Taking Stock of a Katy Compound

On a patch of prairie in Katy with large lots that keep their distance from the ever-closer, ever-denser development nearby, a re-relisted 1984 property is making another run at the market. The “close-in country retreat,” as the listing pegs it, comes with a main house, pool house, and guest quarters, plus a pool, pond, barn — and a gazebo (top) out back for taking it all in. No garage, though. The asking price for the 1-acre compound, $565,000, is down from a previous listing’s $599,000 back in March and $580,000 in May. The home et al., located just west of the Grand Parkway amid all the Falcon-named subdivisions, first hit the market in January 2011, asking $625,000.


There’s a great divide of floor finishes downstairs, with hardwoods in the foyer (above), family room, hallway, and stairway and tile in the dining room (below), kitchen, bathrooms, and master bedroom. (Most of the second floor is carpeted.)

The home’s master suite is on the first floor; its view appears to be across the back yard toward the gazebo:

There are 4 secondary bedrooms and a couple other bathrooms upstairs.

The pool takes up a slice of the side lot; it sits between a pool house . . .

and the guest house, which has its front door facing the home’s back yard.

A shallow, covered patio runs across the back of the 3,632 sq.-ft. house:

Part of the barn (below) has air conditioning and heat, the listing says.

3 Comment

  • Meh. For all that property the pool is awfully close to the house.

  • Very nice country home…too much concrete by the pool…needs green..gets really hot in the summer…

  • What is wit the awhful shiny floors. Light or dark, I think the high shine floors look awful. I would always want to roll a bowling ball down the hall.