Here Are Houston’s Most Expensive Homes Sold in December

Here Are Houston’s Most Expensive Homes Sold in December

3229 Groveland

IT'S NO SECRET that 2020 was a unique year for many industries, and residential real estate was not immune. The month of December capped off a historic year. Per HAR, the average list price for a single-family home was up more than 11 percent, to $359,012, compared to December 2019 — and the number of active listings for the month was down nearly 37 percent, highlighting the area's critically low housing inventory. And among December's transactions were several multi-million-dollar properties, from River Oaks up to The Woodlands. Here are the 10 most expensive homes sold last month.


3702 KNOLLWOODThis five-bed, four-bath house isn't the most up-to-date — but it boasts a primo location, on a wooded 1.35-acre lot in the heart of River Oaks. It was on the market for over a year, listed at $6.95 mil, and finally sold in December.

9111 MEMORIAL DRIVEA modern manse with a Memorial address sure sells for a pretty penny — somewhere in the neighborhood of $7 million, to be exact. Lauren Rottet designed the interior of this 10,000-square-foot, six-bedroom new build, which was completed last year.

9111 Memorial Drive

3229 GROVELAND Another red-brick classic in River Oaks, listed for $6.9 mil, sold in December. The Georgian Revival estate holds a City of Houston Historic Landmark desgnation, having been originally designed by Birdsall Briscoe. The lawn-dropped pool was inspired by the Diana Pool at Bayou Bend.

3229 Groveland

7 ESTANCIA PLACE A modernist masterpiece sitting on the eighth hole of the Tom Fazio Championship Golf Course in The Woodlands was listed for $7 million. From a glass-encased wine room and a kitchen island the size of an actual tiny house to a six-car garage, this Carlton Woods property has every possible luxury.

1059 KIRBY DRIVEThis four-bedroom, 9,000-square-foot new build — listed for $6.8 million — boasts an English Tudor-inspired spin on contemporary architecture. It's an entertainer's dream, with formal living and dining rooms, plus a wine room, butler's pantry and wet bar.

1059 Kirby Drive

206 KINKAID SCHOOL DRIVEA light-filled home with a European-resort-worthy pool — and a basketball court! — in Piney Point Village, listed for $4.95 million, sold within six months.

206 Kinkaid School Drive

3940 INVERNESS DRIVE A three-acre property in River Oaks listed at $4.5 mil was scooped up after just 56 days. With four or five bedrooms and seven full and four half-bathrooms, the nearly 12,000-square-foot home — which experienced flooding during Harvey — offers panoramic views of the wooded Buffalo Bayou.

410 LONGWOODS LANE It only took the sellers of an 8,200-square-foot home in the Longwoods section of Memorial three days to secure a buyer. The house, including a fully equipped theater and billiards room, was listed for $4.6 mil.

401 Longwoods Lane

31 NETHERFIELD An 11,500-square-foot home that sits on two acres on a premier Woodlands golf course took just over a year to sell. The custom-designed estate comes with a four-car garage and a resort-style pool overlooking holes number two and three of a private golf course — and that two-story study will sure make it easy for the new owners to work from home.

126 S. TRANQUIL PATHFive fireplaces, a two-story library and a walk-in wine cellar make this Woodlands manse, listed at $4.5 mil, especially cozy during this season of increased time at home.

Home + Real Estate
With Expertise in Blondes, Extensions and More, the Janelle Alexis Team Is a Go-To Salon

YOU CAN'T LIMIT Janelle to one title – Hairdresser. Her career and business has been established and built on a strong foundation. Using her two business degrees + one more in-process, this enables Janelle and the team to deliver not only a customer-focused experience, but a foundationally solid business. There is much more than meets the eye, and in sharing a little bit about Janelle, she was not only an international hair extension educator for over 14 years, but brings extensive expertise to blondes. She rounds this out with her previously launched namesake cosmetic line, which is a perfect complement to her belief that “Beauty is our Business”.

Keep ReadingShow less

Jack Vielhauer, Cher Baker, Lindsay Yates, Sarah Smith, Aaron Matthews, Mario Gudmundsson

SEVERE WEATHER — NO, not the Derecho or Hurricane Beryl, but one of the other storms that have battered Houston this season — did its best to derail CityBook’s second annual “Cool 100” party. But hundreds of H-Town’s most notable VIPs and influencers braved the elements and made the event a smash.

Keep ReadingShow less

THE WRATH OF Hurricane Beryl couldn’t stop the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo from presenting 70 students, representing 57 Future Farmers of America chapters from across Texas, with $1.4 million in scholarships to a college of their choice. Scholarships were awarded at last week’s 96th annual Texas FFA State Convention which, amazingly, was held July 8-12 in the George R. Brown Convention Center for the first time in 20 years. The scholarship awards are part of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s $27.3 million dollar commitment this year to support Texas youth and statewide educational programs.

Keep ReadingShow less
People + Places