I believe a lot of you, like myself, are a big fan of non-cookie cutter homes.  This one makes it seem as though one has been transported to a calm spring afternoon at a farm house in England but it's quite deceptive.  Still, one can move the countryside into the city with a home like this.  The ivy covered facade and staggered stone steps create such a charming entrance to the house.  In the summer time, the sunlight is muted and fades into some very muted and cool interiors.  Plus who could resist lounging around in the pool and and hosting an outdoor dinner party at the fully stocked outdoor kitchen.

One unique feature about this home is that it also has a basement, which is uncommon in Houston where there are hurricanes and constant flooding.  I wish the real estate agent had posted pictures of it; I'm curious now.