Square-Column Colonial Mansion in Houston, Tex.

Legend, a three-story Southern Colonial-style brick mansion, is a City of Houston Protected Landmark and is the last residence designed by Houston architect Birdsall Briscoe. Outside, it features home-height wraparound colonnade of square wood columns and plantation shutters on gigantic windows. Inside, a spacious reception hall features crown molding, finger-block hardwood floors, and a grand staircase. The home also includes a pecan-paneled library with built-in bookcases, a gorgeous formal living room and an enormous formal dining room.

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