John Staub-designed home surrounded by stunning grounds

October 7, 2018

This three-story home on 0.79 acres is in the Lazy River neighborhood in the Tanglewood area. Listing agent Robert Bland with Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty says the home was designed by noted architect John Staub in 1962, and the current owners worked with architect Ryan Gordon of Gordon Partners in 2009, updating and adding to the historic home.

Bland adds that the back of the house was removed and rebuilt with a seamless transition to the original Staub plan. Enhancements included a new island kitchen, breakfast room, den and butler’s pantry added downstairs; a back stair was added as well as a two-car garage, Lutron lighting and Sonos sound.

Upstairs, two new bedrooms were added as part of the Ryan Gordon plan along with an upstairs family/media room with a vaulted beamed ceiling and a home office. The master suite was also redesigned to include a luxury master bath and dual closets.

Outside, the classic elevation features the original cedar bayou brick, a brick porch entry with vine covered brick columns, and copper gutters and downspouts.

Inside, main entry has views of the stairs, formal living room on one side and the formal dining room on the other.

The large formal dining room has a fireplace, a beamed ceiling and multiple seating areas. The formal dining room can comfortably seat a large group and has views of the front yard. Through the dining room is the entrance to the library with a fireplace, a wall of book/display shelving over cabinets and floor-to-ceiling windows that bring in views of the lovely yard.

There are three powder rooms on the first floor — one under the staircase off the entry, another off the main hall to the kitchen and the third off the utility room.

The butler’s pantry connects the dining room and kitchen area and includes a Sub-Zero wine refrigerator with glass doors and two cooling zones, an under-counter ice maker, and china and glass storage.

A large island with seating highlights the kitchen with honed granite counters, a custom tile backsplash, a Wolf four-burner gas range with griddle and grill, paneled-front Asko dishwasher and 48-inch Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer.

Overlooking the back yard and patio, the breakfast room includes built-in cabinet and drawer storage, and a cherry wood countertop with mirrored glass cabinets above. The breakfast room is open to the family room and kitchen.

The family room features built in book/display shelving flanking the fireplace and a large bay window that views the back patio and yard.

A mud room is located off the family room and has an additional Sub-Zero refrigerator, built-in desk, a bench seat and access to garage and the back staircase, and the utility room is spacious and includes built-ins and ample storage.

The front stairs lead to a large, open second-floor landing and entry to the master bedroom. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the front yard and driveway, a chandelier, crown molding and Stark Wicker II 100 percent semi-worsted wool carpet are among the many features in the master suite. The master bath has marble counters, a Jacuzzi tub and a glass-enclosed shower, and the custom master closet features glass-front cabinets, three additional closets with mirrored fronts, and a packing station with seven storage drawers.

Located just off the master bedroom is a sunroom with a paneled ceiling and a French door that opens to a beautiful second-floor balcony.

One of the home’s large secondary bedrooms is currently being used as an office and offers hardwood floors, crown molding, a partial vaulted ceiling and a chandelier.

The upstairs family/ media room has a paneled and beamed ceiling and views to the yard, and a home office with a built-in desk is located off this room.

The home has a third-floor playroom with a large cedar closet and additional storage.

Outside, a stunning stone patio with stone and dwarf-mondo edging provides a huge outdoor gathering/entertaining area and is surrounded by incredible views, and stunning wooded and landscaped grounds.

With four bedrooms, four full baths and three half-baths, the home at 5135 Green Tree Road is priced at $4,499,000.

For additional information, visit www.MarthaTurner.com.

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