Looking Up in a Hunters Creek Village Home

Somewhere within this newly listed 1964 Hunters Creek home in the Tara Oaks neighborhood, a plain-old white ceiling or 2 has evaded upgrades. Most of the rooms, however, cap their decor with what the description dubs “carefully chosen finishes,” be they color, exposed beams, soaring vaults, more color, skylights, or some combo thereof. (No glass ceilings or debt ceiling, however — the Memorial Villages asking price hovers at $2,395,000.)


A little faux finishing tops off a front room (above) with northern exposure. Nearby, a barrel-vaulted space gets a slightly more conservative cap (below):

All beams rise to the light-bearing ridge line in the family room:

In the kitchen, skylights further jazz up the outlined overhead:

Is the dining area’s ceiling a sedate ivory or the slightest shade o’ beige?

Recessed areas of the study’s ceiling (and the fan blades) appear to be going gray:

Crisp white trim separates an otherwise single-color work space:

More beams span the ceiling in the master bedroom…

and its bathroom:

Secondary bedrooms include the punchy example pictured above, displaying a rare pairing of matching trim and ceiling. Another adds a beam to its two-toned approach (below):

Ceiling lights are like stars shining in the blackened expanse of this lipstick pink bedroom suite:

A portion of the mostly-single-story home has an upstairs, home to a game room and a fifth bedroom, comparatively restrained in its finishes:

A somber-shaded media room with vaulted ceiling radiates all-in-one vibes:

Even the outdoors has some ceiling framework. Here’s a loggia by the outdoor kitchen and (uncovered) pool:

The property sits on a half-acre corner lot located 2 blocks north of Hunters Creek Elementary and 2 blocks south of I-10’s feeder roadway east of Voss Rd. Updated in 2008, the 6,718-sq.-ft. home last sold in 2010 for $2,195,000.

19 Comment

  • I love everything about it except for every single surface.
    I need some Advil.

  • After you skin the zebras you can roast them whole in the outdoor fireplace. So it’s practical.

  • The ceilings are way too low in this house to have that much elaborate finishes, makes it look claustrophobic.

  • That is an abomination.

  • I couldn’t even afford an ottoman from that house. Good think I don’t covet.

  • It could be a beautiful house and it’s a shame it will be torn down.

  • needs first floor retail

  • It’s like they went to Sherman Williams, looked at the color samples on display and said “Great, I’ll take them all!”.

  • benny – you crack my S^&* up man – we need to preserve this unique Houston home!

  • Boy Louis Shanks made a bundle off that house. It looks like every stick of furniture outside of the kids room was bought in one tired fell swoop.

  • Mattress Mack made a killing selling all of that.

  • Well it’s definitely colorful – to each his (or her) own!

  • It needs a little Tommy Bahama somewhere.

  • I think the scenario here is pretty obvious: executive husband who indulges his housewife, who hires a consultant that she likes personally, who shops at High Fashion Home.

    Someone like this: http://www.suziewilsononline.com/

    Hey, lookie that, Ms Wilson’s office is right across the street from this house…

  • Oooh…score! Here’s a quote from Suzie’s article entitled “Spring 2008 – Are you ready for an infusion of color?” :

    …”Get passionate about a print and choose one that works with what you already have: Jungle, animal, ethnic, geometric, abstract floral and psychedelic graphic patterns are all worth a try.”

  • This house makes the House of Wow featured last year on Swamplot look tame.

  • I don’t know how you live in a place called “tara oaks” without succumbing to the urge to make dresses out of the curtains. Though in this case you’d then be ready for a night at Numbers.

  • I love everything about this house, except everything about this house