In the dramatic French Normandy estate, atop a magnificent tree-clad hill overlooking Turtle Creek minutes from the Mansion, is the essence of privacy, seclusion, and security. The perfectionist owner, acting as general contractor, along with Dean W. Smith, AIA, and Houston’s well-known interior designer Beau Theriot, orchestrated the one-of-a-kind residence. Comprising 6,325 square feet, the drama begins in a circular foyer crowned by a beautiful Arabesque ceiling from a French chapel. Then, overlooking the greenbelt and water, flow the magnificent great room, domed dining room, and French-manteled library. Private suites echo the majesty, the master’s adorned by a French Empire tub.