About 690 Forest Oaks Drive
A splendid 5,174 Sq. Ft. estate home on 1.02 acres located in the picturesque tree-lined River Oaks community.
This impressive two-story brick and stone home is highlighted by cast-stone accents and a distinctive cupola. Stone-lined flowerbeds overflowing with groomed foliage and flowering plants encircle the home. The meticulously landscaped property features an extended circular driveway with gated Porte-cochere leading to the expansive motor court that adjoins the garages. The elegant entrance features a custom ironwork and glass double door.
A stylish Foyer welcomes you and features a graceful curved Staircase accented with custom carved posts and metal balusters that extend up to the second floor. The inviting space that opens to the Formal Living and Dining Rooms and private Study offers lustrous hardwood floors, textured walls with on-trend paint highlighted by thick trim. The expansive, open Formal Living and Dining Rooms have gleaming hardwood floors, textured walls with on-trend paint as well as recessed lighting with a stunning chandelier centerpiece. The space has an eye-catching fireplace framed with a millwork mantel and beautiful granite surround and hearth; large shuttered windows overlook the front property. The private Study offers double hardwood doors, premium woven carpeting, richly stained paneling and a tiered ceiling element outlined with stained moldings and trim. The space features a built-in credenza with display and storage cabinetry and large shuttered windows have gorgeous views of the front property.
The large, completely redesigned Kitchen features hand stained hardwood floors, premium custom cabinetry with upper glass door cabinets illuminated by interior LED lights and up-graded hardware. The cabinetry has gleaming granite surfaces with tumbled stone backsplash illuminated by task lighting along with concealed outlets. The stainless-steel Wolf brand appliance package includes a large gas stove with center grill and oven along with a coordinating hood. An additional Wolf brand convection oven, microwave, and warming drawer, with a built in Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer and Kitchen Aid dishwasher complete the appliance package. The center island features a contrasting color paint base and granite surface which is outlined by a large breakfast bar with decorative pendant lighting above. A convenient Butler’s Pantry features granite surfaced custom cabinetry and a wine cooler and adjoins the Formal Dining Room.
The charming Breakfast Nook features a stylish chandelier and a built-in planning desk and is surrounded by large shuttered windows that offers views, and access to the Patio and pool area. The spacious Family Room has premium carpet, on-trend wall paint, and is outlined with large Palladian windows that offer panoramic views of the pool and rear property. The fireplace with dramatic floor-to-ceiling stacked stone surround is framed with built-in entertainment/display cabinets, and the room features a Bose brand surround sound system. An additional living area is placed off the Breakfast Nook and features glass double doors, premium carpet, on-trend wall paint, along with large shuttered windows overlooking the pool and rear property.
The Master Retreat features premium carpet, textured walls with on-trend paint, and a tray ceiling highlighted trim and molding. The sitting area is outlined with large shuttered windows and a glass pane door providing natural light and access to the rear property. The gorgeous remodeled Master Bath has a premium tile floors, separate custom finished vanities with granite surfaces and decorator mirrors and designer plumbing and light fixtures. The large free-standing heated tub with bubble air-bath feature is highlighted with custom tile surround under shuttered windows. An oversized walk-in shower features premium tile surround and plumbing fixtures with frameless glass enclosure.
The Junior Bedrooms have premium carpet, shuttered windows, large walk-in closets, and are connected to/or located near a remodeled full bathroom. The functional oversized Utility Room offers premium tile floor, custom storage cabinets with granite surfaces, subway tile backsplash, and a deep sink. Each of the separate 2 Car Garages feature epoxy floors and the detached 2 Car garage offers an exterior door, sink, and urinal.
The resort-like backyard offers a spacious Covered Patio that connects to the expansive decking surrounding the refurbished pool and spa are highlighted stone accents and water features. The patios and pool/spa are encircled by large landscape beds overflowing with large flowering plants and shrubs with lighting.
Custom Features and Recent Upgrades Include:
New wrought iron front door
New post lamps – front & back
Removed round columns on patio and family room and add square posts on patio
Replaced patio ceiling fans
Replaced landscape rock edging in front
Kitchen floor plan changed – moved door opening in hall down and removed pantry and replaced with floor to ceiling cabinets.
All new cabinets with LED lighting on uppers, under cabinet lighting and plugs.
All new appliances, Sub Zero frig, Wolf oven with center grill and overhead vent hood, Wolf microwave, Wolf convection oven, Wolf bun warmer, KitchenAid dishwasher, added small wine cooler in butler’s pantry
New granite in kitchen, laundry room, fireplace hearth and all bathrooms
Family – Bose surround sound included
Removed wood fireplace mantel and added tile stone to ceiling
Master Bath – moved closet door down so the opening wasn’t in the middle of the closet giving more wall space adjacent to tub.
Removed old tub and installed new heated soaking tub with champagne bubbles.
Added wood floors in formals.
All floors redone – wood, carpet, tile
All hardware interior and exterior replaced
Lighting and fans – all replaced
Baths – new shower and tub tile, new floor, toilets, sinks, granite tops
Two water heaters – new
3 out of 4 a/c units were replaced with Trane units
Pool was updated a little over 5 years ago – guanite, tile, equipment
New Roof 2018