Houston, TX, USA
5322 Institute Lane
Rare opportunity to own a meticulously maintained historic Villa on a huge lot in the Rice University area! Built in 1926, The Eppes House is a stunning example of an Italian Renaissance Villa that has been painstakingly restored plus enhanced into a modern masterpiece and nestled on a generous 19K+ SF cul-de-sac lot. Extraordinary curb appeal with majestic facade, concrete stucco exterior, huge porch and hipped concrete roof, it boasts 5 bedrooms, 4 full & 3 half baths, gameroom, pool room, study + an awe-inspiring finished basement w/ raised ceilings, concrete floors, F/P, separate HVAC, wet bar and recent walk-in wine cooler. Upon setting foot in the home, the character, charm and authentic elements sweep you away to another time! Take in the prominent staircase, arched mahogany doorways and built-ins, plaster walls with plaster cove ceilings and the restored original windows that are operational. Gracious living room w/ cast stone FP & sunroom. A Swarovski crystal chandelier graces the formal dining room, large kitchen, Sub-Zero fridge, beamed ceiling, Thermador appliances, lots of counters and cabs. Oversized master bedroom with just added balcony overlooking scenic backyard and pool + 3 additional bedrooms & private guest suite up. Your very private & personal resort lies in back and features big heated pool/spa, added/expanded loggia, fireplace, Summer kitchen, huge yard space, outdoor shower, fountain, landscape lighting, large palms, beautiful landscaping, new storage building & full house generator. Besides retaining the historical integrity in all of the indoor updates, no details have been overlooked as the mechanical, electrical, sewer pipes & structural elements along with all HVAC units have also been replaced or updated so all of the hard work has already been done! See attachment for full list of updates and history of home.
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