There’s closet space, and then there’s what’s happening at this $1.8 million French country–inspired home. While Hampton Lane is primarily known for its luxury homes in Tanglewood and River Oaks, this uninhabited beauty is one of the builder’s first homes closer to the heart of town—and, at four bedrooms, four and a half baths—just a touch smaller than its brethren. It’s certain to attract buyers who work in the Medical Center, want easy freeway access, or—perhaps—just happen to have a wardrobe to rival Theresa Roemer’s.
“Check out the drawers in here,” Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty's Ann Singleton says, pulling open the tall, spacious built-ins of a closet hidden away inside the gleaming white guest bathroom with natural stone counters. “It’s crazy, I know.”
Other closets and storage spaces abound, but that’s nothing compared to the master bedroom, with its floor-to-ceiling shelving, built-in vanity, and luxurious airiness—you can walk an imaginary runway in there. “The builder is really specific on attention to detail,” Singleton says.
That goes for the rest of the house, too. There’s a gleaming white kitchen with a trio of glass globe pendants above the island; a living room with a Mini Cooper–sized fireplace; and a gorgeous brick archway separating the two rooms. There’s also a covered summer kitchen in the front courtyard, a sunny sitting room off the massive master suite, and a well-appointed bar area off the dining room.
Home ownership can be quite exhausting when you get right down to it, so it’s lucky that Black Hole Coffee House is a mere half-mile walk down the neighborhood’s shady streets—as are numerous museums and Hermann Park. “We’re not a walking city,” notes Singleton, “but…” This little pocket of Houston will have you trading out those Louboutins for sneakers. Good thing there’s room for both.
- Size: 4,037 sq. ft.
- Builder: Hampton Lane Builders
- Year built: 2018