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

$4,599,000
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.

6335 Belmont Street West University Place, TX 77005

$4,499,000
5 Beds
6.5 Baths
7,275 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 9778066
Property Type Single-family
Classic architecture & clean lines meld in this masterful new custom in West U. Beautifully situated south of University Blvd on a tree-lined street. The timeless façade is delicately appointed w/ custom fixtures & finished w/ a la’habra-troweled brick, setting the tone for exquisitely designed interiors. Custom steel styled windows & doors let abundant natural light in. Impressive kitchen is equipped w/ Sub-Zero, Miele, Wolf & Bosch appliances, 2 islands, counter seating, banquet breakfast nook & walk-through panty connecting formal dining. The porte-cochere & motor court offer ample gated parking. A central courtyard is situated between the dining & study. Sliding doors open to covered veranda for indoor-outdoor entertaining. Optional BR located on the 1st floor & 5 BR on the 2nd floor, flex space or suite on 3rd. The primary boasts dual baths, balcony off BR, vaulted ceiling, freestanding tubs, walk-ins, stone counters & floor. Custom finishes & White Oak hardwoods throughout.

3424 Sunset Boulevard Houston, TX 77005

$3,999,500
5 Beds
7 Baths
6,100 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 50462717
Property Type Single-family
Stunning Scott Fraiser home completed in 2018. This Approx 6100 sq. ft. home offers a 3/4 car a/c, heated garage with lift (not included in the sq. ft.) on a 11,200 sq. ft. lot. The house features hickory hardwood flooring with Woca oil finish, 11 ft. ceilings on 1st floor and 9 ft. on 2nd. Kitchen has marble countertops with subway tile backsplash, large island with built-in storage, custom designed cabinetry for household kitchen storage. Wolf oven/range with double ovens, 6 gas burners and double griddle. Eat-in kitchen area featuring built-in seating. Master bedroom and 3 secondary bdrms up with 1 guest bdrm down. Family room with coffered ceiling, kid's craft room with custom u-line wall for art storage, mud room with 5 cubbies, full (pool) bath with shower, elevator closet, formal dining room and butler's pantry, study with built-in file drawers and office station for printer and supplies, Media room up w/ built-in TV/movie screen and surround sound. Beautiful custom built home.

6320 Vanderbilt Houston, TX 77005

$3,995,000
5 Beds
6.5 Baths
7,283 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 58011955
Property Type Single-family
Spectacular new construction by Brookstone Homes and interior design by JD Bartell. This home is located on a sought after street in the heart of West University on a 10,000 SQFT lot. This home features 5 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, game room, downstairs study with full bathroom, and white oak hardwoods throughout. Open floor plan that features a mudroom off the garage and full sized bar with wine room. Kitchen will include SubZero and Wolf appliances, large kitchen island, butler's pantry and walk-in pantry. Master suite features vaulted ceilings and private exercise or sitting area, double vanities, standing shower and luxurious bathtub, his and her private water closets, and expansive walk-in closet. All information per seller*

6628 Vanderbilt Street West University Place, TX 77005

$3,499,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
7,047 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 65526965
Property Type Single-family
See Virtual Tour for more information. 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

6340 Mercer Street Houston, TX 77005

$3,175,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
5,456 SqFt
Status Pending Continue To Show
MLS # 54366310
Property Type Single-family
This stunning home is perched on an exclusive 13,000 SF lot in WU w/a huge turfed backyard, custom pool + pergola w/grand summer kitchen. The perfect quarantine at home home! The formal entry is flanked by the study & Formal LV. Just beyond the grand staircase, is the spacious & beautiful formal DN which has a fab bar area tucked away beneath the circular staircase, w/hidden door to storage (or potential wine room!). The large kitchen boasts a magnificent marble island w/Brookhaven cabinetry, Miele German appliances + double dishwashers & La Forge French hardware. Open to the family room, the wall of windows across the back truly brings in this amazing backyard space. Hardwoods throughout, 11' ceilings, 4 or 5 bedrooms with 4 full & 1 half baths. Enjoy the huge master suite w/spa-like master bath + 2 huge walk-in closets. The balcony off the master bedroom overlooks your private oasis & includes a spiral staircase for easy access to the pool & hot tub! All Info Per Seller.

6339 Buffalo Speedway West University Place, TX 77005

$2,900,000
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.

6513 Rutgers Avenue West University Place, TX 77005

$2,899,000
5 Beds
7 Baths
5,425 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 18811434
Property Type Single-family
Sleek & inviting new construction built by acclaimed Leitch Properties on sought after 8,100 sf lot (per HCAD). TWO FIRST FLOOR OFFICES! Exterior feats. Italian brick w/ Integral stucco & custom steel front door. Den, breakfast & kitchen all open w/11ft ceilings & lg custom steel windows. Extra rm off kitchen w/ large custom steel windows can be 1st flr playrm/sunrm/2nd office 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 feat. Ann Sacks tiles. Gamerm w/ built-in dry bar. 7” French cut White Oak flrs. Elevator capable, smarthome w/ Control4 & Lutron. 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

2616 Quenby Avenue Houston, TX 77005

$2,800,000
3 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,775 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 36556140
Property Type Single-family
A lovely custom built home featuring an extraordinary double curved lot of over 19,000 sq ft, a 4-plus car garage and porte cochere. A large gourmet kitchen flows easily to the living and dining areas, subtly separated by a grand floor to ceiling double fireplace. An inviting and spacious backyard with built-in grill and pool add to the home's entertaining potential. An elevator, climate controlled wine closet and custom built-ins, tile designs, and etched glass windows are among the many special features and design elements found throughout the home. Three bedrooms upstairs each provide a private bath and walk-in closet. The primary suite features a study nook with built-in cabinets and shelves, large bath with separate shower and tub, and a dressing area with his and hers closets. An upstairs family/game room over the garage measures 40 x 21 and features a full bath and walk-in closet. The room is well suited to custom modification and/or additional bedroom(s) if desired.

2604 University Boulevard West University Place, TX 77005

$2,800,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
5,220 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 48797326
Property Type Single-family
Mirador Builders by Jennifer Hamelet expertly built this gorgeous modern new construction home in West U. From the moment you walk in you are welcomed w/ a Formal Study feat. double sided marble fireplace. The other side, the Living Room open to the Formal Dining Room, & a Kitchen complete with SKS Appliance package including double full size wine fridges. The Master Suite gives you ample space for large furniture and a seating area. Through the modern barn door is the spacious Master Bath w/ 2 separate vanities & a huge glass enclosed shower & 2 separate, large closets. 3 more secondary Bedrooms (each w/ ensuite Baths), a fabulous Game Room & unbelievable Utility Room complete w/ a steam/dry cleaner. There are multiple outdoor entertaining spaces including a courtyard, beautiful Pool, fire pit and Outdoor Kitchen sure to make grilling a daily activity. This home has an impressive open floor plan, 3 car garage, elevator ready, clean lines, high ceilings, and gorgeous finishes.

3778 Nottingham Street West University Place, TX 77005

$2,795,000
4 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,187 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 66115580
Property Type Single-family
Located in the heart of West University Place, this newest offering from Silvan Homes will be the ultimate in contemporary luxury. Finished out like a fine custom home, 3778 Nottingham will offer state of the art finishes and details including gleaming hardwoods, high-end stainless appliances, high ceilings, open floor-plan that includes a study and full bath down that could be a mother-in-law suite. Upstairs has a great layout with a central gameroom, four more bedrooms and an over-sized laundry room. The large lot leaves plenty of room for a pool and yard. Elevator ready. Silvan is happy to customize this home for your tastes as well!

3781 Plumb Street West University Place, TX 77005

$2,650,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,338 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 36868322
Property Type Single-family
Stunning magazine worthy custom on 3700 blk corner. Built by award winning Georgetown Capital w/design by Ginger Barber. Beautiful pool w/Chicago brick surround.Gorgeous kitchen w/Carrera marble counters,reclaimed wood island, Sub-Zero, gas range w/custom Segretto venthood.Spacious breakfast rm w/adjacent mudroom& full pool bath. Kitchen open to den w/amazing 19th C Chateau Domingue French fireplace &reclaimed beams.Gorgeous powder room w/17th C Italian farmhouse sink& 18th C Italian tile.Wonderful bar w/concrete counters &reclaimed doors. 1st fl study opens to serene central courtyard w/Chicago brick(firepit ready).Beautiful primary bdrm w/vaulted ceilings &pool views, luxurious marble bath w/groin vault ceiling, soaking tub& glass shower.Spacious secondary bdrms w/Leuders limestone baths.2nd fl gmrm w/whitewashed shiplap walls, 3rd fl 5th bdrm/flex room w/full bath. 8in white oak hardwoods up & down. Rocky Mtn hardware, Circa& Brown lighting.Walk to Tinys & ballfield(per seller)

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