TWO MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR mansions flew off the market the very day they were listed. Lovingly restored and expanded homes in River Oaks went for top-dollar. These were some of the headlines about the most expensive homes sold in Houston last month — a month during which housing inventory remained constrained, down by 53 percent compared to May 2020, and prices continued to climb, up more than 27 percent during the same timeframe. Check out some other (rather stunning) snapshots from the May market's luxury sector below!
832 Kuhlman Road
832 Kuhlman Road Listed for just shy of $11 million, this six-bed, 10-bath property — spread across three buildings, including a nearly 12,000-square-foot main home — sits on two acres in the heart of Memorial, near Duchesne Academy. Contemporary design elements are coupled with traditional finishes to create a one-of-a-kind, grand-scale estate; the vaulted ceilings in the kitchen and owner's suite are especially stunning.
3723 Knollwood Street A five-bedroom mid-century-mod masterpiece in River Oaks, listed for just under $7 mil, took around six months to sell. The low-slung brick exterior looks subdued, but inside, the previous owner decked out the 7,000 square feet with stunning modern art and glam décor. Glitzy light fixtures and glossy walls — mostly white, except the lacquered black library, the only room located upstairs — create a unique aesthetic that the new owners are sure to dig.
3208 Chevy Chase Drive
3208 Chevy Chase Drive This 1937-built, 9,000-square-footer on Chevy Chase Drive listed for $7 mil and sold in just one week. The Moore + Lloyd home was taken down to the studs and remodeled, and also expanded to include amenities like an exercise room and four-car garage. The media room has glass doors that lead out to the summer kitchen and pool area, making it an entertainer's paradise — now that we're all starting to entertain again, that is.
755 Marchmont Drive
755 Marchmont Drive A new build in Piney Point Village, listed at $5.95 million, sold in just under two months. The six-bed, nine-bath property boasts a butler's pantry with a wine vault, and a game room (one of two game rooms, actually) that comes with a golf-simulator system pre-installed. The owner's suite is complete with a covetable closet with sky-high ceilings, and has a next-door fitness center with a secondary private bathroom.
3389 Inwood Drive
3389 Inwood Drive This old-school estate, built in 1937 on a corner lot in River Oaks and listed for $6.7 million, also sold in less than two months. The floor plan is extremely livable, with logically arranged and well proportioned rooms ensuring that all family members have a spot to call their own. (Even the laundry room is smartly appointed!)
2330 River Oaks Boulevard
2330 River Oaks Boulevard Another River Oaks address, this one coming in at just under $5 mil, was among the highest-priced properties that sold last month. The small-ish front yard is a bit deceptive; walk all the way through the 6,800-square-foot home — including its open kitchen, window-lined sunroom and game room complete with its own kitchenette — to find a lush backyard oasis.
337 Folwell Lane
337 Folwell Lane Listed for just under $4.5 million, a Memorial manse sold the very day it hit the market. The new-construction, smart-home-savvy stunner, situated on a cul-de-sac in Bunker Hill Village, boasts a very livable mix of contemporary and industrial-chic design elements, and also comes with not one but two elevators, and a glassed-in wine room that catches the eye immediately upon entry through the towering black front doors.
61 Briar Hollow Lane
61 Briar Hollow Lane A 1.7-acre swath of land abutting Buffalo Bayou across 610 from Uptown Park was listed for $5.9 million, and while it took a year to sell, a lucky builder undoubtedly will score big with future developments. The property, which came with two "as-is" residential structures, overlooks the grounds of the Houston Arboretum.
2626 Pemberton Drive
2626 Pemberton Drive Two weeks is all it took for this West U beauty, listed for $3.8 mil, to fly off the market. The five-bed, seven-bath painted-brick home was built in 2014, and comes with impeccably designed interiors by J. Randall Powers. All five of the bedrooms are situated upstairs, and each comes with its own en-suite bathrooms. Covid-era homeowners should be well set-up thanks to a pair of home offices and a resort-style pool and patio.
11914 Broken Bough Drive
11914 Broken Bough Drive Same story, different house: This Memorial-area home, located a mile from the one on Folwell, also sold the day it hit the market with a list price of $3.6 million. The new build by Armo Custom Homes features five bedrooms, including a master with a fireplace and its own entertainment center.
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