On the Woodlands Waterfront, a House of 1000 Styles

Norman and Contempo leanings are but the start of the stylin’ mashup incorporated into a large waterfront property in the Village of Panther Creek in The Woodlands. On and off the market since the summer of 2010, when its initial asking price was $3.2 million, the 1990 custom estate popped back up last month as a re-relisting seeking $2.5 million. Earlier this month, the ask dropped to $1.95 million. That’s a price point a previous relisting sought for nearly a year, ending in May 2012 at $1.85 million.


Like an embassy, the front entry provides a stately impression (above) before opening into an austere, stone-and-column interior . . .

A Greco-Roman spa-like stairwell, much of it enclosed by a surround-sound glass pod, comes with a burbling urn fountain:

The 2-story, open plan living and dining area has a more futuristic bent and displays the first hints that color blocking will pop the finishes and furnishings around the 10,302-sq.-ft. home:

Moderne makes an appearance in the kitchen:

A well-windowed breakfast room that bows into the yard near the pool (above) foreshadows the full-blown Atomic Age of the family room, pictured below:

Elsewhere downstairs (and far from any beach), a giant clam shell emerges in the sunken floor-meets-recessed-ceiling details of the game room:

Meanwhile, the first floor’s few frills master bedroom trends toward the monastic . . .

Not so the master bathroom, however, where pointillism goes mosaic:

Upstairs, a rotunda with demilune transoms gives the Belle Epoch a nod:

Which came first? The cube-obsessed (but not cubist) rug in one of the 5 (or 6) secondary bedrooms (above) or the bathroom tile (below)?

Here’s a similar motif, though in a more Deconstructivist rendition, also found upstairs:

There’s also a cheery, retro pink space for media, games, or perhaps (given the mirrors) dance rehearsals:

A metal roof brings a little Texas Hill Country to the blend:

The waterfront 35,588-sq.-ft. lot has its own pier on Lake Woodlands.

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