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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6335 Belmont Street Houston, TX 77005

$4,750,000
5 Beds
6.5 Baths
7,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 68717957
Property Type Single-family
6335 Belmont stands just South of University Blvd on the most desirable block of West University, impeccable placement! This is an opportunity to build a beautiful custom home with Houston’s widely acclaimed Wimmel Design & Construction, well known for their high quality buildings and original design details. The thoughtfully composed current plan offers an expansive 7,000 square foot layout with 5B/6.5B, and a spacious backyard with ample room for a large pool. Design features include double kitchen islands, a brilliant interior courtyard providing ample natural light through a full window wall, and a 5star hotel luxury master bedroom/bathroom suite with its own private terrace that offers a cozy covered outdoor space. The current plan also includes a spacious third floor additional bedroom / flex space. Builder is open to all custom design options to make this your personalized forever home!

6511 Vanderbilt West University Place, TX 77005

$4,695,000
5 Beds
9 Baths
7,509 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 67328243
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!

3618 Amherst Street West University Place, TX 77005

$4,550,000
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.

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!

6628 Vanderbilt Street West University Place, TX 77005

$3,999,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
7,047 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 62658023
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 closet plus gorgeous marble bath. Great location! October completion. All info per builder

2615 Barbara Lane Houston, TX 77005

$3,765,000
5 Beds
8 Baths
6,638 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 95023032
Property Type Single-family
This Covington Home 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 amazing foyer flanked by the formal dining room with fireplace and chilled wine room and formal living/study with a full bath! Enter the fabulous open family room and kitchen with Sub-Zero Wolf appliance package and oversized island with windows overlooking the huge backyard! The Kitchen marble countertops and backsplash are breathtaking! Offering 12-inch European White Oak wood floors throughout, high-end lighting and plumbing fixtures and five bedrooms with the potential for six (2 of them downstairs), six full and two half baths. The backyard boasts a large veranda plus an outdoor kitchen and fireplace and a pool-sized yard! This is living and entertaining in the finest of styles. *All per Seller*

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

3601 Robinhood Street West University Place, TX 77005

$3,450,000
5 Beds
5.5 Baths
5,917 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 23856671
Property Type Single-family
The discerning vision of the owners combined w/the seamless collaboration of Kurt Aichler & Lucian Hood resulted in 3601 Robinhood. This stately traditional with French influences exudes a subtle elegance and yet comfortable everyday living. Situated on an over 11,250 (per HCAD) sqft corner lot, the scale and proportion of the home combined with lush landscaping are nothing short of desirable. From the two story entry, incredible millwork and three masonry fireplaces, Robinhood includes both formals, study, spacious kitchen and breakfast room open to light filled family room that looks onto outdoor entertaining space and saline pool. Moreover, there are 5 bedrooms and baths all of which are ensuite with 1 on the first floor. The master suite is perfectly tranquil with a balcony overlooking the pool. The second floor benefits from a gameroom and home office/project space. Hardwoods are utilized throughout and storage is plentiful. Finally, a three car garage completes this home.

6515 Westchester Avenue West University Place, TX 77005

$3,395,000
4 Beds
9 Baths
8,113 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 75037607
Property Type Single-family
A lovely custom built one owner home with 5 bedrooms, 6 full baths, a media room with theater seating, a game room, a library/study down opens to a screened porch, a smaller study upstairs with balcony, a finished third floor, master bedroom with sitting room and coffee bar, bedrooms have en suite baths, the kitchen is open to the family room, spacious entry, formal living room and dining room, lovely pool with fountain, a mud room, a 3-car garage and a gated driveway all on a 15,000 square foot (HCAD) lot. All per Seller

6624 Vanderbilt Street West University Place, TX 77005

$3,295,000
4 Beds
6 Baths
6,354 SqFt
Status Option Pending
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

$3,175,000
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. Several handicap features incl: wheelchair ramp, roll in shower/designer toilet, oversized entrances, lower handrails and more. Lease available for $15,000 mo.

3421 Amherst Street West University Place, TX 77005

$2,899,000
4 Beds
6 Baths
5,092 SqFt
Status Pending
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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