Escape to this $4.65 million Sugar Land mansion with a fairytale library

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Relive the iconic Disney scene when the Beast gives Belle a library at 427 W. Alkire Lake Drive in Sugar Land.

The $4.65 million mansion is a bibliophile’s dream thanks to its two-story office and library with hand-carved inlays.

Master craftsman Robert Skufca and his assistant designed all of the crown molding and baseboards for the house. But it was the intricate paneling in the study where the duo’s work – which took six months to complete the detailed design – really shines. If the craftsmanship sounds familiar to you, it’s probably because Skufca also recreated the living room of La Colombe d’Or using paneling dating back to 1710.

Bookcase has custom lighting and adjustable shelving

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The second floor library overlooks the office

The second floor library overlooks the office

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The study features hand-carved inlays

The study features hand-carved inlays

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A spiral staircase leads to the library

A spiral staircase leads to the library

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For those who want to spend their time outdoors rather than curl up with a thriller, the house has a private dock on Lake Alkire. From fishing to kayaking, water activities are just steps from the backdoor of the house.

The property’s 2.3 acres are set up for outdoor entertaining with a pool, spa, brick patio, and gazebo. If this is not enough, the future owner is allowed to have a pet goat or horse on the land.

Owners can own a pet goat or horse

Owners can own a pet goat or horse

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The swimming pool and the spa

The swimming pool and the spa

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This English mansion-style home features four to five bedrooms, six full bathrooms and a powder room. The 11,156 square foot property is listed by Kelly Ferguson of Ferguson and FBRE Group.

There are luxury touches throughout the home, such as a purpose-built closet to store silver and alabaster sconces.

The kitchen is equipped to accommodate intimate dinners and large parties, thanks to the two Sub-Zero refrigerators, two Bosch dishwashers and the Thermador Professional warming drawer. Use the charming kitchen nook as a gathering place for game night or to do your homework. The large storage space makes it easy to find a place for everything.

Spacious kitchen with two refrigerators and two dishwashers

Spacious kitchen with two refrigerators and two dishwashers

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A view of the lake in the kitchen

A view of the lake in the kitchen

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The breakfast area is bright thanks to many windows

The breakfast area is bright thanks to many windows

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Everyone will want to spend time in the family room, which has 20-foot high ceilings and plenty of windows overlooking the woods and the calm lake. The beams are reclaimed wood from a Tennessee tannery (try saying that 10 times faster).

The family room has 20 foot high ceilings

The family room has 20 foot high ceilings

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The family room is visible from the kitchen and dining area

The family room is visible from the kitchen and dining area

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Movie night would be a hit in the living room of this house. Anyone not interested in the movie could smash a rack in the pool room or grab a drink from the fridge in the cocktail bar.

The living room and the billiard room

The living room and the billiard room

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Settle down for a chat or open a book in this charming seating area tucked under the home’s staircase.

A lovely place to chat or read is tucked away under the stairs

A lovely place to chat or read is tucked away under the stairs

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When the day is done, it’s time to head to the master suite with its two-story vaulted ceiling. The master bathroom is a place to relax and rejuvenate, with separate showers, vanities, and toilets. However, it can be difficult to decide between the steam shower or the jet tub. Either way, the large outdoor spaces are still part of the experience thanks to the spectacular two-story skylights. It’s just another example of how country living in the city is possible at this Sugar Land mansion.

The master bedroom has a view of the lake

The master bedroom has a view of the lake

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The primary bathroom

The primary bathroom

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The ceiling rises in the main bathroom

The ceiling rises in the main bathroom

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