Architect Charles Todd Helton designed this fascinating modern estate inspired by a home in the Alfred Hitchcock produced thriller, ‘North by Northwest’, located in Houston, Texas. The overall aesthetic of this property features a distinctive Frank Lloyd Wright feel to it. Spread out over two levels, the interiors are characterized by wide open spaces, expansive glazing and soaring ceilings. An entertainers delight, this home provides an excellent chef’s kitchen, generous living spaces and a nice indoor-outdoor connection. The exterior of the property offers lush landscaping, a beautiful terrace with a staircase that wraps around a luxurious two level swimming pool that was custom designed to follow the slope of the site. The pool also features three stunning waterfalls, creating a wonderful outdoor oasis for both family and guests. Adding to the tranquil nature of this property, this home is backed right up to a peaceful bird sanctuary. It also is next to a 14-acre facility called Bayou Bend, which encompasses meandering gardens and a Museum of Fine Arts.
The street side of the home features nice curb appeal with stacked stone on the first level and wood siding clad on the second level. To the rear of the property, the home features expansive windows to soak in the views of the beautiful outdoor living spaces, well-manicured gardens and the sites mature growth trees. A wrap-around terrace on the second level offers private viewing decks off of the bedrooms. Overall this home offers spacious interiors, nice furniture arrangements and a great flow that is perfect for entertaining.
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What We Love: The expansive windows that allows natural light into the home and opens up the interiors to the two level swimming pool and waterfalls. Opulent living spaces that creates a haven of social activity and relaxation. What are your thoughts on the use of space and materials in this home? Do you find that this home is similar to that of the home in the Hitchcock movie, ‘North by Northwest’?
Photos: Jerry B. Smith Photography
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