The home at 418 W Friar Tuck Lane in Houston is aptly designed for the street it sits on. This Tudor home looks as if Robin Hood and his sidekick Friar Tuck should be emerging from the front door at any moment. Located in the Sherwood Forest subdivision—I couldn’t make this up if I tried— just west of Memorial Park , the house features the typical Tudor-style steeply pitched roof with overlapping gables. Charming chimney pots, which help to create a better draft for combustion, top the numerous chimneys as is common in this architectural style. A wooden front door with leaded glass opens to a world that promises warmth and comfort thanks to the home’s use of wood and stone. You would not be surprised if Maid Marian was perched in a chair next to the foyer’s fireplace with its 1760 chimney piece. Antique pine beams, 150-year-old chestnut floors and a sturdy staircase with hand-honed balusters add to the overall time-traveling effect.
And that’s just the first room in the home. Antique pine beams and hand-hone front stairway balusters greet visitors in the foyer. The Great Sir Hughes Court chimney piece circa 1760 provides a place of respite in the foyer. The home, built in 2006, has multiple living spaces, including a music room. The library has a 1930 bronze chandelier and detailed hand-beveled American chestnut flooring. The game room stands out from the rest of the home with its 18th-century Portuguese cathedral stone flooring and tall ceilings that create a sense of space. Doors lead from the game room to an outdoor living space so that entertaining can occur indoors and out. The library has hand beveled chestnut flooring and a gas fireplace for cooler nights. A close up look at the hand-beveled American chestnut flooring in the library. The first floor game room has outdoor access and 18th century Portuguese cathedral stone. A second outdoor living space has a fireplace and view of the pool.
The kitchen is the true star of the home. A cathedral ceiling with wooden beams draws the eye up, while the antique Belgian blue limestone flooring and a French oak countertop more than 200 years old keep the room grounded. One might need to invest in a map to pinpoint all the locations this home has features and flooring. Adjacent to the kitchen is a sitting room with a fireplace and a dining room with a wall of windows to enjoy the views. The dining room is surrounded by large windows to let in natural light. Antique Belgian blue limestone flooring and 200-year-old French oak countertops create an otherworldly ambiance in the chef’s kitchen. The kitchen’s island is fabricated from an antique table topped with marble.