These are the 10 most expensive Houston-area homes sold in December 2020

3229 Groveland Lane, Houston, TX 77019
3229 Groveland Lane, Houston, TX 77019 (HAR)

All in all, the 10 most expensive Houston-area homes sold in December 2020 amount to around 95,146 square feet of luxury living and around $58,334,000 in real estate, according to the Houston Association of Realtors. Peruse the list to see some of the most gorgeous homes swept off the market last month.

10. Woodlands Village Grogans Mill home listed for $4,500,000

126 Tranquil Path, The Woodlands, TX 77380 (Realtor)

Size: 10, 582 square feet

Address: 126 Tranquil Path, The Woodlands, TX 77380

Listing: “Opulent custom estate on nine wooded acres. Private, gated entry drive leads to this magnificent, beautifully detailed home with every custom feature imaginable. Meticulously designed, featuring large chef’s kitchen, five fireplaces, two outdoor kitchens, two-story library, walk in wine cellar, guest quarters w/separate entrance & a beautiful master with spacious his & hers closets. Large bedrooms, upstairs & downstairs laundry rooms, full bar with game room & media room attached.”

9. River Oaks Tall Timbers home listed for $4,495,000

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3940 Inverness Drive, Houston, TX 77019

Size: 11,737 square feet

Address: 3940 Inverness Drive, Houston, TX 77019

Listing: “Situated on approximately 2.8 acres, this River Oaks home has been called a ‘residential country club’. It has been the setting for many grand events and a motion picture. The property offers three swimming pools, lighted tennis court, party pavilion, outdoor kitchen and bar, and multi-level patio areas. The formal living and dining rooms offer panoramic views of the wooded landscape. Master suite features separate dressing areas and closets, office/sitting area, and fabulous views. The lower level of the property experienced flooding during Harvey (per Seller’s Disclosure Notice). Repairs have been made to the lower level. Priced at “lot value” this property is ideal to either update the current home; or build a new showplace in this private wooded setting in River Oaks.”

8. Memorial Close In estate listed for $4,595,000

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410 Longwoods Lane, Houston, TX 77024

Size: 8,293 square feet

Address: 410 Longwoods Lane, Houston, TX 77024

Listing: “This exceptionally designed masterpiece in exclusive Memorial is complete with the finest luxury appointments. Elevator, chilled wine rm, fully equipped theatre & billiard room, pool & summer kitchen. Beautiful architectural elements include arched doorways, beams, & groin vault ceiling in dining. Walls of arched windows & doors adjoin the indoor & outdoor living spaces. Grand family room & chef’s kitchen are tied together by wood beams. Island kitchen offers Thermador gas stove, beverage drawers, & Subzero refrigerator. Living & dining rooms are just off the entry, providing a sophisticated escape from the kitchen & family room. TWO primary BR’s, complete with reimagined baths updated in 2016. Resort style accommodations in the backyard include pool, spa, outdoor living w/ fireplace. 3 car garage, extra parking in front & back. Generac Generator (2016). Approx. 925 Sqft. space over garage with full bath. This beautiful estate is styled with the perfect balance of refinement & comfort.”

7. Piney Point Village estate listed for $4,950,000

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206 Kinkaid School Drive, Piney Point Village, TX 77024

Size: 9,501 square feet

Address: 206 Kinkaid School Drive, Piney Point Village, TX 77024

Listing: “Designed by Rudy Colby and with interiors by John Kidd ASID, this impressive Neoclassical residence, situated on a 50,005 sf. lot, features enormous open light-filled rooms with tall ceilings and views of the park-like grounds, terraced lawns and pool. Elegant formals, with living room and library opening to the wet bar, family room, mom’s office, fantastic island kitchen open to breakfast and sitting area. Butlers pantry and mud area. Downstairs guest bedroom. Fabulous primary bedroom with two large walk-in closets and three very spacious secondary bedrooms plus upstairs family room. Finishes include walnut, Lueders Texas limestone and Cedar Bayou half-brick floors, Lagos Azul and Carrara surfaces, Sub-Zero and Thermador appliances. Expansive outdoor living and dining areas, guest house, office retreat and sports court.”

6. Woodlands Village of Carlton Woods house listed for $4,954,000

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31 Netherfield Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382

Size: 11,498 square feet

Address: 31 Netherfield Way, The Woodlands, TX 77382

Listing: “This one of a kind estate is situated on a 2 acre golf course homesite. The European inspired design is appointed with timeless décor and highlighted with reclaimed wood flooring, vintage tile, and incredible views. The warm and inviting floorplan is perfect for entertaining. An elevator services the main living floors and 3rd floor loft. The foyer is graced with executive 2 story study and beautiful formal dining room. Gourmet kitchen with dual islands. A first floor bedroom is perfect for guests. Upstairs you’ll find the gameroom, media room, owner’s retreat, and secondary bedrooms. Offering a water view and overlooking the #2 green and #3 fairway and green of the Jack Nicklaus Course, this homesite cannot be duplicated. Practice your skills on the private putting green. The sparkling pool & spa, large backyard, and outdoor kitchen and fireplace are ready for endless hours of fun or tranquil relaxation. Welcome home to the prestigious community of Carlton Woods of The Woodlands.”

5. River Oaks-area estate listed for $6,795,000

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1059 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77019

Size: 8,950 square feet

Address: 1059 Kirby Drive, Houston, TX 77019

Listing: “You’re invited to discover The St. James, a new-construction River Oaks masterpiece by Al Ross Luxury Homes where refined English Tudor styling complements chic contemporary amenities. The 8,950SF residence features formal living and dining rooms that open to a sprawling family room. Professional appliances and a center island anchor the exceptional chef’s kitchen while the butler’s pantry, wet bar and wine room make lavish entertaining effortless. The palatial owner’s suite features a stunning spa bathroom with two vanities, two water closets plus a double, boutique-inspired walk-in closet. Three more luxe suites, a game room, study, two laundry rooms and flexible third-floor living spaces complete the home, accessible by elevator to every floor. A covered patio with summer kitchen opens to a gorgeous pool and spa. The four-car garage, generator and Savant smart home system with LED lighting add effortless convenience to this exceptional, gated River Oaks showplace.”

4. River Oaks Country Club Estates home listed for $6,900,000

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3229 Groveland Lane, Houston, TX 77019

Size: 7,098 square feet

Address: 3229 Groveland Lane, Houston, TX 77019

Listing: “Situated among a canopy of majestic live oak trees, this Georgian Revival Style home is a celebrated design of distinguished architect Birdsall Briscoe. Known as the Wirt Adams Paddock House, this property has a Landmark Designation by the City of Houston. As characteristic of Briscoe homes, it is artistically composed with harmonious proportion and exquisite ornamental detail. The gracious entry foyer with elegant staircase open to a large formal living room and formal dining room. A cozy bar in back with scenic views of the outside landscape. Nicely updated kitchen with adjoining butlers pantry and morning room. All bedrooms are up with staircase and elevator access. Wine cellar in basement level. Third floor flex space. This estate boasts three dwellings, which include: the main house, a pool pavilion, and guest apartment. The grounds offer a park-like setting which span over one acre of manicured gardens, sunken pool, outdoor summer kitchen, and extensive green lawn. Exquisite!”

3. River Oaks house listed for $6,950,000

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3702 Knollwood Street, Houston, TX 77019

Size: 5,137 square feet

Address: 3702 Knollwood Street, Houston, TX 77019

Listing: “Situated in the heart of the nicest part of River Oaks, this is one of Houston’s finest locations. The current home was designed by Harvin C. Moore and is being sold in “as is where is” condition. The house sits on a wooded and level 1.35 acre lot. Remodel the existing home or build new on this beautiful property. A rare and spectacular opportunity to enjoy the best of River Oaks.”

2. The Woodlands home listed for $6,995,000

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7 Estancia Place, The Woodlands, TX 77389

Size: 12,252 square feet

Address: 7 Estancia Place, The Woodlands, TX 77389

Listing: “Modernism Architecture Masters the Mantra “Form Follows Function” in Nearly Completed 1.6 Acre Estate along Hole 8 Tom Fazio Championship Golf Course. Custom 10′X7′ Steel & Glass Entry Door. 2 Custom Interior Mono-Stringer Staircase in White Oak Treads & Tempered Glass Rails on Stairs & Balconies. Two Story Foyer & Living w/ Linear Glass Rock Fireplace Personify Flowing Space. 144 Bottle Glass Encased Wine Rm w/ Feature Wall/Ceiling Italian Porcelain Calcutta Topaz. White Oak Hardwood Floors in 8″ Plank, Refined Modern Collection of Fixtures, Family Features Retractable Custom 90 Deg. Angle 34′X10′ Glass & Steel Open to Pool, Grounds & Golf! Viking Kitchen w/ Dekton Counter & Fireplace from Spain. Euro Luxe Cabinetry in High Gloss. 1st Floor Game & Media Custom 16′ Waterfall Bar. 2435 SqFt 62K Gallon Pool w/ 8′ Sq Zero Edge Spa & Pool Deck from Italy. Pinnacle Finish & Design in Primary & Ensuites. 4 Beds Down, 2nd Game/Bar Up off Balcony, 3+3 Garages, Elevator, 2 Utility Rm.”

1. Bayou Woods estate listed for $7,200,000

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9111 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77024

Size: 10,098 square feet

Address: 9111 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77024

Listing: “Picturesque modernism partnered with Old World Mediterranean is the essence of this spectacular home. Courtyard laced w/olive trees and koi pond introduces the Bayou Woods estate. Steel framed Crittal windows allow a wealth of natural light to overtake the residence imparting breathtaking views of the limestone edge pool, fire pit, pool house and ¾ acre grounds. Texas Limestone, 200 year old farmhouse oak beams and French imported clay roof tiles, add layers of character to the Lauren Rottet designed home. Double-sided marble fireplace unites the living room & dining room that is accompanied by 750 bottle temperature controlled wine case. Family room interconnects with the view-filled BKFT room and kitchen that features stainless steel countertops, top tier Miele appliances, concealed 48″ Subzero refrigerator & marble-top island. 4 ensuite bedrooms + divinely appointed living quarters; all have a private terrace. Library, study, game room & enormous theatre.”


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Briana Zamora-Nipper joined the KPRC 2 digital team as a community associate producer in 2019. During her time in H-Town, she's covered everything from fancy Houston homes to tropical storms. Previously, she worked at Austin Monthly Magazine and KAGS TV, where she earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow award for her work as a digital producer.