The 10 most expensive homes sold in Houston in 2021 unsurprisingly come from the most affluent neighborhoods in the area with River Oaks dominating the list. The combined sales price for the top 10 homes equals a whopping $80,408,000.
#10: $6,800,000 – 3723 Knowllwood Street in River Oaks
5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms, 7,167 sqft, 37,400 sqft lot
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.
#9: $7,150,000 – 701 Saddlewood Lane in Hunters Creek Forest
7 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms, 10,252 sqft, 24,681 sqft lot
A modern take on a French classical design. A heavily wooded corner lot with legacy trees and ideal dimensions. Over 3/4 of village acre including the Right of Way on both sides: 24,681+6,848 SF of fully landscaped ROW=31,529 SF (per survey). The house includes an abundance of natural light, clean lines, and sophisticated space for effortless entertaining. Elevator to 1st, 2nd, and the 3rd. floor mechanical room, full house generator, 5/6 parking spaces.
#8: $7,178,000 – 3812 Willowick Road in Tall Timbers/River Oaks
6 bedrooms, 9 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, 13,788 sqft, 1.01 acre (43,907 sqft lot)
Regal River Oaks residence situated on over an acre of enchanting grounds in prestigious Tall Timbers offering palatial proportions enhanced by distinctive architectural elements courtesy of Robert Dame Designs. Banquet-size reception spaces are well-suited for luxurious living and grand-scale entertaining. Dramatic Reception Hall opens to the grand Gallery. Paneled Library. Fabulous Formals. Butler’s Bar. Wine Vault. Gourmet Island Kitchen opens to informal living areas with an additional ground-level recreation room. Baronial Primary Suite up with private parlor, separate baths with oversized dressing rooms, and adjoining Fitness Center. 4 Guest Suites. Home Theatre. Third Floor Flex Space with kitchenette and private bath (optional 6th Bedroom). Home Generator. The spectacular setting features multiple terraces surrounded by manicured gardens and Loggia with an outdoor fireplace that overlooks a saltwater swimming pool/spa with a nearby summer kitchen. Gated Motor Court leads to 4-car attached Garage.
#7: $7,500,000 – 99 W Grand Regency Circle in Woodlands Village of Carlton Woods
7 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms, 14,299 sqft, 2.53 acres (110,118 sqft lot)
Customizable Creston & Whole Property Intercom Systems create a very livable environment. Auto dog doors allow dogs to enter & exit by reading RFD tags on collars while keeping intruders & wildlife out. 3 coded-lock fence gates allow access to the golf course. Package closet outside main driveway gate protecting packages from sight & weather. Advanced whole house filtration in the main house to control allergens. Oversized 140kw commercial generator provides power for all 3 structures. Buyer to verify all dwelling dimensions.
#6: $7,600,00 – 30 Willowend Drive in Willowick
5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, 9,000 sqft, 25,935 lot
Stunning home designed by Robert Dame, built by Thompson Custom Homes, and interiors done by Benjamin Johnston Design in the safest city in Texas with MVPD and VFD. This home is filled with all of the details you expect in a custom home, open floor plan, chef’s kitchen with Lacanche range and commercial walk-in refrigerator, game room with a walk-in wine room, two large master closets, exercise room with custom flooring, dramatic beamed ceilings and French oak floors. Steel windows and doors line the breakfast room, family room, and game room, giving you a full view of the beautifully landscaped backyard and spa. Intricate home automation system and window treatments complete the home. All furnishings are available for purchase with the home.
#5: $8,210,000 – 1721 River Oaks Boulevard in River Oaks
6-9 bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms, 5 half bathrooms, 15,900 sqft, 1.02 acres (44,565 sqft lot)
Extraordinary River Oaks Country Club Estate positioned on over an acre of fully-gated grounds combining timeless architecture with a celebrated history of social significance and a prominent placement along the Boulevard. A circular brick-paved motor court framed by majestic oaks leads to the stately facade and regal reception spaces tailored for grand-scale entertaining and gracious living. Fabulous Formals. Paneled Library. Gourmet Kitchen with well-equipped Butler’s Pantry. Ground-level Game Room + Home Theater. Wine Cellar. Owner’s Retreat up with fireplace, marble-clad bath, fitness center with sauna, and sprawling boutique-inspired dressing rooms. 4 Guest Suites. Third Floor Flex Space + Bedroom #6. 3-car attached Garage with 2-Bedroom Guest Apartment above (1,501 sq. ft. per HCAD) + an additional 1-Bedroom Quarters. Enchanting setting with park-like grounds surrounding a spectacular swimming pool terrace with manicured gardens and majestic oaks.
#4: $8,350,000 – 721 Ourlane Circle in Manior D’Ourlane
8 bedrooms, 8 full bathrooms, 3 half bathrooms, 12,028 sqft, 1.02 acres (44,267 sqft lot)
An enchanting fusion of French elegance and chic, contemporary vision. From the moment of arrival, a masterful balance between grandiose architectural elements & understated details set the tone for this estate. The Great Room’s collapsing window walls open to the Loggia, redefining the essence of indoor/outdoor living. Antique doors and Murano fixtures embellish the Dining Room, paired with a distinctive bar & 1,000+ bottle showcase cellar. Main Kitchen & Keeping Room flanked by adjoining Catering Kitchen and Summer Kitchen. 12-car garage, generous closets & glass ceiling on F2 landing provides ample room to display fine collections. Expansive Owner’s Suite offers the ultimate in relaxation & seclusion w/lounge, wet bar & a dual-shower, glass-paneled wet room with soaking tub overlooking a private courtyard. F2 w/6 ensuite BRs, game room, gym & multiple storage areas. Over 12,000 SF—7 BRs, 8 full/4 half baths, gym, game room, 2 utility, 5 fireplaces.
#3: $8,400,000 – 25 West Lane in Tall Timbers/River Oaks
6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 1 half bathroom, 7,298 sqft, 1.34 acres (58,468 sqft lot)
At the end of a private drive lies a sprawling River Oaks mansion, complete with a myriad of amenities. The front elevation features Georgian architectural touches, such as symmetrical chimneys and ornate crown molding on the interior. The 6 bed, 6.5 bath home includes a four-car garage, resort-sized pool and spa, pool house, and a covered balcony. The kitchen is blanketed in honed marble, complete with Wolf and Sub Zero appliances. The two-level primary suite includes a completely marble bathroom and a staircase leading to the fashion palace overhead. High ceilings and hardwoods abound throughout the interior. Outside you will find freshly-manicured grounds, including a lush, sunken garden right off the dining room. This home is the quintessence of modern tradition.
#2: $9,500,000 – 3024 Del Monte Drive in River Oaks
5-6 bedrooms, 6 full bathrooms, 4 half bathrooms, 10,340 sqft, 21,240 lot
With formal proportions & classic-meets-modern design, 3024 Del Monte Dr is a stately new construction by Fifty Seventh + 7th, the Signature Division of Carnegie Homes. This 6BR Robert Dame-designed estate is a new icon in River Oaks. Inspired by classic Parisian dwellings, interiors by Contour Design are rich with timeless details including wall molding, stunning parquetry hardwoods, & high ceilings. Modern details include floor-to-ceiling iron window systems, extensive marble, & full automation. The floor plan includes a formal entry flanked by exquisite dining&library, both w/fireplaces. Open to the window-lined family rm, the kitchen features top-of-the-line upgrades including a La Canche range. Separate catering kitchen, wine rm, & bar are designed for large-scale entertaining. Bedrooms up, including the luxurious Primary w/plaster, pitched ceiling, fireplace, private patio, & Calacatta spa retreat. Exterior features incl. a loggia w/kitchen+fireplace, & pool+spa w/covered terrace.
#1: $9,720,000 – 832 Kuhlman Road in Memorial Oaks
6 bedrooms, 7 full bathrooms, 3 half baths, 12,691 sqft, 2-acre lot (87,120 sqft)
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 a 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.
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