A few months after Harold Farb passed away in 2006, the unfinished home at 3482 Inwood Dr. the legendary singer and Houston developer had been building with his wife, Diane Lokey Farb, went on the market for $14.75 million. The listing didn’t include any photos, but described a 17,404-sq.-ft. “Neoclassical gated estate” on an almost-2-acre lot, with 8 fireplaces, 9 bathrooms, an elevator, a 4-car garage, and a master suite overlooking the 15th tee of the golf course at the River Oaks Country Club. The home was “to be completed by new owner.” Only portions of the exterior were finished. By July of last year the price had been chopped to $9.995 million, after a few years of steady price reductions and listing-number changes. (It appears Farb bought the property from its previous owner, Roy Cullen, for about half that amount.) Not too long after the listing expired, the home showed up on Swamplot’s Daily Demolition Report. But the demo action didn’t begin until recently. A Swamplot reader sends us this view of some heavy equipment still on the scene, behind a fence that just went up last weekend.
- Previously on Swamplot: Last of the Harold Farb Signs: It’s a Wrap, Farb Gone: Will the Signs Go Down on Broadway?
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