La vita è bella. It’s true: life is always beautiful when home is this expansive Italianate villa on Alkire Lake. In an auspicious neighborhood of stately manors, this one stands apart for its 2+ acres of Old World elegance and all-modern luxury. Thoughtful details include 12’ to 14’ ceilings, handcrafted hardwoods and a 100’ lakeside terrace. The primary wing shares these water views as well as a fitness suite and private laundry. Everything is elevated, from the actual elevator to the high-end appliances, designer lighting and inside/outside fireplaces made from Icelandic volcanic stone. But this list doesn’t begin to describe what you can’t put into words: waking up to the sunlight filtering through the oak trees, or sinking a line into the lake at dusk from your own dock. A world away yet an easy 20mi to Downtown Houston, this princely gated estate with panoramic views benefits from the area’s attractive tax rates and amenities, including the nearby country club. Benvenuto a casa!