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When we used to think of Houston,Texas, the images that came to mind started out with the word "excess." Strong on oil money, weak on taste. Homes were often over the top with decoration in both architecture and interior contents with every square inch filled with columns, marble, gilt, curlicues and expensive dust collectors. If money could buy it, it was either worn or lived in. As east coast old money would say, it was an embarrassing expression of new money.
Things have changed in Houston. Now accustomed to large oil fortunes and finally over the experimental stage, the city and its wealthy inhabitants are becoming sophisticated in the way they view style, in the way they live, entertain and dress. From the period of excess to an about-face to traditional, Houston is now seeing a trend into the architectural and lifestyle world of sleek, clean-lined contemporary where the quality of elegant building materials can be appreciated.
One example is this fine contemporary on a bluff with breathtaking views over Buffalo Bayou ("river" to the rest of us), on almost nine acres of private woodland inside the city. The location can’t be beat for quick access to shopping, schools and restaurants, but one would never know they were close by. The privacy is the same as being transported to the rural countryside. This architecturally fine estate has the best of both worlds. Painstakingly designed by Stern and Bucek to capture the beauty of surrounding nature, the interior quality of woods and surfaces complement, but do not distract, from bringing the outside in and the inside out, creating a seamless flow from first to second floor and across the structure. Comprised of approximately 14,868 square feet, the home has four bedrooms, eight baths, formal rooms, family room, library, media room with sliding wall, a huge, well-equipped gym and a special quiet spot for meditation overlooking the bayou with a zen sensibility. Heating and cooling are geothermal and whole house technology makes it possible to monitor the home from any location in the world. For more information.
Fabulous Houston contemporary estate with every conceivable amenity on nine acres of wooded land overlooking the Buffalo Bayou with total privacy located inside the city. Priced at $35 million.