ON THE HEELS of a record-breaking 2020, HAR reports that 2021 is on pace for a similarly historic run. The housing market here continues to tout fewer homes at higher prices: Active listings were down 41.5 percent year-over-year in January, while list prices were up by nearly 11 percent. Last month's average single-family-home list price was $333,941, compared to just $301,550 for the same time frame in 2020. Among January's transactions were several multi-million-dollar properties; here are the 10 most expensive homes sold last month. (Hint: Wine rooms galore, and River Oaks reigns!)
3465 OVERBROOK LANEA five-bed, three-fireplace home listed for just under $7 mil sold last month after only 41 days on the market. The River Oaks location near St. John's was a big selling point, as were the home-entertaining features like the wine room and outdoor kitchen.
2164 CHILTON ROADThis new build on a corner lot in River Oaks came complete with a butler's bar, wine vault, game room, four fireplaces and a saltwater pool. Reclaimed materials sourced from the South of France yielded an Old-World-meets-modern-elegance aesthetic throughout this $5.45 million home.
2164 Chilton Road
2529 DEL MONTE DRIVEAnother River Oaks stunner: A nearly 7,000-square-foot manse on the corner of Del Monte and Kirby. Despite the bustling locale, the backyard oasis feels incredibly private; there's even a custom tree house for some lucky kiddos. This one sold in just three days, and was listed at just under $4.5 mil.
2529 Del Monte Drive
6 FLEURY WAY Head north for this 10,000-square-foot home in Carlton Woods. Situated on two lots totaling more than three acres, all overlooking a golf course, this $4.7 million mansion (complete with mosquito-misting system throughout the whole property!) took over a year-and-a-half to sell.
5578 TILBURY DRIVE A 2015-built home in the heart of Tanglewood took less than two months to sell, listed at $4 mil. The library has a full bar, and there's a separate wine room, game room and outdoor kitchen. (Plus: a coffee bar in the primary suite!) The pool is resort-worthy.
5578 Tilbury Drive
5300 BAYOU GLENOn the market for less than three weeks, a renovated Spanish-style manse, also in Tanglewood, sold for around $3.5 mil. The light-filled, unique interiors feature Venetian plaster and other custom wall treatments; the mix of traditional and contemporary elements is stunning.
5300 Bayou Glen
2238 TROON ROAD Modest by River Oaks standards, this charming 4,500-square-foot home was listed for $3.1 million. It boasts traditional elements like a formal entry, formal dining and wood-wrapped study, and artful light fixtures throughout. (Peep that master closet!)
3778 NOTTINGHAM STREET A new build in West U listed at $2.8 million comes with all the latest and greatest high-end finishes. Huge sliding doors open the living room up to an outdoor kitchen, and the double-island situation in the indoor kitchen is enviable as well.
2508 STANMORE DRIVE Snatched up in a week! This English-style custom home in River Oaks, listed for $2.8 mil, touts stunning walnut floors, carved stone fireplaces and a full bar with a wine vault. There's a home-office nook and a fab third-floor family room, too.
3407 BANBURY PLACE The Tiffany-blue front door is just one exquisite detail of this Afton Oaks home originally designed by Louisiana architect Matt Voelkel.It took about six months to sell, but the four-bed, four-bath beauty boasts a great main floor with room for entertaining, plus a fab pool area with a cabana bath!
3407 Banbury Place
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