Victorian Estate

Wallisville, TX

This historic preservation takes place just east of Houston in the quaint town of Wallisville, TX. The home was originally built in 1905 by the client’s great grandparents, so we set out to create a thoughtful, time-honored space. Mark Ashby Design coordinated the team by bringing on renowned Curtis & Windham Architects and builder Ratcliff & Associates.

The extensive renovation began with an expansion of the guest cottage (known as the Cooper House), a relocation of the pool, and an addition of a Pool Pavilion. The Main House footprint was largely kept intact to honor the authenticity of the home, apart from the creation of the mudroom. The home was gutted and then thoughtfully and methodically pieced back together with modern amenities. Mark Ashby Design looked both nationally and internationally to source unique and custom materials and furnishings, while mixing in family heirlooms. We also had the pleasure of utilizing the couple’s impressive art collection to further elevate each space. A custom mural by Rusty Arena was commissioned for the entry to feature the landscape of the property and their growing assortment of animals. 


Designer: Anne Grandinetti
Design Assistant: Lauren Gunn
Architect: Russell Windham of Curtis & Windham Architects
Builder: R.B. Ratcliff & Associates
Photographer: Shade Degges