Summer Realty Report: These Three Unique — and Pricey — Homes Are Up for Grabs Now!
AFTER THE COVID-era hysteria, Houston’s housing market has leveled. The pace of sales has slowed over the past year, and prices are a bit down here and there. But there are pockets of explosive growth and, say experts, good indications that a healthy, balanced market is on the horizon.
Made in the Shade
1 Longfellow Lane
One of the most expensive homes to hit the market in all of Texas this year is a historic property in Shadyside. Originally constructed in 1926, the newly renovated 1 Longfellow Lane is now nearly 10,000 square feet, and is situated on just over two pristine acres smack in between Hermann Park and Rice. There’s beautifully landscaped grounds with a pool and tennis courts, and a three-car carriage house with apartments both above and below. Architectural details like arched windows and decorative ceilings have been painstakingly restored, while some rooms — like the primary bath and the colorful conservatory, at right — have been fully modernized.
Stay a While
Listed by Brian Spack with Martha Turner’s Sotheby’s, the Farris Hotel property touts a 1940s-built four-plex, and a converted filling station.
A 1912-built complex, most recently the Farris Hotel in Eagle Lake, is for sale, priced at $1.6 mil. There are four buildings on the property, including the main hotel with 12 guest rooms, a bar and a dining hall. It’s been a restaurant, family residence, bed and breakfast — what sort of buyer will check in next?
Let Us Inn!
The Inn at Dos Brisas property
Initially listed last year for $17.5 million, the legendary and luxurious Inn at Dos Brisas property reappeared on HAR. The $15 mil price tag will get you 313 verdant acres in Washington, Texas, less than an hour from Houston; here, find not only a high-end ranch-style inn with accommodations like haciendas with private plunge pools — but also an organic farm, 7,000-square-foot greenhouse, and stunning equestrian facility, including a massive indoor arena. The whole property is picture-perfect — in fact, CityBook shot a fashion feature here in 2016!
A spread from the magazine’s 2016 fashion feature at the Inn at Dos Brisas
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