How This $3M 6-Bedroom near the Woodlands Came To Be On an Island

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

The 5.38-acre estate at 9011 Breckenridge Dr., taken up in large part by the manufactured lake wrapping 360 degrees around the property’s 6-bedroom main house, is up for sale (with $2,999,900 as the current asking price). Digging on the water feature started around late 2005 and lasted for a  — seemingly as the large pond next door was starting to get filled in and smoothed over. (That’s the spot where the Estates Woodlands apartment complex has since been constructed, curled loosely around a new, smaller detention pond):

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Aerial view of 9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

Aerial view of 9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

Aerial view of 9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

Aerial view of 9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

Aerial view of 9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

The highly turquoise lake at 9011 Breckenridge now serves in both flood control and moat roles for the home, which can be accessed by bridges from the front or the back.

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

The home is located along the western fringes of the Woodlands, in Magnolia.

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

The listing for the house also shows off the variety of striped and spotted stone used in the countertops around the property — here’s the rangetop and bar in the indoor kitchen:

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

There’s an outdoor kitchen, too:

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

The house has another water feature around back:

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354
9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

Back on the mainland to the south of the lake-house-complex, a concrete slab currently serves as a basketball half-court, with bench seating:

9011 Breckenridge Dr., Magnolia, TX, 77354

Photos: HAR (listing shots); Google Earth (aerials)

Moats of Magnolia

2 Comment

  • The house is ho-hum but the water-feature is pretty cool!
    If I owned the place, I’d let the ‘lake’ go natural with the addition of reeds and bald cypress…
    Might save the home’s slab in the long run.

  • Dig deeper, this place was owned by a former ‘tourism minister’ from one of the Mexican states, who kn returning to Mexico and was gunned down and killed. The Montgomery Co DA then seized the property starjng it was bought with ill-gotten money, before the DA lost his spine and gave it back.
    Interestingly there is a MUCH larger house with moat at the rear of the subdivision on Chelsie place.