Welcome home to luxury at 18230 Openforest, here in the prestigious north central guarded community of Emerald Forest. Exquisite and exceptionally well-maintained, this home presents a rare opportunity to live in a genuine European, Mediterranean-style estate. This property has been marvelously updated to the 9’s with custom appointments, inside and out.
The majestic stucco home, tucked away in the privacy of a quiet cul-de-sac, welcomes you to one of the largest, oak-studded lots in the community. Its established presence on the near 0.37 acre, treed grounds, adds to the mystique of this home that blends vintage with spectacular.
Influenced by European, Tuscan, and Mediterranean styles, this opulent home will captivate you from the travertine and Cantera Stone throughout, to the rich wood. The glamorous lighting overlooking the entry way defines this lavish yet timeless style.
Upon entering through the gorgeous, custom-designed San Marcos Iron double-door, you are bathed in natural light as you come upon wood steps that are graced with custom-made iron railing. The main floor with Travertine floors and baseboards includes formal dining, breakfast room and separate breakfast bar, living room, family room, large utility room and mother-in-law suite with full bath. The second level includes the master bedroom and bathroom suite where there is a magnificent view of the beautifully landscaped backyard, through a forest of live oaks that block the view of surrounding homes. There are two additional bedrooms and a third full bathroom, as well as another room that could be used as a bedroom or dream dressing room, though it was designed to be a craft/hobby/school room.
This two-story home boasts authentic Tuscan architecture and unique custom designed elements. High ceilings on both levels, travertine floors, hand carved Cantera Stone columns, and large new Anderson windows throughout contribute to the lavish home. The walls have been treated with a four-level paint job, faux finish, and textured surface that mimics the walls of an authentic Tuscan Villa.
The island kitchen features built-in Viking refrigerator, Bosch dishwasher, upgraded quartzite counters, freshly painted cabinets, and a beautiful view of the magnificent water feature. As you gaze out through the over-sized windows, you enjoy the view of mature oaks, large flagstone, and Cantera Stone balustrades accented by crushed granite walkways and lush landscaping.
From the formal dining and living room areas, there is also a magnificent view of the yard through yet another set of San Marcos Iron Doors. The breakfast area likewise offers views of the beautifully landscaped yard with a San Marcos Iron Door exiting to the patio. There’s a first-floor guest bedroom and bathroom with a walk-in shower for extended family needs. Travertine floors are throughout the first floor, and even adorn all of the walls as the baseboards throughout every room of the home.
The generous master bedroom, with sitting area and custom-built walk-in closet, has ample room for everything to be neatly displayed. The bathroom boasts custom designed cabinetry with exotic Amazonite stone counters. The large soaking tub is the centerpiece with delightful crystal chandeliers. There is also a spacious walk-in shower with matching designer fixtures and more Amazonite.
There are two additional upgraded bedrooms upstairs with generous closet space, wood floors, and an Old World Spanish-decorated full bathroom. The rich wood of the turn-of-the 19th century cabinet/vanity with matching sconces, and natural light coming in through the window in the shower really enhances this one-of-a-kind space. The additional upstairs flex room features custom built-in shelving and cabinetry. Natural light bathes this space which has an all-tile floor for easy care.
Lounge on the flagstone deck that’s enclosed with a Cantera Stone balustrade and listen to the blissful sound of water cascading from three waterfalls in the custom designed water feature while watching the birds in the Spring and Fall stopping there to take a shower and to rest a while before continuing on their migration journey. The outdoor living area is a true sanctuary with multiple seating areas, fire pit, water feature and lush grounds.
Finally, there is a water softener, reverse osmosis drinking water, smart sprinkler system, 2 car garage with additional storage space, 2 18 SEER HVAC systems with UV sanitation, landscape lighting, storage shed with electric and multiple additional storage spaces with electricity for sheltering plants from winter weather. Residents of Emerald Forest enjoy access to a community swimming pool, park, playground, lighted basketball and tennis courts and paved jogging trails, as well as top-rated NEISD schools.
To learn more about this exquisite one-of-a-kind custom Mediterranean style estate in a prime location on your private viewing, simply contact one of our REALTORS® today!
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