A Tour of a Segreto Home!

May 15, 2017

Omgoodness so many of my clients are moving!! And so many who were in Segreto Style!  The good part is I will get to work with them again on their next project and some lucky family will be able to move into such a beautiful house!!

This lovely home is represented by Patricia Garrison of Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty and I found these pictures at The elegant gated entrance is surrounded by a lush green entrance and flanked by lantern fixtures on each side of the gates.

My husband John and I before we decided to renovate once again our home of 30 years, thought about purchasing a zero lot line home as we call it in Houston like this one. The front courtyard is small but there is green space and the landscape is simply elegant!!!

As you enter the home the front entry with this expansive runner is already very inviting and warm. Notice the detail on the front door which we distressed, aged and finished–beautiful hardware!!

This house has great light with the floor to ceiling windows in the two front rooms. Keeping the colors uniformed really expands the space and allows the homes special elements to be showcased!!!

The dining room ceiling is plastered and has a hand-painted accent applied around the chandelier. The design was taken from the chandelier and the sconces, it’s traditional with a contemporary twist.  I loved it so much I panted a tabletop in my office with the same design!!  I also adore that bar.  The homeowners found these amazing doors and we finished the surrounding cabinetry to blend!!

Then we painted the couples favorite wine label on the opposite side of the doors!!

This view gives you a great idea of the open concept of this house.  Easy room blends into the next one.  Love the variety of light fixtures and how they all work together.

The living room across from the dining room has boxed beams installed rather than solid ones or wood that is truly reclaimed. This is a more affordable option and with the proper paint techniques you still have “the look”!!

This adjacent library is a great venue for two to sit and enjoy the gardens.  Love the room in a room idea!

What a great entertaining space.   My favorite element?  The hood!!

The homeowner embedded a square architectural reclaimed piece in the center of the hood we plastered. At first it didn’t look like it belonged.  By hand-painting a trompe l’oeil border the carved panel then seamlessly felt integrated.

Here is the room from the opposite direction!! Love the fun leopard print chairs–wonderful if they would sell this house fully furnished?

We tweaked the sconces from Joyce Horn Antiques that is above the antique chest and glazed staircase railings–which between you and me were installed in a mustard yellow color.  I got a panicked SOS call from the little lady of the house–oh the power of paint!!!

Here a better shot of the iron work!  The elevator that leads to the next two floors is hidden away by this paneled door when shut.

The second floor landings to the master and guest bedrooms.

Pretty enough for a master, this secondary bedroom is a guest haven.

The adjacent bathroom has two sinks for their guests!  The expansive mirror makes the whole bath seem larger.

The master bedroom has a wonderful cast concrete fireplace, which we finished to read like stone.  Such a spacious room with a spacious bathroom attached.

This inset tile runner is a great accent on the floor to make room more interesting.  I love the vaulted ceilings with the chandelier, so of course we wanted to highlight it!!

The cabinets are lightly gazed and a hand-painted detail added to the groin vault! We added this stencil detail to the ceiling around the light

Another great outdoor sitting area for two to overlook the spool.-Spool?  A term for a spa(hot tub), small pool!!! Who knew?

A spool is warm in the winter and cool in the summer.  The tin ceilings under the covered patio was glazed to bring out the tiles definition!!  The carvings look so much prettier aged and enhanced!!!

And don’t forget to keep the cook dry with this small, but efficient grill area.  Love the protected glass overhang–this shows well what a zero lot line home is like on the sides.  Some people create a dog walk here!!  I am sure this great home won’t be on the market for long so if you are ready to move give them a call!  For the rest of you that own Segreto Style–it’s fun to look back on pages 100-107 to find out more information about the home!!

xo, Leslie

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  • Cara
    Posted at 08:23h, 15 May Reply

    Wow! I love everything about this house. I wish I could afford a house like this. Beautiful paint works. The wine label on the cabinet is genius! So is the embellishment on the vaulted ceilings.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 16:22h, 16 May Reply

      HI Cara! I would love to move in myself!!! Was surprised they could move out! Have a great week!

  • Michele@HelloLovely
    Posted at 11:30h, 15 May Reply

    Thank God for real estate listings so we can peek inside these beautiful homes with your work inside! This is an incredible home with so many gorgeous details to note and learn from. Bravo, Leslie. I could move right in (and throw SPOOL parties!). 🙂

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 16:21h, 16 May Reply

      HI Michele! I want a spool Party!! So fun! xo

  • Pat Z
    Posted at 13:38h, 15 May Reply

    I always enjoy your posts Leslie but this one knocks it out of the park!
    Keep up the great work. Lucky clients to gave you.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 16:21h, 16 May Reply

      Hi Pat! This one was a fun one! The homeowner was so nice and we worked well together! A fun Collaboration!

  • Gina@ginadiamondsflowerco
    Posted at 18:19h, 15 May Reply

    This is such a pretty home. My favorite room is the master bath! Thanks for sharing.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 16:20h, 16 May Reply

      Thanks for following sweet Gina!!xo

  • Carla Glaze
    Posted at 15:48h, 24 May Reply

    Beautiful home! Very nice job as usual Leslie. Just fabulous! I need a spool on my patio, too. Perfect size and useful all year. Hope you and your family are doing well.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 06:51h, 04 June Reply

      Hi Carla! I love that term spool!!! We are doing great just got back from California visiting Johns parents. Always nice to be together!!!

  • Josip Rončević
    Posted at 05:26h, 18 March Reply

    Dear Miss Leslie Sinclair, this Segreto Home is fantastic.I would like to build something similar over here in Zagreb Croatia. Would you please be so kinde and if you have a floor arrangment, basic drawings , of that home and send me by e mail. I would use it as a study to try to make something close in design over here in Zagreb.
    Thanks a lot, Josip Roncevic, Borovina 43, 1040 Zagreb, Croatia

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 12:03h, 20 March Reply

      HI Josip, Thanks for following from so far away. I am so sorry but I do not have a floor arrangement etc. Hopefully the photos will help you design your home so far away!I hope you have a great day and I’m sorry I am not of more help! Leslie

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