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Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty 50 BRIAR HOLLOW, STE. 700W HOUSTON, TEXAS 77027 DELIVER TO CURRENT RESIDENT

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AN EXCLUSIVE PUBLICATION OF MARTHA TURNER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY

AN EXCLUSIVE PUBLICATION OF MARTHA TURNER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY VOLUME THREE 2015

THE GLASS HOUSE | 3615 Montrose

OFFERED AT $1,038,500 to $2,585,770 – 76302543, 44046817, 21342402, 18893544

VOLUME THREE 2015


On the FRONT cover

On the BACK cover

527 Buckingham

BUCKINGHAM DRIVE This impressive, Norman French-style estate, clad in Leuder’s Shasta-Blend stone, offers exceptional style, gorgeous rare finishes, and comprehensive cutting-

3615 Montrose

MEMORIAL | 527 Buckingham Drive

OFFERED AT $12,200,000 | 5 / 5.5+ | MLS 95292635

ENTHUSIASTICALLY URBAN, BOHEMIAN, AND ICONOCLASTIC, 3615 MONTROSE IS NOT JUST WHERE YOU LIVE, IT’S WHY YOU

LIVE HERE 3615 Montrose is luxury urban living at its finest. Located in the heart of Montrose and within Houston’s heralded Museum District, 3615 Montrose is as distinctive as the neighborhood surrounding it. Just as the genial developer of Montrose, James Link, stated that the neighborhood would spearhead the

edge Crestron whole-house technology that

procession of Houston’s growth, 3615 Montrose is

makes living in this 17,508 square-foot home

leading the charge in design, development, form, and

exceptionally luxurious. Designed by Ed

function. Surrounded by the Menil Collection, the

Eubanks and constructed by Texana

Contemporary Art Museum Houston, and distinctive

Builders on ±1.3 acres, the residence was

architectural works such as the Chapel of St. Basil —

built to exacting requirements, required

designed by Philip Johnson — 3615 Montrose signals

four years to reach completion in 2014, and

a return of the renowned firm of Philip Johnson/Alan

is intended for elegant entertaining, as well

Ritchie Architects to Houston. The distinctive look

as the owners’ active lifestyle with their multi-

of the building is celebration of great architecture in

generational extended family.

one of Houston’s most vibrant neighborhoods. 3615 Montrose reflects a singular vision: to reconnect Montrose to its classic modernist roots while offering buyers a new standard in luxury urban living. Located within walking distance of the University of St. Thomas — whose master plan was one of Philip Johnson’s earlist Houston commissions — 3615 Montrose is a luxury residence building unlike any other. Its undulating curves, formed by floor-toceiling glass, bring an abundance of light into the space thus capturing the site’s spectacular views. The sophisticated simplicity of the interior spaces is inspired by Philip Johnson’s famed Glass House, one of the most significant structures of 20th century architecture. The building has an expressive sculptural form that reflects the rich cultural heritage of this neighborhood.

Every detail of 3615 Montrose — from its extraordinary architecture to the quality of the custom interior finishes — is designed to embrace the iconic spirit of its surroundings. 3615 MONTROSE.COM


A note from

“Houston is undoubtedly my showcase city.

MARTHA & TOM

I saved all my best buildings for Houston.” ― Philip Johnson

Our Dear Readers, In real estate sales, no two years are ever exactly alike, even in a consistently bullish housing market like the one Houston has enjoyed since 2010. What makes 2015 different? The answer is the succession of architecturally stunning, residential high-rise buildings that have emerged, seemingly overnight, within Loop-610 and Galleria/Uptown. Houston is the last great American city to embrace vertical real estate and in characteristic fashion, we are embracing it with obvious gusto. The advent of 3615 Montrose, the latest Houston project of Philip Johnson/Alan Ritchie Architects, is a spectacular case in point. The New York firm is responsible for some of our city’s most iconic structures, including Williams Tower, Pennzoil Place I, Rothko Chapel, and Chapel of St. Basil. 3615 Montrose, “Houston’s Glass House,” is a residential midrise tower of glass inspired by Philip Johnson’s personal residence, the famous “Glass House” in Connecticut. We at Martha Turner SIR are proud to be a part of the sales team for this trailblazing building and we feature it as one of this issue’s covers. 3615 Montrose is rising within one of Houston’s most fascinating neighborhoods, Montrose. This vibrant, inner-city core with a talent for reinvention is Houston’s cultural heart. A pair of feature articles explores the origins and development of what many older Houstonians still call “the Montrose” and gives an update on the exciting expansion of its elegant subset, the Museum District. Our front cover features a magnificent estate home located on ±1.3 acres in one of Houston’s most exclusive settings, Bayou Woods. Designed by Ed Eubanks, this impressive, Norman French-style residence offers gorgeous rare finishes paired with comprehensive Crestron whole-house technology. With interior space of 17,000-plus square-feet, this luxurious home accommodates elegant entertaining as well, as the owners’ multi-generational lifestyle. As you enjoy this autumn edition of PROPERTIES magazine, please remember that in Houston, autumn is our “second season” for real estate. There’s plenty of time to change your address before year’s end and if you’re thinking that way, please call us. It’s a

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MEMORIAL AREA

MEMORIAL | Chimney Rock Road

Mid-Century Modern home on bayou lot with an expansive circular driveway. OFFERED AT $889,000 | 3 / 3 | MLS 15330488

MEMORIAL | Arrowwood Circle

MEMORIAL | Barryknoll

MEMORIAL | Apple Tree Road

MEMORIAL | Bramblewood

Beautiful Southern Colonial plantation-style home on a gorgeous wooded lot features formals, awesome kitchen, library and pool. OFFERED AT $3,950,000 | 6 / 5.5+ | MLS 80762496

Custom home features elegant wood and travertine flooring, high ceilings throughout, high-end kitchen, wet bar and balcony up. OFFERED AT $1,825,000 | 4-5 / 5.5 | MLS 75014778

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Spacious traditional home on the corner of a cul-desac features first floor master and large family room. OFFERED AT $649,900 | 4-5 / 2.5 | MLS 45410419

Meticulously maintained custom home features soaring ceilings, great room with fireplace and pool. OFFERED AT $579,999 | 4-5 / 3.5 | MLS 35819573

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CONTENT and FEATURES A NOTE FROM MARTHA & TOM. . . . . . . 1 MEMORIAL AREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 RIVER OAKS AREA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 MONTROSE / MIDTOWN AREA. . . . . . . 18 RICE MILITARY AREA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE. . . . . . . . 22 MEMORIAL PARK AREA . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 MUSEUM DISTRICT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 WEST UNIVERSITY AREA. . . . . . . . . . . 27 BELLAIRE AREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 MEYERLAND AREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 HEIGHTS AREA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 TANGLEWOOD AREA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 MANSIONS AND MASTERPIECES . . . 38 RIVERCREST AREA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 BRIARGROVE PARK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 SPRING BRANCH AREA . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 ENERGY CORRIDOR AREA . . . . . . . . . 52 CENTRAL / EAST AREA. . . . . . . . . . . . 52

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KATY AREA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 WEST AREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 NORTHWEST AREA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 NORTH AREA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 THE WOODLANDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 NORTHEAST AREA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 SOUTH AREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 FRIENDSWOOD AREA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 FORT BEND COUNTY AREA. . . . . . . . 68 BAY AREA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 GALVESTON . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 LOTS AND LAND. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74 TOWNHOMES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75 HIGH-RISE LIVING. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

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VOLUME 3 | 2015


MEMORIAL AREA

MEMORIAL | Britoak Lane

New construction featuring Cantera imported columns, travertine and wood floors. OFFERED AT $1,150,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 85471124

MEMORIAL | S Creekside Court

Beautiful home located in the gated community of Creekside Villas with high ceilings. OFFERED AT $899,900 | 4 / 4.5 | MLS 69161764

MEMORIAL | Gessner Road

Beautiful Contemporary Doyle Beard home featuring elegant formals and walk-in pantry. OFFERED AT $750,000 | 3-4 / 2.5 | MLS 88936023

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MEMORIAL | Broken Bough Drive

Designed by Todd Rice, located in Memorial Villages, this stunning home features master and second bedroom down, game room up. OFFERED AT $3,390,000 | 5-6 / 5.5+ | MLS 3237006

MEMORIAL | Country Way

Custom designed home with grand entry boasts graceful stairway, marble floors, high ceilings, first floor master and game room up. OFFERED AT $1,950,000 | 5 / 4.5+ | MLS 27259915

MEMORIAL | Country Way

Soft Contemporary on a cul-de-sac features high ceilings, walls of windows in the den and master suite and pool. OFFERED AT $1,495,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 99749061

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MEMORIAL AREA

MEMORIAL | Dunsinane

Nestled in the heart of Piney Point, this stunning home offers first floor master suite, open kitchen, loggia and outdoor kitchen. OFFERED AT $3,790,000 | 4 / 4.5+ | MLS 89632074

MEMORIAL | Heritage Lane

Gracious, polished southern plantation-style home on an acre-plus lot with a canopy of trees. Chef’s kitchen, pool and 3-car garage. OFFERED AT $3,490,000 | 5 / 4.5+ | MLS 38473420

MEMORIAL | Westminster Drive

Huge ±32,234 sf ravine/bayou lot offers tastefully executed renovations throughout, chef’s kitchen, master down and gated drive. OFFERED AT $1,425,000 | 4-5 / 2.5 | MLS 20256692

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MEMORIAL | W Shady Lane

Stylish cul-de-sac home on bayou setting offers an open floor plan, island kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows. OFFERED AT $899,000 | 4 / 4.5 | MLS 29889087

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RIVER OAKS AREA MEMORIAL | Memorial Estate

Secluded on approx. 2.5 wooded acres, this Neoclassical, close-in Memorial-area chateau is a masterpiece of luxury and refinement surrounded by private, park-like grounds. The 27,000plus square-foot chateau is designed for elegant entertaining and the display of museumquality art. Amenities include lavish gilt and delicately-wrought, hand-painted decoration; meticulously reproduced period molding; white marble tile and inlaid, hand-scraped hardwood floors; and antique boiserie, chandeliers, and marble fireplaces. 8 BEDROOMS | 7 FULL BATHS | 4 HALF BATHS | ATTACHED 4-CAR GARAGE 2-Bedroom Apartment with Kitchen and Laundry | 1-Bedroom Appartment with Kitchen

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MEMORIAL AREA

Building Peace of Mind for More Than 55 Years Elegant. Spacious. Luxurious. From the moment you enter a Kickerillo home, you will experience the ultimate combination of quality construction, inspired architecture and functional elegance, all of which are Vincent Kickerillo’s trademark designs that have become Houston’s iconic homesteads. Currently catering to third and fourth generation residents, Kickerillo homeowners have become members of his extended family. His passion is to build peace of mind for each homeowner by delivering style, function and value.

Memorial – Blalock Forest – SOLD

K I C K E R I L L O 8 PROPERTIES | VOLUME 3 – 2015 1306 South Fry Boulevard, Houston, TX 77450-4372 | Phone: 713.951.0666

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RIVER MEMORIAL OAKS AREA

MEMORIAL | Farnham Park

Complete 2014 renovation (including extensive revetment), expansion, and interior design exclusively by Mody & Mody. Masterful modern smart-home unfolds on 1+ acre ravine lot behind guarded gate of Farnham Park. Double-height walls of glass plus dramatic angles frame sophisticate multi-level living spaces. OFFERED AT $5,400,000 | 5 / 5.5 | NON-MLS

MEMORIAL | Wink Road

The expertise of Kickerillo, creator of the luxury home market in Houston, offers a stunning home complete with high-end finishes. OFFERED AT $3,900,000 | 5 / 5.5 | MLS 57943107

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MEMORIAL AREA

MEMORIAL | Lacewood

Custom inspired by English country manor. Heavy tumbled stone and aged oak flooring. Hand hewn beams. Formal living and dining, den, library, gourmet kitchen and master suite with 2 master baths down. 4 bedrooms, game and media rooms up. Second floor quarters with separate entry, fifth bedroom and bath. OFFERED AT $5,250,000 | 6 / 7.5+ | MLS 67970048

MEMORIAL | Stuckey Lane

Incredible traditional in the heart of Bunker Hill features gourmet kitchen, study, pavilion with summer kitchen and pool. OFFERED AT $2,995,000 | 5 / 5.5+ | MLS 46384630

MEMORIAL | Wink Road

Stunning, recent construction embodies resort-style living in the city. Incredible finishes in every thoughtfully designed space. OFFERED AT $2,995,000 | 4-5 / 5.5+ | MLS 17542644

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MEMORIAL | Mott Lane

The House of Ki - This estate of steel, concrete, zinc and glass is a world-class design by Stern and Bucek with exceptional privacy. The views of the natural beauty of Buffalo Bayou are breathtaking. Interior cabinetry and paneling by Brochsteins of zebra and limba wood. A state-of-the-art Savant Home Automation system allows world-wide monitoring. A media room has meticulously designed acoustics with a retractable wall. A geothermal cooling and heating system. The approx. 8.7-acre property contains a 5+ acre reserve. PRICE UPON REQUEST | 4 / 4.5+ | NON-MLS

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MEMORIAL AREA

MEMORIAL | Ourlane Circle

Renovated Contemporary home magnificent in scale and design. Rooms of grand proportions, walls of windows, cabana and pool/spa. OFFERED AT $3,495,000 | 5 / 4.5 | MLS 81530464

MEMORIAL | Huntwyck Drive

MEMORIAL | Pebblebrook Drive

MEMORIAL | Radney Road

MEMORIAL | Lakeside Forest Lane

Sophisticated English Tudor home with master down, gourmet kitchen, wine vault, game and media rooms and covered veranda. OFFERED AT $2,850,000 | 5 / 5.5+ | MLS 49008374

±1.38 acre property nestled in the heart of Piney Point. Existing Louisiana-inspired home can be a graceful restoration project. OFFERED AT $2,499,999 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 61863294

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Beautiful ±23,892 sq. ft. lot in perfect Memorial location that is convenient to everything. OFFERED AT $1,149,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 5905744

Spectacular and unique custom built 12,500+ sf home on a ravine lot is wonderful for entertaining. OFFERED AT $1,995,500 | 4-5 / 6.5 | MLS 10161784


MEMORIAL AREA

MEMORIAL | Knipp Road

Stunning lakefront property in Sandalwood offers vast open spaces, two game rooms, luxurious master suite, wine room and pool. OFFERED AT $3,498,000 | 4-5 / 5.5+ | MLS 43046642

MEMORIAL | Little John

Sherwood Forest Estate on a ±63,946 sq. ft. lot with over 6,500 sq. ft. of living space features pool, hot tub and expansive deck. OFFERED AT $4,725,000 | 5-6 / 4.5+ | MLS 67149502

MEMORIAL | Warrenton Drive

Extensively remodeled and expanded by LeBlanc Custom Homes in highly desirable Whispering Oaks. OFFERED AT $1,095,000 | 4-5 / 3.5 | MLS 60839784

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MEMORIAL | River Bend Drive

Magnificent home located on a ravine lot in Hunters Creek with exceptional finishes, scenic bayou views and chef’s kitchen. OFFERED AT $3,495,000 | 5-6 / 5.5 | MLS 14724744

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RIVER OAKS AREA

MEMORIAL | Memorial

Award-winning home by MC2 Architects & Construction with soaring ceilings, integrated spaces, minimalist luxury, museum-finish walls, oceanic blue stone and silver thorn travertine floors. Thassos stone and Nano glass surfaces, double-height butted glass walls, sleek Bulthaup cabinets, and 96 ft. lap pool. OFFERED AT $4,800,000 | 4-5 / 5.5+ | MLS 48887126

MEMORIAL | Tall Oaks Street

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own the only Frank Lloyd Wright home in Houston. Situated on a gated Âą51,727 sf lot. OFFERED AT $2,995,000 | 6-7 / 6.5 | MLS 32927711

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MEMORIAL | Queensbury Lane

Updated traditional on cul-de-sac. Open plan, kitchen with stainless steel appliances and pool. OFFERED AT $699,000 | 3-4 / 2 | MLS 7178840


RIVER OAKS | Willowick

Bayou Breeze, a River Oaks estate on Âą3.7 acre bayou lot, was designed by Curtis and Windham architects with interiors superbly appointed by New York interior designer Bunny Williams. Amenities include antique reclaimed wood floors, an elevator to all 3 floors, wine cellar with dining area, media room, separate guesthouse, 2-bedroom apartment over garage, pool and pool cabana, putting green, and stunning garden and woodland views from every window. OFFERED AT $14,995,000 | 6 / 6.5+ | MLS 9612435

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RIVER OAKS AREA

RIVER OAKS | W Alabama Street

Beautiful elevator ready new construction features grand staircase, second floor game room and back patio. OFFERED AT $1,940,000 | 4 / 4.5 | MLS 95031294

RIVER OAKS | Kirby

RIVER OAKS | W Bell

RIVER OAKS | Dunlavy

RIVER OAKS | Brazoria Street

Spectacular home built by Mirador Builders features antique lighting, oak and Saltillo flooring, cook’s kitchen, garden and pool. OFFERED AT $4,200,000 | 5 / 5.5+ | MLS 809044

Wonderful 4-story patio home with oak flooring, large open living room with fireplace and balcony access and third floor master. OFFERED AT $649,000 - $759,900 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 94923571, 75426788, 12246114

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Open floor plan home offers master suite with dual vanities and en suite guest bedrooms. OFFERED AT $895,000 | 4 / 4.5 | MLS 15265234

Freestanding home in a gated enclave features first floor study/bedroom, third floor master, and elevator. OFFERED AT $859,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 2553437


RIVER OAKS

2415 mimosa lane houston tx 77019

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imosa Place at River Oaks is a gated community of 18 beautifully designed freestanding homes located in the River Oaks/ Glendower Court area just south and east of the intersection of Kirby and San Felipe. This desirable residential area is conveniently located to River Oaks, Downtown, the Upper Kirby District, Highland Village and The Galleria area. Each home includes three bedrooms including a full floor master suite, a guest suite, three and one half baths, elevator, hardwoods throughout and ceiling heights to eleven feet. Exemplary architecture and excellent interior finishes make Mimosa Place at River Oaks an exceptional and unique residential community. The developer and builder, Pelican Builders, Inc., is a residential development company based in Houston, Texas. The principals and management of Pelican Builders, Inc. have extensive experience in single family home, townhome and high-rise residential building and development, and have been active in the Houston area for more than 30 years. Trademarks of this team are excellence in concept, quality construction and careful attention to the needs and desires of its buyers. Marketed by

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RIVER OAKS | Mid Lane

Fabulous three-story home features an English-style courtyard and entryway, and gourmet kitchen. OFFERED AT $925,000 | 3-4 / 4.5 | MLS 53486154

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RIVER OAKS | Stanmore Drive

Extensively renovated home on a rare courtyard lot with elegant lines and light-filled large formals. Separate 2-story quarters. OFFERED AT $2,250,000 | 4-6 / 5.5 | MLS 76768654

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RIVER OAKS AREA - MONTROSE / MIDTOWN AREA

RIVER OAKS | Pine Valley Drive

Contemporary and modernized River Oaks home offers enlarged den with pool and patio views. OFFERED AT $1,885,000 | 4-5 / 3.5 | MLS 99965734

RIVER OAKS | Overbrook Lane

Beautifully maintained home in a great location on a desirable street offers an updated kitchen. OFFERED AT $1,650,000 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 58994837

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Courtlandt

Historic home gracefully restored features chef’s kitchen, original hardwoods, third floor flex space and sunroom. OFFERED AT $2,350,000 | 3-4 / 3.5 | MLS 37986201

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | W Clay Street

Spectacular patio home featuring elevator to all 4 levels, game room and 2 rooftop terraces. OFFERED AT $949,000 | 3 / 3.5+ | MLS 27984746

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MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Willard Street

Historic charm, modern flair. Renovated 1915 bungalow on idyllic corner lot with spacious rooms. OFFERED AT $659,000 | 2 / 2 | MLS 47644844

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Ferndale

American Contemporary-style home with a screened porch, island kitchen, study and wine room. OFFERED AT $1,649,000 | 4-5 / 3.5 | MLS 32482741

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Jackson

Beautiful patio home features designer kitchen with JennAir appliance package and rooftop terrace. OFFERED AT $529,990 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 69882641

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Commonwealth St Great home in awesome location featuring hardwoods and master up with large walk-in closet. OFFERED AT $599,990 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 35395374

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ALL IN THE FAMILY:

By Penny Jones Architects by nature seek to shape their environment with buildings of their own design, but few are able to do it so comprehensively as Bo and Scott Butler. Brothers and business partners who both hold master’s degrees in architecture, these self-styled “urban developers” don’t just design very high-end homes; they design and develop entire neighborhoods and then build their designs themselves. Butler Brothers operates three distinct businesses providing architectural, development and construction services. “We didn’t expect to do all three when we started,” the brothers said. “The intent was to be architects and developers but we ended up as the contractors as well in order to control the timing and quality.” The brothers look for location first, not price. When they saw the opportunity presented by a tract of secluded, wooded acreage in the heart of the River Oaks/Uptown Park nexus, they purchased the property in 2012, began to draw their plans, and Audubon Hollow was born. “We were inspired by the architecture of Hays Towne, that synthesis of classic Acadian cottage and Creole influences that includes tall ceilings, exterior French doors with full-length shutters, and lavish use of cypress, heart of pine, and brick,” said Scott. “We called it Audubon Hollow as a way to capture the essence of the place; Audubon for John J. Audubon and his nature paintings and Hollow to reference the wooded seclusion and ravine.” Impressive manned guard gates grant entrance to Audubon Hollow from Briar Hollow Lane. Surrounding a tree-lined esplanade with a fountain, gardens, and a charming garconnière, homes offer custom exterior details, shuttered French doors and windows, generous porches and wrap-around galleries, lush gardens, and intimate courtyards. Features include elevators, furniture-quality cabinetry, rich hardwood floors, custom stone, decorative ceilings, custom doors, wood-burning fireplaces, professional-grade appliances, and security and home automation systems. “We created Audubon Hollow for those attracted by the convenience and security of a high-rise building but don’t want to give up their traditional home lifestyle,” said Bo. “Our management company offers concierge, ‘ white glove’ service that takes care of all common areas, backyards, and private pools, and keeps watch on residents’ homes when they are traveling.” “We call ourselves ‘urban developers’ because what we do won’t translate to suburbia,” said Scott. “We strive to build the right way, not the easy way. We work from precedent architecture, going back to the root of a period, and move that precedent style forward for modern living.” 28 Audubon Hollow . . . . . . . 34910855 . . . . . . 3-4/3.5+ . .$1,850,000 44 Audubon Hollow . . . . . . . 37315944 . . . . . . LOT . . . . . . $750,000 80 Audubon Hollow . . . . . . . . 63606464 . . . . . 4/4.5 . . . . $2,550,000 SCOTT BUTLER

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MONTROSE MIDTOWN AREA

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | MciIhenny

Stunning Downtown views from fourth floor rooftop terrace. Open floor plan, large island kitchen and master with walk-in closet. OFFERED AT $448,890 - $468,975 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 82910134, 99498903, 85126568

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Mandell Street In the heart of Montrose. Pool converted to saltwater by sellers. kitchen open to living areas. OFFERED AT $950,000 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 87249723

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Driscoll

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Driscoll

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Driscoll

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Peden Street

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | W Clay Street

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Richton

Beautiful designer home featuring open entertaining spaces, balcony and roof terrace. OFFERED AT $749,000 | 4 / 4.5 | MLS 49606465

Fantastic fourplex on a big lot surrounded by new construction. Tons of lights, on-site washer/dryer. OFFERED AT $749,000 | MLS 99436440

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Classic Creole architectural design home featuring custom cabinetry and trim and cook’s dream kitchen. OFFERED AT $729,000 | 4 / 4.5 | MLS 26236806

Home on an oversized lot brand new windows installed and three income-producing units. OFFERED AT $636,000 | 7 / 5 | MLS 10374715

New construction 4-story home features granite island kitchen, French doors and wood floors. OFFERED AT $739,000 | 4 / 4.5 | MLS 13684104

This exquisite home in a gated community features an elevator, hardwoods and soaring ceilings. OFFERED AT $680,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 81855040


MONTROSE / MIDTOWN AREA - RICE MILITARY AREA

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Fairview Street

Beautifully maintained cottage with refinished hardwoods, flex room up with half bath. OFFERED AT $599,000 | 2-3 / 2.5 | MLS 58068076

RICE MILITARY | Blossom Street

Beautiful home featuring granite kitchen with wine rack, front door camera and gated walk-up. OFFERED AT $499,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 53254294

RICE MILITARY | Reinerman

This home features oak hardwood floors, French doors and granite counters. OFFERED AT $365,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 90420765

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MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Jack Street

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RICE MILITARY | Calder

Beautiful Mediterranean-style home in a gated community with wood flooring and large island kitchen. OFFERED AT $397,500 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 49701463

RICE MILITARY | Knox Street

Freestanding patio home in a premier location with covered balcony and oversized master suite. OFFERED AT $495,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 4246438

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for the by Holly Beretto A Houston-based writer covering on the arts, food and wine, and interesting personalities. Her work has appeared in local, regional and national magazines. Her first book, Christ as the Cornerstone: Fifty Years of Worship at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, is due out this fall from Bright Sky Press.

CAROLINE WIESS LAW BUILDING IN 1974


A

long the leafy, shaded streets of

the century since its founding, the campus

parking garage; connections between the

the Museum District, there’s an

has grown to include the Audrey Jones Beck

north and south sides of Bissonnet Street;

unmistakable energy. Like much

Building, the Caroline Wiess Law Building,

and landscaping that will unify the campus.

of Houston, this is a place where

the Glassell School of Art, and the Lillie and

The new Glassell School will offer a rooftop

the past and present sit side by side, with

Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden. (Two

amphitheater and a ramp will connect the

elegant 1940s brick homes sharing blocks

house museums, Bayou Bend Collection

Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture garden

with modern mid-rise

to the top of the Glassel

condos. Don’t think, though,

school. Plans also call

that this is a neighborhood

for café spaces, and the

where the future crowds out

entire project will not only

the past. Far from it. Take a

allow for more gallery and

look at the growth and the

exhibit areas, but places

big plans the museums and

for gathering, lectures

cultural centers that call

and other programming.

this wide-boulevarded area

southwest of downtown home, and you can see

VIEW OF THE NANCY AND RICH KINDER BUILDING ENTRANCE LOOKING NORTH ON MAIN STREET COURTESY OF STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS

firsthand how Houston’s

The four-year

project will see its first completion in the fall of 2017, with the opening of

history is paving the way for the city’s future.

and Gardens, and Rienzi, are nearby). The

the new Glassell School, and the spruced up

“Everything that is happening here is

dramatic campus expansion, which began

sculpture garden. The rest of the campaign

happening because of our trustees,” says

this summer, will leave a lasting imprint on

follows two years later.

Gary Tinterow, director of the Museum of

the area.

The MFAH isn’t the only museum in the

Fine Arts, Houston, which is in the middle of a

“It will turn the 14 acres that belong to

district undergoing transformation. Its

massive, $350 million capital campaign that

the museum into a cultural hub,” explains

neighbor, the Menil Collection broke ground in

will transform not only the museum but the

Tinterow.

March on the Menil Drawing Institute, part of a

district at large.

The ambitious re-imagining includes a new

$110 million capital campaign.

The MFAH was established in 1900; its

Glassell School of Art; the new Nancy and

“There’s a distinct character to the buildings

Richard Kinder Building (designed to house

and garden spaces that make up the Menil,”

the MFAH’s growing collection of 20th and

says Assistant Curator Clare Elliott. “The

21st century art); a 400-space, two-

space was always designed to be like this

original building opened in 1924. In

story, underground

gorgeous country house where there isn’t a front or a back door, and you wander into whenever you want.”

LILLIE AND HUGH ROY CULLEN SCULPTURE GARDEN, 1986


T

hat feeling was exactly what

through online videos, chats, apps and

Dominique de Menil wanted

more. However, one always has to know the

when she and her husband John

foundations of science and history to know

gave their collection to begin the

how far we have come. Museums are the

museum in 1987. The new Menil Drawing

perfect place to learn this lesson.”

Institute will continue

that legacy.

Ancient Egypt is still

“The building itself

growing, and the

will be in harmony with

Welch Chemistry Hall,

the neighborhood,”

Farish Hall of Texas

says David Breslin,

Wildlife and Hamman

chief curator for the

Hall of Coastal

Institute, who sees

Ecology have all been

an opportunity here

renovated and opened

to do more than just

on the main Museum

showcase great art.

District campus,

“Drawing shows the

demonstrating

creative process

the museum’s

in a naked way.

commitment to

And many types of

showcasing scientific

people – dancers, architects – draw, and those doodles show a

HMNS’ Hall of

discovery, and helping MENIL DRAWING INSTITUTE AT DUSK, LOOKING PAST THE WEST ENTRANCE COURTYARD

connection to

visitors develop an interest in science.

Thomas says that

their thoughts.”

the museum’s location in Houston had led to

Set to open in 2017, Breslin believes

exhibits that tout how energy works and what

the MDI will be a space where visitors can

it means to live along the Gulf Coast.

see drawings as art, but also as intimate

“We want to share the breadth and depth

expressions of the creator’s thoughts.

of a place millions of people call home,”

Human thoughts, scientific discovery and

she says.

the history of the planet are what drove the

That diversity of ideas and cultures

expansions and plans for more renovations

exists throughout the District, where

at the Museum of Natural Science, which

visitors encounter the Buffalo

recently opened an extension in Sugar Land.

Soldiers National

“Future growth doesn’t always necessarily

Museum, the

have to mean actual expansion of a

Asia

building,” says Latha Thomas, the museum’s Vice President for Marketing and Communications. “Technological advancements can incorporate the ideas of new scientific discovery

BECK BUILDING. 2000

DRAWING ROOM LOOKING WEST THROUGH OPEN DOORS TO THE SCHOLAR COURTYARD, THE MENIL DRAWING INSTITUTE


WE WANT TO SHARE THE BREADTH AND DEPTH OF A PLACE MILLIONS OF PEOPLE CALL HOME

VIEW OF THE CAMPUS FROM THE ROOFTOP OF THE GLASSELL SCHOOL OF ART COURTESY OF STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS

Society of Texas (itself located in a 40,000-square-foot space of galleries, theaters and gardens that opened in 2012), the Czech Center Museum, the Houston Holocaust Museum and the Lawndale Art Center, among others. The institutions co-exist as a reminder of how people with different backgrounds have flocked to Houston to live their dreams. These museums ensure that those cultures are preserved and shared for generations. “Our entire function is to serve the community,” says Tinterow about the MFAH, but his words have resonance for his district neighbors. “Art acts like a mirror; it shows you who you are, and your place in society, and what your dreams might be.” If that’s true, the building and expansion around the Museum District shows Houston to be a city where people still dream big – and look to leave a lasting imprint on the world.

• Asia Society Texas Center • Buffalo Soldiers National Museum • Children’s Museum of Houston • Contemporary Arts Museum Houston • Czech Center Museum Houston • DiverseWorks • Holocaust Museum Houston • Houston Center for Contemporary Craft • Houston Center for Photography • Houston Museum of Natural Science • Houston Zoo, Inc. • The Health Museum • The Jung Center of Houston • Lawndale Art Center • The Menil Collection • Museum of African American Culture Center • Museum of Fine Arts , Houston Rice University Art Gallery • The Rothko Chapel

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE


RICE MILITARY AREA - MEMORIAL PARK AREA - MUSEUM DISTRICT AREA

RICE MILITARY | Detering

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MEMORIAL PARK | Pickens

MEMORIAL PARK | Crestwood

MEMORIAL PARK | Wanita Place

MUSEUM DISTRICT | Glen Haven

Carnegie Homes presents Terrazos at Memorial Park featuring luxurious master and rooftop terrace. OFFERED AT $1,339,900 | 4-5 / 4.5 | MLS 5243875

Beautifully maintained home has been updated and features hardwoods and spacious kitchen. OFFERED AT $649,000 | 3 / 2 | MLS 12616403

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RICE MILITARY | Calle Catalina Place

Stunning 4-story Spanish-inspired home with an elevator also features outdoor kitchen and small pool. OFFERED AT $1,390,000 | 3 / 3.5+ | MLS 55804163

Stunning stucco home on approx. 1/2 acre features chef’s kitchen with 2 granite islands, master with sitting area and pool. OFFERED AT $2,749,900 | 4 / 4.5 | MLS 10934274

Energy efficient limestone home on ±1/2 acre corner lot features large open living spaces. OFFERED AT $990,000 | 4 / 4.5+ | MLS 24650405

MUSEUM DISTRICT | Nottingham Street

Hardwood floors throughout, lots of natural light and a good sized fenced backyard with detached garage. OFFERED AT $739,000 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 98084198


MUSEUM DISTRICT AREA - CENTRAL EAST AREA - WEST UNIVERSITY AREA

MUSEUM DISTRICT | Milford Street

Unique home with pine floors, Venetian plaster walls, and steam bath and saltwater pool. OFFERED AT $1,699,000 | 4-6 / 6.5 | MLS 1172872

WEST UNIVERSITY | Linkwood Drive

Original owner home on fabulous ±10,500 sq. ft. lot in popular inner loop subdivision of Linkwood. OFFERED AT $399,000 | 3 / 2 | MLS 73926009

WEST UNIVERSITY | Murworth Drive

Lovett patio home in a gated community offers a gourmet kitchen and floor-to-ceiling windows. OFFERED AT $699,950 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 95123996

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CENTRAL / EAST | Parkwood

Custom estate on over an acre offers exquisite molding, theater room and elevator. OFFERED AT $1,495,000 | 5 / 5.5+ | MLS 99638232

WEST UNIVERSITY | Georgetown Street

Residence offers true hardwoods throughout, high ceilings and open kitchen with high-end appliances. OFFERED AT $1,925,000 | 4 / 4.5 | MLS 26348140

WEST UNIVERSITY | Merrick

Stunning custom home to be built by award winning Covington Custom Builders on ±9,315 sf lot. OFFERED AT $1,649,000 | 4-5 / 4.5 | MLS 7957304

WEST UNIVERSITY | Darcus Street

Featuring hardwoods, granite island kitchen and French doors overlooking pool and summer kitchen. OFFERED AT $1,648,000 | 5-6 / 5.5 | MLS 11165402

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WEST UNIVERSITY AREA

WEST UNIVERSITY | University Boulevard

Magnificent home on ±11,250 sf corner lot offers a 4 car garage, resort-style backyard, chef’s kitchen and media room. OFFERED AT $2,999,999 | 5-6 / 7.5 | MLS 92777213

WEST UNIVERSITY | Edloe Street

This incredible home features walnut floors, beautiful kitchen with glass-front Sub-Zero refrigerator, bar in the den and pool. OFFERED AT $2,750,000 | 4 / 4.5+ | MLS 7544015

WEST UNIVERSITY | Underwood Street

Ultimate entertaining home with open flowing floor plan. Stunning kitchen and lovely breakfast room. OFFERED AT $1,289,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 62172443

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WEST UNIVERSITY | Glenshire Street

Custom built in 2012, this beautiful home features study with full bath and closet down and master up. OFFERED AT $1,249,000 | 4-5 / 4 | MLS 21687064

WEST UNIVERSITY | Goldsmith

No detail was overlooked in this striking Custom Home. Outdoor space includes a lovely deck. OFFERED AT $1,100,000 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 97682844

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WEST UNIVERSITY AREA - BELLAIRE AREA

WEST UNIVERSITY | University

WEST UNIVERSITY | Carolina Way

WEST UNIVERSITY | Robinhood

WEST UNIVERSITY | Amherst Street

Elegant home with master down, custom kitchen with butler’s pantry, wet bar with wine storage, game room and study. Covered patio. OFFERED AT $2,695,000 | 5 / 4.5 | MLS 61754460

Enchanting Tom Wilson designed home with deep porches, light-filled reception hall, several living area and a delightful kitchen. OFFERED AT $2,279,000 | 4 / 4.5 | MLS 1187184

BELLAIRE | Jessamine Street

Traditional 3-story with stucco exterior and stone accents on corner lot has high ceilings and formals. OFFERED AT $939,000 | 4-5 / 5.5 | MLS 94938704

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BELLAIRE | Laurel Street

Charming traditional home in an extraordinary location on a tree-filled lot offers an open floor plan. OFFERED AT $819,000 | 4 / 2.5 | MLS 68378213

This 1938 home, being sold as-is- where is, sits on lots 10, 9, 8 and 15 feet of lot 7 in Pemberton Place. OFFERED AT $1,900,000 | 4-5 / 3.5 | MLS 99357963

Fabulous home on a large lot that is super for entertaining and family living. OFFERED AT $1,899,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 781640

BELLAIRE | Elm Court

3-story townhouse featuring second floor master, hardwood floors, plantation shutters and wet bar. OFFERED AT $685,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 25109294


BELLAIRE AREA - MEYERLAND AREA - HEIGHTS AREA

BELLAIRE | Jaquet Drive

Stunning home features huge island kitchen, wet bar, butler’s pantry with wine cooler and study. OFFERED AT $1,350,000 | 5 / 4.5 | MLS 50655646

MEYERLAND | S Braeswood Boulevard

Open park-like views of Braeswood. This extensively remodeled home features two-story living room. OFFERED AT $498,000 | 6-7 / 4.5 | MLS 69457324

MEYERLAND | Grammar Road

Prime property for a business with approx. 106’ of front frontage along Beltway 8. OFFERED AT $400,000 | 3-4 / 2.5 | MLS 25311643

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BELLAIRE | Holt Street

Beautiful Bellaire showcase home featuring two master suites, chef’s kitchen, game room with wet bar, media room and summer kitchen. OFFERED AT $2,249,000 | 4-5 / 5.5+ | MLS 17143369

MEYERLAND | Pontiac

Unique floor plan with refreshing updates and a remodeled kitchen featuring granite counters. OFFERED AT $499,000 | 4 / 3 | MLS 28081453

HEIGHTS | Adele Street

Charming remodeled duplex wired for cable and internet. Kitchen includes washer/dryer. OFFERED AT $325,000 | MLS 5894941

MEYERLAND | Wallington Drive

Beautiful home on a cul-de-sac with a huge game room and updated kitchen with granite counters. OFFERED AT $635,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 55194337

HEIGHTS | W 15th 1/2 Street

Fantastic freestanding home in gated community features hardwoods and granite kitchen. OFFERED AT $327,500 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 69552985

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HEIGHTS AREA

HEIGHTS | E 26th Street

HEIGHTS | Sage Street

HEIGHTS | Allston Street

HEIGHTS | E 7th 1/2

HEIGHTS | Adele Street

HEIGHTS | Alexander Street

HEIGHTS | Adele Street

HEIGHTS | Kansas Street

HEIGHTS | Laird Street

Custom home features front porch with balconies, large open kitchen, luxurious first floor master. OFFERED AT $899,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 54813798

Charming bungalow features high ceilings, formal living and dining, wood floors and screened porch. OFFERED AT $550,000 | 2 / 1 | MLS 65642475

Porch Street on Adele features front porch, granite island kitchen, oak wood floors throughout. OFFERED AT $474,900 | 3 / 2 | MLS 98506264

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Beautiful home offers high ceilings, formals, large master suite, hardwood flooring and crown molding. OFFERED AT $879,900 | 3-4 / 3 | MLS 14889747

An architectural marriage of modern and craftsman offering a welcoming front porch. OFFERED AT $499,900 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 16764892

Adorable 2-story patio home features large island kitchen with granite counters and French doors in living room. OFFERED AT $379,000 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 97506100

Beautiful recent construction home with large master suite that has front balcony access. OFFERED AT $569,000 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 47196504

Charming brick cottage lovingly updated and expanded features flexible floor plan. OFFERED AT $495,000 | 3 / 2 | MLS 93441018

Property being sold for lot per HCAD Âą15,000 sf. Opportunity for new construction or a renovation. OFFERED AT $280,000 | 2 / 1 | MLS 39335677


COMING SOON COMING SOON

4 BEDROOMS | 4.5 BATHS OFFERED AT $1,499,000 MLS 80403393

CASTLE COURT | NORFOLK

4-5 BEDROOMS | 5 BATHS

MONTROSE | STANFORD HOUSTON HEIGHTS | COLUMBIA

developed more than $4M worth

reputable urban builders. Focusing

of industrial projects.

on patio and single family homes

Jonathan Antao, the Vice

inside Houston’s inner loop, they

President, joined the company

work closely with designers,

in 2009. He and Richard are

engineers, decorators and realtors

an outstanding team that has

to make that each project is

established an exceptional brand

innovative, unique and functional

of excellence in the building

to fit the urban lifestyle.

industry. To maintain and

President Richard Mazzarino

continually surpass their current

got his start at an early age – 16 –

success and quality, Richard and

when he was hired hourly by one of

Jonathan spend as much time as

Maryland’s premier homebuilders

possible with their agent Ashton

to keep their job sites clean. He

Martini going over plans, looking

was only 19 when he successfully

at finishes for homes and walking

bought and flipped a Baltimore

each property to confirm that

city row home. After graduating

the building is moving forward as

from the Robert H. Smith School

scheduled.

of Business at the University of

Outside of the office, Richard

Maryland in 2006, Richard moved

enjoys traveling, taking his

to Houston and created Mazzarino

dog Houdini to Houston’s dog

Construction & Development.

parks and donating his time and

Since forming the company,

resources to the American Cancer

Richard has built dozens of homes

Society and the SPCA.

Marketed by

3 BEDROOMS | 3.5 BATHS OFFERED AT $699,000 MLS 91496683, 9249585

hundreds to well over $1M, and has

Houston’s most well-known and

HOUSTON HEIGHTS | W 24th

Development has become one of

3 BEDROOMS | 2.5 BATHS OFFERED AT $675,000 MLS 83487576, 52410043

ranging in price from the high two

SUNSET HEIGHTS | E 27th

Mazzarino Construction &

4 BEDROOMS | 4 BATHS

JONATHAN ANTAO | Vice President & RICHARD MAZZARINO | President


HEIGHTS AREA

HEIGHTS | Columbia Street

This home offers modern touches and open concept living with a gourmet kitchen, spacious master with loft and study/media room. OFFERED AT $1,350,000 | 5-6 / 4.5 | MLS 81799421

HEIGHTS | Ashland

Elegant custom home features reclaimed hardwoods and cook’s island kitchen with breakfast bar. OFFERED AT $750,000 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 16810302

HEIGHTS | Lawrence Street

HEIGHTS | Wynnwood Lane

HEIGHTS | W Temple Street

HEIGHTS | W Norma Street

HEIGHTS | Nadine Street

HEIGHTS | Princeton

Classic home with modern amenities and features first floor living area and laundry/mudroom. OFFERED AT $539,000 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 18630184

Charming freestanding traditional home in a gated community features open second floor living. OFFERED AT $489,900 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 71796806

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Cul-de-sac location in desirable Timbergrove Manor with many updates and open living areas. OFFERED AT $539,000 | 3 / 2 | MLS 36845884

Far more than the average craftsman-style home offering a front porch. OFFERED AT $499,900 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 79684046

Quintessential home features an updated kitchen, gated drive, large custom closets and great room. OFFERED AT $529,000 | 3 / 2 | MLS 23308467

Unique home in a great location features first floor master, open concept kitchen and hardwoods. OFFERED AT $495,000 | 4 / 2.5 | MLS 93646970


HEIGHTS AREA - TANGLEWOOD AREA

HEIGHTS | E 6 1/2 Street

Stunning a breathtaking design with clean lines, large open spaces and a 30-foot sliding glass wall. OFFERED AT $1,600,000 | 4-5 / 4 | MLS 2677017

HEIGHTS | Arlington

Sophisticated home features first floor master suite, formals, large wrap-around porch, and recently finished garage apartment. OFFERED AT $1,325,000 | 4 / 3 | MLS 60313486

HEIGHTS | Lindyann Lane

This great ranch-style home is located in desirable close-in Timbergrove neighborhood. OFFERED AT $569,000 | 3 / 2 | MLS 87204314

TANGLEWOOD | Saint George Square

Stunning home on corner lot in a gated community offers hardwoods throughout first floor. OFFERED AT $599,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 34210494

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HEIGHTS | Fenn

Beautiful 3-story new construction home features first level living and master on second level. OFFERED AT $489,000-$529,000 | 3-5 / 3.5 | MLS 58684114, 52738032

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TANGLEWOOD AREA

TANGLEWOOD | Bayou Timber

Magnificent soft Contemporary home in an exquisite setting features gourmet kitchen, master with vaulted ceilings and lily pond. OFFERED AT $2,495,000 | 6-7 / 5.5 | MLS 13155938

TANGLEWOOD | Crab Orchard

New construction home featuring large great room, chef’s kitchen, all bedrooms and game room up, plus luxurious master suite. OFFERED AT $3,150,000 | 4 / 4.5+ | MLS 75259243

TANGLEWOOD | Augusta Drive

Large, stylish home in beautiful, gated Harvard Square with lovely patio and garden. OFFERED AT $769,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 97024111

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TANGLEWOOD | Bering Circle

Meticulous townhome in a gated community features first floor living areas and second floor master. OFFERED AT $689,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 13577748

TANGLEWOOD | Fayette

Impressive home with coffered ceilings, crown molding and oversized island in the kitchen. OFFERED AT $769,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 49063004

TANGLEWOOD | Potomac C Drive

Handsome home features granite kitchen, breakfast room, spacious living room, and separate dining room. OFFERED AT $625,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 53145147


TANGLEWOOD AREA

TANGLEWOOD | Sugar Hill

Classic Mediterranean-style residence featuring stone fireplaces, gated wine room, elegant bar, master with morning room and pool. OFFERED AT $3,875,000 | 5-6 / 5.5+ | MLS 61805468

TANGLEWOOD | Inwood

Beautiful building site. ±20,666 square foot lot in Charnwood subdivision. OFFERED AT $875,000 | 4 / 3 | MLS 55290641

TANGLEWOOD | Wickersham Lane

Extensively remodeled Briargrove home features granite kitchen, hardwoods throughout and wine cooler. OFFERED AT $599,000 | 3 / 2 | MLS 54323298

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TANGLEWOOD | S Post Oak Lane

Picture perfect open concept patio home in gated community with first floor living, hardwoods and study. OFFERED AT $925,000 | 3-4 / 4.5 | MLS 42576049

TANGLEWOOD | Winrock Boulevard

Pristine updated patio home tucked away in a gated community offers hardwoods and island kitchen. OFFERED AT $725,000 | 3-4 / 2.5 | MLS 49024552

TANGLEWOOD | Riverview

Sophisticated and elegant home offers floor-toceiling windows, chef’s kitchen and gracious formals. OFFERED AT $1,695,000 | 3 / 4 | MLS 52235580

TANGLEWOOD | Piping Rock

Charming 1-story features large living spaces, high ceilings, open kitchen, and master with office nook. OFFERED AT $819,000 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 54514784

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Mansions & Masterpieces The Evolution of a World Class Art Capital

Texas Monthly senior editor John Nova Lomax is also the author of a guidebook to Houston dive bars and a co-author of a compilation of notorious Houston crimes. He’s been a full-time journalist in the Bayou City since 2001.

W

e tend to

think of suburbanization and planned and gated communities as post-WWII phenomena, but these concepts were already well known to the Houstonians of 1900. By that time, the noise, pollution and crowds downtown had sparked an exodus of “the Magnolia City’s” elite families. Streetcars and automobiles shortened commutes, enabling downtown workers to enjoy the wide open spaces and brand-new homes in places such as the Houston Heights (founded 1891) and the scattered collection of little enclaves we now know collectively as Montrose, whose origins can be traced back to 1911.

L Geroge H. Hermann R Hermann Park


O

nce a yellow fever-

from Davos, Switzerland, young George grew up in his father’s bakery, which stood near the site of today’s City Hall

wracked cotton port and

and Hermann Square, a park

second fiddle to Galveston at

George donated to the city upon

that, the Houston of 1911 was in

his death. (Legend has it he

the infant stages of its modern

stipulated that any down-and-

identity as the world’s energy

out Houstonian who chose to

capital and one of the planet’s

could sleep there “undisturbed

mightiest ports. The city was

by the forces of law and order.”)

awash in oil money, from

fortunes made at Beaumont’s

baking, but seems to have

Spindletop in 1901, and

been a carbon copy of his

following that, from oil patches

father in all other ways. Both

closer to home. Galveston had

were cavalrymen: the son for

been flattened by the Great

the Confederacy, the father

Storm of 1900, and the Ship

in Napoleon’s army, in whose

Channel would soon open to

service he suffered a painful

international trade, ending once

saber wound to his leg. And

and for all what had been a neck

both were canny, patient,

and neck rivalry between the

and frugal businessmen. The

two cities. All that wealth and

elder Hermann taught his son

energy needed far more elbow

to always buy and hold the

room than downtown could

real estate that housed his

provide, as Montrose developer

businesses and to toss around

J.W. Link knew full well.

nickels as if they were manhole

covers. While expanding on his

“Houston has to grow.

Hermann had no love for

Montrose is going to lead the

father’s real estate holdings,

procession,” he said, and he

George Hermann’s business

led the city southward along

career started in cattle, and

brand-new Montrose Boulevard,

expanded from there into real

the backbone of his planned

estate, and from real estate into

suburban community. Many

philanthropy, when what he had

of the city’s elite followed,

long believed a valueless parcel

abandoning “Quality Hill,” as

of land far north of Houston,

the once-exclusive residential

one he had purchased in

district that stood around what

exchange for a team of horses

is now Minute Maid Park. The

and a buggy, turned out to be

South End (today’s Midtown)

smack-dab in the middle of

boomed alongside Montrose,

the Humble Oil Field. That’s

the southern end of which

one story: another has it that

abutted a large parcel of land

Hermann won the land in a card

owned by an elderly, somewhat

game and later almost swapped

eccentric, and very wealthy

his good fortune for the wagon

bachelor by the name of George

and ponies, but didn’t. Either

Hermann, the father of the

way, it was lucky for him, and

magnificent park that bears his

for Houston because at its peak

name and the grandfather of

this land would be bringing

today’s Texas Medical Center

Hermann $200,000 a month

and the Museum District.

in royalties.

Born in Houston, Republic

of Texas, in 1843 to parents


T

he penny-pinching

Hermann – it is said there were holes in even his favorite sweater, that he never married because he believed wives were too expensive, and that he lunched on apples from home instead of at restaurants – did allow himself one blow-out over his lifetime: a trip back to Switzerland in search of his roots and relations. Along the way he stopped in New York, where he saw Central Park, and vowed one day to bring such a haven to Houston. (As for his relatives, they were a big disappointment: all they wanted from their rich Texan cousin was money.)

By 1911, Hermann was ailing

with the stomach cancer that would kill him in 1914. George Hermann would see to it that he left his mark on the world, and he did so by donating 285 acres to the city for the creation of Hermann Park, another parcel for the creation of Hermann Hospital (south of which eventually boomed the entire Texas Medical Center), and finally, a few more acres to the Houston Art League, for the creation of what would become the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the linchpin of Houston’s modern-day Museum District.


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each of which, for a time at least, would reign as Houston’s foremost hostelry. (As every longtime Houstonian knows, Warwick guest Bob Hope once called the view from his penthouse there the

museum in Texas, would open to the public in

prettiest in the world; as many Houstonians do not

1924. Meanwhile, the area around it was booming,

know, Mecom Fountain, at the foot of the ZaZa, is

but in a controlled, planned manner seldom seen

the officially designated epicenter of the modern

before or since in free-for-all Houston. This “new precinct on the edge of the city [was] planned in accord with the precepts of the City Beautiful movement as exemplifying the best of Houston,”

Museum District, which comprises all the area within a 1.5 mile radius of its dancing waters.) And there are the churches. As Fox put it: “Pious competition asserted itself along

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way through Hermann Park was recast as a tree-lined boulevard, the remnants of which we can still enjoy in the gorgeous live oak allee south of MFAH and north of the Med Center. Oil barons hired the era’s leading architects to build

worship as the Gothic St. Paul’s Methodist, First Presbyterian, two Romanesque sanctuaries in Palmer Episcopal and St. Matthew’s Lutheran. The area seemed destined to become the one and only place to live for

their dream homes in enclaves such as Shadyside,

the elite of Houston and likely would have been

Shadowlawn, Broadacres, Waverly Court, West

were it not for a feud between Texaco founder

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Hogg, oilman and civic leader. When they fell out,

New York’s Ritz-Carlton) and the Warwick (today’s

Hogg joined forces with his brother Michael and

ZaZa) erupted blocks from the museum, and

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iver Oaks may, um, Hogg the limelight when it comes

to natural beauty, national renown and sheer number of multi-million dollar listings, but nowhere else in Houston can match the Museum District’s blend of urban sophistication and gorgeous residential neighborhoods. Here’s what one New York Times writer had to say in 1987 about South Boulevard in Broadacres: “To stand at the foot of South Boulevard in Houston is to look down what is perhaps the most magnificent residential street in America. Staged rows of soaring live oaks form the vaulted arches of a great Gothic cathedral over a grassy esplanade, lined with imposing yet graceful mansions from the 1920s by such eminent architects of their day as John F. Staub and Birdsall P. Briscoe.”

And you are blocks away from the nerve center of Houston’s high

culture, or at least most of the high culture that does not take place on stages. (But not all: Miller Outdoor Theatre fields an amazing free program on its sheltered stage of everything ranging from blues to zydeco to opera and Shakespeare, year-in and year-out.) The MFAH has grown by leaps and bounds over the last 91 years, with new wings added to the original Caroline Wiess Law building in 1958 and 1974, and the addition of the Audrey Jones Beck building in 2000. Under its auspices, the Glassell School of Art opened in 1978 and the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden in 1986.

Amazing spaces devoted to art, science and history erupted

amid the stately live oaks. The Museum of Natural Science moved to its current location in 1964, and has since added a giant-screen movie theatre in 1989, the Cockrell Butterfly Center in 1994, and the first-rate 30,000-sq ft Morian Hall of Paleontology just three years ago. Catty-corner across Montrose is its longest-standing modernist competitor, the Contemporary Arts Museum, built in 1972. Houston got its third great art museum in 1987, when the Menil Collection opened in its world-renowned Renzo Piano edifice, full of great works of surrealism and tribal art. Its campus is also home to the distingushed, somber place of pondering and meditation, the Rothko Chapel. Former Contemporary Arts Museum director Jim Harithas has since set up another showcase for edgy, often political works at his Station Museum on Alabama Street.

In 1992, the Children’s Museum of

Houston opened in its current location on Binz Street, and since then has expanded and enlarged; in its early years, it was swamped with about double the

To stand at the foot of South Boulevard in Houston is to look down what is perhaps the most magnificent residential street in America.


350,000 yearly visitors it was designed to accommodate. With 90,000 sq ft today, it still strains to accommodate the 1.1 million tykes and parents it entertains and educates each year. It has been nationally-recognized as one of or the top American children’s museums by publications such as Forbes, Parents, and Child. As befits a museum district on the edge of one of the world’s foremost hospital complexes, Houston added the John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science in 1996, which now attracts 180,000 visitors each year.

A Nazi boxcar and grim black smokestack greet visitors to the

most somber of area museums: the Holocaust Museum Houston, the fourth largest such facility in America. The museum is home to a repository of volumes, films and oral histories on the Shoah and more general Jewish-European history, educational and exchange programs fostering tolerance, and a permanent collection highlighted by the personal testimonies of Houston-area Holocaust survivors.

The Buffalo Soldiers Museum is America’s only museum

dedicated to African-American fighting men and women in the United States; it’s specific focus is on the black cavalrymen who fought the Native American tribes in the West in the late 19th Century, while the Houston Museum of African American Culture takes a more general approach and hosts an amazing program of live events each year.

Along with New York, Washington, San Francisco and Los

Angeles, Houston is one of five American cities home to an Asia Society museum and events center. Designed by Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi, the limestone, wood and glass structure was completed in 2012 and ranks as a quietly stunning addition to the ever-evolving district Its cultural offerings such as demonstrations of Central Asian musical instruments, Chinese ballet, and the mystical arts of Tibetan monks enriching the area immensely.

All that plus the John C. Freeman Weather Museum, the rapidly-

growing Houston Zoo, a world-class genealogical research center in the form of the Houston Public Library’s Clayton Library, and the Texas Czech Center, a repository and memorial of all things TexasBohemian.

Dinosaur bones and troops of gorillas, works by Picasso and Van

Gogh, historical and scientific education, cultural edification, and kid’s recreation, the lush, stately and magnificent Houston Museum District has it all.

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TANGLEWOOD AREA

TANGLEWOOD | Fieldwood

TANGLEWOOD | Doliver Drive

TANGLEWOOD | Maple Valley Road

TANGLEWOOD | Del Monte Drive

Exquisite home featuring library with fireplace, chef’s island kitchen, large dining and living, wine vault and master down. OFFERED AT $2,690,000 | 5 / 5.5 | MLS 85659971

Stone and stucco home featuring cook’s kitchen, den with surround sound, sumptuous master suite, quarters, pool and pool bath. OFFERED AT $2,650,000 | 5 / 6.5 | MLS 37282447

TANGLEWOOD | Nantucket Drive

Stunning 3-story home in a gated community with study, wet bar, circular staircase and elevator. OFFERED AT $1,500,000 | 4-5 / 4.5+ | MLS 44041860

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TANGLEWOOD | Nantucket

3-story freestanding patio home in gated enclave. Spacious formals and elevator to second floor. OFFERED AT $1,249,900 | 4 / 4.5 | MLS 35140555

Perfect location in Tanglewood. House on ±23,220 sq. ft. lot is being sold as-is. OFFERED AT $1,800,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 30470658

Renovated in 2002, this Briargrove home features master down, home office and a granite kitchen. OFFERED AT $1,149,000 | 5 / 3 | MLS 99774534

TANGLEWOOD | Tanglewood Park Street

Beautiful traditional home enjoys spacious formals, hardwood floors and master up with sitting area. OFFERED AT $1,195,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 96710205


TANGLEWOOD AREA

TANGLEWOOD | Tupper Lake Drive

Refined Santa Barbara-style home custom-built with Segreto plaster and hand-scraped mahogany floors, beams throughout, honed limestone floors, soaring ceilings and trompe l’oeil. Professionally-equipped open kitchen, butler’s pantry, game room, 5 fireplaces and first floor master with library. Finished third floor flex area, Crestron/Lutron systems, guest apartment/ quarters, large yard, plus pool. OFFERED AT $6,995,000 | 6 / 6.5+ | MLS 44557444

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TANGLEWOOD AREA - RIVERCREST

TANGLEWOOD | Briar Oaks Cove

Open floor plan home in a gated enclave features elevator to all 3 levels, first floor living and pool. OFFERED AT $1,595,000 | 3-4 / 4.5 | MLS 49925372

TANGLEWOOD | Wynden Court

Stately traditional townhome with elevator in gated Wynden Court featuring hardwoods and chef’s kitchen. OFFERED AT $899,000 | 4 / 4.5 | MLS 8214534

RIVERCREST | E Rivercrest Drive

This French-inspired custom creation by renowned architect Robert Dame Designs includes privacy gates, 2 porte-cocheres, 3-car garage with motor court, grand rotunda entry with stained glass dome and butler’s bar. The home also features an elevator, winding staircase and formal living area with pool view. OFFERED AT $4,499,000 | 5 / 5.5+ | MLS 10062974

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RIVER OAKS A RIVERCREST | E Rivercrest

Ultra-luxury on a grand scale.. This spectacular home features a superb salon-style double-height living room, theater-style professionally-equipped kitchen with planning center, elegant bar and lounge, and sumptuous first floor master suite with art-gallery approach. Picasso tile and mahogany floors, game room, media room, man cave, elevator, camera security system and saltwater pool. OFFERED AT $6,999,000 | 11 / 10.5 | MLS 13207564

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RIVERCREST

RIVERCREST | E Rivercrest

Amazing Texas Hill Country home on Âą3.76 acres in the heart of Houston. Wide plank reclaimed hardwood floors, soaring ceiling heights, spacious rooms and 3 fireplaces. The master suite has spectacular views of the front and back yard, attached office, gym and large en suite bath with dual enormous closets. OFFERED AT $3,750,000 | 6 / 5.5+ | MLS 91281074

RIVERCREST | W Rivercrest Drive

Magnificent 3+ acres of mature trees and gardens. Possibly one of the most beautiful settings in Houston. Classic 1960 home, somewhat updated, with all the formals, game room, study, library and guest suite above a 3 car garage. Included with the property is the irrigation system, pool, guest cottage and custom gated entry. OFFERED AT $3,500,000 | 6 / 6 | MLS 2658654

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RIVERCREST - BRIARGROVE PARK AREA

RIVERCREST | E Rivercrest

±3.5 acres. Gated access leads to this updated stucco home. Gourmet kitchen, master and second bedroom down. Game room up. OFFERED AT $2,650,000 | 5-8 / 5.5+ | MLS 8817718

BRIARGROVE PARK | Chevy Chase Drive

Situated on a shady cul-de-sac, this beautiful Contemporary home boasts soaring ceilings. OFFERED AT $550,000 | 4 / 2.5 | MLS 2486237

BRIARGROVE PARK | Briar Rose

Charming traditional home with great curb appeal features granite kitchen, formals and study. OFFERED AT $479,000 | 4 / 2.5 | MLS 30023125

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BRIARGROVE PARK | Bordley

Beautifully updated home with new windows, hardwoods in master and study area, and pool. OFFERED AT $599,000 | 3 / 2 | MLS 27869124

BRIARGROVE PARK | Ella Lee

Updated home featuring plantation shutters, pegged wood floors in den and saltwater pool. OFFERED AT $550,000 | 4 / 2.5 | MLS 840264

BRIARGROVE PARK | Ella Lee Lane

Charming ranch-style home with hardwoods, large gourmet kitchen and formal dining room. OFFERED AT $585,000 | 3 / 2 | MLS 54556556

BRIARGROVE PARK | Longmont Drive

Beautifully remodeled ranch-style home features hardwood floors and crown molding throughout. OFFERED AT $599,000 | 3 / 2 | MLS 22567668

BRIARGROVE PARK | Locke Lane

Soft Contemporary patio home with gated front entry features an island kitchen, sunroom and study. OFFERED AT $559,000 | 3-4 / 3 | MLS 71428194

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BRIARGROVE PARK AREA - SPRING BRANCH AREA

BRIARGROVE PARK | Briar Drive

SPRING BRANCH | Bayram Drive

SPRING BRANCH | Waterbury

SPRING BRANCH | Lakeshore Edge Drive

Contemporary home on ±14,303 sq. ft. lot features granite kitchen, expansive master, study and pool. OFFERED AT $825,000 | 3-4 / 4 | MLS 13388040

Picturesque home on oversized lot featuring hardwoods and tile with custom kitchen. OFFERED AT $1,070,000 | 5 / 4.5 | MLS 9239483

SPRING BRANCH | Wentworth Court

Wonderful gated patio home with hardwoods, high ceilings, gourmet kitchen and spacious master suite. OFFERED AT $635,000 | 4-5 / 3.5 | MLS 80201874

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SPRING BRANCH | Maux Drive

Updated one-story ranch home with a Contemporary feel on a large lot and pool. OFFERED AT $272,000 | 4 / 2 | MLS 23699604

Unique opportunity and location on cul-de-sac bordering Moritz Pech Family Park on a corner lot. OFFERED AT $669,000 | 3 / 2 | MLS 72531546

Nestled within a gated community, this home enjoys patio access on each level and spring-fed lake. OFFERED AT $649,000 | 3-4 / 4.5 | MLS 60534714

SPRING BRANCH | Livernois Road

Wonderful remodeled home on oversized wooded lot in Spring Branch Oaks with hardwoods. OFFERED AT $469,900 | 3 / 2 | MLS 7222831

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SPRING BRANCH AREA - ENERGY CORRIDOR - KATY AREA

SPRING BRANCH | Awty School Lane

Beautiful home with first floor living, 3 bedrooms up, gourmet kitchen with wine chiller and hardwoods. OFFERED AT $850,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 59237645

SPRING BRANCH | Westview Drive

Highly sought after Campbell Place, remodel or build on this beautiful 35,000+ sq ft lot. OFFERED AT $819,000 | 3 / 2 | MLS 11005623

ENERGY CORRIDOR | Antibes Lane

Elegant former model home with sensational golf course views and formal living. OFFERED AT $860,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 42657534

ENERGY CORRIDOR | Last Arrow Drive

ENERGY CORRIDOR | Gallant Ridge Lane

Estate home that backs to golf course with panoramic views. Popular 1-story with detached guest villa and exterior staircase. OFFERED AT $1,295,000 | 4-5 / 5.5 | MLS 70975284

Charming home with wonderful open floor plan. Beautiful backyard with gorgeous pool. OFFERED AT $599,000 | 4-5 / 3.5 | MLS 88887989

ENERGY CORRIDOR | S Tracewood Bend

KATY | Angel Gate Court

Located in a gated community features formal living room, dining room, den, game room up. OFFERED AT $590,000 | 3-4 / 2.5 | MLS 76635950

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KATY | Enchanted Landing

Home is on a cul-de-sac street features master down, study with French doors and pool. OFFERED AT $380,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 13505645

Traditional brick home features master bedroom down and kitchen with pool views. OFFERED AT $335,000 | 4 / 2.5 | MLS 98825104

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15 Luxury Patio Homes

RIVER OAKS AREA

GRACE Native Houstonians Thomas Dorsey, Jr., and Mark Coerver, the principals of Live Oak Builders, grew up surrounded by the diverse architectural styles of Houston’s vintage neighborhoods such as West University and River Oaks. They came to appreciate the individual appearance of each home and the skillful way the developers and architects worked together to weave different designs within each block into a gracious and harmonious presentation. Dorsey and Coerver create homes in neighborhoods that reflect and celebrate that same classic architectural diversity. Their most recent development, Grace Cove, a gated enclave in Spring Branch, is a case in point. The community of 15 luxury patio homes offers a distinctive selection of floor plans and finishes paired with innovative design and features. “In Grace Cove, we have teamed with Sullivan Henry Oggero & Associates to build homes in a range of styles,” said Coerver. “No two houses are the same. We want Grace Cove to be a true neighborhood with interesting architectural elements and a variety of designs that appeal to everyone.”

“Grace Cove invites empty nesters and families alike,” said Dorsey. “Spring Branch is an exceptionally well-located area, readily accessible from downtown, Memorial, the Galleria and the Energy Corridor, and it’s very easy to navigate. Grace Cove offers very high-end, approximately 3,500 square-foot homes in a gated community from the $700’s – marthaturner.com

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an excellent value this close to everything. And we’ve made sure that there’s plenty of guest parking within Grace Cove.” “Plus, we are walking distance to the Regis School of the Sacred Heart and close to The Awty International School, Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart, and Second Baptist School,” added Coerver. Interior surroundings in Grace Cove benefit from guidance by Sylvia Longoria Dorsey Interiors. Natural light is a common theme throughout, and many homes can be elevator-capable. Upscale amenities include a Wolf and SubZero appliance package, natural stone countertops, elegant dry bars with wine chillers, and cast stone fireplace mantels. Spacious, airy first-floor or second-floor master suites boast lavish bathrooms and room-sized, customized closets. “We focus on details that add value and richness such as 12-foot ceilings, hardwood floors throughout the first and second levels, and stained hardwood ceilings in the exterior spaces,” said Coerver. “We take pride in going the extra mile.”

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KATY AREA - WEST AREA

KATY | Birchmere Court

Executive home in a gated community features pristine interiors, formals, pool with waterfall, spa and covered summer kitchen. OFFERED AT $1,365,000 | 6 / 5.5 | MLS 67584174

KATY | Stone Harbour Lane

Recent construction on premium waterfront lot features first floor master, game room and media room. OFFERED AT $650,000 | 5 / 4.5 | MLS 10225248

WEST | Meadowvale Drive

Wonderfully remodeled home with new kitchen, hardwood floors and crown molding. OFFERED AT $269,900 | 3 / 2 | MLS 69932164

WEST | Bois D Arc Lane

Located in Fulshear, Texas. Extraordinary property that backs to Bessie creek, custom home with amazing, unexpected features. OFFERED AT $2,145,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 73110452

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WEST | Wateka Drive

Updated home on 1+ acre with gourmet granite kitchen, formals and master with luxury spa system. OFFERED AT $495,000 | 5 / 3.5 | MLS 65755420


NORTHWEST AREA

NORTHWEST | Fm 1488

Sitting on an expansive ±384 acres. Can be divided to 305 acres and 186 acres. Classic ranchstyle home with wraparound porch and a guest cottage can be sold with either. OFFERED AT $3,739,500 | 7 / 5 | MLS 1321419

NORTHWEST | Summer Trace Court

Home on an oversized cul-de-sac lot features a neutral paint palette and beautiful archways. OFFERED AT $249,900 | 4 / 2.5 | MLS 91909034

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NORTHWEST | Springcroft Court

Traditional home on a cul-de-sac featuring master suite down with double sink and island granite kitchen. OFFERED AT $267,900 | 5 / 3.5 | MLS 87164044

NORTHWEST | Laneview Drive

Updated French-style traditional home with pool nestled on third acre wooded cul-de-sac lot. OFFERED AT $349,900 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 58354843

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NORTHWEST AREA

NORTHWEST | Strack Road

A captivating European estate nestled on ±3.8 acres with gleaming sunroom and inviting pool. OFFERED AT $1,150,000 | 5 / 5.5+ | MLS 40627454

NORTHWEST | Fm 1371

Classic Greek Revival-style home on 6± rolling acres features gracious interiors, hardwoods, and pool. OFFERED AT $550,000 | 4 / 2.5 | MLS 6743030

NORTHWEST | Happy Hollow Road

NORTHWEST | Hollow Glen Lane

NORTHWEST | S Highway 237

NORTHWEST | Norwood Oaks Drive

NORTHWEST | Angie Lane

NORTHWEST | Dunmore Court

A great escape from the city. ±50 acre tract, 2 ponds and 3-bay garage with large storage room. OFFERED AT $699,000 | MLS 77908420

Beautiful, light-filled home features a large island kitchen with stainless steel appliances. OFFERED AT $350,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 68610524

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Meticulously updated and improved home on ±2.5 acres features black slate flooring and soaring ceilings. OFFERED AT $649,000 | 4 / 3 | MLS 71920497

New construction home on oversized lot features granite kitchen with stainless steel package. OFFERED AT $420,000 | 4-5 / 3.5 | MLS 75690004

Oaks Restaurant boasts a stellar reputation and terrific location. OFFERED AT $599,000 | MLS 8419482

Corner lot with master down with updated bath, study, secondary bedrooms up and covered patio. OFFERED AT $275,000 | 5 / 3.5 | MLS 84911824


NORTHWEST AREA

NORTHWEST | Thora

This luxurious home and hangar with excellent clearance, contained in one Mid West Steel building with runway access, offer an extraordinary aviation lifestyle. 2-story home has tall ceilings, wide exterior and interior balconies, hardwood floors, lavish master suite and banks of Palladian-style windows. OFFERED AT $3,500,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 57609034

NORTHWEST | South Cross Lane

Stunning 1-story Mediterranean-style estate on over one-third acre with huge covered patio. OFFERED AT $654,990 | 4 / 3.5+ | MLS 44521274

NORTHWEST | Wimbledon Forest

Gracious and timeless property offers a 3-car garage, media room, workout room and pool/spa. OFFERED AT $615,000 | 4-5 / 3.5+ | MLS 56784744

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NORTHWEST | Wincrest Falls Drive

Executive home features an award winning swimming pool/spa, summer kitchen, 4-car garage, granite kitchen and a huge master. OFFERED AT $1,649,000 | 4-5 / 4.5 | MLS 12455727

NORTHWEST | Welwyn

Jersey Village beauty on a huge lot features granite counters, screened-in porch and pool with child fencing. OFFERED AT $273,500 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 30102647

NORTHWEST | Twisting Springs Drive

Beautiful traditional home on a cul-de-sac featuring formals, island kitchen, media room and pool/hot tub. OFFERED AT $359,900 | 5 / 3.5 | MLS 32982324

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NORTHWEST AREA - NORTH AREA

NORTHWEST | Pattys Landing

Home on ±4 acres in Lake Windcrest features master suite on first floor, chef’s kitchen, formals, butler’s bar and 2 game rooms. OFFERED AT $2,400,000 | 5-6 / 5.5+ | MLS 77186745

NORTHWEST | Travis Lakeside

Magical oasis on ±4.7 acres on a Lake Travis cove offers reclaimed wood floors, wood-burning fireplace, cook’s kitchen and pool. OFFERED AT $1,999,999 | 3 / 4 | MLS 78680564

NORTH | Stonecrest Drive

Beautiful home on ±11 acres and features new Gunite pool, hot tub, 2 wells and sprinkler system. OFFERED AT $629,500 | 3-4 / 3 | MLS 12952974

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NORTH | Everhart Pointe Drive

Beautiful ±5,332 sq. ft. home on ±1.5 acres in gated Northpointe Forest features pool and hot tub. OFFERED AT $780,000 | 4-5 / 3.5 | MLS 15461974

NORTHWEST | Water Oak Drive

Beautiful custom home on ±2 acres featuring backyard with pond and island and large master suite. OFFERED AT $508,000 | 5 / 3.5 | MLS 98415754

NORTH | Stonecrest Drive

Spanish Mediterranean-style home with many stunning touches, tranquil lake with dock and barn. OFFERED AT $832,500 | 4-5 / 4.5+ | MLS 42666645

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NORTH AREA

NORTH | Wedgewood Drive

Beautifully updated waterfront home with an open floor plan features 2 master suites, large kitchen, patio, pool and balcony. OFFERED AT $1,480,000 | 4 / 4.5+ | MLS 24168394

NORTH | N Imperial Path Lane

Gated community features gourmet kitchen, spacious game and media room, plus pool. OFFERED AT $699,990 | 4-5 / 3.5 | MLS 29763355

NORTH | Hill Top Lane

NORTH | Gale Street

NORTH | Legends Gate Drive

NORTH | Rising Bluff Lane

NORTH | Duke Lake Drive

NORTH | Baron Drive

Custom built home located on ±100 acre tract with private lake, pond, breezeway and screened porch. OFFERED AT $849,000 | 5 / 4 | MLS 28351736

Gorgeous, move-in ready home in a gated community on a corner lot with island kitchen. OFFERED AT $340,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 89602501

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Features spacious kitchen, generously sized master suite and screen porch overlooking backyard. OFFERED AT $499,000 | 3 / 2 | MLS 81874432

Large corner lot in gated community with front courtyard, hardwoods and large media room. OFFERED AT $424,900 | 3 / 2.5+ | MLS 42721886

Jump in the pool at this executive estate with unbeatable location on ±1.39 park-like acres. OFFERED AT $399,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 24604842

Waterfront home features wrap-around porch, large patio, indoor and outdoor speakers and boat house. OFFERED AT $379,999 | 4 / 3 | MLS 50550449


NORTH AREA - THE WOODLANDS

NORTH | Teas Crossing Drive

Gorgeous estate home on ±1 acre features game room up, resort-style pool and enormous yard. OFFERED AT $414,900 | 5-6 / 3.5 | MLS 7118961

NORTH | Hollow Trail

Gracious living in this golf course community home offers private master retreat and central atrium. OFFERED AT $199,850 | 3 / 2 | MLS 66939976

THE WOODLANDS | Rockridge Drive

Delightful turn key home with recent updates, charming kitchen and vaulted ceiling in great room. OFFERED AT $224,500 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 3409270

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THE WOODLANDS | Heritage Hill Circle

Stylish custom home on nearly an acre features resort-style pool/spa, high ceilings, exquisite master and en suite bedrooms. OFFERED AT $1,385,000 | 4-5 / 4.5 | MLS 46916934

THE WOODLANDS | E Beckonvale Circle

THE WOODLANDS | E Beckonvale Circle

Stone beauty is nestled among trees and features formals, study, game room and saltwater pool. OFFERED AT $798,000 | 5-6 / 4.5+ | MLS 12179436

Features an oversized island kitchen, expansive master and upstairs game/media room. OFFERED AT $718,000 | 5 / 4.5 | MLS 34785529

THE WOODLANDS | Lyreleaf Place

THE WOODLANDS | N Emory Bend Place

Charming home with lots of upgrades throughout, open floor plan and beautiful hardwoods. OFFERED AT $269,900 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 12127326

Elegant patio home in The Woodlands Grogan’s Forest with a gated courtyard, sunroom and study. OFFERED AT $539,000 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 72065031

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THE WOODLANDS | Netherfield Way

Home exudes many unique custom design features: refrigerated wine room that dines eight guests and holds hundreds of wine bottles, gourmet kitchen with catering pantry and additional appliances great for a chef, soundproof theater with state-of-the-art equipment and lovely master suite with dual full baths. OFFERED AT $5,499,000 | 5 / 5.5+ | MLS 85154949

THE WOODLANDS | S Palmiera Circle

Stunning Mediterranean-style villa in a gated enclave of Carlton Woods offers arched doors, library, casita, pool and spa. OFFERED AT $1,750,000 | 5 / 5.5+ | MLS 32334780

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THE WOODLANDS | E Deer River Circle

Lovely open plan home on a corner lot with master down, formal dining and spacious kitchen. OFFERED AT $384,000 | 4 / 2.5 | MLS 63528413


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THE WOODLANDS | Fleury Way

Luxurious home on 16th green of Jack Nicklaus Signature Course features Venetian plaster walls, limestone floored entry, reclaimed brick, double island kitchen, granite counters, hardwoods throughout, two-story study, media room and game room with wet bar. Master bedroom on the first floor with dual vanities and closets. Serene backyard, pool, hot tub and extraordinary patio with fireplace. OFFERED AT $6,900,000 | 6 / 6.5 | MLS 29585804

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NORTHEAST AREA

NORTHEAST | Holley Ridge Drive

Splendid home situated on approx. 2 acres features pool, fire pit, formals, patio, wine room and master with fireplace. OFFERED AT $1,550,000 | 6-7 / 5.5+ | MLS 61923354

NORTHEAST | County Road 640

Remarkable ±10 acre property boasts stocked pond, horse arena and a beautiful custom home. OFFERED AT $749,900 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 36797007

NORTHEAST | Mount Forest

NORTHEAST | Chestnut Grove Lane

NORTHEAST | Kings Forest

NORTHEAST | Canova Hill Lane

NORTHEAST | Oakhurst Creek Drive

NORTHEAST | Joggers Lane

Stately Colonial with spacious living areas and a backyard paradise complete with pool and spa. OFFERED AT $699,000 | 6-7 / 4.5+ | MLS 45157476

Formals with hardwoods, wall of windows, chef’s island kitchen, game and media room up. OFFERED AT $405,000 | 5 / 4.5 | MLS 36278146

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Stunning home boasts formals, expansive pool views, game room with balcony and screened porch. OFFERED AT $535,000 | 4-5 / 4.5 | MLS 4275414

Lovely one-story home with sparkling swimming pool and beautiful landscaping in Oakhurst. OFFERED AT $229,999 | 3 / 2 | MLS 62158365

Beautiful home on approx. .98 acre lot boasts great room with wet bar and wood floors. OFFERED AT $529,900 | 5 / 3.5 | MLS 20578442

Spacious home in golf course community. Island kitchen with granite counters and large den. OFFERED AT $209,900 | 4 / 2.5 | MLS 52347125


NORTHEAST AREA - SOUTH AREA

NORTHEAST | Spruce Park Circle

Gorgeous updated Greentree home offers an open floor plan, oversized bedrooms and gourmet kitchen. OFFERED AT $299,900 | 4-5 / 3.5 | MLS 56226242

NORTHEAST | This Way

Open concept home with carpet in bedrooms, tile/ laminate wood throughout and covered back patio. OFFERED AT $179,000 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 83268174

SOUTH | Highway 35

Great opportunity to own ±10 acres. Home has had updates in the kitchen, bathroom and second master. OFFERED AT $530,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 18279108

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NORTHEAST | Summer Ash Lane

Wall of windows overlooking the backyard oasis, master retreat with hardwoods and game room up. OFFERED AT $324,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 22376874

NORTHEAST | Oak Walk

Home on oversized lot features large master bedroom, gorgeous tile throughout first floor and carpet upstairs. OFFERED AT $176,500 | 4 / 2.5 | MLS 77510314

NORTHEAST | Northcrest Trail

Florida-style custom home offers a great room with large picture windows, huge kitchen and 3-car garage. OFFERED AT $334,900 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 94368436

SOUTH | Park

One-of-a-kind property offers 5 bedrooms, 2 lofts with their own meter and boat marina down the street. OFFERED AT $299,000 | MLS 65973636

SOUTH | County Road 128 Off

Rare development opportunity in Pearland, this ±145-acre tract offers a blank canvas for the urban cowboy or real estate developer. OFFERED AT $2,036,297 | MLS 58256664

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SOUTH | County Road 182

Beautiful custom built colonial-style home on ±120 acres with 3 lakes with ducks and gazebo, pool and palm trees and 2 barns. OFFERED AT $1,750,000 | 4-5 / 5.5+ | MLS 44774018

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SOUTH | W Marsala

Resort-style living at its best. Desirable one-story home in a gated community with a study. OFFERED AT $225,000 | 2-3 / 2 | MLS 7073984


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SOUTH | County Road 723

Approximately 1,856 feet of beachfront property on Bryan Beach in Freeport. The City of Freeport offers various attractions from fishing, boating, to laying on the beach on a nice summer day. OFFERED AT $2,100,000 | MLS 93975946

FRIENDSWOOD | Prince George Drive

Home with grand gallery entry boasting a turret ceiling, spacious great room and pool. OFFERED AT $479,999 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 53751966

FRIENDSWOOD | Hancock Springs Lane

Wonderful home in a new community features triple arched entry, tall ceilings and two master closets. OFFERED AT $455,000 | 4-5 / 3.5 | MLS 51609410

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FRIENDSWOOD | Whispering Pines

Wonderful Friendswood Estate with 6+ treed acres offers a gated entrance, pond, barn, pasture and pool. OFFERED AT $1,160,000 | 5-6 / 3.5 | MLS 91523043

FRIENDSWOOD | Shady Bend Lane

Spacious entertaining areas, 2 masters and walls of windows revealing elaborate fountains and pools. OFFERED AT $1,150,000 | 5 / 5.5 | MLS 25864046

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FRIENDSWOOD AREA - FORT BEND COUNTY AREA

FRIENDSWOOD | San Miguel

FRIENDSWOOD | N Century Circle

FRIENDSWOOD | Edgewood Drive

FRIENDSWOOD | Hunters Lane

FRIENDSWOOD | Durango Bend Lane

FORT BEND COUNTY | Seminole Court

This stately Colonial-style home placed on ±3.35 acres offers elegant entertainment areas, gated entry, pool, pond and much more. OFFERED AT $1,300,000 | 5 / 3.5 | MLS 83443883

Extraordinary 1-story gated entrance home features white marble with black granite, enormous rooms and ±5,200 sq.ft. barn. OFFERED AT $1,300,000 | 3-4 / 3.5 | MLS 9808164

Wonderful Mediterranean-style home on half-acre prime lot features stone and stucco elevation. OFFERED AT $1,150,000 | 5 / 5.5 | MLS 12062414

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Home features island kitchen, breakfast room, master with teak wood floors and pool/spa. OFFERED AT $720,000 | 5-6 / 4.5 | MLS 98247861

Immaculate home in gated community that backs to open green space and features spacious rooms. OFFERED AT $648,000 | 4 / 3.5+ | MLS 56657274

Charming, mostly brick exterior on cul-de-sac with mature trees in front and back yards. OFFERED AT $624,500 | 5 / 3.5 | MLS 89416248


FORT BEND COUNTY AREA - BAY AREA

FORT BEND COUNTY | Old Oyster Trail

Beautiful waterfront home in a gated community features wine room, chef’s kitchen and media room. OFFERED AT $759,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 25260311

BAY AREA | Avery Springs

Immaculate and charming 1-story home features covered entry and great open floor plan.. OFFERED AT $209,900 | 3 / 2 | MLS 35753314

BAY AREA | Oak Grove Drive

Million dollar views of Galveston Bay from this lovely waterfront home with 2 wrap-around balconies. OFFERED AT $469,900 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 20064747

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FORT BEND COUNTY | Foster Island Drive

Country home featuring wrap-around porch, chef’s kitchen and hardwood, brick and slate floors. OFFERED AT $1,100,000 | 4 / 4.5 | MLS 38171495

BAY AREA | Willow Hill Drive

Updated one story on oversized wooded lot in the prestigious neighborhood of Clear Lake Forest. OFFERED AT $210,500 | 3 / 2 | MLS 99775357

FORT BEND COUNTY | S Blue Meadow

Wonderful home offering a large open floor plan with formals, den, master down and granite kitchen. OFFERED AT $269,500 | 4 / 2 | MLS 82600647

FORT BEND COUNTY | Moss Hammock Way Stunning custom home on oversized lot. Open floor plan, chef’s kitchen, study, wine grotto and game room. OFFERED AT $925,000 | 5 / 4.5 | MLS 93599755

FORT BEND COUNTY | Belshill

Miami-style floor plan features wood floors, island kitchen, master with dual vanities and covered patio. OFFERED AT $345,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 68049734

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BAY AREA

BAY AREA | Blue Water Way

BAY AREA | Kipp Avenue

BAY AREA | Bayshore Drive

BAY AREA | Twin Oaks

Fabulous, recent construction lakefront home featuring hardwood and travertine flooring. OFFERED AT $1,590,000 | 4-5 / 5.5 | MLS 78493447

Chic home with ever changing waterfront views of Galveston Bay, guest quarters and pier. OFFERED AT $899,950 | 5 / 4 | MLS 88026646

BAY AREA | Central Park Circle

Updated kitchen and breakfast bar, 2 staircases, detailed millwork, majestic game room and pool/spa. OFFERED AT $659,000 | 5 / 3.5 | MLS 8195248

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BAY AREA | Tumbling Falls Court

Exceptional home on a cul-de-sac offers tall ceilings, extensive hardwoods and a floored attic. OFFERED AT $424,000 | 4-5 / 3.5 | MLS 42266906

Wrap-around porch, chef’s kitchen, wet bar, guest quarters, huge deck and elevator. OFFERED AT $799,950 | 3-4 / 3 | MLS 83655345

Prominent waterfront home on Clear Lake features a master overlooking the large saltwater pool. OFFERED AT $785,000 | 5-6 / 4.5 | MLS 31206582

BAY AREA | 2nd Street

Great waterfront community features front and back patios, walls of windows and downstairs flex room. OFFERED AT $255,000 | 3 / 3 | MLS 68207855


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BAY AREA | Lakeshore Drive Once in a lifetime opportunity. ±5.59 acre lot with ±13,643 sq ft home plus ±2,500 sf guest quarters. Stunning home in the heart of El Lago on Taylor Lake. Italian Villaesque setting with custom designer finishes.

OFFERED AT $3,499,000 | 10 / 9.5+ | MLS 98521905

BAY AREA | Lakeshore Drive

Over 3/4 acre currently sold as lot value only. One of El Lago’s most exclusive addresses ready for you. OFFERED AT $389,000 | 5 / 3 | MLS 30930475

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BAY AREA | Lakeshore Drive

Exquisitely beautiful custom home built in a classic style on ±1 acre of beautifully wooded land. OFFERED AT $399,900 | 4 / 2.5 | MLS 4839134

BAY AREA | Delany Road

Lovely home on ±7.2 acres surrounded by 2 bayous features formal living room with fireplace. OFFERED AT $495,000 | 4 / 6.5 | MLS 27895108

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GALVESTON

GALVESTON | Walsh Lane

Enjoy the magnificent views from this 2+ acre property with 124’ of waterfront footage, a 124’ pier, pool, patio and 4-car garage. OFFERED AT $2,195,000 | 2-3 / 2.5 | MLS 46259935

Majestic Greek Revival manor house on waterfront double lot in Evia-flagship community. OFFERED AT $989,000 | 4-5 / 3.5 | NON-MLS

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Updated beachfront home with hardwoods, wraparound deck and master with screened porch. OFFERED AT $895,000 | 3-4 / 3 | MLS 48190843

GALVESTON | Palm Cove Court

GALVESTON | Kingston Way

GALVESTON | Fresca

GALVESTON | Church Street

Mediterranean-style custom home featuring bay views from 4 verandas, elevator and luxurious master. OFFERED AT $565,000 | 3-4 / 3.5 | MLS 99605539

GALVESTON | Porch Street

GALVESTON | E Ventura Drive

Wonderful beach views and includes granite counters, lovely cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. OFFERED AT $249,000 | 3 / 2 | MLS 98172314

Bay views features many updates and enhancements. Open concept and great bar area. OFFERED AT $309,000 | 2-3 / 3 | MLS 81855558

Distinctive historic home on a picturesque street features divine veranda and sensational deck. OFFERED AT $259,000 | 4 / 2 | MLS 13551506

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HEIGHTS | W 15Th 1/2 Street

Lots and Land

Great location with new and recent construction all around. Beautiful trees on property. 10,890 sq ft OFFERED AT $498,000 MLS 63765406

RIVER OAKS | Audubon Hollow

Guard gated community near the new River Oaks District, Galleria and Uptown Park areas. This vacant homesite is custom home ready. 4,550 sq ft OFFERED AT $750,000 MLS 37315944

BAY AREA | Bayshore Drive

Amazing approx. 2.4-acre waterfront property with elaborate infrastructure complete for the building of an incredible home. 2.4 acres OFFERED AT $1,695,000 MLS 3739486

WEST | Birdie Drive

Lot in the gated golf course community of Legendary Oaks. Cleared and ready for your dream residence. 24,062 sq ft OFFERED AT $35,000 MLS 82928445

WEST | Birdie Drive

Lot in the gated golf course community of Legendary Oaks. Cleared and ready for your dream residence. 23,635 sq ft OFFERED AT $35,000 MLS 60144396

CENTRAL / EAST | Calhoun

Over 60,000 square feet of land in a quickly developing neighborhood. Perfect for single family homes, multi family or mid-rise. 66,000 sq ft OFFERED AT $1,188,000 MLS 33699294

GALVESTON | Caravelle Court

Magnificent waterfront double lot in EviaGalveston’s premier community. Panoramic vistas of the duck-filled lake, Moody Gardens Golf Club, the picturesque Evia bridge and the Village Center. 10,500 sq ft OFFERED AT $189,900 NON-MLS

BELLAIRE | Cascade Street

Oversized lot on a cul-de-sac street, close to Bellaire parks, schools and pools; priced to sell. Surrounded by new construction. 12,600 sq ft OFFERED AT $495,000 MLS 44084469

WEST | Chernosky Point Cove

NORTH | Emerald Lakes Drive

Waterfront lot in the gated community of Emerald Lakes. Centered down the large 30 acre lake. 3,38 acres OFFERED AT $289,000 MLS 62438908

MEMORIAL | Forest Glen Street

Build your dream home. Sprawling cleared corner lot on a cul-de-sac street in coveted Bunker Hill Village. 22,475 sq ft OFFERED AT $1,300,000 MLS 23357474

NORTHWEST | Handbrook Drive

Rare lot available in section 11 of Champion Forest. 9,375 SQ FT OFFERED AT $79,000 MLS 29974774

WEST | Hogan Lane

Centrally situated on the 14th hole in the beautiful gated golf course community of Legendary Oaks with neighborhood pool. 21,043 sq ft OFFERED AT $38,000 MLS 86064745

WEST | Hogan Lane

Wonderful corner lot in the beautiful gated golf course community of Legendary Oaks. 24,425 sq ft OFFERED AT $40,000 MLS 40035844

NORTHEAST | Hwy 105

Wooded 7+ acres, no restrictions. Build your dream home, set up your business, or have both on this land. 31,3170 sq ft OFFERED AT $245,000 MLS 50059770

WEST | Lawrence Marshall Drive

Centrally situated on the 14th hole in the beautiful gated golf course community of Legendary Oaks. 19,375 sq ft OFFERED AT $28,000 MLS 58275254

WEST | Lawrence Marshall Drive

Centrally situated on the 14th hole in the beautiful gated golf course community of Legendary Oaks. Build your dream residence. 19,375 sq ft OFFERED AT $28,000 MLS 71214567

GALVESTON | Marina

Build your dream home. Well-located lot that overlooks the golf course and is a block from the marina. 6,878 sq ft OFFERED AT $56,000 MLS 62581154

Fantastic approx. 3.3679-acre tract with approx. 496 ft. of water frontage. Located in the Lakecliff on Lake Travis development. 3.3679 acres OFFERED AT $1,575,000 MLS 74696344

GALVESTON | Marina Boulevard

FORT BEND COUNTY | Court Road

MEMORIAL | Park Trail Drive

±6.69 acres in heart of Missouri City. Land is surrounded by residential developments and close to shopping and freeways. 6.69 acres OFFERED AT $575,000 MLS 10184166

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Cleared lot ready to build on across from the entry to Galveston Country Club - just off Stewart Road. 4,500 sq ft OFFERED AT $35,000 MLS 49403878 Close-in Memorial location. Cleared corner lot backs to a wooded, picturesque ravine and affords an opportunity to custom build. 9,350 acres OFFERED AT $475,000 MLS 55202149

FRIENDSWOOD | W Parkwood

Great location. Build your estate home or subdivide for more than one home. Conveniently located on Nasa Road and Hwy 35. 8.573 acres OFFERED AT $980,000 MLS 42009364

NORTHEAST | R 2711 & R 2712

Wooded property with ±1.39 acres for house or cabin. Easy access to the property. No restrictions. 60,622 sq ft OFFERED AT $16,500 MLS 9786724

RIVER OAKS | River Oaks Boulevard

Premier lot has majestic oak trees and has been beautifully maintained. 68,693 sq ft OFFERED AT $7,100,000 MLS 42264864

TANGLEWOOD | Rocky River Road

Wooded lot located in a highly desirable location is cleared and ready for a beautiful custom built home. 33,576 sq ft OFFERED AT $2,795,000 MLS 90344299

MUSEUM DISTRICT | Rosewood

Oversized corner lot. New construction in the area blends. Close to major highways. 5,880 sq ft OFFERED AT $299,926 MLS 27883436

GALVESTON | Schaper

Magnificent waterfront location on a corner in Evia is the perfect site to build an exquisite custom home with panoramic vistas. 5,880 sq ft OFFERED AT $99,900 MLS 58276292

MEMORIAL | W Shady Lane

Treed lot in Piney Point Estates. This cleared lot sits in a cul-de-sac and is ready for a custom home. 24,667 sq ft OFFERED AT $599,900 MLS 5242435

MEYERLAND | Simsbrook Drive

Amazing lot. Commercial or residential property. Lots of road frontage on Hiram Clarke Road. 2.0413 acres OFFERED AT $190,000 MLS 88632249

BAY AREA | Water Key

Bayfront lot with unobstructed views of West Bay, the Intracoastal Waterway, Tiki Island, Galveston Island and nature at its best. 13,402 sq ft OFFERED AT $375,000 MLS 46417640


TOWNHOMES

RIVER OAKS | Park

OFFERED AT $699,900 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 6480287

RIVER OAKS | S Briar Hollow Lane

OFFERED AT $519,000 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 21381674

TANGLEWOOD | Sugar Hill

OFFERED AT $315,000 | 2 / 2.5 | MLS 9054711

GALVESTON | Island Passage

OFFERED AT $342,500 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 94204710

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RIVER OAKS | W Bell

OFFERED AT $865,000 | 4 / 4.5 | MLS 22935149

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Missouri

OFFERED AT $599,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 44947144

HEIGHTS | Cohn Terrace

OFFERED AT $445,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 5991040

GALVESTON | Island Passage

OFFERED AT $344,900 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 89849602

MEMORIAL | Rosastone

OFFERED AT $1,080,000 | 3-4 / 3.5 | MLS 98991514

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Nevada Street

OFFERED AT $689,000 | 4 / 3.5 | MLS 42564705

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Vermont Street

OFFERED AT $429,900 | 2 / 2.5 | MLS 50594567

TANGLEWOOD | Augusta

OFFERED AT $285,000 | 2 / 2 | MLS 4470531

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TOWNHOMES

TANGLEWOOD | Nantucket Drive

RICE MILITARY | Gibson

OFFERED AT $910,000 | 3-4 / 4.5 | MLS 18296443

MEMORIAL | Vanderpool Lane

OFFERED AT $640,000 | 4 / 3 | MLS 38689402

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Tuam

OFFERED AT $299,900 | 2 / 2.5 | MLS 61704299

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Live Oak Street OFFERED AT $274,900 | 2 / 2 | MLS 89122870

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OFFERED AT $879,500 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 49559683

RICE MILITARY | Logan Lane

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | MciIhenny Street

WEST UNIVERSITY | Breakwood Drive

TANGLEWOOD | Ambassador Way

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Gillette Street

NORTH | Melville

OFFERED AT $569,900 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 8643004

OFFERED AT $298,000 | 2 / 2 | MLS 75669711

OFFERED AT $310,000 | 2 / 2.5 | MLS 56197168

OFFERED AT $457,860 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 25494814

OFFERED AT $275,000 | 2 / 2 | MLS 7949504

OFFERED AT $174,900 | 3 / 2 | MLS 27382454


TOWNHOMES

MEMORIAL | Bayou Shadows Street

OFFERED AT $645,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 8336852

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Dunlavy

OFFERED AT $699,900 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 26241341

TANGLEWOOD | Nantucket

OFFERED AT $385,000 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 82365232

WEST UNIVERSITY | Old Spanish Trail

OFFERED AT $225,000 | 2 / 2 | MLS 65862073

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MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Peden

OFFERED AT $725,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 40821325

RIVER OAKS | Dunlavy

OFFERED AT $699,900 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 39317984

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Vermont Street

RIVER OAKS | W Bell

OFFERED AT $849,000 | 4 / 4.5 | MLS 15904587

MEMORIAL | Briar Forest Drive

OFFERED AT 775,000 | 3 / 3 | MLS 6922802

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Westgate

OFFERED AT $550,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 50338614

OFFERED AT $610,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 32083195

TANGLEWOOD | Bayou Glen Road

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | MciIhenny Street

OFFERED AT $259,000 | 3 / 2 | MLS 52861507

OFFERED AT $437,400 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 17834624

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TOWNHOMES - HIGH-RISE LIVING

RIVER OAKS | Mimosa Drive

OFFERED AT $899,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 64699245

HEIGHTS | Heritage Creek Terrace

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Audley Street

TANGLEWOOD | San Felipe Street

TANGLEWOOD | San Felipe Street

OFFERED AT $399,900 | 3-4 / 3.5 | MLS 47089973

OFFERED AT $749,000 | 2 / 3.5 | MLS 44934435

OFFERED AT $419,900 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 69032991

OFFERED AT $775,000 | 2 / 3.5 | MLS 69553348

HIGH-RISE LIVING TANGLEWOOD | Post Oak Boulevard

GALVESTON | San Luis Pass Road

TANGLEWOOD | Post Oak Boulevard

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Buffalo Speedway

OFFERED AT $725,000 | 2 / 2 | MLS 33996852

OFFERED AT $595,000 | 2 / 2 | MLS 84537045

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OFFERED AT $579,000 | 2 / 2 | MLS 90643688

OFFERED AT $510,000 | 3 / 2.5 | MLS 28609612


HIGH-RISE LIVING

TANGLEWOOD | Hidalgo Street

OFFERED AT $875,000 | 3-4 / 3.5 | MLS 38448412

TANGLEWOOD | Post Oak

OFFERED AT $800,000 | 2 / 2.5 | MLS 67439888

RIVER OAKS | W Bancroft

OFFERED AT $759,000 | 2 / 2 | MLS 83375714

RIVER OAKS | Kirby Drive

OFFERED AT $399,000 | 1 / 1 | MLS 66697728

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TANGLEWOOD | Uptown Park Boulevard

OFFERED AT $1,999,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 15521638

WEST UNIVERSITY | Almeda

OFFERED AT $1,749,000 | 3 / 3.5 | MLS 40957134

MEMORIAL | N Post Oak Lane

OFFERED AT $999,000 | 2-3 / 2.5 | MLS 39526241

TANGLEWOOD | Hidalgo

OFFERED AT $625,000 | 4 / 3 | MLS 18592642

MONTROSE / MIDTOWN | Montrose

OFFERED AT $2,585,770 | 4 / 4.5 | MLS 21342402

TANGLEWOOD | Uptown Park Boulevard

OFFERED AT $1,800,000 | 2 / 2.5 | MLS 68160146

RICE MILITARY | Westcott Street

OFFERED AT $1,348,500 | 2 / 3 | MLS 47055743

MEMORIAL | N Post Oak Lane

OFFERED AT $1,145,000 | 2 / 3 | MLS 26210499

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EXTRAORDINARY PLACES

EXTRAORDINARY PLACES | Anguilla | Villa Amarilla

Superbly poised on the premier Caribbean island of Anguilla, ±9,000 square-foot Villa Amarilla offers panoramic views across deep cobalt-blue water and spacious air-conditioned bedroom suites open to the ocean breeze. OFFERED AT $7,200,000 | 5 / 6.5 | NON-MLS

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Close to Bigfork with unobstructed views of Swan Mountains, ideal for a family compound, corporate retreat or spa. 40 acres of level grassy meadow ringed with evergreens and tamaracks. OFFERED AT $2,900,000 | 9 / 8 | NON-MLS

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BUCKINGHAM DRIVE This impressive, Norman French-style estate, clad in Leuder’s Shasta-Blend stone, offers exceptional style, gorgeous rare finishes, and comprehensive cutting-

3615 Montrose

MEMORIAL | 527 Buckingham Drive

OFFERED AT $12,200,000 | 5 / 5.5+ | MLS 95292635

ENTHUSIASTICALLY URBAN, BOHEMIAN, AND ICONOCLASTIC, 3615 MONTROSE IS NOT JUST WHERE YOU LIVE, IT’S WHY YOU

LIVE HERE 3615 Montrose is luxury urban living at its finest. Located in the heart of Montrose and within Houston’s heralded Museum District, 3615 Montrose is as distinctive as the neighborhood surrounding it. Just as the genial developer of Montrose, James Link, stated that the neighborhood would spearhead the

edge Crestron whole-house technology that

procession of Houston’s growth, 3615 Montrose is

makes living in this 17,508 square-foot home

leading the charge in design, development, form, and

exceptionally luxurious. Designed by Ed

function. Surrounded by the Menil Collection, the

Eubanks and constructed by Texana

Contemporary Art Museum Houston, and distinctive

Builders on ±1.3 acres, the residence was

architectural works such as the Chapel of St. Basil —

built to exacting requirements, required

designed by Philip Johnson — 3615 Montrose signals

four years to reach completion in 2014, and

a return of the renowned firm of Philip Johnson/Alan

is intended for elegant entertaining, as well

Ritchie Architects to Houston. The distinctive look

as the owners’ active lifestyle with their multi-

of the building is celebration of great architecture in

generational extended family.

one of Houston’s most vibrant neighborhoods. 3615 Montrose reflects a singular vision: to reconnect Montrose to its classic modernist roots while offering buyers a new standard in luxury urban living. Located within walking distance of the University of St. Thomas — whose master plan was one of Philip Johnson’s earlist Houston commissions — 3615 Montrose is a luxury residence building unlike any other. Its undulating curves, formed by floor-toceiling glass, bring an abundance of light into the space thus capturing the site’s spectacular views. The sophisticated simplicity of the interior spaces is inspired by Philip Johnson’s famed Glass House, one of the most significant structures of 20th century architecture. The building has an expressive sculptural form that reflects the rich cultural heritage of this neighborhood.

Every detail of 3615 Montrose — from its extraordinary architecture to the quality of the custom interior finishes — is designed to embrace the iconic spirit of its surroundings. 3615 MONTROSE.COM


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