Incredible Palladio beneath the live oaks! Located on the bayou in estate parcel 18 on approximately 3 acres. Drive onto the winding driveway with decorative pavers and circle around the special marble fountain to an estate like none other! The massive front entry steps are made of hand shaped Texas limestone, as are the doric columns. The pediment of the portre add to the grandeur and magnificence of the home. The proportions of this classical home are intangable. Enter the foyer with perfectly proportioned enfilades. The living rooms Roman frieze and hand cast plaster coffered ceiling, the custom fireplace mantel out of hand cut limestone, hidden a/c grills blended into the room paneling, and the incredible double chandeliers are like none other. The dining room has antique mirror squares with leaded detailing, and hand cast plaster rope motif on the ceiling. In the master wing is the master bedroom leading to the rear veranda, a solarium with marble flooring and special windows, and a library entrance vestabule richly detailed in painted wood paneling, pifasters, and a molded wood cornice, a library the lends itself to an additional bedroom. The kitchen and breakfast wing has a charming private entrance, clay hexigon flooring, rustic iron stair railing, and heavy beamed ceiling recalling the informal character of Tuscan farmhouses, huge keeping room with a wall of windows overlooking the pool area, a guest bedroom, and an additional bedroom currently being used as a workout room. Twin logias and towers flanks the pool and one tower hosts an elevator leading to the downstairs guest quarters (not included in main house living area) and an additional 3 car garage. The incredible hot tub is a work of art in itself. The outdoor kitchen is on the kitchen logia side. The ballastrades, travertine, clay tile roof, covered logias, incrediable views take you to a far away place!