24,500 SQ Ft Featuring an Indoor Tennis/Basketball court, Outdoor and Indoor Lap Pool, 8 car garage. Luxury Estate home on 10 mostly wooded acres has an extended veranda across the back. You must see this estate. It is like an exclusive resort with too many features to list. The whole veranda overlooks the pool with waterfall and a cabana that has a kitchen and bathroom. Attached is a screened area with a fireplace. This very large home has 5 independent stair cases, from the first level to the second. The estate also has a separate caretaker's apartment. This home was built for entertaining. It features a first floor theatre room, circular reading room and viewing areas of the indoor regulation tennis/basketball/volleyball court. The first floor office has an adjoining gym and bath, leading into the indoor lap pool. This home has a lot of bedrooms and balconies. The rooms are expansive with built-ins. The kitchen and master suite are indescribable. The Kitchen/Great Room feature a 25 ft. ceilings. A few of the extras include: 8 garages w/ heat and a/c surrounding a courtyard, Sonos Wireless Home Sound System, Alarm system covering entire house w/ security cameras w/ DVRs and internet access, Natural gas generator for backup, Cedar Shake shingles with copper gutters and down spouts, Ten working fireplaces, Seven balconies on the second level, Much more. Buyer to verify sq ft. Insurance measured 24,500 total. PVA says sq ft 14,263 and 1,514 and lower 3,500 unfinished. One PVA says Lake Forest Estates and it is across the street from the other Forest Point Woods.
The house was designed by a nationally recognized architect out of Houston that specialized in large homes. When the floor plans were complete, a structural engineer designed the structure and stamped the drawings. The structural engineer put a lot of facets into the house that you typically don't see in a normal house such as, steel shear walls, 6" exterior walls, and expanded footings. Sonny Whittle, local artist, designed many of the architectural details such as, trim, railings, and stairways. Sonny was a prominent architect that was more famous for his Derby posters.
All the gutter downspouts are hard piped underground to take the water away from the house and into the woods. Also, there is several catch basins that do the same.
In one of the garages there is hot and cold water spigot for washing cars or dogs.
The house has a whole house phone system that can page any room, or all rooms.
There is a gentleman ( Eric ) that does the maintenance on the house and has done so ever since we moved in. He lives 3 minutes away that the owner is sure would stay involved.
If the new owner is interested, the house was designed with a spiral stairway that could be removed for an elevator. It comes down in the kid's study which could be converted into a wine cellar. There is another spiral stairway that could be converted to an elevator but in comes down into the garage. This house is immaculate and elegant for anyone that is looking for a luxury home who loves to entertain. Call for you private viewing.
Age: 11-20 Years Old
Architecture Style: New Traditional
Cooling System: Central A/C
Lot Size: 10 Acres
Parking Type: Garage - Attached
Roof Type: Unknown
Rooms: Basement, Bedroom, Dining Room, Formal Dining Room, Full Bath, Great Room, Half Bath, Kitchen, Office