HOUSTON – Love a good historical home? We certainly do, so when we heard about a $2 million home in Boulevard Oaks with ties to Houston architectural history, we had to take a look.
On the market for $2,000,000, 1702 Milford Street in Boulevard Oaks was built in 1928 by San Jacinto Monument architect, Alfred Finn, according to realtor Adriana Banks. Finn designed many of Houston’s homes, hotels, theaters, apartments, public buildings and more. Some of the most notable works he had a hand in designing include the San Jacinto monument, the Sam Houston Music Hall and Coliseum and the City National Bank Building. A home Finn built for the family of prominent oil mogul, Walter W. Fondren, now houses La Colombe d’Or Hotel and Restaurant.
This five bedroom, five and one-half bathroom home features multiple living areas, two yards, updated interiors, outdoor space, den with a powder room, dry bar, and wine storage nearby. The 3,892 square-foot residence has indoor-outdoor entertaining and is filled with wood floors, high ceilings, and abundant windows. The dining area flows into a gourmet kitchen featuring custom cabinetry, quartz counters, and Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances.
Outside, the western yard has an expansive deck and pergola, while the eastern yard offers a pavilion, fireplace, pool, and patio. Head to the main-floor owner’s suite to find two separate primary baths with walk-in closets and an adjacent laundry room. Above, three more secondary beds and three full baths provide luxurious accommodations with a fifth bedroom or game room.
What we like about this home is all in its details. The light fixtures. The baseboards. The sunken living room. The bookcases lit to perfection. The window seat in the kitchen made for gathering. The tucked-away wine area with refrigerator and butler’s pantry. It’s a home that looks like it’s made for living life in -- a showpiece, sure, one that people actually can live in.
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