AS HOUSTON'S HOUSING market navigates a balancing act, with course-corrections in both inventory and pricing taking place last month, a number of multimillion-dollar homes — from the Memorial Villages up to The Woodlands — sold in June, some after less than a week on the market. Here are the 10 most expensive properties that changed hands last month, per HAR.
The most expensive home sold in June was a 12,300-square-foot, red-brick mansion in Hunters Creek, with myriad luxurious details and designer finishes like hand-carved limestone, honed granite and Italian marble. Multiple game rooms and a bar and separate wine room mean this place can entertain kids and adults alike. Car buff? The garages can fit 14 of them.
Boasting more than 10 acres of land in Cypress, this sprawling complex was sold to a lucky buyer after about two and a half weeks. Outfitted better than most resorts, the $6.5 million property includes a four-bedroom main house and two guest houses, plus a pool, lazy river and stocked pond with a private dock.
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A 2019-buit home just off Memorial near 610, this 10,000-square-foot stunner is an indoor-outdoor dream — even, dare we say, in this heat. A covered patio touts nonslip, heat-dissipating ceramic tile, surround sound, and Big Ass ceiling fans; the backyard also has a pool, sports court and fireplace-clad pavilion. Inside, a game room has a wall of windows that look out into the treetops. This one, listed for $6.1 mil, sold in less than three months.
A unique find in Piney Point, this $6.2 mil midcentury-built estate sits on nearly 2.5 acres, and boasts original design elements alongside thoughtfully contemporary updates. (Hint: Go check out the master bathroom.) The beautifully maintained backyard, a glimpse of which can be caught in nearly every room of this window-happy house, slopes down to Buffalo Bayou (and has a stellar retaining wall, too).
Fancy a backyard that looks like that of a posh Italian villa? An iconic River Oaks estate, originally built in 1938 by Birdsall Briscoe, was recently reimagined by celebrated architect Martha Bute and homebuilder R.B. Ratcliff. Modern landscaping ensures privacy from the front and surrounds a quaint pool in the back. After a buyer scooped it up, this one is now up for rent. The price? A modest $29,500 per month.
In the works for a couple years, this new-build — a rare find in River Oaks, these days — was on the market for 516 days, and was most recently listed at $5.5 mil. Photos of the completed home aren't available, but century-old oaks in the front and a promise of a Gaggenau appliance suite in the kitchen paint a pretty picture.
Giving Hill Country vibes on the outside and a bright, modern feel on the inside, this spacious home by Refined Custom Builders in Tanglewood — another new-construction abode — was listed for $5.1 mil and took a touch longer to sell (209 days, to be exact). A wall of windows in the family room looks out upon a beautiful pool and patio with plenty of room for entertaining, and a well appointed wine room and perfectly thought-out closets are also selling points.
A six-bedroom Mediterranean oasis in Piney Point Village boasts floors of inlaid marble and Brazilian walnut, meticulous millwork, and a resort-style backyard with pool, kitchen and outdoor living area. With a more formal feel — as seen in an iron-and-marble staircase, grand dining room and barrel-vaulted hallway — the 9,000-square-foot home was listed for $5.25 mil, and flew off the market after just a week.
A just-completed Memorial-area manse, listed for $4.8 million, sold after just nine days on the market — due largely, perhaps, to the impeccable first-floor layout, complete with a family room, marble-clad gourmet kitchen, butler's pantry and fantastic wet-bar setup. Upstairs, an owner's suite has a spa-worthy bathroom and fireplace "lounge."
Channeling Cape Cod, this custom home built in 2014 and listed for $4.5 mil is just a mile from Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and Town Center, and located on a forthcoming walking path to Hughes Landing. With designer details like handcrafted doors and trim, this property's 8,700 square feet, seven bedrooms and four-car garage ensure there's room for everyone.
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