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Houston Property Dreams: Grand Staircases and Storybook Charm

We’re tracking all the most breathtaking homes in Houston.

By Stephanie Bartels March 21, 2022

8843 Harness Creek Lane Houston, Texas, 77024

The Houston housing market has been in a hot frenzy since 2021 and, according to, the median price of a home increased 19.3% as of February 2022, and single-family home inventory continues to be at a record low. With such high demand, it can be challenging to stay on top of recent listings, so we set out to find the most gorgeous homes on the market. 

Double-entry staircases, sweeping waterfront views and resort-style homes are what we are swooning over this month. Ever think that you’d see a home with a full-sized ballroom on the second floor? Well, we found it right here in the city. Looking for a home with an antique door from France? The search is over. Houston is packed with gorgeous homes with stunning artwork, antique imports and spectacular designs to add to your dream home wish list. 

From Cypress to The Seabrook, there’s a variety of floor plans, bedrooms, bathrooms and even backyard landscaping that sparks the question, “Are we really still in Houston?” 

Grand Double Staircase 

15019 Cathedral Falls Drive, Cypress, TX 77429

As the front door swings open to this seven-bedroom home, which spans a luxurious 10,583 square feet, you’re met with a grand marble double staircase, custom chandelier, antiqued wood columns and limestone flooring. Is Jack about to meet Rose at the top of the stairs for dinner on the Titanic? No. You’ve just entered your property dream in Cypress. The home has 11-foot ceilings, a wine room with stone walls, a chef’s kitchen, stone mantelpiece and much more to gaze at. Feeling like a movie night, but would rather stay home? Enjoy an evening in the theater room, featuring double-tiered seating, LED rope lighting, soundproof walls and a custom-built entertainment center.  

Waterfront Living in Style

1802 Ray Shell Court, Seabrook, TX 77586

Minutes from entertainment and dining at Kemah Boardwalk, you’ll find this vacation-like home. With nearly an acre of land overlooking Taylor Lake, this property offers indoor-outdoor waterfront living with a covered veranda, summer kitchen, pool and spa, sand volleyball court and a boathouse. The 7,000-square-foot home has seven bedrooms, five bathrooms and a kitchen with breathtaking water views. Cooking at home will be first choice in this glorious chef’s kitchen. 

Ballroom Elegance

8843 Harness Creek Lane, Houston, TX 77024

Situated on about 1.4 acres with Buffalo Bayou views and extensive backyard entertainment spaces, including intertwining walkways to the pool, this lavish three-story home is perfect for the ultimate party host, with several layers of elegance throughout. A statement front door opens to a sweeping double staircase in the foyer, centered by a stunning chandelier. The home has a formal sitting room and dining room, both with coffered ceilings and intricate details, and finally a full-sized ballroom on the second floor. Yes, you read that right — a ballroom.

Golf Course At Home 

4426 Holly Trail Road, Montgomery, TX 77316

 If resort-style living in a five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom home in an ultra-desirable neighborhood is your goal for 2022, this residence is your property dream. Located in the Bluejack National community, featuring a Tiger Woods-designed golf course, playgrounds, swimming pools, stocked fishing lakes, canoeing, paddle boating and walking trails, you’ll live a life of endless vacation here. The home has a three-car garage with wooden doors, shutters and an expansive screened-in porch.  Inside, you’ll find details like vaulted ceilings, built-in shelving, wallpapered bathrooms and a relaxing owner’s suite. The kids will love the fifth bedroom, which includes a wall of built-in bunk beds and a shiplap accent wall. 

Storybook Charm in Houston

105 Glynn Way Drive, Houston, TX 77056

This storybook-style, four-bedroom home has all the charm needed for a tale as old as time. You enter the home through an arched brick doorway with a stone façade, to be met with a grand entryway of wood and arched coffered ceilings. There’s an alder wood elevator just before the staircase that reaches all three levels of the home. The travertine flooring throughout is a timeless stone that stands the test of time and is a detail you never knew you needed. Make your way to the living room, which has a double-height cedar-beamed ceiling and custom Tudor-style fireplace, perfect for gathering around with loved ones or with a cherished book. Ready for dinner? The kitchen features a trompe l’oeil ceiling, which is an art technique that creates optical illusions. You’ll feel all the old-world charm throughout the rest of the kitchen with custom cabinets, windows, a green center island and an additional sink.  Once outside, you’ll have a balcony view of Buffalo Bayou, a perfect escape for dinners al fresco.

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