Homes for Sale in West University

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The city of West University Place (which draws its name from neighboring Rice University) was developed in 1917 by former Tennessee governor Ben Hooper. The city was incorporated in 1924 because Houston was reluctant to extend power lines that far from the city center. A charming atmosphere, a wide variety of architectural styles and strict zoning laws, which require 40 percent of open space on every lot, have combined to make “West U” one of Houston’s most appealing locales.

Though it enjoys an urban location, surrounded by the cities of Houston, Bellaire and Southside Place, West University is known for its tree-lined streets and safe neighborhoods. Many of its street names were inspired by universities and colleges throughout the United States. The city has several distinct areas. One is called West U Downtown, a small strip of centrally located businesses. There are also about 26 subdivisions, including Rice Court, Pemberton, Colonial Terrace and Sunset Terrace.

West U offers easy access to some of Houston’s finest museums, as well as to the Medical Center, Galleria and freeway system. It has been nicknamed “The Neighborhood City” for its appeal to upper-middle-class families who ranks eighth in the wealthiest locations in Texas by per capital income.

The real estate business is booming in West University: In the city as a whole, the average per-square-foot sales price has risen more than 50 percent since 2003. Originally, West U was made up mostly of small cottages. Many of these cottages were torn down and replaced with large, two-story houses, several in the Georgian style. West University continues to develop as one of the most desirable and affluent parts of the greater Houston area.

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6353 Westchester Houston, TX 77005

$5,195,000
6 Beds
8 Baths
7,754 SqFt
Status Option Pending
MLS # 14399726
Property Type Single-family
Recently staged. Truly Magnificent new Construction on 15,000 sq. foot corner lot located in the heart of West University, built and designed by award-winning Heritage Home Builders. 7754 Sq ft of exquisite quality construction of 6 bedrooms, 6 baths, and two half baths with 3 car garage. Spacious first floor bedroom overlooking the pool with large closet and double sink bathroom. High ceilings, elegantly designed pool with magnificent water effects, and lush landscaping, extra wide bi-fold doors that open to the spectacular large backyard. Open concept ideal for entertaining, 1300 sq. feet of porch and balcony, High efficiency AC units with foam insulation. Limited lifetime warranty on roofing material and exterior Pella doors and windows. Elevator capable. 13; Fantastic design. Must see to appreciate.....

6402 Vanderbilt Street Houston, TX 77005

$4,999,999
6 Beds
6.5 Baths
6,804 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 57577225
Property Type Single-family
West U Gem, prime location, 20,000 sq ft lot! Bardwell built corner lot home w/custom updates. 13; Living rm w/fireplace & library wall. Large dining rm w/wet bar & butler 8217;s pantry. Large family 13; rm w/2nd fireplace open to kitchen & wall of windows to enjoy the setting. Island kitchen is a 13; dream w/abundant storage, 2 dishwashers, walk-in pantry, Sub-Zero/Wolf appliances, ample counter space, 13; bkfst rm & morning rm currently used as play area. Park-like backyard w/heated & chilled pool, outdoor 13; kitchen, full bath & plentiful greenspace. All bedrms up + gameroom. Large master w/sitting, coffee 13; bar w/fridge, 2 walk-in closets. Back stairs lead to 6th bed & bath + living room, great as quarters or for 13; in-laws. Part of garage (397 sq ft not incl in 6804 sq ft) has been converted to air-conditioned exercise room, easily to convert back to garage. Circle drive w/porte-cochere offers covered parking & access to home. Mudroom, elevator shaft, great wall space for art. + much more.*=per seller

3618 Amherst Street West University Place, TX 77005

$4,999,000
5 Beds
7 Baths
6,763 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 54337434
Property Type Single-family
Opulent, modern, and meticulously detailed home in West University Place. 6,763 interior sq. ft. on a 15,000 sq. ft. lot. Custom built by Classic American Homes. Ideally located at the end of a cul-de-sac and within walking distance to highly rated West University Elementary School, fine dining, and shopping. Entire home from security, to lighting, drapes, and televisions operated by Crestron Smart Home System. Gourmet kitchen, butlers pantry, and soaring ceilings throughout. Elevator capable. Custom fabricated steel framed doors in kitchen lead to covered patio complete with summer kitchen, half bath, and fireplace. Hydraulic air hangar style garage door added to accommodate existing lift and create possibility of a 4 car garage. Each space was crafted by a refined and highly practical floor plan.

6511 Vanderbilt West University Place, TX 77005

$4,695,000
5 Beds
9 Baths
7,509 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 73500743
Property Type Single-family
This stunning custom built home on beautifully landscaped grounds, is a great home that entertains beautifully. In addition to the 4 bedrooms upstairs, there is a guest suite on the first floor, a lovely study, media room, full guest apartment, two laundry rooms (one up and one down!), a second office downstairs off of the kitchen, and an incredible outdoor entertaining space which includes a fireplace, summer kitchen, television with sound system, pool and spa. 3 car garage!

3519 Tangley Road West University Place, TX 77005

$3,999,000
6 Beds
8 Baths
6,441 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 48182086
Property Type Single-family
New Construction by Covington Builders and designed by Megan Gaydou, AIA, NCARB on highly sought after large lot in the 3500 block of West U. This home is designed as an open concept plan with custom iron doors and windows to allow natural light in all throughout the home. Subzero/Wolf appliances including 2 dishwashers,built in coffeemaker, icemaker. Yard large enough for a pool with large patio and artificial grass. There is a downstairs bedroom/full bath and also elevator capability for the 4 upstairs bedrooms with ensuite baths. Master suite is large with spa-like master bath and his/her closets. The climate controlled wine room is large enough for the collector to store many bottles.Custom European white oak flooring 12in wide throughout downstairs and upstairs. High end plumbing, lighting and hardware selections all typical of Covington Builders. This home is currently under construction so can still be customized to suit your family's needs and style.

2615 Barbara Lane Houston, TX 77005

$3,865,000
5 Beds
8 Baths
6,638 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 29883117
Property Type Single-family
Covington Homes presents a one of a kind luxury home to be completed Spring 2019 in sought-after 13; Pemberton Place. This elegantly beautiful, innovatively designed and meticulously crafted masterpiece sits 13; on a gorgeous over-sized 9,900 square foot lot (per HCAD). This modern-traditional home has five bedrooms 13; with the potential for six, six full and two half baths. Fabulous open living room, kitchen with Sub-Zero Wolf 13; appliance package and oversized island with windows overlooking the huge backyard! This home offers 12 13; inch wide plank White Oak wood floors throughout, high-end lighting and plumbing fixtures PLUS a large 13; veranda with an outdoor Kitchen. Pool sized yard plus room for other landscaping or play! This home offers 13; comfortable living and entertaining in the finest of styles. *All per Seller*

2811 Cason Street West University Place, TX 77005

$3,750,000
5 Beds
6.5 Baths
7,945 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 87907380
Property Type Single-family
This stately custom home was built by Bayou Park (Peter Sebrinik), a top custom Houston builder. The floor plan reflects attention to detail and organization, with incredible room proportions, high ceilings and designer windows, a fabulous family home that entertains beautifully and must be visited to appreciate the grandeur! In addition to a spacious kitchen with butler's pantry and wet bar that opens to the family room, there are the 5 bedrooms, 6 1/2 baths, with Master bedroom down with his and her baths, each with huge walk-in closets, study/library, 2 game rooms (one up and one down), and lovely pool - all on exquisitely landscaped grounds. The lot is 22,000 (per HCAD) sq. ft. There is an oversized 3 car garage with walk-in storage closets and a gated motor court for additional parking.

2819 University Boulevard West University Place, TX 77005

$3,300,000
4 Beds
5.5 Baths
7,670 SqFt
Status Option Pending
MLS # 83096058
Property Type Single-family
RENOVATIONS COMPLETED.COME SEE RESULTS! The grand entry with gracious curved staircase invites you into this special residence. Formal dining room, large living room with soaring ceiling, study with fireplace & built-ins. The large island kitchen with beamed ceiling & painted cabinets, 2 dishwashers, 4 freezer drawers, commercial gas range, double convection ovens, warming drawer, & butler's pantry is a chef's dream. Master suite down, with coffered ceiling. Master bath with tiled barrel vaulted ceiling, jacuzzi tub, separate shower, over-sized closet. Den down. 3 ensuite bedrooms, loft area, storage closet, media room with theatre seating & surround sound, all on 2nd floor. Heated pool with spa, waterfall feature, & automatic vacuum system; shaded arbor, covered patio with outdoor kitchen, Wolf gas grill, video system & TV. Beautiful decking & landscaping for gracious outdoor living. All per seller

3415 Rice Boulevard Houston, TX 77005

$3,100,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
5,352 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 38958213
Property Type Single-family
Beautiful, thoughtfully updated and expanded traditional home on a 14,625 SF lot (HCAD) in the heart of West University Place. Highlights include: 5 bedrooms, gracious formals, kitchen with banquette seating, elevator to three floors, temperature controlled wine room, mudroom, over-sized 3 car garage, den with sliding doors offering views of the spacious backyard and pool, new landscaping and landscape lighting (2018), outdoor kitchen with new Wolf grill, outdoor fireplace with sitting area, master with balcony, private second floor study, large driveway area for play and extra parking, and Control4 Smarthome system. In addition, there is a large (596 SF per appraisal) well appointed 2006 poolhouse/guesthouse that has soaring ceilings, concrete counters, and hardwoods. Walkable to all of the West U amenities including elementary school, fields, and Tiny's. This is a special property perfect for every day living and for entertaining.

3421 Amherst Street West University Place, TX 77005

$2,899,000
4 Beds
6 Baths
5,092 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 37768644
Property Type Single-family
Fabulous new construction by award winning Georgetown Capital with design by acclaimed architect Kelly Cusimano on prime 7500 sf corner lot in nw quadrant of West U, walking distance to ball field and Tiny's. Gorgeous front elevation features slurried & painted brick with steel front door. Wonderful pool sized yard with large covered summer kitchen & full outdoor bath. Stunning open kitchen with white marble and top of the line appliances open to spacious family room with great outdoor views. Wonderful breakfast room with views to outdoor kitchen and yard. Downstairs study with full bath, Climate controlled wine room, Awesome oversized mud room. Beautiful master suite with fireplace and luxurious white marble bath. Back staircase leads to spacious second floor gameroom with vaulted ceiling, four bedrooms up, each with full baths. Wide plank hardwoods up & down. elevator capable, top of the line designer finishes thruout. Completion August 2019. All per Seller

3402 Nottingham Street Houston, TX 77005

$2,895,000
4 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,991 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 66751851
Property Type Single-family
Exquisite craftsmanship meets sophisticated design in this custom built 2015 stunner situated on beautifully landscaped corner lot in West University. Entry greets w/ modern oversized steel glass door + gorgeous hardwoods, and walls of windows throughout create a flood of natural light. First floor features formal(s) living + dining +study and gorgeous frameless glass enclosed wine room. Separate den area w/fireplace is centered around gourmet kitchen with Okite quartz countertops,Thermador appliances,and generous cabinet space).Staircase w/custom glass railing leads to second floor featuring master suite w/ coffee station,his and hers baths,cedar closet+(3) secondary bedrooms.Third floor flex space w/private bath could be 5th bedroom.Elevator capable + Two car garage with additional space for two more cars(with lift). Custom salt water pool with heater+ outdoor kitchen w/fireplace+pool bath +overhead door. State-of-the-art home theater/audio visual equipment. Fully finished quarters

2914 Cason West University Place, TX 77005

$2,799,000
5 Beds
7 Baths
6,296 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 86887318
Property Type Single-family
West University living at its finest! Gorgeous residence with custom details on prized 10,000 SF (survey) lot. This home exudes style, elegance and comfortable living. Gracious floorplan offers library, formal living and dining, den open to kitchen, Chef 8217;s kitchen w/Wolfe/Thermador appliances, mudroom, elevator capability. Oversized master suite, gameroom, attached quarters, 3-car garage. Stunning pool with covered veranda & fireplace. Resort-style living in West U! Elevator capable. All per Seller

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