Home of late Tootsies founder hits the market in exclusive Houston neighborhood

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Take a tour of this charming 1920's iconic home, designed by the man who built Rice University
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Take a tour of this charming 1920's iconic home, designed by the man who built Rice University

Nestled among the oaks near the museum district sits this beautiful mansion built in 1923 by famed architect William Ward Watkin. It was the only home that Watkins built in Broadacres. The home is known as the Gilmer house for its first owners. Since then the home has had several owners including Tootsie's founder Mickey Rosmarin who passed away recently.

As you enter this magnificent home the first thing you notice is the beautiful coffered door. Once inside you will notice the herringbone-patterned brick floor, the awesome interior canopy, and wood and iron door to the coat closet.

To the right is an incredible living room with arch-topped French doors that all open up to bring the outdoors in. The fireplace has a carved wood mantel and matching doorways on each side. One heading to the safari room, the other to the dining room and the back of the house.

The kitchen features stainless steel countertops, a Viking professional grade range and honed travertine floor. Off to the left is the butler's pantry which offers storage, a second dishwasher, sink, stainless steel SubZero refrigerator and marble countertops.

Just upstairs is a beautiful landing that takes you to the bedrooms which feature beautiful hardwood floors and priceless views to the outdoors.

The home is listed at just over 8,500 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 4 full and 1 half bath. This home is perfect for a buyer that is looking to maintain the homes rich history while wowing guests with its beauty.

The home is currently on the market for $4,750,000.

Photos provided by TK Photography