PHOTOS: River Oaks mansion offers English elegance, opulence of a bygone era for $17.9M

A five-bedroom manor house in River Oaks

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3996 Inverness Drive

HOUSTON – The palatial, three-story mansion at 3996 Inverness Drive is nestled on a landscaped, 2.4-acre lot in the bucolic Tall Timbers section of the posh River Oaks neighborhood.

Listed for $17,900,000, the home combines the traditional architectural features of a sprawling English manor with ultra-luxe modern amenities.

The property is about six miles west of downtown Houston; less than two miles west of the River Oaks Country Club, which abuts Memorial Park; and about three miles northeast of The Galleria.

Indoors: The interior extends 18,265 feet and includes five bedrooms, six full and four half baths, a grand foyer, formal living room, dining room, kitchen, breakfast room, family room, wine room, billiards room, home theater, game room, craft room, den and guest quarters with a kitchen.

The primary suite reps a milestone fireplace, his and her closets and a covered terrace.

Interior features of note include white oak hardwood floors, deep crown molding, custom iron light fixtures, terracotta tile, trussed and vaulted ceilings and paneled walls.

Outdoor space: The property has an extensive front lawn with a brick drive. The backyard boasts a professionally-landscaped garden, several fountains and a pool. A large loggia is outfitted with a summer kitchen, fireplace, mosquito misting system and folding glass doors. The detached guesthouse has an exercise studio and sauna on the first floor and a bedroom, kitchenette, living room and balcony on the second.

How much: $17,900,000

Price per square foot: $980.02

Market/Tax value: The Harris County Appraisal District lists the home as having a market and appraised value of $9,262,715 as of 2021.

Contact: The listing is represented by Jay Monroe of Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty. For more information on the listing, click here or call (713) 504 6936.

Words don’t do justice to this stunning space. For a virtual tour of 3996 Inverness Drive, click through the gallery at the top of the page or scroll below to view select highlights.

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Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team in 2019. When she’s not hard at work in the KPRC 2 newsroom, you can find Bri drinking away her hard earned wages at JuiceLand, running around Hermann Park, listening to crime podcasts or ransacking the magazine stand at Barnes & Noble.