Homes for Sale in West University

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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6411 Vanderbilt Street West University Place, TX 77005

$5,200,000
6 Beds
9 Baths
8,201 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 37979470
Property Type Single-family
Luxury. Location. Lifestyle. Elegant Old World living w/6 bedrms, 7 full & 2 half baths. Stucco w/limestone & wrought iron. Grand entry, spiral stair, formals, wine room, library, studio, theater, game room, elevator. Master suite & guest bedrm down. Hand-scraped wood floors, domed ceilings, double-sided limestone fireplace, granite & marble. Epicurean kitchen w/2 granite islands, high-end ss appls. Saltwater pool w/spa, waterfall. Summer kitchen, sport court. 4 car garage. Premier WU location.

2811 Cason Street West University Place, TX 77005

$4,499,999
5 Beds
6.5 Baths
7,945 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 14237794
Property Type Single-family
Extraordinary 5 bdrm/6.5 bath custom home is prominently situated on sprawling 22,000 SQFT LOT in desirable West Univ! Exceptional floor plan w/generous rm sizes w/beautifully appointed formals,an enormous kitchen w/high end appliances,butler s pantry, wet bar, large family rm, gamerm, + study.1st flr master w/2 baths. 3 car garage+ gated motor court, backyard w/htd pool!Excellent location! Walking distance to park & conv. to Med C, Rice U/Vlg. Meticulously maintained, owner home! MUST SEE!

3414 Robinhood West University Place, TX 77005

$4,349,000
5 Beds
8 Baths
6,884 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 76111521
Property Type Single-family
Classic American Homes showplace on prime West U block- 11,850 lot. Front porch bids welcome to transitional style:incredible finishes include soaring ceilings, open floor plan for family living & superb entertaining in & out. Gracious formals, study down with full bath allows use as guest bed(6th), huge great room open to chef's kitchen overlooks expansive yard-veranda:summer kitchen & fireplace. Lavish master suite: spa style bath & 2 huge closets. Additional 4 bedrooms-ensuite & gameroom up

6624 Vanderbilt Street Houston, TX 77005

$3,999,000 - 4Br/6Ba -  for Sale in West University Place Amd, Houston
New
$3,999,000
4 Beds
6 Baths
6,624 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 89514225
Property Type Single-family
Located on one of West University’s most beautiful & premier streets, this gracious estate boasts a 20,000 sf lot & a stunning floor plan. A magnificent entry with soaring ceilings & an elegant staircase greet you as you enter. The first floor offers formal living & dining rooms and a sophisticated library/study. The family room integrates beautifully with the kitchen & breakfast room in an inspiring, airy way. High-end appliances adorn the kitchen and there is abundant storage, counter & pantry space. The master bedroom & spa-like bath are also on the first floor. With beautiful walls of windows overlooking the grounds, the views from these rooms incorporate the interior with the outdoors! Upstairs, an oversized game room, three bedrooms/baths & an exercise studio complete the floor plan. The stunning backyard includes a handsome covered patio, saltwater pool with spa and lush, mature landscaping. No detail overlooked, this home is overflowing with upgrades & luxury.

6501 Brompton Road West University Place, TX 77005

$2,850,000 - 4Br/6Ba -  for Sale in West University Place Sec 01, West University Place
Open House
$2,850,000
4 Beds
6 Baths
5,939 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 14984888
Property Type Single-family
Exquisite custom home w/amazing architectural details.Gracious 15,000 sq ft corner lot showcases gorgeous home & offers a 25 meter lap pool w/yard space.Home includes multiple living spaces, gourmet kitchen, gameroom up, 4 beds w/private baths, 2 half baths, unfinished quarters currently outfitted as rock wall gym w/AC, full house generator, workshop, walk-in cedar closet, wine storage & more. Must see this home in person to appreciate stunning details on a coveted property in heart of West U.

6527 Buffalo Speedway West University Place, TX 77005

$2,799,000
5 Beds
6 Baths
5,292 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 5837408
Property Type Single-family
Did not flood per seller.Stunning elevation on this Bardwell Builder's Custom Home. Graciously set back on the street this stone estate is on a 20,000 (HCAD)sq.ft. lot that offers a very beautiful tranquil treed backyard with slate porches,decks,sparkling pool,3-car garage,extra parking,porte-cochere,unfinished quarters.Elegant formals,paneled study,beamed ceiling in cook's kitchen,stainless appliances,elevator,4-5 bedrooms 4 1/2 baths,lovely large master with balcony,third floor playroom.

6622 Buffalo Speedway West University Place, TX 77005

$2,679,000
5 Beds
7 Baths
7,281 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 26936482
Property Type Single-family
Sanctuary, retreat, oasis exemplify this West University home. Interior & exterior spaces were designed w/that in mind. A 15,000 sq/ft lot is the basis for this expansive home. The outdoor oasis is unmatched w/pool, spa, outdoor kitchen & living area complete w/lush landscaping. Master suite is just that. Bed & bath boast a private balcony. 3 BRs are ensuite plus pvt guest apt. Living, amazing kitchen, wet bar, studies, GMRM & garage/storage complete this retreat. ELEV capable*. *= per seller

6432 Brompton West University Place, TX 77005

$2,599,000
5 Beds
9 Baths
5,336 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 41400402
Property Type Single-family
This gorgeous recently remodeled 5 bedroom home on fabulous 10,000 (HCAD) foot lot in coveted West U location has it all! 5 bedrooms with private baths, media room, pool, full qtrs, wine room, mud room w/extra washer/dryer, Porte-cochere, wonderful den with reclaimed beams, great study with fireplace, open island kitchen with gas cooktop and vent hood, beautiful dining room with barrel vault ceiling, recent hardwood floors down, repainted throughout. A stunner! Per seller

3001 Georgetown Street West University Place, TX 77005

$2,585,000
5 Beds
6.5 Baths
6,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 54924214
Property Type Single-family
Secure, fenced, corner, double lot in WU. Open, spacious rooms full of natural light.Extra features include generator, instant hot water,foam insulation,insulated windows with heat/fade resistant film,tankless water heaters and exterrior metal on windows. Side yard includes outdoor kitchen with gas grill, fireplace,full bath, basketball court, bike barn, putting green and mature fruit trees. Room to add a pool. Master includes a separate area for her with sink, vanity and dressing area.

6601 Westchester West University Place, TX 77005

$2,499,000
5 Beds
4.5 Baths
6,528 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 22068592
Property Type Single-family
Home stayed dry during Harvey. Gorgeous remodeled(2011-14)brick home on 10Ksf corner lot(HCAD)w/3 car garage in West U!5 bedrooms w/rare master down+gameroom,media room&study.White marble&stainless kitchen w/gas cooktop,mudrm,luxurious master w/white& gray marble bath+freestanding tub,stunning powder rm w/Chateau Domingue sink,beautiful formals, wonderful den w/black slate fp &views to yard.Polished nickel hardware,Baldwin knobs,Circa lighting,2 staircases, fabulous cork flooring in secondaries

2740 Carolina Way West University Place, TX 77005

$2,499,000
4 Beds
6 Baths
4,481 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 28883884
Property Type Single-family
Beautiful Carolina style newer construction on corner lot. Modern yet rustic finishing featuring Wolf Appliances, Subzero refrigerator and freezer, European engineered white oak flooring by Doro, high ceilings, custom millwork, large expansive master with marble shower and freestanding tub, Savant home automation, high end finishing from lighting to plumbing fixtures. This home was built custom with the utmost attention to detail.

4138 Villanova Street West University Place, TX 77005

$2,499,000
4 Beds
5.5 Baths
4,455 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 25129449
Property Type Single-family
This New Construction home by Yago Custom Builders is located two streets south of Colonial Park. Attention is given to the details in this winning floor plan. A side courtyard/deck serves as a lightwell bringing nature to the interior spaces on both levels. The master suite includes his and hers closets, home gym, large shower and soaking tub. All secondary bedrooms have private bathrooms. The powder room has a full bath and is located next to the study. Landing includes flex space/media area.

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