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1913 Wroxton Road, Houston
Set in the beautiful neighborhood of Southampton, this 1927 bungalow presents a blend of history, inspiration, and timeless architecture. Superior finishes and craftsmanship are evident as the old and new were masterfully woven together by the joint vision of the owners and award-winning architect, Carrie Shoemake while at GSMA of Houston, and Harry Tallichet of First Crest Corporation. Based on the owners experiences in England, the home engenders the spirit of an English Tudor cottage. Renovations, which began in 2013, featured total replacement of the homes infrastructure, lighting, and use of custom mill and stone work creating an instantly gratifying aesthetic and geometric design of truly pleasing proportions. Characterized as a jewel box," the home features the original hardwood floors and an expansive beamed cathedral ceiling with large divided light windows in the family room. There are 3 working fireplaces, which enhance the living room, family room, and master bedroom. Tiffany-inspired etched double doors lead to the book-lined study. A unique motif in the doors design is repeated in a glass pocket door that separates the dining room from the kitchen and is also seen in an original work by the Houston stained glass artist Kim Renteria, in the master bath. The kitchen features soapstone countertops with a large center island, spacious country sink, Wolf appliances, custom Sub-Zero Refrigerator, and an abundance of storage space. The master bedroom is located on the first floor with 2 bedrooms and baths on the second. A beautiful English cabinet is a stand-out in the downstairs powder room enhanced by William Morris Co. wall paper. All cabinetry throughout the home was a custom design and built on site. Thompson and Hanson Landscape Architecture, provided the look of an English garden that surrounds all sides of the home. The inviting lap pool, patio, back garden, and sheltered deck promote the pleasure of outdoor living day or night.
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