This custom designed 3-story, 4-bedroom spec. home, containing 4,321 square feet of living area is located in the East Shore neighborhood of The Woodlands, TX, a suburb of Houston. This section of East Shore features homes designed in an architectural theme reminiscent of those in New Orleans, Louisiana and Charleston, South Carolina. This neighborhood attracts mostly empty nester couples who have relocated from larger homes on larger lots within The Woodlands. Many have second homes in Colorado and North Carolina or the hill country of Texas. Low maintenance of the smaller lots and the convenient location to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment also make this neighborhood very attractive.
Our builder/developer client purchased the lot and desired a home design that would have appeal to an empty nester couple who would enjoy the freedom of a low-maintenance lot, but with the amenities of a larger one. In addition to the main entry, guest bedroom suite and 2-car garage, a courtyard is carved out of the footprint allowing for an outdoor kitchen and living space complete with a small swimming pool and fireplace/bar in a private setting on the 1st floor level of the home. This unique feature helped sell the home in short order. The 2nd floor contains the primary living space with the main kitchen, living and dining areas, as well as a bedroom/bathroom suite. The 3rd floor contains the master bedroom/bathroom suite and another bedroom/bathroom suite. A partial 4th floor has additional flexible living area. An elevator links the main 3 floors together for convenience.