Too late: Someone has already scooped up this house on Wild Ginger Ct., where the founder of The Woodlands, oilman George Mitchell, lived with his wife Cynthia Woods Mitchell from the the time it was constructed in 1983 until his death earlier this year (she died in 2009, but her pavilion lives on). The Grogan’s Mill property overlooking a portion of the golf course at the Woodlands Resort and Conference Center went up for sale quietly earlier this week and was put under contract Thursday. But the property’s still worth gawking at, if only to note our own reactions to a not-so-pretentious 2-story home nestled in the trees — and what it implies about the way the north-of-Houston community’s founder envisioned life there.
The home was designed by Mitchell’s son, architect Scott Mitchell, who also ran the design-build firm Life Forms. About 3,000 Life Forms homes are now sprinkled throughout The Woodlands. Some of them look a bit like this one, but at 3,822 sq. ft., Mitchell’s is likely the largest of the type — and the most elaborate.
The home has 3 or 4 bedrooms, 4 full baths, and an attached 2-car garage.
Here’s the 1-bedroom casita, in the back:
Some extensive deck space in between:
And more deck area, overlooking the golf course. The lot measures 12,912 sq. ft. The asking price was $555,000.
- 11 Wild Ginger Ct. [HAR]