This newly listed gated Tuscan style estate is located at 19 Grand Colonial Drive in the Carlton Woods gated community in The Woodlands, TX. It is situated on 4.73 acres and was built in 2005. It boasts 15,341 square feet of living space with 7 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, 2 formal living rooms (winter and summer), formal dining room with French doors leading to patio, butler’s pantry, gourmet kitchen with two islands, family room 5 sets of imported Italian Panto double doors that open to the covered back patio, outdoor portico with built-in grill, hes throughout this exquisite property. There is also a detached guest house with kitchen and bedroom, outdoor entertaining spaces with kitchen, lighted tennis court, swimming pool with pool house and nanny quarters above the 4-car garage. It is listed at $14,000,000.

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  • Daniel

    I love symmetry, but this is *too* symmetrical. Ends up looking like an asylum. Interior is very plain and looks like it was decorated by the owners (and not in a good way). Why’s it listed at $14 million? Is that colossal white elephant behind this still listed for sale?




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    • george

      Yes, still listed for 19 mil.




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  • Brian

    There are a lot of things to comment on, but the library is downright ridiculous. I have a better one, excluding woodwork, in a 3,000 sq ft. house. No serious book collector wants a massive picture window flooding high-quality books with sunlight. But even more egregious, the room proportions are almost silly, making it look like it was just leftover space to be filled as an afterthought. And I agree with Daniel, for $14M, I expect better design, even assuming this style.




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    • NOVA Ben

      I agree with you wholeheartedly on the silly-looking library, but I did find myself wondering if that might just be a small sub-room of a larger library area…why they’d include a pic of the small part and not the main one would be a mystery, but I really hope that’s the case anyway. If not, then you’re 100% right, and egregious is a good way to put it.




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  • Grrrowler

    Oh goody…another “Tuscan” house. This says “Southern American Ranch” to me, but not Tuscan. The severe symmetry of the exterior is really uncomfortable. I like the looks of the guest house more than the main house; its proportions seem so much better. The interior reminds me of a furniture showroom, for average quality furniture. The rooms have almost no detail, style, warmth, or life, and it’s not just the terrible furnishings. The kitchen looks like it was lifted out of a mobile home, and I hope there is a lot more storage there than the picture shows. The library looks more like a closet, which is appalling in a $14 million house. I would call it more of a reading nook than a library. The price is ridiculous, even considering that it’s almost 5 acres with a large house.




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  • NOVA Ben

    Definitely not what I’d classify as a Tuscan, but whatever it is, the exterior style does not translate directly enough to the interior. To my eye, the rear elevation is far more successful than the front…the front is far too plain and symmetrical…I think the extreme symmetry would be a little easier to swallow if there was more detailing but there’s not, so it ends up looking awkward.

    As others have said, the kitchen and the library are highly disappointing, and the rest of the interior just doesn’t have any punch to it. I flinched a little when I saw the grass tennis court…hope the new owner is okay with either hyper-intensive maintenance or an ugly piece of their lot that used to be a tennis court.

    I would like to commend the photography of this listing, though. It’s refreshing to see a group of decently high resolution photos that have not been touched up within an inch of their lives…They’re not of the very highest quality out there, but I get the impression that these pics are honest and that they portray pretty much what the home looks like in real life.




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  • Brijbhushan Bhattadri

    While the Woodlands is turning into a suburb for Houston’s extremely wealthy, the pricing on this home seems ridiculous. There are many expensive homes in the area that have been stuck unsold for a long time. Yes, I know Texas has a decent economy even in these trying times, but I am not certain that the state’s economy is good enough to get the kind of asking price that this home’s sellers want.




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    • NOVA Ben

      That’s okay, if we’re all right about the asking price, the market will knock the sellers back down to reality in due time.




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  • david dempsey jr

    even the siteplan and landscapeing is ugly…the whole things comes off as try-hard and cheap




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  • Chris

    The exterior itself isn’t bad, both front and rear. For a South American hacienda look, its very successful. Its the interior that bothers me. With a home this elegant exterior wise, I expected more decadence on the inside, more luxury, more oomph/opulence.




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