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  • I hate yards like that. What is the point? It is an ecological wasteland.

  • Synthetic stucco? Over a million dollars for a house covered in EIFS, in this humidity? I’ll pass.

  • Eh, I think the place looks pretty good. Vonn, where are you getting this “Synthetic stucco” “EIFS” stuff? How do you know? And why would you assume they’d use something that wouldn’t be the right thing to use? (not saying they didn’t, but it would seem the builder would know if using something wasn’t the right thing)

  • Cody, it’s in the listing on HAR. Page down from the pictures and there’s a section called “Exterior Features”. It calls out explicitly “Exterior Type: Synthetic Stucco”. That, to me, means EIFS, which many people installed improperly and, from what I understand, has now become undesirable for residential construction in humid climates. I wouldn’t spend $150k on a house in Houston covered in EIFS, let alone over a million; like most lawyers, I’m very risk-averse.

  • Actually EIFS is used everyday on commercial structures, it is waterproof and flexible to prevent long term cracking. EIFS is actually a good choice for a water facing house, the problem has never been the material but the installation. IF water gets behind EIFS through window gaps and roof water leaks, it can’t escape, therefore damaging the sheathing. If properly installed and diligently maintained against leaks, EIFS will outlast “natural” stucco all day long.

  • Why did they take a picture from the edge of Trinity bay looking back at the house? The view of the bay from the house & the arial drone shot from the bay to the house is so much more impressive.

  • @commonsense, EIFS is better for commercial space because there are fewer openings in something like a strip mall as compared to a house, right? As I understand it, the more windows and doors you have, the more chances you have of water getting where it doesn’t belong.

  • Awwww booohoooo what is my house made of????? Will it last long enough for me to get in and get out???? Too bad the natural environment of Houston has no value. … “When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money.”