Swamplot Sponsor: This New 5-Bedroom Home in Afton Oaks

4702 Devon St., Afton Oaks, Houston

4702 Devon St., Afton Oaks, Houston

Today’s Sponsor of the Day is the new-construction home at 4702 Devon St., constructed by David James Custom Builder and offered for sale by Bill Baldwin of Boulevard Realty. Thanks for supporting Swamplot!

As the Galleria, the Highland Village Shopping Center, and now the River Oaks District sprung up around it, Afton Oaks began its transformation from a neighborhood of low-slung Ranches to an enclave that now includes many large-lot custom homes, much of the new construction playing dress-up in exaggerations of various “traditional” styles. But here’s a new Afton Oaks home that’s neither Molto Mediterranean nor Too Much Tudor:

The recently completed house at 4702 Devon St. is its own thing. Subtle material contrasts on the exterior continue on the inside, to a long and tall entry capped on either end by floor-to-ceiling steel windows (from local fabricator Atelier Domingue) and bridged overhead by a reclaimed-wood-and-glass catwalk.

The main living space of the 5-bedroom, 4-and-a-half-bath home — incorporating the family room, dining room, and kitchen (see photo above) — is quieter; it’s lined on one side by French doors that peer into a central courtyard that’s green now, but has room for a pool. The master suite is tucked into a single-story wing in back; it features a gas-log fireplace, private access to the yard, and a master shower with a Venetian plaster finish.

There’s a lot more to the home by David James Custom Builder; it measures 5,379 sq. ft., fitting comfortably on a 9,400-sq.-ft. lot. For a better tour, take a look through the photos in the listing.

Update: For an even better tour, come to the open house this Sunday, May 1, from 3 to 5 pm.

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