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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6402 Vanderbilt Street West University Place, 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. Living rm w/fireplace & library wall. Large dining rm w/wet bar & butler’s pantry. Large family rm w/2nd fireplace open to kitchen & wall of windows to enjoy the setting. Island kitchen is a dream w/abundant storage, 2 dishwashers, walk-in pantry, Sub-Zero/Wolf appliances, ample counter space, bkfst rm & morning rm currently used as play area. Park-like backyard w/heated & chilled pool, outdoor kitchen, full bath & plentiful greenspace. All bedrms up + gameroom. Large master w/sitting, coffee bar w/fridge, 2 walk-in closets. Back stairs lead to 6th bed & bath + living room, great as quarters or for 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!

3312 Albans Road West University Place, TX 77005

$4,399,000
6 Beds
7.5 Baths
6,736 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 85668501
Property Type Single-family
Premier location in West U- the Blvd on Albans! This is your opportunity to bring your dream home to reality in 2019! Work with Covington Builders and Katie Galliano Interiors to customize this home to suit your family's lifestyle. Designed as an open floor plan -this home will have large custom design windows and iron doors to allow a ton of natural light to flow throughout. This home features a downstairs bedroom and bath, pool bath w/shower and W/D, large wine room, elevator capable, Wolf Subzero appliance package w/2 dishwashers. The master suite is it's own retreat with wet area including steam shower, sauna, his and hers closets, and gym overlooking the backyard/pool area. The four secondary bedrooms upstairs are all ensuite with walk in closets.

6628 Vanderbilt Street West University Place, TX 77005

$3,999,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
7,047 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 1049774
Property Type Single-family
Wonderful new construction by renowned Brookstone Homes on 10,000 sq ft (HCAD) lot. Beautiful front elevation with painted brick and steel front door. Elevator installed! Downstairs bedroom with full bath, as well as study. 5 bedrooms (4 up) and absolutely amazing gameroom with windows on all sides. Hardwoods up & down. Open kitchen/den/breakfast with views to patio and backyard. Amazing stainless and marble kitchen with Wolfe appliances, built-in fridge, gas cooktop with vent hood. 11 foot ceilings on 1st floor. Mud room. Fabulous bar for entertaining. Luxurious master suite with large sitting room and huge closets plus gorgeous marble bath. Great location! July completion. All info per builder

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, appliance lifts. Huge yard with pergola and fireplace&artificial grass. Automated drop down TV on back porch with outdoor kitchen. Downstairs bedroom/full bath& elevator capability for 4 upstairs bedrooms with ensuite baths. Spa-like master bath with steam shower 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 by Beaubois Flooring. High end plumbing, lighting and hardware selections all typical of Covington. This home is currently in tile/countertop/paint stage. This house has it all!

3523 Sunset Boulevard Houston, TX 77005

$3,895,000
7 Beds
8 Baths
6,800 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 20668251
Property Type Single-family
Located on a huge corner lot in West University, this house has an inviting front porch which leads to a wonderful 7 bedroom, 8 bath home with connecting guest suite over garage. The traditional formal living and dining rooms and a wood paneled office and bath are in the front of the house. This leads to open concept kitchen with a huge granite island for large gatherings. (There are 2 Subzero refrig/freezers, 2 sinks, 2 dishwashers, 2 warming drawers and a gas range). The spacious family room has cozy stone hearth with a wood burning fireplace. In the back is a large den/exercise/TV room are great for hanging out or working out and leads to screened porch. Huge laundry room. Guest quarters with kitchenette. Upstairs are 6 bedrooms and baths. All room sizes should be confirmed by buyer. The sprawling liveoak in the courtyard leads to the pool, spa, sportscourt and huge lawn for parties and play. Available to move in before school starts. A great opportunity to own a prime property.

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 Pemberton Place. This elegantly beautiful, innovatively designed and meticulously crafted masterpiece sits on a gorgeous over-sized 9,900 square foot lot (per HCAD). This modern-traditional home has five bedrooms with the potential for six, six full and two half baths. Fabulous open living room, kitchen with Sub-Zero Wolf appliance package and oversized island with windows overlooking the huge backyard! This home offers 12 inch wide plank White Oak wood floors throughout, high-end lighting and plumbing fixtures PLUS a large veranda with an outdoor Kitchen. Pool sized yard plus room for other landscaping or play! This home offers comfortable living and entertaining in the finest of styles. *All per Seller*

6624 Vanderbilt Street West University Place, TX 77005

$3,500,000
4 Beds
6 Baths
6,624 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 42858073
Property Type Single-family
Breathtaking Mediterranean Villa situated on a 20,000 (HCAD) square foot lot in a park-like setting. This stunning home features stone floors, archways, floating staircase, 2 fireplaces and first floor master suite. The striking gourmet kitchen was renovated in 2019 and features quartz countertops, granite island, Dacor stainless appliances and custom lighting. The first floor master suite features walls of windows and a luxurious spa-like master bath. Other features include handsome office with birdseye maple built-ins, newly renovated bar area, spacious gameroom, exercise room and a backyard oasis with heated saltwater pool and spa, covered veranda with wood beams and lush landscaping. This home is perfect for entertaining and is in a prime West U location within minutes to West U Elementary (Buyer must verify eligibility for attendance), Rice Village as well as downtown and the Medical Center. All per Seller.

2811 Cason Street West University Place, TX 77005

$3,350,000
5 Beds
6.5 Baths
7,945 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 52469846
Property Type Single-family
You'll love this exquisite 2-story home situated on a half-acre, on a quiet cul de sac 1 block from Whitt Johnson Park in West Univ. Friendly community with award-winning schools in the heart of Houston, plus only 5 minute drive to renown Houston Medical Center. Stunning Bayou Park custom built home designed with boundless space for entertaining. The home features high ceilings, custom hard wood and stone floors and a spacious floor plan. Offering 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths including Master downstairs with separate his and her baths. Every inch of this home was planned to perfection starting with the impressive kitchen, with connecting wet bar and butler's pantry, that looks out onto the expansive backyard and pool. Two game rooms (one up and one down) and a three car garage with ample storage space completes this unique property. A visit is encouraged.

2740 University Boulevard Houston, TX 77005

$2,980,000
5 Beds
8 Baths
5,923 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 10661691
Property Type Single-family
Stunning French Contemporary meticulously detailed close to 6000 square foot home with a highly practical floor plan on an oversized corner lot in West University. Amazing features include: reclaimed wide plank hardwoods, Venetian plastered walls, 12 foot ceilings, guest suite down or study with full bath, formal living, formal dining, wine room, wet bar, inviting open kitchen and breakfast room with large gathering island opening up to the generous family room with a wall of windows overlooking the covered loggia, outdoor kitchen and pool with pool half bath and turfed play area. Upstairs features include master suite with patio/fireplace with spacious master closet, common area, three en-suite bedrooms, game room with study nook plus guest quarters above the garage with kitchenette, full bath and private access. Walking distance to Rice Village and all that in town living has to offer this house truly has it all.

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

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