The home at 516 Myrtle Hill Drive is in The Myrtles, a small upscale neighborhood off Highland Road between Bluebonnet Boulevard and Siegen Lane. This tall contemporary offering has hand-scraped hardwood floors and fabulous outdoor spaces designed with entertaining in mind.
The home has a tall elevation and sits on a 1-acre tree-shaded lot. Out back, there’s a beautiful gunite pool and a pavilion that houses an outdoor kitchen as well as an outdoor living room. That still leaves room for a big fenced yard behind the pool.
The home has a contemporary style but a traditional warmth thanks to lots of wood inside. Step inside the tall steel entry doors and you’re immediately impressed by the great room ahead. Custom stairs to the right lead up to a balcony that overlooks the family room, where the vaulted ceiling soars to 24 feet. A masonry fireplace has a chimney all the way to the top, while windows provide views of the pool out back.
The master suite also has excellent views through windows dressed in plantation shutters. The travertine master bath has a 6-foot whirlpool tub, a walk-in shower and dual vanities.
The spacious kitchen also has a vaulted ceiling and stained oak cabinetry, some with glass fronts. There’s also an icemaker, a triple stainless sink and a glass cooktop in 3cm granite on the island. Nearby is a microwave-over-oven wall combo. When you’re standing at the kitchen sink, you’ve got a great view of a lemon tree loaded with fruit right in front of you.
One of the things I like most about this home is the entire back of the house has views of the pool, pavilion or back yard. The breakfast room has views of the pavilion and a small phone desk on one side. The keeping room has a large, curving granite bar on one side. The bar has a stainless sink and a wine refrigerator, as well as views of and an exit to the back yard. The home also has a formal dining room that is currently being used as a game room.
The laundry room is in a hallway leading from the kitchen to the garage. Except the garage has been enclosed and converted to a huge office. It could remain as an office/bonus room, or be opened back up as a garage, according to Glenda Daughety, the RE/MAX First agent marketing the home.
The home’s guest suite, which consists of a huge bedroom with its own full bath, is at the far end of the first floor. Daughety says the guest suite could easily become a second downstairs master suite.
There are three more bedrooms and two full baths upstairs on the second floor. Two of the bedrooms are connected by a Hollywood bath, and both have balconies that overlook the deep back yard. The other upstairs bedroom – the fifth bedroom in the home -- is being used by the current owner as a home gym.
The back yard is shady and fully fenced. The gunite pool is on the right side of the pavilion, making it a great setup for entertaining. The vaulted pavilion has an outdoor living room with a fire pit and an outdoor kitchen with a Brinkman Select grill and two small refrigerators.
A boardwalk from the pavilion leads out into the back yard towards a nice screened gazebo.
About this Home
516 Myrtle Hill Drive
150 x 307 feet (1.186 acres)
4,989 square feet
Four full, one partial