A classic French estate, on the market for $7.9 million, sets the scene for an oh-la-la soirée. (Photo by Matthew Rood)
Clayton Katz, Sarah Petty (Photo by Matthew Rood)
Holly Madden, Brea Knoeble (Photo by Matthew Rood)
Carla Pryor, Thomas O'Neill (Photo by Matthew Rood)
Hayley Zepeda, Thebe Warren (Photo by Matthew Rood)
Christina Tegbe, Jelani Byars (Photo by Matthew Rood)
Diana Crossley, Nancy Cleave (Photo by Matthew Rood)
William Finnorn, Marnie Greenwood (Photo by Matthew Rood)
Tristen Day, Jourdan Green, Holley Madden, Jeff Madden, Will Swallen, Brea Knoeble, Blake Plaster (Photo by Matthew Rood)
Carla Pryor, Clayton Katz, Thomas O'Neill (Photo by Matthew Rood)
The climate-controlled wine room (Photo by Shannon O'Hara Photography)
Opulence is the word for the master bedroom that includes a sitting area, fireplace and high ceilings. (Photo by Shannon O'Hara Photography)
Living in the same zipcode as Clayton Katz‘ listing at 11 Crestwood Drive, we’ve regularly passed by this stunning traditional French mansion on our evening walks and longed to get a peek inside. Recently, 200 guests did just that when the Compass real estate agent hosted an open house that was a true house party.
Katz brought in a jazz combo and singer performing American Classics. He tapped Dine Catering & Events to provide party foods. He had wait staff popping the corks on Veuve Cliquot and selected wines. And he stationed two white Rolls-Royce convertibles in the drive to set the opulent mood of the night.
Mother Nature cooperated delivering the perfect weather for touring the 11,745 square foot manse and the acre of tree-shrouded grounds on which it is nestled. It was difficult to say what impressed them most — the swimming pool view to the bayou, the magnificent antique light fixtures, the grand master suite or any of the other remarkable elements of the beautiful home.
Thomas O’neill Homes built the dwelling which boasts six bedrooms, seven full and three half baths, traditional and separate catering kitchens, wine room, theatre, gym, library, optional quarters, and a four-car attached garage. And with its enviable, elevated location overlooking Buffalo Bayou, the home has never flooded.
PC Seen: Carla Pryor, Marnie Greenwood, William Finnorn, Christina Tegbe, Jelani Byars, Diana Crossley, Nancy Cleave, Tristen Day, Jourdan Green, Holley Madden, Jeff Madden, Will Swallen, Brea Knoeble, Blake Plaster, Mallory Heun, Sarah Petty, Erin Weiss, Hayley Zepeda and Thebe Warren.