Who doesn’t love a good list? This one – the top 10 property sales in River Oaks so far this year – is one we are often asked for. (Editor’s note: These are MLS transactions only. We have not included private sales.)
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River Oaks Top Ten
10) 3233 Avalon Place New construction, in a great location between River Oaks Boulevard and Bellmeade, this is a very large house on a 11,250 square foot lot. The style is transitional-contemporary, with pale oak floors and finishes in a palette of pale gray. It includes a swimming pool, generator and built-in espresso-maker. The original asking price was $6,295,000. It sold for $5,600,000 in September.
9) 3601 Inverness In a superb location at the east end of Inverness at Willowick. It was designed by Birdsall Briscoe for Joseph C. Hutcheson III and built in 1943. The seller had made stylish renovations with the help of Eubanks Architects. The house is approximately 6,000 square feet, and the lot size is more than half an acre. It has a swimming pool and beautiful gardens. The original asking price was $6,150,000. It sold for $5,600,000 in August.
8) 3641 Inverness Also in an excellent location a few doors down the block, this stately Colonial was built in 1933 and most recently remodeled in 2010. The gardens were installed by Lanson B. Jones. The property includes a swimming pool and an extensive loggia and summer kitchen. The house is about 7,000 square feet, and the lot size is more than half an acre. This is another example of buyers investing in classic houses on large lots in good locations. A great combination. The asking price was $6,650,000 and it sold for a little less than $6,000,000 in January.
7) 3389 Inwood Following on the same theme, this grand and classic 7,000-square-foot house on more than half an acre was remodeled by Curtis & Windham, with plush interiors and gorgeous grounds. The asking price was $6,900,000. It sold for $6,000,000 in September, having fallen out of contract with a prior prospective buyer.
6) 3465 Overbrook This very large house on a rare double-lot in the St. John’s quadrant sold at the start of the year, having languished on the market since mid-2016. The house’s original asking price was $7,950,000. It sold for $6,395,000. It was built as speculative new construction in 2008 by Meadow Lake Partners (Charter Custom Homes and Larry Skelton Homes).
5) 3407 Inwood An estate-sized property in the heart of Country Club Estates, this John Staub design was built in 1937 on nearly one acre for William A. Smith. Part of the floor plan is quirky, as some Staub houses can be. Some large and classic formals are balanced with charming, smaller spaces. The large back gardens, with a swimming pool hidden behind the quarters, reminded us of a large house in an English village setting. The asking price was $7,350,000. It sold for $6,750,000 in July.
4) 3924 Del Monte On almost one and a half acres in the Tall Timbers section of the neighborhood, this large Colonial style house had been on the market a few years ago. With the seller finally ready to move on, the property sold very quickly in October for land value at the asking price of $7,300,000 to buyers living close by. It is expected that something appropriate and impressive will be built here. The original house was built for the Wallace family.
3) 2520 Del Monte On the corner of Kirby Drive, this new construction house by Mirador Builders is an excellent addition to the suite of impressive structures on Kirby. The Lutyens-inspired exterior design contains more transitional interiors. The house is almost 8,000 square feet on a half-acre lot wrapped with a handsome brick wall. It sold for $7,900,000 in September.
2) 920 Kirby Drive Perched on the central “island” of Tiel Way, this large house (9,000-plus square feet) on three-quarters of an acre, features lavish finishes, an enormous master bedroom suite and a loggia overlooking a swimming pool. It sold for $8,350,000 in June.
1) 3460 Inwood The top spot was taken by a two-acre lot adjacent to the former Sewall estate. Backing to the River Oaks Country Club golf course, this building site was formerly the location of a contemporary house designed by Neuhaus Associates and Graham Luhn. It sold in a couple of days for $9,200,000 ‒ significantly higher than the original asking price of $8,995,000.