Fashion designer Tina Knowles put her Houston estate on the market this week — just days after the London Fashion Week launch of her and daughter Beyonce’s House of DerÃ©on International Collection at Selfridges. Coincidence? Yeah, more than likely. The fashion line of women’s clothing and bedding is named after Knowles’s mother and Beyonce’s grandmother, Galveston seamstress AgnÃ¨z DerÃ©on (later AgnÃ¨z BeyincÃ©). Knowles founded the House of Dereon line with her daughter in 2004 — the same year she bought this property in the gated Memorial-area neighborhood of Farnham Park off San Felipe, west of Voss.
Boasting 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths, and the sort of charming, quasi-institutional exterior that could only have sprung from the 1970s, the home is listed at a dollar under $3.5 million. Inside, it’s been done up this way:
The main living space has a wall of windows facing the back yard, with a dining area 2 steps up on the left and a formal living area 2 steps up on the right.
The kitchen and family room are connected too:
In all: 8,885 sq. ft. And then there’s the rocking little bit in back, with a storybook pool and poolhouse, and a rolling yard that overlooks Buffalo Bayou, all under carefully retouched skies:
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