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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3219 University Boulevard West University Place, TX 77005

$4,500,000
6 Beds
9 Baths
8,630 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 43021081
Property Type Single-family
The historic Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, was the inspiration for this remarkable home,built by the current owners in 2013 on an 18,000+ (HCAD) SF lot.It is a French Renaissance château,clad in Indiana limestone and topped with a slate roof.Carved quoins dress the corners,while the raised copper panels on the front door and custom-made front-porch lanterns hint at the luxury inside.Six bedrooms,plus six bathrooms and three half-baths,are only the beginning.Hand-painted surfaces,cool white marble floors and one-of-a-kind craftsmen touches are installed throughout.The home is filled with antique sconces and chandeliers,many purchased in New Orleans and Hollywood.Construction was meticulous,beginning with commercial steel beams.Desirable features are too numerous to list here,but include an elevator, downstairs master bedroom,hand-carved marble tub, luxurious home theater, summer kitchen,two double garages,separate quarters with kitchen and room for a large pool.(all per seller)

6335 Belmont Street West University Place, TX 77005

$4,499,000
5 Beds
6.5 Baths
7,275 SqFt
Status Pending
MLS # 78630961
Property Type Single-family
Classic architecture and clean lines meld in this chic and cozy new custom, by Wimmel Design & Construction. Beautifully situated south of University Blvd on this notable tree-lined street in West U. The timeless façade is delicately appointed w/ custom fixtures and finished with la’habra-troweled brick, setting the tone for an exquisitely designed interior. Custom windows & doors offer abundant natural light. The porte-cochere & motor court offer gated parking and flex entertaining space. A central courtyard is situated between the dining & study. The veranda is perfect for indoor-outdoor entertaining. The primary suite boasts dual baths, balcony, vaulted ceiling, freestanding tubs, walk-ins, stone counters & floor. Turnkey design and construction services by Wimmel DC. @wimmel.dc

3424 Sunset Boulevard Houston, TX 77005

$3,999,500
5 Beds
7 Baths
6,100 SqFt
Status Pending
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*

3415 Sunset Boulevard Houston, TX 77005

$3,699,000
4 Beds
6.5 Baths
6,540 SqFt
Status Option Pending
MLS # 77263283
Property Type Single-family
Live the West U dream on iconic tree-lined Sunset Blvd! Exceptional one-owner custom home by Parker House, designed by Robert Dame, further enhanced/updated by Scott Frasier, with landscaping by Moss Landscaping. Center of the block location on a spacious 10,875 sq. ft. lot, this home features a fabulous floorplan with exquisite finishes and all of the features today’s Buyer desires; 4+bedrooms/5+ baths, 2 home offices, separate quarters, full 3rd floor/game room/mother-in-law suite and multiple outdoor spaces for entertaining. Above and beyond the competition, this home hallmarks Cushwa molded antique brick exterior, elegant moldings and millwork, quarter sewn oak hardwood floors, bedrooms with ensuite baths, 3 masonry fireplaces, and grand outdoor room with summer kitchen-perfect for your holiday entertaining! Enjoy this meticulously landscaped pool-sized backyard. Inviting front loggia for mingling with neighbors-Awesome block with proximity to everything West U has to offer!

6628 Vanderbilt Street West University Place, TX 77005

$3,499,000 - 5Br/6Ba -  for Sale in West University Place, West University Place
Open House
$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

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.

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.

6513 Rutgers Avenue West University Place, TX 77005

$2,799,000 - 5Br/7Ba -  for Sale in West University Place, West University Place
Open House
$2,799,000
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

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!

2604 University Boulevard West University Place, TX 77005

$2,775,000 - 4Br/5Ba -  for Sale in Virginia Court, West University Place
Open House
$2,775,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
5,220 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 28179759
Property Type Single-family
Stunning new construction home by Jennifer Hamelet with Mirador Builders in West University. Remarkable custom contemporary home features an impressive open floor plan, formal study with double sided marble fireplace, spacious open concept formal living and dining rooms are perfect for entertaining and chef’s kitchen is complete with SKS Appliance package including double door full sized wine refrigerator. Primary bedroom retreat is bright and open with sitting area, two walk-in closets, luxurious bath with separate vanities, large soaking tub and glass enclosed shower. This modern home features three secondary bedrooms each with ensuite baths, amazing game room, utility room complete with built-in steamer/dry cleaner, elevator ready and three-car garage. The family room opens to the amazing backyard through fully retractable glass doors leading way to the sparkling pool, fire pit and summer kitchen. Close to great shops and restaurants in Rice Village. All information per Seller.

3207 Georgetown Street Houston, TX 77005

$2,498,950
4 Beds
5.5 Baths
4,909 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 61241087
Property Type Single-family
Located in the heart of West University, 3207 Georgetown was designed by Masa Studio Architects and offers the ideal floor plan. Measuring 4,909 square feet, this custom designed home provides a first floor that has views of the private backyard from the living, kitchen and breakfast areas. Also located on the first floor is a study with a full bath and closet, should the need for a downstairs bedroom with en suite bath arise in the future. The second floor encompasses the master suite and three additional bedrooms, each with an en suite bath, as well as a large game room and spacious laundry room. This home sits on a 7,500 square foot lot and features high-end finishes you have grown accustomed to from Smith Family Homes.

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