"The Lafayette House"

4,583 SF * 5-7 Beds ~ 4 Baths *per seller

New Orleans charm through and through, this three story all brick home is reminiscent of a Creole townhouse.

4400 Lafayette Street is in Bellaire, Texas directly across the street from Lafayette Park. From the corner, you can admire the exterior galleries on each level. They are detailed with “Bird of Paradise” decorative railing; mahogany doors have “egg and dart” turn of the century era reproduction hardware with matching deadbolts and fully functioning shutters; and over 30 exterior sconces provide beautiful evening lighting. And the magic of a beautiful courtyard! It evokes the urge to sit and relax. The antique fountain, reclaimed and restored, is fitted with multiple pumps for fountain flow or aquatic aeration. A extensive watering system feeds all beds, pots, hanging ferns and window boxes.

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The magic of natural light accents the impeccable quality throughout “The Lafayette House.” Designed to maximize all exposures from the corner coupled with 12’8” ceilings, extensively using doors, oversized windows & fully operational transoms. Bask in the warmth of the herringbone masonry fireplace on a cool evening; note the soapstone hearth and custom mantel of solid lacewood on the upper mantel and solid mahogany mantel with fluted panels on the lower mantel. Perfect for family and entertaining, comfortable open spaces invite you to sit and stay a while. Mahogany doors throughout the home, with the exterior doors refitted with Low-E double paned tempered glass, have been reclaimed or purchased from the New Orleans area. And those amazing floors! 20th century maple herringbone (on all levels of the home) were removed from a demolished warehouse in New Orleans: over an inch thick, denailed and custom cut for herringbone installation.

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No detail left to chance!

Truly the heart of the home, this kitchen delights your inner chef. Detailed with custom cabinetry that extends to the ceiling, gives you room for everything! Solid soapstone countertops (throughout the home) provide a beautiful and durable surface for cooking. The 48” Sub-Zero Pro refrigeration system coupled with an additional 27” Sub-Zero refrigerator with dual freezer drawers in the pantry provide ample temperature controlled storage. Professional appliances include seven feet of Viking gas range cooking surface; including a griddle, grill, 24” wok/gumbo burner, pot-filler and double ovens. To the right of the stove is the pantry complete with a baking station designed with a solid soapstone surface for dough rolling and prep. The kitchen is drenched in natural light and thoughtfully designed task lighting provided by six over-sized school house lamps. The Waterstone Gantry farm style sink, serviced by dual stainless steel dishwashers, and a secondary prep sink provide multiple work stations. True to tradition, the dining room interacts with both the interior and exterior of the home. Four sets of mahogany French doors with bolt hardware and mahogany transoms above face east and south filling the room with soft morning light and gentle light throughout the day. Handmade built-ins with a soapstone service countertop were constructed using turn of the century finishing methods.

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A beautiful play of materials, a Porcher, solid bronze vessel sink serves as the focal point to this beautiful jewel box of a powder room. The custom, hand built vanity made of solid cherry has a soapstone countertop. A glazed brick subway tile wall by Fireclay of San Francisco adds to the intrigue. (per seller)

Off the office/den, beyond a pair of thick mahogany sliding pocket doors, the media room delights. Sit back and enjoy the entertainment of your choice, wired for surround sound, rear projection and high- speed internet; your options are many. Custom black walnut built-ins provide storage and include a pair of Sub-Zero wine fridges to store your favorite beverage. (per seller)

Elegant and inviting, the over-sized owner ’s retreat transports you to a private getaway. Three matching reclaimed mahogany doors open to a 200 square foot balcony that overlooks Lafayette Park. Inside, sit back, relax and enjoy your favorite music (wired for surround sound). The maple herringbone floors are accented with walnut borders. (per seller)

In your personal spa, the elegance continues: a luxurious soaking tub, over-sized standing shower fitted with exposed chrome thermostatic valves and hand-wand diverter, beautiful natural Carrara marble floors and a pair of 8’ mahogany vanities with fluted drawer fronts and decorative sides are topped with solid soapstone countertops. All tubs are not created equal! Sitting on a custom mahogany faced base, the oversized soaking 375 pound Kohler IronWorks cast iron tub brings back memories of a bygone era. The exposed chrome fixtures speak to the commitment to authenticity. (per seller)

We call it the view level! Opening to a large rooftop deck through mahogany doors, this flex/bedroom is a welcoming transition to outside living. This level also features two additional bedrooms and a third flex/bedroom with extensive views of the surrounding neighborhood.

Oh the views! Relax and enjoy fabulous rooftop views from over 1000 square feet of living space. Protected by a secured over-sized sun shade, composite decking and the possibility of rooftop cooking/ grilling/fireplace (natural gas line is in place) this is a retreat from the hustle bustle of the city. (per seller)

Lisa Kornhauser Sales Associate 832.274.6156 lisa.kornhauser@compass.com

Marsha E Loring Broker Associate 713.550.7722 marsha@marshaeloring.com

No guarantee, warranty or representation of any kind is made regarding the completeness or accuracy of descriptions or measurements (including square footage measurements and property condition), such should be independently verified, and Compass expressly disclaims any liability in connection therewith. No financial or legal advice provided. Equal Housing Opportunity.Listing Courtesy of Compass RE Texas, LLC, Lisa Kornhauser, TREC # 471824Marsha E Loring, TREC #0275427 Copyright © 2020, Houston Realtors Information Service, Inc. All information provided is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed and should be independently verified.

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