These are the 10 most expensive Houston-area homes sold in May 2021

3389 Inwood Drive, Houston, TX 77019 (HAR)

Peruse the list to see some of the most gorgeous homes swept off the market last month.

10. Memorial Villages estate listed for $3,599,000

11914 Broken Bough Drive, Bunker Hill Village, TX 77024 (HAR)

Size: 7,768 square feet

Address: 11914 Broken Bough Drive, Bunker Hill Village, TX 77024

Listing: “Combination of sacked-brick masonry and smooth plaster. Armo Custom Home Builders created another masterpiece with attention to every detail. 5 Bedrooms, guest suit first floor, master up. 2 game rooms. Venetian Plaster throughout the first floor, outdoor kitchen, fully equipped catering kitchen, circular driveway and elevator. Wall to wall windows, 25′ foyer ceiling. Master bedroom with separate sitting area, fireplace and entertainment center. Huge master closet.”

9. West University Place listed for $3,799,000

2626 Pemberton Drive, West University Place, TX 77005 (HAR)

Size: 6,126 square feet

Address: 2626 Pemberton Drive, West University Place, TX 77005

Listing: “Newer construction masterpiece on coveted Pemberton Drive on sprawling lot with striking interiors by acclaimed designer J. Randall Powers. Impressive curb appeal surrounds this classic, painted brick home. With high ceilings, the main level features a flawlessly-designed living room, library, dining room, wine room, family room, & chef’s kitchen. The kitchen showcases marble backsplash, top-of-the-line appliances, and a Pinterest-worthy pantry. French doors offer seamless transition to the outdoors. Pool & spa, pool bath, summer kitchen, ample lounge space, & covered patio all surrounded by lush greenery, providing ultimate privacy. Upstairs leads you to 5 oversized en-suite bedrooms, including the master and spacious game room. Master retreat boasts spacious walk-in closets, & resort-style bathroom. Additional amenities include 2 home offices, custom laundry room, 2-car garage, backyard turf, elevator shaft, whole house sound system & more. Prime West U, just blocks from the village!”

8. Memorial Villages listed for $4,495,000

337 Folwell Lane, Houston, TX 77024 (HAR)

Size: 7,160 square feet

Address: 337 Folwell Lane, Houston, TX 77024

Listing: “A majestic Memorial manor nestled on a coveted corner cul-de-sac property in beautiful Bunker Hill Village. This 5-Bedroom new construction residence offers an exceptional layout enhanced by stylish selections and fabulous amenities. Elegant Entry. Study with adjacent home office. Formal Dining Room with climate-controlled Wine Vault. Gourmet Kitchen with double islands opens to informal dining area and spacious den. Ground-level Game Room. Primary Suite up with luxurious bath and oversized dressing room. 4 Guest Suites + Upstairs Lounge and Fitness Center. Two Staircases. Elevator-installed. Control4 Home Automation capabilities. Loggia with outdoor fireplace overlooks sizable swimming pool/spa with motorized retractable cover and expansive lawn. 3-car attached Garage.”

7. River Oaks Area home listed for $4,895,000

2330 River Oaks Boulevard, Houston, TX 77019 (HAR)

Size: 6,828 square feet

Address: 2330 River Oaks Boulevard, Houston, TX 77019

Listing: “This home has a River Oaks Blvd. address, but is actually situated on a private cul-de-sac drive off the main street. Nestled in the back corner, this River Oaks classic has been nicely updated and expanded through the years. The positioning of the house is such that there is minimal front yard area and a tremendous back yard space on this 28,750 sq. ft. lot (per HCAD). The two large bay windows in front are great natural light sources for the front formal living room and formal dining room. The sun room and informal sitting area across the back provide walls of glass for more light-filled rooms. The original main house has the primary bedroom and two secondary bedrooms upstairs. Updates by Reagan Miller, AIA include an open kitchen with island and vaulted ceiling, informal family room, back play room, laundry room, garage, two additional bedrooms upstairs, and parts of the original house. This home would be ideal to live in now and build later on this spacious private lot.”

6. Two lots in Briar Hollow listed for $5,900,000

61 Briar Hollow Ln, Houston, TX 77027 (HAR)

Size: 1.7 lot acres

Address: 61 Briar Hollow Ln, Houston, TX 77027

Listing: “ATTENTION DEVELOPERS & BUILDERS - Listing includes two of four remaining original lots in 1950′s Briar Hollow Subdivision. No Deed Restrictions. All other lots have been subdivided into multi single family homes, town homes and mid-rise condos. These 2 contiguous wooded lots (61 & 65 Briar Hollow Ln) are +/- 74,870 sq ft per HCAD with Buffalo Bayou as back boundary overlooking Memorial Park Arboretum. Only minutes to Uptown Park, Galleria Mall, Highland Village and newly developed River Oaks District. Both lots contain residential structures built in the 1960′s and are sold in “AS IS” condition. Hurricane Harvey - 61 Briar Hollow did not experience any flooding and 65 Briar Hollow did experience flooding due to lot excavation for lower floor when structure built (only 2 of the 3 stories visible from road). Adjacent lots on the east and west of 65 Briar Hollow Ln did not flood during Hurricane Harvey. Properties located on a quiet cul-de-sac setting with private access driveways.”

5. Memorial Villages home listed for $5,950,000

755 Marchmont Drive, Piney Point Village, TX 77024 (HAR)

Size: 9,694 square feet

Address: 755 Marchmont Drive, Piney Point Village, TX 77024

Listing: “A Metropolitan Custom Homes Masterpiece. This magnificent newly constructed 6-Bedroom residence combines spectacular scale with sophisticated designer selections to create extraordinary living spaces situated on a prime village acre in prestigious Piney Point. Grand Reception Hall. Butler’s Bar with Wine Vault. Gourmet Kitchen with dual islands, informal dining area, and nearby catering corridor. Ground-level Game Room with wet bar and media area equipped with a golf simulator system. Owners Retreat with luxurious bath, separate dressing rooms, and adjacent Fitness Center with private bath (optional ground-level Guest Suite). 4 Guest Suites up + additional Game Room. Elevator-installed. Two Staircases. Home Generator. Central Vacuum System. Large Loggia with summer kitchen and outdoor fireplace overlooks swimming pool/spa and sizable lawn beyond. Circular driveway with additional off-street parking leads to gated motor court and four-car attached Garage.”

4. River Oaks Country Club Estates home listed for $6,995,000

3389 Inwood Drive, Houston, TX 77019 (HAR)

Size: 7,234 square feet

Address: 3389 Inwood Drive, Houston, TX 77019

Listing: “Located in the heart of one of Houston’s most prestigious and historic neighborhoods is a home that exemplifies the epitome of style and grace found more commonly in romantic French architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries. Imagine the garden parties you’ll have around the pool on the beautiful grounds of this expansive corner lot in the finest section of River Oaks. Inside, a grand foyer welcomes your guests and perfectly proportioned rooms flow effortlessly from one to another. Numerous recent updates including a fantastic chef’s kitchen, designer finishes throughout, beautiful den with lacquered walls opens to a charming butterfly garden, completely overhauled HVAC system, two laundry rooms and a whole house generator. Primary suite with separate sitting room and dual bathrooms and a noteworthy closet! (Your friends will have closet-envy!) Full quarters above the garage.”

3. River Oaks Area home listed for $6,995,000

3723 Knollwood Street, Houston, TX 77019 (HAR)

Size: 7,167 square feet

Address: 3723 Knollwood Street, Houston, TX 77019

Listing: “Located on one of the most coveted streets in River Oaks, 3723 Knollwood is a low-slung brick home perfectly sited on more than three-quarters of a wooded acre. Prompting descriptions like “striking” and “art collector’s fantasy,” this 1950 contemporary masterpiece by architect Wylie Vale is notable for its polished white limestone floors, luxurious finishes and fittings, and expanses of glossy white walls. The main house offers more than 7,000 square ft (per Appraisal) of living space, including 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 3 half-baths. Art lovers will appreciate the floor-to-ceiling windows that allow in natural light as well as unbroken walls that offer space for large art installations. From the street, the home’s modern silhouette features a massive chimney, as well as several rectangular masses that overlap or intersect horizontal roof slabs. Need a visual? Imagine Palm Springs circa the Rat Pack era. Property and improvements/structures did not flood from Harvey. All per Seller”

2. River Oaks Country Club estate listed for $6,999,999

3208 Chevy Chase Drive, Houston, TX 77019 (KPRC 2)

Size: 8,948 square feet

Address: 3208 Chevy Chase Drive, Houston, TX 77019

Listing: “Once in a generation does a home of this caliber come available; here is your chance to become the next steward of this storied residence. This 1937 Moore + Lloyd masterpiece has been expanded + rejuvenated for the way we live today while maintaining her graceful lines + scale. Whether for family or entertaining, the First floor suits both. Gracious Entry is flanked by Dining Room + Living Room that flows into Library + Sun Room. Sunken Den doubles as a Theater with glass doors that lead to Summer Kitchen, Loggia + impressive grounds with Shamrock worthy pool + ancient oak. Updated Kitchen features large island + custom cabinets. Master is finer than a suite at the Ritz with dual closets, ravishing Master Bath + intimate Bedroom. Guest Suites feature updated baths + stately appointments. Additional luxuries include: whole house generator, Quarters, Exercise Room, 4 car garage + basement--with delicious secrets--all within the confines of a ¾ acre lot in Country Club Estates.”

1. Memorial Villages estate listed for $10,950,000

832 Kuhlman Road, Houston, TX 77024 (HAR)

Size: 12,691 square feet

Address: 832 Kuhlman Road, Houston, TX 77024

Listing: “An enchanting estate encompassing nearly two acres in scale comprised of three separate structures consisting of a magnificent Manor House (*11,874 sq. ft.), a 2-Bedroom Guest Cottage (*817 sq. ft.), and a palatial Entertainment Pavilion (*4,597 sq. ft.) with Conservatory and grand Ballroom which alternatively serves as an Automotive Showroom. The original residence recently underwent a total renovation, reconfiguration, and expansion with gated entry garden leading to refined living spaces further enhanced by the grand-scale entertainment capabilities afforded by the auxiliary dwellings. Extensive parking with circular driveway, multiple gated motor courts, and 5-car main house garage in addition to the pavilion’s potential for 6-car capacity. A rare and regal retreat privately located near the end of a coveted cul-de-sac in prestigious Hunters Creek Village. (*per Seller).”


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