A piece of Americana comes standard with this 1921 collaboration between architects Harrie T. Lindeberg and John F. Staub, who would later go on to design Bayou Bend. This Georgian-style home north of Rice University contains a copy of the wallpaper mural Views of North America by Jean Zuber (which can also be found in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House). The $18-million pricetag nets you 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, and 3 half baths. The 12,808 sq. ft. home is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places and comes surrounded by a pool, a carriage house with an additional apartment, and plenty of leafy greens to cover the view from across-the-street Hermann Park.
1.5 acres of manicured grounds surround the dwelling:
A formal living room is flanked by a study and the formal dining room, and features 2 chandeliers:
The first of 3 studies features wood paneling and a decorative plasterwork ceiling:
Paneling and ornate ceiling motif carries into the second study:
The kitchen is crowned by a carved millwork tray ceiling, with carved cabinets and moulding throughout:
More custom woodwork and ornate wainscoting lead into the third study:
One of the bedrooms features a painted tray ceiling and sitting area:
This bedroom has a vaulted ceiling and en suite bathroom:
En suite bathroom has a clawfoot tub, wooden paneling and vanity, and a walk-in shower:
A second bathroom features a fireplace and crystal chandeliers:
The apartment over the carriage house features exposed beam vaulted ceiling and an open floor plan:
Sun porch off of the dining room opens out into the grounds:
Mature trees dominate the landscape:
- 2 Longfellow Ln [HAR]
A truly historic and finely updated/remodeled..But true to the authentic period the home was designed and built.. Of course, you’re right off Main Street,VERY close to the Medical Center.. And across the street from all of those brainiac Rice U students and the Rice U jogging trail-which is very enjoyable… Shadyside is a truly awesome addition… Yet secluded and in it’s own world..
This place is spectacularly gorgeous. Finely appointed, not too gaudy, perfectly maintained…and designed to be welcoming and comfortable, yet formal. If you are in this price point, why would you do a Tuscan monstrosity in the Woodlands when you could have this in the heart of the city?
This is my lovely listing. It is truly a remarkable home and I am honored to be offering it for sale for my clients.
Charity O’Connell Yarborough
O’Connell Yarborough Properties
$18 million American dollars? $8 million is more realistic given comps and destroyed market values in the uber high end today.