5408 MAPLE ST. is a beautiful, spacious home on a large lot in Braeburn Country Club Estates. This property has lush landscaping, towering trees and large swaths of green grass for pets and play. Included among the multiple specimen trees is a grapefruit tree that produces bushels of sweet Ruby Reds!
This lovely BACKYARD has it all! Showcased are a sizable heated or chilled pool designed for swimming and playing sports, a spa with a waterfall fountain that can be used as a children's pool, and two shallow tanning ledges (with holes to add umbrellas) that flank the spa. The generous decking, which provides many areas for lounge chairs, is made of variable sizes of travertine tile. Not only is travertine beautiful, but it keeps the hard surfaces cool enough to walk on during our hot summers.
The FOYER is welcoming with double hardwood & beveled glass doors, a 2-story ceiling, and a charming metal & crystal chandelier. As you can see, this home is filled with architectural interest and details. Also, the construction of this home was Insulated Concrete Form (ICF construction) which makes it able to withstand gale-force winds.
The Foyer is large enough to include a FORMAL LIVING ROOM (17' x 12') with space for a seating area or even a baby grand piano. Highlighted are a double sided, gas-log fireplace with a delightful Juliet balcony above, and a dramatic faux-painted barrel ceiling that runs the length of most of the 2nd floor.
Another view of the Foyer and Living Room that open to a STUDY which has a pocket door for privacy. Note the soft neutral color of the walls in the primary living areas and the complementary ceramic tile flooring which is throughout most of the 1st floor.
The STUDY (12' x 10') is painted a vibrant deep red and has a lighted built-in display/bookcase with glass shelves, a ceiling fan with lights and additional recessed lighting, and double fixed-frame doors (with Plantation shutters) that face the front yard and gardens.
Another view of the STUDY that shows the door (to the right of the lighted bookcase) to a large storage closet under the staircase.
The FAMILY ROOM (16' x 16') shares the two-sided fireplace with the Foyer & Living Room, and has a 2-story ceiling. The Family Room is open to the FORMAL DINING ROOM (18' x 11') and the shared Wet Bar.
The FORMAL DINING ROOM is open to the Family Room, Wet Bar and Island Kitchen.
There are multiple sets of French doors and fixed double glass doors in the Family Room and Formal Dining Room. The two sets of French doors open to a large Covered Back Porch and a spectacular backyard oasis.
The FORMAL DINING ROOM has recessed lighting, a chandelier and is filled with natural light.
The ISLAND KITCHEN (20' x 13') has granite counter tops, gleaming maple cabinetry, a gas cooktop, double ovens by Dacor, a side-by-side refrigerator, spacious reach-in pantry and delightful pendant lights over the large, two-tiered island. Note that the cabinet opening next to the refrigerator is sized (and has an electrical outlet) for adding a microwave.
Another view of the ISLAND KITCHEN that highlights two built-in desks with upper cabinets, fixed-frame double doors with Plantation shutters, and double doors on the left (with Plantation shutters) that lead to the Front Covered Porch. Also note the appliance garage on the right that provides excellent storage for your toaster and blender.
The ISLAND KITCHEN has double framed glass doors (with Plantation shutters) that open to a sizable Covered Front Porch. The built-in desks, both with granite tops, are perfect for the little ones to do their homework under watchful eyes and can also be used to pay household bills. Notice the useful wine storage and shelving on the end of the island for cookbooks. Also, the overhanging island top was designed for adding bar stools.
The COVERED FRONT PORCH (21' x 9') has a beadboard ceiling, a ceiling fan and slate flooring, and can be used for outdoor dining.
The 1ST FLOOR MASTER BEDROOM (19' x 16') has large windows, including bay windows, that overlook the magnificent Backyard.
This gracious MASTER BEDROOM is painted a soft mocha with cream trim and has 10' ceilings, engineered hardwood floors, a ceiling fan with a light and recessed lighting. Also note that this bedroom has ceiling speakers for a centralized sound system and reading lights for a king-sized bed.
Outside of the 1ST FLOOR MASTER BEDROOM, there is an unseen art niche and there are double built-in bookcases at the entrance. The framed glass door on the right has Levilor blinds and opens to the Covered Back Porch.
The stylish MASTER BATH has a wide vanity with two sinks on either side of a make-up vanity, attractive sconces on the above beveled mirror, a graceful arch above the vanity, walk-in shower, jetted tub, private water closet and two customized walk-in closets.
The jetted tub in the MASTER BATH has a tile step up to the tub and a tile surround, and a glass-block window above. The walk-in shower has a frameless glass surround and tiled walls.
Both of the two MASTER CLOSETS are cedar-lined, newly carpeted and have built-in drawer systems. This closet has ample clothes hanging space and shelving, plus additional shelving on top of the built-in closet pieces for extra shoe boxes and purses.
The GUEST BATH is conveniently located near the Family & Dining Rooms.
This extraordinary SECONDARY BEDROOM (19' x 12') is part of a large flex space that can be redesigned to your specifications. The overall size of the FLEX SPACE is 21' x 19' and it has been plumbed to add a full bath. At present it is designed as a whimsical Bedroom with two connected reach-in closets, two mudroom closets and a precious children's playroom.
The PLAYROOM adjoins the previous Secondary Bedroom & has a magical built-in, faux-painted "clubhouse" with the top part reached by climbing a ladder, and the bottom part, with brightly painted shelving for storing games & toys, is accessed thru the closed doors. This part of the Bedroom suite has a vanity with a sink and an unseen built-in cabinet with shelving. There are installed plumbing connections in this room should you want to add a commode & shower. There is also a full bath close by.
This award-winning design was featured in the Houston Chronicle and the Houston Business Journal!
This EXTRA ROOM (11' x 10') can wear "many hats." It is close enough to the previous Bedroom to be used for its en suite full bath. It also has a walk-in closet, so this room can be a 6th Bedroom. There are very useful built-in shelves & cabinets with a granite top that can be connected to the Summer Kitchen through 3 sets of sash windows & used by caterers. Two mirrored walls, engineered wood flooring & a ceiling fan make this a great Exercise Room. You choose!
The EN SUITE BATH for previous "Flex" Room has a tiled walk-in shower and a single vanity with a marble top.
The 1ST FLOOR UTILITY ROOM also has quite a bit of flexibility. There is a sink for hand-washables with a clothes rod above, multiple cabinets, wide laminate counter tops, connections for a full-sized washer & dryer, and a recessed space and connection for a second refrigerator. Given its proximity to the Backyard, this is an excellent staging area for caterers, especially with the sink, counters for prep and the addition of a second refrigerator.
The views from the 2ND FLOOR LANDING of the magnificent barrel ceiling that covers the long hallway are stunning! The GAME ROOM is to the right and in the hallway on the left are two deep reach-in closets for storing myriad craft and school projects, games, linens for the three upstairs bedrooms and so much more!
Another EXTRA ROOM (16' X 10') at the top of the staircase that has two built-in desks, storage drawers and unseen cabinets on the right. This is a great space for homeschooling children and for doing homework. It's also an excellent space for crafting and wrapping packages.
The GAME ROOM (15' x 12') has a wall of built-ins including a TV and speakers for a surround sound system. This room is plushly carpeted and has a built-in open shelf unit for additional storage. Notice that you can see the built-in upper cabinets in the adjoining "Extra Room" and the two sets of doors covering deep storage cabinets.
Another view of the GAME ROOM that highlights the double framed-glass doors with Plantation shutters, recessed lighting, wall sconces and chandelier.
The 2ND FLOOR HALLWAY is open to the Foyer & Living Room below. Notice the multiple windows that bathe this home in natural light.
The 2ND FLOOR MASTER BEDROOM (15' x 14') has newly-installed neutral carpeting, bay windows with a window seat and large casement windows that overlook the Backyard.
The adjoining MASTER BEDROOM OFFICE has a built-in desk with a window above and a sizable built-in bookcase.
Pretty and fresh, the 2ND MASTER BATH has a jetted tub/shower combination, a wide vanity with a single sink and a walk-in cedar-lined closet.
SECONDARY BEDROOM (13' x 11') has beautiful natural light from several windows, a walk-in closet and a shared Hollywood Bath.
One of two vanities in the shared HOLLYWOOD BATH. Notice the storage cabinets in the shared shower/tub room.
SECONDARY BEDROOM (13' x 11') has views of the Pool & Backyard, a walk-in closet and a shared Hollywood Bath.
The enormous COVERED BACK PORCH (37' x 13') has travertine flooring, a beadboard ceiling, carriage lights and spectacular views of the exquisite Pool & Backyard. This large covered porch can accommodate large scale furniture for entertaining.
The POOL & SPA, decking & gorgeous landscaping were designed by TMB Landscape Designs, and the Pool & Spa were built by Poolcraft. Picture Perfect!
The large CABANA has a travertine floor, recessed lighting and two ceiling fans. A great space for outdoor dining, setting up the band or dancing the night away!
The PLAYSCAPE can be enjoyed by children of all ages! Also, notice the large grassy areas and exceptionally lush landscaping.
A SUMMER KITCHEN extraordinaire! Be comfortable under the powerful ceiling fan and recessed lighting, and enjoy the gas grill, sink with a ton of prep space, beverage fridge, ice maker and wide expanses of granite counter space to serve your guests. On the right are the sash windows in the "Extra Room" (with the mirrored walls) that can increase your serving capabilities. You must have noticed what a fantastic PARTY HOUSE this is!
Another view of the SUMMER KITCHEN that highlights the deep granite counter that accommodates 4 or 5 bar stools.
Above the over-sized 2-Car Garage is a charming GARAGE APARTMENT (21' x 20) with a full kitchen (and space for a full-size refrigerator), a full bath, closet and another closet w/stackable washer & dryer connections. Notice the ceramic tile flooring laid on the diagonal, double glass doors with faux wood blinds, unseen clerestory windows in the stairwell & recessed lighting. What an awesome, private room for guests or a nanny - or even for use as a private office that is separated from the main house!
A closer look at the Kitchen in the GARAGE APARTMENT with an electric range with a microwave above it, a dishwasher, an opening & connections for a full-size refrigerator, and attractive black lacquered cabinets. The counters have granite tops and the tile back splash is laid on the???????????????????????????????? diagonal.
5408 MAPLE ST. has a long gated driveway leading to a detached, over-sized 2-car garage and a circular driveway for your guests. Come see this thoughtfully-designed and expertly-built home!