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 KNOLLWOOD This 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 DRIVE A 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 DRIVE This 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 DRIVE A 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 PATH Five 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.

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DESPITE SOME APRIL showers, there's still plenty of fun to be had! From art-centric and Earth Day activities to family-friendly fests, check out a rundown of the weekend's best bets.

LEARN FROM AN ARTIST Tune in tonight for an hour-long talk by ceramicist and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft resident artist Abbie Preston Edmonson about her creative process. She'll give a virtual presentation about her work and a special demonstration in her studio space.

Brennen's exec chef Joey Chavez (photo by Kimberly Park)

TAKE A VIRTUAL PAINTING LESSON OR COOKING CLASS Be inspired by the great state of Texas during a virtual painting lesson hosted by Honey Art Cafe on Friday night. For only $20, stream a two-hour virtual lesson and make a series of stylized mini paintings inspired by West Texas and Big Bend National Park. Honey Art Cafe also has supply kits available for purchase for beginners or artists low on supplies.

And if painting isn't quite your speed, see what you can cook up in the kitchen! Brennen's exec chef Joey Chavez leads a "date night" cooking lesson for couples on Friday at 6:30pm. Hosted at the restaurant, the socially distanced demonstration, which costs $150, includes a reception, followed by an interactive demonstration and seated dinner.

CELEBRATE EARTH DAY! Join the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center from 10am-4pm on Saturday for a fun- and information-filled day! Explore informative booths, nature hikes, fun displays in the Discovery Room, and Earth-friendly take-home activities. Or join Discovery Green on Sunday from 12-5pm, when the park will screen a series of short films about Houston's environment, host a panel about February's freeze, and showcase a live painting demo by local artists working on murals to decorate the park.

GO ON AN OUT-OF-THIS WORLD ADVENTURE Fifty-one years ago, the Apollo 13 crew splashed down safely back on Earth after their famously harrowing mission to the moon and back. Space Center Houston is celebrating that anniversary on Saturday, hosting two livestreamed panel discussions with current NASA experts as well as Apollo-era legends.And now through May 2, local NASA and Apollo 13 fans can check out the center's new spring exhibition, titled "Apollo: When We Went to the Moon," that looks at the legacy of the Apollo era through the lens of the engineers and astronauts who actually lived the experience.

FIND FUN AT THE INTERNATIONAL KIDS FEST Traders Village hosts Kids Fest on Sunday, with games, activities, interactive shows, live music, acrobats, magicians, clowns and more. Parking is $5, but the event itself is free, sure to keep the whole family entertained from 12-4pm.

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