While July single-family home sales dropped to their lowest levels since January, the $500,000 to $1 million segment rose 10 percent. According to the Houston Association of Realtors’ (HAR) July 2022 Market Update, single-family home prices are rising, leaving some potential buyers to either opt for rental properties or wait out the frenzy. Meanwhile, Houston’s well-to-do are happily snapping up the city’s megamansions.
Curious to see what Houston’s most expensive homes have to offer? Below we have the 10 most expensive sales of July.
List Price: $15,000,000
This home opens to a bright entry with a sweeping staircase and a view of the second floor. The 7,211-square-foot home was designed by architecture firm Wirtz, Calhoun, and Trungate in 1950. The home has 5 bedrooms and 4 full and 2 half bathrooms along with tall ceilings, steel and glass windows, and doors that open to the estate’s 1.63-acre surroundings. There’s a paneled library, a den with a wet bar, and an upstairs game room. The primary bedroom is downstairs along with the secondary bedrooms and a home office. There are four fireplaces with antique mantels and stunning patterned floors throughout the residence.
List Price: $4,900,000
Home in Houston, or a lakefront getaway in Colorado? This grand estate is a perfect mix of both. Built in 1990 on a 2.42-acre waterfront lot facing Lake Conroe, the home has 8 bedrooms and 9 full and 3 half bathrooms among its three stories. The buyers inherited a gym, a spa, two boathouses with full kitchens, a workshop, a resort pool, and a variety of rooms for entertainment, from game nights to wine tastings to movie nights. The amenities and beautiful architectural details of this home make it well worth the $4.9 million listing price—if you happen to have the extra cash lying around, that is.
List Price: $4,700,000
This 7,040-square-foot estate was built in 2021 in the Tynewood subdivision of Memorial Villages. The two-story home has a brick exterior, a 3-car garage, and a large entry that opens to a formal living room. There is a study and a dining area near the kitchen that leads to the family room, which has a wood-burning fireplace, a wet bar, and a wine fridge, making it an ideal room for entertaining. There are panoramic views of the large backyard throughout the home.
List Price: $4,699,000
Inspired by Santa Barbara–style homes in California with Spanish colonial accents such as smooth stucco and arched doorways, this estate was built in 2005 by Christopher Sims and Robert Dame. The 10,400-square-foot home, located in the Bayou Woods subdivision of Memorial Park, has 6 bedrooms and 5 full and 4 half bathrooms. The primary bedroom and library have private access to a spa and pool, and the main bathroom has a jetted tub, dual vanities, and large walk-in closets. Guests can stay in a private casita on the first floor or additional primary suites on the second or third floor, all with en suite bathrooms. The home has a backyard loggia with a fireplace and a summer kitchen.
List Price: $4,499,000
Classic yet modern design with clean lines, cozy interiors, and chic details characterize this 7,275-square-foot home sold in West University. The nearly brand-new home, built in 2021, boasts 6 bedrooms and 6 full bathrooms. There are custom windows and doors offering lots of natural light; the primary bedroom has dual baths, a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closets, and a balcony. A central courtyard creates an intimate gathering space between the dining room and the study, and the backyard has a brick fireplace beneath a covered patio for outdoor soirées.
List Price: $4,395,000
You’ll be overcome with envy after looking through photos of this charming Georgian-style home in Sherwood Forest. The 6,500-square-foot home boasts 5 bedrooms and 4 full and 2 half bathrooms among its three stories. Built in 1993, the estate has a grand entry with a sweeping staircase that leads to two second-floor landings overlooking the foyer and the back of the home. The foyer leads to the formal dining room, which is designed with cherrywood floors, crown molding, coffered ceilings, and built-in bookshelves. The primary bedroom has a fireplace and a large marble bathroom with walk-in closets. The estate is surrounded by manicured landscaping, oak trees, and oversize balconies.
List Price: $4,300,000
A home in Tanglewood that sold for $4.3 million is reminiscent of the English countryside, complete with a stone exterior, blue window shutters, stunning hardwood floors, and wood-beamed ceilings. Large, arched double doors give way to a wooden chandelier in the entry foyer, which leads to a fabulous family room and a gorgeous kitchen. The home includes 6 bedrooms and 6 full and 4 half bathrooms throughout its 9,681-square-foot interior. You’ll find all the usual amenities of a home this size, such as a wine vault, a wet bar, a home office, a fireplace, and a game room. There are additional rooms upstairs that are accessible via a private staircase above the three-car garage. The backyard has an elegant loggia, a summer kitchen, an outdoor fireplace, and a cabana.
List Price: $4,250,000
This beautifully updated 1930s-era home was built by a well-known River Oaks–area builder, Ivan H. Greer, in 1938 and later modernized by midcentury architect Charles Pagan. The home was recently renovated by designer Ginger Barber and still maintains a classic and elegant style. The 6,371-square-foot home is in the River Oaks subdivision and has 4 bedrooms and 5 full and 3 half bathrooms spread across its 2.5 stories. The estate includes rejuvenated hardwood floors, millwork, and paneling, as well as marble fireplaces, French doors, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Buyers of the estate enjoy a pool with serene garden views and a large family room with a cozy study and breakfast area.
List Price: $4,195,000
This contemporary home in Piney Point Village has high ceilings, wide-open spaces, elegant lighting fixtures, and luxurious amenities. The obvious allure of the home is the sleek and sophisticated designs seen throughout the 9,503-square-foot space, complete with 7 bedrooms and 9 full and 2 half bathrooms. There’s custom cabinetry throughout the home, including the study and the large dining area. The kitchen came with Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. The upstairs has a game room, a home theater, and a secret room. The lucky owners of this home have the luxury of lounging in the backyard, which has a pool, a spa, a firepit, and a separate casita with a bathroom and a kitchen.
List Price: $3,450,000
This Bunker Hill Village home has all the makings of a classic Southern home with old-world charm, from the custom woodwork throughout to the oversize columns and verandas. The 5,823-square-foot residence has cypress doors, tall ceilings, antique French light fixtures, and wood and gas log fireplaces crafted from old Chicago brick. There are extensive custom moldings and reclaimed pine floors throughout the estate, as well as Sub-Zero and Viking appliances in the kitchen. All of the home's bedrooms are upstairs, leaving the downstairs area dedicated to entertainment.