Upper Kirby Condo: Floor It and You’re on the Freeway

With a giant piano illuminated atop a neighboring property’s parking lot, it’s easy to miss the little griffin statue pictured atop a brick column here. It serves as sentry to the unassuming gate of LeMans Townhomes, located on the south feeder road of the Southwest Freeway, just east of Buffalo Speedway. The 1965-built property has a courtyard shaded by trees in place for decades. Today, the canopy buffers part of the complex from passing traffic and from some of the signage for fast food restaurants and strip centers sharing the stretch of freeway.

A new listing asks $72,5000 for a first floor unit that looks out onto the complex’s landscaped commons.


The 1-bedroom has 726 sq. ft. of living space featuring wood laminate floors, granite countertops in the kitchen, and a “jetted tub” in the bathroom, which has tiles floor-to-ceiling. In the dining area, there’s a breakfast bar and a wall of mirrors. A detached carport has assigned parking spaces.

For R&R, residents of the 54-unit complex share a pool. The maintenance fee, $315, covers cable, clubhouse, grounds maintenance, and water. 

Meanwhile, the exit from the property is a straight shot onto the freeway ramp for northbound traffic.

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