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Rush Estate

Lake McQueen, Texas

September 2002

The Rush Residence is designed as a 3 story magnificent Italianate Palazzo on a premier lot on Lake McQueeny / Guadeloupe River Texas. With expansive water views on 1 side, the exterior is of mottled plaster accented with limestone columns, architraves and balustrades. Exquisite iron and glass entry doors are set beneath a columned loggia atop a raised limestone plinth surrounded by sweeping step’s with stone fountain patios and stone pergolas flanking the entrance loggia. The grand entrance hall with its granite floors, and crystal chandelier is dominated by a sweeping grand double staircase with an art deco iron balustrade curving up to the second floor columned gallery. A doorway centered between the 2 staircases leads to the Living Room with its stone fireplace and expansive water views looks out through 3 stone arched windows to the arcaded Loggia with its stone floor and flanking fireplaces that overlooks the pool below. The Family Room Den has a fireplace and looks directly out for 2 water views. With the Kitchen directly behind the Family Room. This State of the art Kitchen has honed granite countertops and floors, built in wood chopping block, double oven, range, warming bins, sink, built in microwave, dishwasher and plenty of storage and pantry space. The Morning Room is situated behind the Kitchen that captures morning sun through French doors opening onto a stone patio covered with a pergola and accented with a fountain. The Dining Room is of finely stained wood paneling also overlooking the stone patio. On the opposite side is the library / office containing a full bar and separate small office. The Master Suite is entered through double wood doors, with fireplace and stone arched widows have 2 water views. The Master Closet is wood paneled with glass and wood doors, built in chests of drawers and cedar closet also serves as a tornado shelter. The Master bath has marble and granite features, built in vanities, Jacuzzi tub and separate shower and toilet room. All other bedrooms are on the second floor with private bathrooms and closets, exercise room and game room with wet bar. Ground floor holds a 16 car garage. Making the Rush Residence a Family showpiece.