This Victorian dream home is dark and mysterious in all the right ways

Fast facts about Victorian architecture.Victorian architecture refers to styles of architecture that emerged from 1837 to 1901, during the reign of Queen Victoria.Victorian architecture was a style of the Gothic revival and focused on fashion and beauty over function."Much Victorian design consisted of adapting the decorative details and rich colour combinations of Italian, and especially Venetian, Gothic." — Encyclopedia Britannica.One of the most famous examples of Victorian-era architecture is the home of the United Kingdom's House of Parliament, the Palace of Westminster

Featuring four bedrooms and three bathrooms, this $3.7 million Texas dream home listing has a lot to offer throughout its 3,025 square feet of space. The exterior is an attention-snaring, stark black and the architecture is distinctly Victorian. This is a home with curb appeal, luxury living and a dark and mysterious personality.

While the exterior of the home is a visage of a time since passed, the interior is sleek, modern and ready to entertain guests of the modern age in style.

“The vision for the modern Victorian was materialized and constructed by Revent Builds with architecture from Joseph Design Build,” the listing said. “The open kitchen boasts: Italian Arabescato marble counters, Signature Kitchen Suite appliances, a sprawling center island with deep inset bar seating, paneled refrigerator and dishwasher and so much more. A beautiful theme of walnut wood accents, brushed oak and marble flooring can be found throughout. Doors were built to seamlessly integrate with the walls to give a very clean elegant look .A steel and glass enclosure keeps the formal dining area quiet or raucous depending on your desired night! The floor to ceiling sliding glass door brings you to the amazing backyard including cantilevered countertops, grill and custom colored yeti.”

The outdoor amenities are an open invitation to spend all day by the pool, but the home itself is also full of high-tech gadgetry that will keep even the most fastidious homebody entertained.

“On a hot day, you can roll out the fully automated 26ft. by 15ft. state-of-the-art awning to keep the deck in the shade,” the listing said. “Not to be overlooked, this home is perfect for a lock and leave with a whole home security system, smart locks and full video surveillance. The home is fully automated/turnkey five-star home with 2GB google fiber, complete centralized smart lighting and whole home audio/video which can all be operated with a smartphone, Alexa, two control panels in the house and smart switches throughout. All TVs, sound bars, speakers, amplifiers and cameras convey with the home. This iconic home would make an ideal primary residence, vacation home, corporate retreat, or vacation rental. You must come by to experience every upgrade and detail.”

Listing by Tracy Tutor Tutor with Douglas Elliman Real Estate