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. All per Seller
Listing courtesy of Greenwood King Properties.