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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6511 Vanderbilt Street Houston, TX 77005

$4,675,000
5 Beds
9 Baths
7,509 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 10898366
Property Type Single-family
Gorgeous Texas limestone and stucco home features a 20,000SF lushly landscaped lot, handsome wide-plank hardwood floors, extensive millwork, 7 baseboards, tray ceilings w/ cove lighting & walls of both casement and fixed windows that overlook mature oaks & the sprawling backyard. The vast kitchen opens to the family room, boasts double-ovens, a hidden coffee and appliance closet, 2 pantries and breakfast bar seating. The sizable downstairs game room includes a wet bar & bev.fridge w/ a pass through window to serve your outside guests. Each secondary bedroom encompasses an ensuite bathroom. Two utility rooms - both up & down, 2 offices, a 3-car oversized garage, porte-cochere & motor court behind the electric gate that can house approx. 10 vehicles. The outdoor space can be used year round, includes amenities such as: a gas-log fireplace, kitchen, surround sound & mosquito systems, an expansive 43' x 25' yard w/ a pool & hot tub. This home is perfect for entertaining inside & out.

3312 Albans Road West University Place, TX 77005

$4,399,000
6 Beds
7.5 Baths
6,736 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 75272763
Property Type Single-family
Wonderful opportunity to custom build with Covington Builders on this 10,020 sq. ft. lot on one of the best streets in West U - the Blvd on Albans. LOT IS 60 WIDE BY 167 DEEP. Designed as an open floor plan - home will have large custom designed windows and iron doors. Approximately 7,000 square feet. Open living spaces with views of the outdoor spaces and summer kitchen with wood burning Isokern fireplace. Formal living and dining room complete with a temperature controlled wine room. This home features a downstairs bedroom and bath, pool bath w/shower and W/D, elevator capable, Wolf/Subzero appliance package with two dishwashers. The master suite is its own retreat with wet area including steam shower, sauna, his and hers closets, and gym overlooking the backyard/pool area. All bedrooms will have en suite baths. Customize this home to suit your family's lifestyle.

2803 University Boulevard West University Place, TX 77005

$4,000,000
5 Beds
7 Baths
7,331 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 35478328
Property Type Single-family
Ideally positioned on tree-lined University Blvd, 2803 University evokes a sense of stateliness & serenity. The expansive front facade of this 1930(per HCAD)construction is the entry to a lovely home artfully re-imagined in 2006. Situated on a 15,000 sq ft(per HCAD) corner lot,all are welcomed to a gracious foyer providing views to spacious backyard retreat. Boasting formals, sun rm, gorgeous generous kitchen & breakfast, family & game rm,every space is thoughtfully finished w/pleasing features. With up to five bdrms all ensuite, the second-flr houses them all. The master suite is enviable w/views of the grounds & a bath not only beautiful but impressive in scale. Hardwoods are throughout & sourced from reclaimed cotton gin timbers. Secondary bath marble surfaces hail from the iconic Warwick hotel. The list goes on.The back retreat includes a beautiful veranda complete w/outdoor kitchen, large pool, lawn, English garden & sport court. An opportunity not to be missed.All info per seller

3519 Tangley Road West University Place, TX 77005

$3,999,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
6,441 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 48896701
Property Type Single-family
New construction by the Covington team designed by M Architecture on large 9,375 sq. ft. lot. The open floor plan provides spacious, light-filled, seamlessly-integrated rooms with serene backdrops of the backyard with loggia, summer kitchen and pergola. This beautiful space is a layering of warm woods, modern lines, and gorgeous stones. Has an open-floor plan where the common rooms flow into one another. Walls of steel doors and windows create sun-drenched kitchen and living areas. Kitchen with built-in coffee, two dishwashers, separate bar and beverage refrigerator. Climate-controlled wine room. First floor bedroom with ensuite bath. Private and expansive master suite with two custom-fitted walk-in closets, and a light-filled bathroom with a two large shower/freestanding tub. Spacious three secondary bedrooms upstairs with den. Beaubois 12 in European white oak flooring throughout. Elevator ready. Non-thru street just blocks to your favorite cafes, restaurants and shopping.

2615 Barbara Lane Houston, TX 77005

$3,765,000
5 Beds
8 Baths
6,638 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 88730566
Property Type Single-family
This is a one of a kind luxury home 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). Custom double iron front doors welcome you into the foyer flanked by the formal dining room with fireplace & chilled wine room & formal living/study w/a full bath! Enter the fabulous open family room & kitchen with Sub-Zero Wolf appliance package & oversized island with windows overlooking the huge backyard! The Kitchen marble countertops & backsplash are breathtaking! Offering 12-inch European White Oak wood floors throughout, high-end lighting & plumbing fixtures, five bedrooms with the potential for six (2 of them downstairs), six full & two half baths. The backyard boasts a large veranda plus an outdoor kitchen & fireplace plus a pool-sized yard! VIRTUAL TOUR AVAILABLE - SEE 'REEL' ICON TO VISIT OR CONTACT AGENT FOR LINK! *All per Seller*

6628 Vanderbilt Street West University Place, TX 77005

$3,699,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
7,047 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 65526965
Property Type Single-family
Wonderful completed new construction by renowned Brookstone Homes on 10,000 sq ft (HCAD) lot. Striking front elevation with painted brick and steel front door. Designer finishes throughout with a downstairs bedroom and en-suite, as well as study. 5 bedrooms (4 up) and absolutely amazing gameroom with windows on all sides. Elevator installed! Hardwoods up & down. Open kitchen/den/breakfast with views to covered patio and over-sized backyard. Amazing stainless and quartz kitchen with Wolfe appliances, built-in fridge, gas range with vent hood. Entertainers dream with 2 prep area hidden behind kitchen with a second sink, dishwasher and fridge accented w/ beautiful blue subway tile leading to a fabulous bar. Great storage throughout with a mud room and 11 ft ceilings on 1st floor. Luxurious master suite with large sitting room and huge closet plus gorgeous marble bath. Great location! All per builder

2708 Pemberton Drive West University Place, TX 77005

$3,475,000
4 Beds
7 Baths
5,639 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 3041281
Property Type Single-family
Exceptional in every way. A simple phrase to describe 2708 Pemberton. The location, renovation & finishes are well curated & unsurpassed. From the slate roof to the French white oak floors, the 1934(per HCAD) home was extensively renovated & enhanced by architect Kirby Mears & designer Eleanor Cummings. Living spaces are gracious, yet comfortable, including a welcoming & light filled sunroom. The sunroom, living, gathering room and family room provide views and access to two outdoor entertaining spaces & pleasing pool with spa. The kitchen (Viking/Subzero/Dacor/Fisher Paykel) and adjoining breakfast room are the center of every day’s beginning & end. The master suite, added as part of the renovation, features vaulted beamed ceiling bathed in warm natural light. Attention to detail is enviable. The marble master bath with spacious closet is in keeping with the neutral, pleasing palate. Up to four secondary bedrooms are very generous in size. all info per seller

6624 Vanderbilt Street West University Place, TX 77005

$3,295,000
4 Beds
6 Baths
6,354 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 70001067
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.

6339 Buffalo Speedway West University Place, TX 77005

$3,195,000
5 Beds
8.5 Baths
9,230 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 25582143
Property Type Single-family
Opportunity abounds with this incredible home on an over sized 20,000 square foot lot in West U! This prestigious Buffalo Speedway address affords you to move into this beautifully appointed home with Gracie wall panels, Waterford crystal chandeliers and fixtures, an imported door frame from England, grand double staircase upon entry, two master bedrooms and a kitchen on each floor, and many more luxurious additions. Alternatively, a complete renovation to customize this home to make it yours by adding bedrooms or media room, etc. And of course to do what so many others in West U do and use the rare 20,000 square foot lot (100 ft wide by 200 ft deep) as your fresh slate to build your dream home! The mature trees and gorgeous lazy river/lagoon pool with rock waterfall are already in place for you to enjoy this lush and tropical backyard setting.

4142 Marquette Street West University Place, TX 77005

$3,000,000
5 Beds
6.5 Baths
5,432 SqFt
Status Option Pending
MLS # 38710218
Property Type Single-family
Rare opportunity in West University Place!This 75 x 125 lot with 5,432 sq. ft. home is being offered with the adjacent 50 x 125 lot for a total of 15,625 square feet of land with easy access to the Med Center, Galleria, 610 and Highway 59. The first floor includes formals, wet bar, family room, game room with full bathroom, kitchen and a beautiful wall of windows providing a beautiful year-round view of the spacious back yard. Two stairways create easy access to the large upper story. Upstairs features five bedrooms, five bathrooms, plus an extra room currently used as an office that could be a sixth bedroom. Out door space includes double wide drive way, beautiful pool, lighted sport court and room to play. Come take a look at this impressive property with space for everyone. If you prefer to purchase 4142 Marquette as a 9,375 square foot lot without the pool and sport court, this is possible. The lots have not been combined and are platted separately.

6513 Rutgers Avenue West University Place, TX 77005

$2,999,000
5 Beds
7 Baths
5,425 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 26585142
Property Type Single-family
Sleek & inviting new construction built by acclaimed Leitch Properties on sought after 8,100 sf lot (per HCAD). Exterior features Italian brick w/ Integral stucco & large custom steel front door. Den, breakfast & kitchen all open w/11ft ceilings & lg custom steel windows. Extra rm off the kitchen w/ large custom steel windows can be used as 1st flr playrm or sunrm w/ adjacent bath.Kitchen graced by high-end finishes & Wolf/SubZero appliances. Bar & wine rm centrally located for easy entertaining. Sophisticated study+office off kitchen & mudrm. 2nd flr exquisite master suite w/ wood beam cathedral ceiling+5 bedrms w/ ensuite baths featuring Ann Sacks tiles. Gamerm w/ built-in dry bar. 7” French cut White Oak flrs throughout. Elevator capable, smarthome w/ Control4 & Lutron. Generous covered patio w/ summer kitchen, pool sized backyard & lush landscaping, extra wide garage w/ electric car charger. Walking distance to Jennie Hughes Park, Tiny’s, city center & Ballfield.All info per seller

2811 Cason Street West University Place, TX 77005

$2,875,000
5 Beds
6.5 Baths
7,945 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 17718015
Property Type Single-family
THE HOME OF YOUR DREAMS - on half-acre (22,000 sq ft/HCAD), quiet cul de sac in desirable City of West Univ., TX. Custom-built Bayou Park home designed for family living and entertaining. Impressive two story entry with grand staircase and chandelier, library/study down that opens onto courtyard, high ceilings on both floors, designer hard woods and stone floors and a spacious floor plan. Five bedrooms, 6.5 baths including Master down with sitting area and en suite his/her baths, plus roomy BR's upstairs - 1 of which could be a second master, and custom built-ins. Oversized dining room that opens onto living room for large dinner parties, expansive kitchen with 2 dishwashers & large island, plus breakfast rm that overlooks patio, large heated pool & lush private gardens. Two game rooms (one up & one down), mud room, office, utility room, 3 car garage with gated driveway. One owner hm. Wheel-chair accessible. 1.5 miles from Houston Med Center. Must be seen to be fully appreciated.

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