamental light presentation during the holiday season.

River Oaks offers a variety of homes, old and new, that fulfill the diverse needs of its residents from grand estates spread across several acres to homes found on smaller plots of land. Whatever the case, River Oaks real estate is rich in history and beauty. Residents of River Oaks enjoy a comfortable, gracious lifestyle unequaled in the Houston area.

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