3 Remington Lane
Houston, TX 77005
Year Built: 1939
Interior: 7,823 sq. ft. (approx.)
Lot Size: 59,400 sq. ft. (approx.)
Web #: 12311877
MLS ID: 8472350
Secured within the gates of Shadyside, this gracious estate offers superbly restored, classic Regency-revival architecture combined with inspired, 21st-century contemporary interior design. Built for the daughter of Joseph Cullinan, founder of the Texas Company and developer of Shadyside, the Latin Colonial-style house is included on the National Register of Historic Places. John Staub designed the brick home in a cruciform pattern that takes full advantage of the fan-shaped, 59,400 sf (+/-) homesite. Beneath soaring ceilings, an airy, light-filled, streamlined modern environment designed by Chelsea Cunningham McDermott, ASID, preserves jib head windows, patterned hardwood floors, Gracie wallpaper, and leaded glass transoms. The reception hall travels forward through Pullman doors into the library overlooking the gardens and pool. The home’s wings angle sideward: one wing houses the main staircase, living room, formal powder room, and wine closet (first-floor), and a den and luxurious master suite with split bath and custom closets (second floor); the other wing encompasses middle and rear staircases, dining room surrounded by jib windows, gathering kitchen and breakfast room/bar, drop zone, playroom, and pool bath (first floor), and additional bedroom suites (second floor). A pair of en suite bedrooms share the rear staircase and sitting room, creating a convenient guest or nanny arrangement. Delicately carved and inlaid marble fireplaces have been restored in the living room and master suite. The modern gathering kitchen and adjoining breakfast room/bar feature porcelain countertops and floors, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, sleek cabinetry, beverage chiller and icemaker, and windows overlooking both front and rear. The grounds offer a stunning landscape of ancient mossy oak trees with trailing branches, serpentine beds of azaleas, fountains, brick patios enhanced by Staub’s signature ironwork, and a classically styled pool dropped into the sweeping lawn.