This home for sale in Houston caught my attention mainly because the kitchen looked familiar. Upon further inspection, I learned Pam Pierce was a design consultant when this 1920’s Tudor Revival was renovated. Today’s 12 Luxurious Interior Design Details: Tudor Revival in Houston – places this exceptional home for sale in the spotlight where it belongs and suggests at least a dozen smart design details on which to chew.
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12 Luxurious Interior Design Details: Tudor
While I love shelter magazines, design books, and inspiring photos of interiors online, there is also much to appreciate about plain Jane photos from real estate listings when you are curious about the design’s foundation and not necessarily all the finishing touches, yes? Such images are less likely to be retouched or over-styled as well.
We can actually see the materials and bones of the spaces without all the layering of art and adornment.
Source: HARBuilder: Russell Brown Company in 1924-25 Style: Tudor Revival Renovating Architect: Michael Dreef, AIA, Eubanks Group Design Consultant: Pam Pierce Landscape: Glauser McNair Real Estate Agent: Colleen Sherlock
Luxurious Houston Home: Overview
1611 South Boulevard is a spacious open floor plan with 6 bedrooms, 4 1/2 baths, and 6,374 square feet. There is a pleasing flow to the outside patios, pool, and exquisite garden as well as an airy pool pavilion with summer kitchen. A light-filled, professionally-equipped gathering kitchen is unique and timeless, and the sumptuous master suite hse custom-fitted closets. Additionally, note the lavish use of reclaimed elements which include: antique chestnut and Burgundy limestone floors, ancient stone fireplace mantels, vintage doors and cabinets, and rough-hewn antique ceiling beams. Also of note: amart-home automated system; extensive bespoke window coverings; glass pool fence; and porcelain-tile garage floor; guest house. $4,995,000.
1920’s Renovated Tudor Revival in Houston: Formal Living Room
The reclaimed wide plank chestnut flooring from France and other luxurious imports such as the 18th Century stone mantel in the living room are big ticket items contributing to the integrity of this property. (See this story about Houston-based Chateau Domingue, a magnificent source for reclaimed materials from Europe!)
1920’s Renovated Tudor Revival in Houston: Garden Room
Luxurious Interior Design Details – No. 2: Modern Coffee Table
Yes, it is possible to effectively mix modern (and even edgy!) with Old World.
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Creamy plaster on walls, sandy linen upholstery, and various shades of white create a calm cocoon for reading and lounging with tone on tone style.
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Renovated Tudor Revival Home: Kitchen
Luxurious Interior Design Details – No. 4: Flush Mount Cabinetry for a Clean Look
Minimal Luxe Kitchen
Luxurious Interior Design Details – No. 5: Stone Flooring
Natural and warm in tone, stone adds so much handsome character, depth and texture to a kitchen when you are after a rustic luxe look. The interplay of “pretty” with “rugged” can be sensually thrilling.
1920’s Renovated Tudor Revival in Houston: Family Room
1920’s Renovated Tudor Revival in Houston: Master Bedroom
Whether introduced in flooring materials, ceiling beams, or a statement wall, wood’s rugged texture and natural warmth of wood adds an organic layer of lovely and rich character to surrounding pristine finishes.
1920’s Renovated Tudor Revival in Houston: Master Bathroom
Luxurious Interior Design Details- No. 7: Double Doors to Bathroom
For new builds or renovations, if there is space in the plan for a wide opening to accommodate double doors to the bathroom, a luxuriously grand entrance is sure to heighten the drama.
We’re definitely in fantasy-land today–but if your closet has space for a dresser or built-ins, drawers are a luxurious and lovely addition.
1920’s Renovated Tudor Revival in Houston: Bedrooms
Luxurious Interior Design Details – No. 9: Chaises in Lieu of Beds
Even though these chaises reside in the sitting room of a child’s bedroom, the idea to outfit a guest room or den with a pair of chaises (in lieu of twin beds) is a dreamy prospect for everyday lounging as well as overnight guests.
This beautiful and luxurious perch at the end of the bed is so much more inviting than a plain ol’ bench and creates an instant “sitting room” within the bedroom.
Ahhhhhhh! If budget were no object, I could move right in!
A key source of beautiful materials for this home? Chateau Domingue in Houston. Read more about them and see a heart-throb of an authentically French country home RIGHT HERE.
Tudor Renovation: A Completely Different Design Approach
Last spring, Studio McGee unveiled this beautiful house makeover for a client in Denver. The look is decidedly more fresh modern farmhouse and casual in style and a departure from the more luxurious design approach taken in the Houston Tudor above.
Best of all? You will also learn all the paint colors used in the home! (It is worth your time to watch the whole video as more paint colors are revealed as the tour continues!) So even if the style is not one you are fond of, it’s helpful to get a glimpse of how these designer-picked colors work together in bringing the look together and freshening an older home.
First, do you love Tudor style homes?
Second, ever lived in one?
Third, have a favorite design element from this Houston home?
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