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: $4.2 million. Click here.
Completed in 2018, this new construction from Unicus Developments offers the city life you want with the private lifestyle you need. It’s tucked away on a horseshoe-shaped street in Upper Kirby, located half-way between Kirby Drive and S. Shepherd and just south of Westheimer. Dozens of the city’s best restaurants (e.g. Eddie V’s, Churrasco’s, State of Grace) are close by, as are upscale supermarkets, salons, wine shops, boutiques and private schools. Inside this sleek patio home, the kitchen, living room and dining area flow together via an open floor plan. The second floor has the master bedroom (check out the master bath and closets) and two secondary bedrooms, plus utility room. A large game room with fireplace and wet bar, fourth bedroom and large balcony with summer kitchen (and beautiful sunset views) are on the third floor. An elevator serves all three floors. This is the rare Houston location where you just might not need a car. Price: $1,295,000. Click here.
This sparkling white Mediterranean-styled single-family home, located on one of Camp Logan’s most desirable streets, features first-floor living with an open floor plan perfect for both entertaining and family living. The chef’s kitchen is equipped with Bosch appliances, expansive granite countertops and copious built-in cabinets and wine storage. The home also boasts a large light-filled living room, four bedrooms (one works as a den or game room), three-and-a-half baths, two-car garage, and hardwood and stone floors throughout. The airy master bedroom includes a large walk-in closet and a street-side balcony offering a leafy view of the neighborhood. An intimate rear garden with summer kitchen ensures privacy and enjoyable outdoor living. Built by Tricon Homes and first occupied in 2012, this thoughtfully designed home is located in historic Camp Logan just one block east of Memorial Park, close to both downtown and the West Loop/Galleria area. Price: $874,000. Click here.