2240 Inwood Drive PRICE REDUCTION
This dazzling Beverly Hills-style Spanish Colonial Revival villa has caught the eye of passersby since it was built in 2014. Authentic details – white-washed stucco walls, rustic terracotta roof, ornamental wrought-iron work, balconies, hand-painted tiles, striking archways and heavy wooden doors – are a marvel of workmanship, and it’s all integrated with state-of-the-art modern amenities, including an elevator and house generator. Spacious entertaining spaces include a grand reception hall and oversized formal dining room. An impressive chef’s kitchen opens to a large family room and resort-like loggia and pool. Spanish revival architecture became widely known as a result of the 1915 Panama-California Exposition in San Diego, and prominent examples include the Ponce de Leon Hotel in Florida and the Hearst Castle in California. This River Oaks home is surely Houston’s most outstanding expression of the style. Price: was $4,200,000 -- now $3,975,000. Click here.
2232 Looscan Lane
With its warm storybook character, this vintage River Oaks home looks like it was plucked from the English countryside. It was built in 1938 in a style loosely based on a variety of late Medieval English prototypes. It is a departure from a strict Tudor Revival style in that it has no stone, half-timbering or differentiated decorative detailing. It has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, and the current owners have been scrupulous in its care: hardwood floors (stone in the kitchen), plaster walls, vintage hardware, high-end kitchen appliances, welcoming formals with multiple views of the lush gardens and a detached garage with quarters above. The brown and cream brick exterior with chocolate accents, a massive chimney and mature landscaping is both intriguing and inviting, while the large wooded backyard offers exquisite privacy. Bonus: From the front of the home, enjoy a sweeping view down Looscan and Pine Valley Drive – it’s one of River Oaks’ most beautiful vistas. Price: $1,995,000. Click here.
10215 Briar Rose
This updated four-bedroom home in deed-restricted Briargrove Park is perfect for entertaining friends and family – or for getting away from it all in the private rear garden filled with fruit trees, herbs and roses. The large covered patio with lights and ceiling fans transitions outdoor space to a kitchen with high-end appliances and custom cabinets with granite countertops and strategic pull-outs by Rev•A•Shelf. The home includes full-house generator, two cedar closets, plantation shutters, ceiling fans throughout, his and her master closets and custom showers with river pebble floors. The car-park has been updated with driveway pavers, and the garage floor is recently epoxyed. Founded in 1963, Briargrove Park is a well-tended neighborhood convenient to the Energy Corridor and Town & Country Village. Use of the Briargrove Park swimming pool and tennis courts, backyard garbage pick-up and security patrol are included in the annual maintenance fee. Price: $615,000. Click here.
1412 Castle Court, Unit G
Come home to this sensibly designed and well cared-for patio home in the heart of Montrose and close to Rice University, the Museum District, Texas Medical Center and the best restaurants in Houston. It has three bedrooms and three and a half baths, plus – gardeners, take note! – a spacious back yard currently planted with fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, gardenias and jasmine. Updates includes hardwood and stone floors throughout, plantation shutters, crystal doorknobs salvaged from a local landmark hotel, and a gourmet kitchen with island and breakfast bar. The large master suite has a high ceiling, frameless glass shower and spa tub in the bathroom, French doors and big walk-in closet with built-ins. Outside your door, Castle Court is a wonderful blend of historic homes and well-maintained townhomes. Don't miss this opportunity to reside in a vibrant neighborhood. Price: $516,000. Click here.