Sometimes houses that look pretty good from the front are even more impressive from the inside or back. Take, for example, this two-story Spanish-style mansion in Terrell Hills recently listed for nearly $2.6 million.
The property looks great from the front: lush tropical landscaping, tiled roof and rock wall with a wrought iron gate. But that facade offers no clue that the home’s lower level is “centered on a huge secluded terrace (and) an elegant pool,” as the property listing puts it.
The first-floor living rooms and master suite open to a rectangular pool fed by a pair of fountains and surrounded by more lush landscaping. A spacious tiled patio features a shaded living room with a massive stone fireplace adorned with large display niches and a huge flat screen TV.
Talk about a hideout in the backyard.
Meanwhile, the 5,700-square-foot home’s colorful interior includes five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms and spacious living and dining areas made even more spectacular by high ceilings and old-world pillars and arches. The upstairs media room opens to its own covered terrace with views of the secluded oasis below.
This house is listed by Ann L. Van Pelt with Phyllis Browning Co.
All photos and listing information via real estate agent.com.