A Wonderful Home With Segreto’s Finishes for Sale!!!

Apr 03, 2017

Hi Friends!!  Before I show you this amazing home, I wanted to say how fun it was for me to meet so many of you at Round Top! I hope you all found wonderful treasures and had so much fun with your friends and hubbies!  The weather was great, the vendors brought such unique and special wares with them, but most of all putting so many faces with names was the best part of all for me!!  Thank you so much to Marburger Farms Antique Show, Arbors and Susan Horne for hosting me at Texas’s biggest Antique fair!  And now for a truly special one of a kind Houston home!

Located on one of the most prestigious streets in the Broadacres Historic District in Houston, this home from the outside in is one of my all time favorites and is for sale!!  Bridget Degan with Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty has the listing and was so sweet to include Segreto’s finishes when promoting the home.

Totally renovated with a French Renaissance flair & endless detail it sits on a 40,239 sq.ft. lot and has 4 BR & 4.5 BTH, 2 BR guest house and pool.  I actually showed my architect this 1939 jewel when sending him inspiration pics for my redo! This has to be one of my favorite periods in architecture!!!

This house is in Segreto Style and it is really fun to see how the homeowner has mixed some more contemporary elements with her classically French antiques. I have always loved these French oak floors from Custom Floors Unlimited-masterful!!!

Plastered in a bright white, the formal living room looks towards the entry way. Two sets of French doors open to the front terrace. The French door to the right leads to the covered veranda.

On the other side of the entrance sits the dining room. If you have Segreto Style do you recognize this room?

Pour a glass of wine, snuggle up in your favorite chair and take a home tour with me into the world of SEGRETO style …

I love wine–hehe… the chaise and of course the finish on the paneling!!

The powder room has a 18th C. mural door, amazing console from Joyce Horn Antiques and French antique tile flooring from Chateau Domingue.  They all come with the house!!!

There are so many cozy sitting areas in this home. The family room overlooks the backyard. We glazed the paneled walls and plastered the ceiling!!

Who wouldn’t love this room!!  With lavenders and whites it also overlooks the pool and back yard.  The beams are truly old but the ceiling is made from grade 2 pine which we refinished to feel reclaimed.

The oversized island has a solid pewter counter top with carved border surround and antique architectural beams. The cabinets are all glazed in a two toned French flair.  Its super cool how she built in the herbiary prints as panels in the island!!

The ladies lounge sits off the kitchen.  I love painted floors and and this design is one of my fav’s we do!! This household has pets and kids, it is great to see how well it has held up to wear and tear!

What a Marie Antoinette style master retreat.  Our stenciling on the walls and gold detail on the cabinets compliment the Sherle Wagner sink and hardware.

A dressing room all her own with plenty of room for shoes and bags and a beautiful view to the backyard from her make up table!!!

The little princess of the house had a precious room all of her own!!  Notice the corbels hung like tables and her christening dress framed as art!!! LOVE that!!!

The back yard is as pretty as the front!  I have had the pleasure of being invited to a pool party here!  Needless to say–super fun.  I hope you enjoyed this home tour as much as I loved seeing it years later in a different light.  This homeowner has GREAT taste and we are working on designs for her new home now!  Can’t wait to share!

Every week Lori, Segreto’s bookkeeper, puts inspirational quotes in the gangs paychecks each week to encourage them to inspire and give back to others.  I really liked this one and thought you might too!!

“Life is a journey and if you fall in love with the journey you will be in love forever.”

—Peter Hagerty

xo, Leslie

If you are interested in hosting an event or carrying the book  please don’t hesitate to reach out! Email for all inquiries! We love to visit new cities!!!

  • Deb
    Posted at 06:38h, 03 April Reply

    Beautiful!!! Especially love the beams and wood ceiling.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 12:30h, 03 April Reply

      Hi Deb! I love the wood ceiling as well. It has been so fun taking inexpensive pine and lending a reclaimed feel to it. Allows me to afford these beautiful finishes as well. Have a great week!

  • Gina Diamond
    Posted at 07:45h, 03 April Reply

    Oh what a beautiful home! I mean every inch! I love the lavender room overlooking the pool. All of your work is outstanding! Thanks for sharing this with us.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 12:28h, 03 April Reply

      Hi Gina! It is so good to hear from you!!! I do love lavender–lends a hint of springtime all year long!! Hugs to you!

  • Cara V. Iacovetta
    Posted at 09:50h, 03 April Reply

    A separate dressing room/closet/private getaway is every fashionista’s dream! Myself included. It has such a Hollywood glamour and any woman would feel like a queen in such an environment. I can see myself gazing dreamily out the window as a compose a letter or a poem. Thanks for sharing!
    Cara Viva

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 12:27h, 03 April Reply

      You would feel like a princess for sure! And looking out at her beautiful yard would be a dream!!! Take care and thanks so much for your comment!

  • Teresa Knight
    Posted at 11:17h, 03 April Reply

    Exquisite !!! An amazing home. Love all your beautiful finishes, they made the home!!!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 12:26h, 03 April Reply

      It was such a fun one to work on!!! I am so glad you liked it!!! Have a great week!

  • Nancy Ahmed
    Posted at 21:20h, 03 April Reply

    A dream home so cozy and refined… Love every corner of it…thank you for always sharing beautiful decor!!!!!

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 07:23h, 08 April Reply

      I love to share all I see with you! I hope you have a totally awesome week!

  • J. Lee Kram
    Posted at 21:26h, 03 April Reply

    Such a beautiful home, Leslie. It was so lovely to meet you at Round Top! (I’m the Canadian newbie who I’m sure must know your daughter’s boyfriend!! hehe) My signed copy of your book is going to be a happy reminder of my day at Marburger and of our little chat. :))

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 07:22h, 08 April Reply

      Of Course!! So fun you commented! I hope you had as much fun in round Top as I did ! I loved meeting you!

  • Amy Chalmers
    Posted at 08:53h, 06 April Reply

    What a beauty of a home. No wonder its a fave of yours…I liked the sunroom best of all (the room with the lilac and white touches overlooking the outside).

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 07:21h, 08 April Reply

      I could live in the sunroom!! It is one of my favs because the homeowner is so sweet. We had a ball during the process!!!

  • michele@hellolovely
    Posted at 10:18h, 06 April Reply

    i’m just dying. that sunroom. the lavender. the luxurious bathroom. and the inspiring quote is a keeper. JOURNEY is a buzzword for me these days, and that thought truly resonates. thanks, Leslie. xox

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 07:21h, 08 April Reply

      You will have to plan that trip up here and take some tours with me!!!

  • Miranda
    Posted at 19:16h, 30 April Reply

    Gasp! It’s gorgeous! Well done on the finishes your team did.

    • Leslie Sinclair
      Posted at 05:54h, 01 May Reply

      Thank you!! It is a beautiful home and a super sweet homeowner. Thank you again for your sweet comment.

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