Refined Custom Builders is pleased to announce the completion of their most ambitious project to date, an impressive 9,500 square foot luxury home in the prestigious Tanglewood neighborhood in the heart of Houston. According to President and CEO Bryan Upton, no expense was spared in a house that was meant to meet the standards of the most discerning home buyers in Houston.

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The kitchen features a double island, prep sink, 60″ stainless Wolf range, 36″ stainless Sub Zero refrigerator and freezer, Wolf 30″ warming drawer, marble countertops, custom backsplash, and kitchen prep hall with an additional sink and refrigerator.

Despite weather challenges, the team pulled off this spectacular build without any damage other than a few plants dying in the freeze. “From the start of the design to when we hand a customer their keys, a home of this size and detail typically takes about 18 to 22 months to build. This one took a little longer as we dealt with two historic floods and a freeze during the construction process,” said Upton.

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This gorgeous 9,500 square foot home sits on one of the largest lots in the prestigious Tanglewood neighborhood in the heart of Houston, only minutes away from the Galleria and Houston Country Club.

Inside the beautiful iron doors your eyes are immediately drawn to a glass wall that frames the pool and backyard entertainment area. It’s impressive from the minute you walk in and continues throughout the rest of the home.

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The backyard entertainment area features a custom pool with underwater seating and table, water wall feature, raised fire pit, large island bar, grill, refrigerator, and audio system.

“The home was designed to entertain. From the conditioned wine room, the gourmet kitchen, the living spaces that flow into the huge back yard, the outdoor kitchen, and incredible pool, raised fire pit, and an outdoor sound system make it easy for your guests to enjoy themselves,” said Upton.

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The interior features custom cabinets and shelving, crown molding, tray ceilings, wood plank hardwood floors, and a Control 4 home automation system.


What makes this house special? The better question might be what is NOT special about this home. It has all of the bells and whistles discerning homeowners are looking for at this price point. There were no corners cut starting with an engineered slab all the way through a state-of-the-art home automation system.

“It’s a home designed to be shown off, but also to be a true retreat when you just want it to be your immediate family. Form and function truly came together on this build,” said Upton.


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The master bathroom features custom cabinetry, his and hers water closets, soaking tub, dual shower heads, rain can, custom tile, framed mirrors, and sconce lighting.

The pie-shaped lot, one of the largest in the Tanglewood neighborhood, allowed Refined Custom Builders to get creative with a split floor plan.

“We were able to completely separate the master suite from the main living areas of the home allowing for more privacy for the homeowner. The interior spaces flow into the outdoor living area and pool,” said Upton.

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His and hers closets feature a built-in makeup vanity, custom shoe racks, 3-way mirror, island storage, 3 levels of hanging, custom cubby holes, and chandelier.

With five bedrooms and four bathrooms, this home can fit a large family and guests. It has a room for every occasion including formal living and dining rooms, large kitchen and kitchen prep hall, butler’s pantry, downstairs guest room and bath with it’s own exit, theatre room, and even a wine room.

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The wine room features a 540+ bottle capacity, conditioned wine room, custom cabinetry, brick walls and ceilings, barrel ceiling, and custom mahogany and glass doors.

For more information on this room, please contact Victoria Upton, Accredited Luxury Home Specialist at Upton Gray Properties.
Pine Forest Gem is Designed to Entertain 8Victoria Upton
Accredited Luxury Home Specialist
Upton Gray Properties
Phone: 281.497.4729
Cell and text: 832.414.6863