Legend, a City of Houston Protected Landmark, was the last residence designed by Birdsall Briscoe, AIA.
The Southern Colonial-style “country house” offers colonnades of exterior wooden columns, a front door transom with wishbone tracery, nearly 11-foot ceilings and a 14-foot wide reception hall that travels to the rear patios and gardens, bespoke millwork designed by the original owner and Briscoe, chevron and herringbone patterned hardwood floors, paneled pocket doors, and heavy brass hardware.
Enormous formal rooms with marble fireplaces, pecan-paneled library with fireplace with flame-colored Numidian marble also used at Rockefeller Center, magnolia-paneled breakfast room, grand serpentine staircase, reclaimed 19th-century return staircase.
All bedrooms en suite with walk-in closets and dressing areas. Home office. Finished third floor w/ bath and closets.
Apartment above garage has a bedroom with kitchenette and bath plus two additional bedrooms that share a bath.
Property Features Include: Historic Home, 5 fireplaces, detached garage, zoned central electric cooling, zoned central gas heating, two staircases, circle driveway, additional parking
Interior Features Include: owned alarm system, crown molding, formal entry/foyer, high ceiling, intercom system, wet bar
Amenities Include: generator
Additional Information: detached garage apartment/quarters, porch, sprinkler system
Built in: 1960
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Roof: Composition roof.
Architectural Style: Traditional