Exquisite Estate on Golf Course
USD 2,290,000

Price reduced to $2,290,000! It doesn\'t get better than this... A Home that BeckonsIts dusk at 38 Palmer Crest in The Woodlands. As the lamps inside flicker on one by one, the home begins to glow. Designed by architect Gary Keith Jackson and Interior Designer Lynn Antoniono, with custom builder Bill Hughes on a massive cul-de-sac lot in the prestigious gated Palmer Crest neighborhood, this distinctive Mediterranean-style estate boasts both privacy and stunning views. In fact, it\'s one-and-one-half-acre lot was elevated over ten feet in order to provide prime views of the golf course at it\'s rear, while almost 1,000 linear feet of custom iron-and-stucco columns maintains back yard privacy. This massive backyard provides additional space for another kids play area, your own putting green, or both. Up front, electric gates control access to this magnificent property. A 3-tier fountain greets your guests around the circular drive as you approach the arched front entrance flanked by Canterra stone columns or takes you to your six-car garage with a 7th and 8th garage bay that could easily be remodeled to convert to a seven-car garage with car port and workshopstorage area. A staircase in the garage provides private access to a spacious apartment and air-conditioned, floored attic storage. Around the backyard, a fenced-in sport court with stadium lighting and well-appointed outdoor kitchen including grill with side burners, and a lush pool area including spa, waterfall and 5 soothing water loungers create the ultimate home-style spa experience. Stunning Entrance to a Stunning EstateOpening the double mahogany front doors with their custom-designed iron insets, one enters an expansive foyer with soaring 22-foot ceiling and glazed fauxed painted walls. On the right, a handsome spiral staircase with wrought-iron railing curves upwards; along the way, three cast stone arched niches provide space for treasured decorative objects. On the left, mahogany columns support dramatic stone arches that form the entrances to the living and dining areas. This striking and spacious foyer is spacious enough to accommodate a baby grand piano an inspiring space for the budding musician in the family to practice his or her scales! As you move further into 38 Palmer Crests almost 8,000 square feet of space, youll notice the rich mahogany baseboards and crown molding throughout the ground floor, complemented by almost 3,000 square feet of custom red-oak flooring. The lavish use of natural woods and stone throughout provides a unifying theme that gives the home much of it\'s character, creating a rich Old World ambiance that is both sophisticated and welcoming. Imagine greeting your guests in the WhisperKool-climate controlled sunken wine cellar with Vintage Systems and custom made red-wood wine racks that hold up to 996 bottles of your favorite vintages. Start the evening with wine and cheese and your finest Cabernet as you gaze through the inset wrought iron design arched window overlooking the pool and backyard area prior to dinner. The powder bath invites guests to enjoy the beauty of the free-standing mahogany vanity with granite double bullnose edge, a unique inset sink with bronze engraved design and limestone and black granite designed floor with inset granite tiles. The library boasts glass French double mahogany doors off the foyer into the study with limestone landings and sculpted carpet. Magnificent 16-ft ceiling heights pull your eyes skyward along the mahogany blocked paneling up to the top fifth where custom fauxed embossed design works up to a heavy blocked inset ceiling. The gas-log fireplaces with granite surround and Enkeboll architectural wood carving detail on the mantel complete the old-word charm. Additional French mahogany doors provide access to the master suite or additional glass French mahogany doors take you to a private patio off the library for taking in a good book. The generous use of wood is also especially attractive in the kitchen, with it\'s custom WoodMode cabinetry and WoodMode-faced Sub-Zero refrigerator. A center island atop limestone flooring is graced with a granite counter top and five-burner cook top also clad in wood cabinetry. Its easy to picture family members gathering here or at the long, granite-topped bar that forms one side of the kitchen, anticipating the evening meal waiting in the warming drawer or perhaps still cooking in one of the two ovens. A custom Ironwork wine rack built into the side of the WoodMode cabinetry will provide easy access to your favorite sipping wine while preparing the family meal. The family chef will love the openness of this kitchen, while also appreciating the extensive storage space included in the kitchen cabinetry and in it\'s generous walk-in pantry. A Warm, Comfortable RetreatShould the weather turn damp and chilly, the estates five fireplaces offer multiple options for getting cozy. Just beyond those stone arches at the entrance to the living room stands the focal point of this room -- a beautiful cast-stone fireplace with hearth, it\'s mantel offering generous space for seasonal and holiday decorations. And, because of the openness of the homes design, you and your guests can enjoy the warmth of the fireplace in the living room from any of the surrounding rooms. The distinctive fireplace in the library, with it\'s granite surround and an eye-catching architectural carving on it\'s wooden mantel adds to the private retreat. Step through the librarys mahogany French door to the luxurious master suite. Here the fireplace, with remote-control capability, is part of a built-in entertainment center, all finished in rich mahogany, with space for both your television and lush tropical plants. While you warm up, you can monitor the drizzle outside through the suites large bay windows and dream of pleasant days on the golf course. Still not warm enough? Perhaps it\'s time to immerse yourself in the master baths raised whirlpool tub. Nestled in it\'s own alcove, with flanking stone columns, granite surround and fluted limestone risers, barreled ceiling and a chandelier above, it\'s over-sized dimensions offer plenty of room for a relaxing soak. Mornings Made ManageableWhen you awake in the morning, the master baths amenities will make getting ready for the day ahead a delight. Heat up a cup of coffee at the coffee bar and check the personal refrigerator for fruit or yogurt while you monitor the morning news with a built-in TV platform in the cabinet swings out for easy viewing from the vanity area or the bathtub. When it\'s time for wardrobe decisions, separate his & her walk-in closets with Mahogany built-in drawers, shelves, and cubbies keep everything organized and accessible. Theres also a built-in for a large gun valuables safe. Need to double-check the weather? The master suites French doors, with beautiful iron-inset transoms, lead out to the back yard and pool area. A Spa-Like RetreatIf it\'s a Saturday and the drizzle is continuing, you might want to step through those French doors with your coffee and sip it in front of yet another fireplace a massive stone creation that anchors the covered outdoor sitting area. Relax and soak up the beauty of the backyard , and look forward to spending time in the splendid pool as better weather rolls in. As the clouds part and the sun emerges step out on to the expansive Canterra pool deck overlooking the rock waterfalls and golf course and cool down by lying in the pool on one of 5 soothing water loungers after basking in the sun. Late in the afternoon when the sun begins to set, the covered outdoor patio seating area and summer kitchen will provide a peaceful ambiance for you and your family or guests to possibly capture a view of a full moon from beneath the decorative iron patio gazebo by the pool. Take in the sunset and begin your outdoor BBQ. You try to imagine living anywhere else but you just cant. -- Diane & Bruce Kink, info@thekinkteam.com, 281.415.8019

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