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  • Decent home in a great area. Home is overpriced by $400k to $800k for that price you should be getting a hot tube since there is no room of a pool. To many stairs this home needs a elevator

  • I’d describe it as “great area adjacent.” Too close to the freeway, too far from the Village, and wrong side of Greenbrier to have that price point.

  • Again with the unfinished construction pictures. I know there is a reason, but I just can’t visualize what the home will look like if all you have is pictures on ongoing work. Looks like that fireplace in the home listing photo of the day has been red-tagged?

    Something else that bugs me, and if someone has an explanation, thank you in advance. What is the reasoning, especially in higher end homes, of having more bathrooms than bedrooms in a home?

  • @Hanabi: Easy explanation. In high-end homes, builders want every home to have its own bedroom… assuming no one wants to share a bathroom, and you don’t want to roam down the hall at night in your jammies. Plus, you need extra baths (or half-baths) in the public areas (living, dining, etc.). It’s always desirable to have at least one bathroom per floor to avoid sending guests too far from the action (and keeping them from “roaming at will” to snoop through the closets or jewelry drawers. With these new rules, you can easily have many more bathrooms than bedrooms, especially as houses are getting taller in the urban areas.

  • Ken Lay’s swankiminium had more baths than beds, and we all attributed it to incontinence. Of course, it depends.

  • #1, I *think* LIFT is labeled on the floor plan over at HAR but with a line strike-thru I can’t be sure. Check out the first floor near the kitchen and right above the right corner of the garage.

  • #1 comment: I’m not sure I know what “getting a hot tube” means but it sounds like you’d need to be in a hospital…

  • @Brian D – it looks like it will have an elevator based on one of the HAR photos (the sunken floor in photo #9 is the giveaway). I have a friend who lives on this street – it is quite narrow with very little street parking (there’s been times I’ve had to park 4 or 5 homes down the street) On the positive side, he’s got a Jeep so he’s less than a 5 minute walk from the dealership on Kirby.

  • Depends, hot tube, giggles

  • Oh my gawd, my tube is hot!

  • As a neighbor who lives down the road, this travesty of a home is an eye-sore given the surrounding homes. Moreover, that is an astronomical amount given the market values and homes in this area. These modern architectural homes really clash with the oak lined streets and bungalow style homes for which these neighborhoods were created. Trust me, I want the value of my home to slowwwwly appreciate, not skyrocket. But new builds like this skew market values and unnecessarily increase property taxes for surrounding properties. Not to mention their ugly.

  • Anyone buying this house needs to be prepared to take a hit when they sell, even if the market continues to appreciate. People with the cash to buy one of these showpiece/custom moderns generally want to build their own so they can give their friends a tour of the house and boast how they had the architect do this and that with the design. Once out of the box, that moment is lost and the next buyer is left as being known as the sucker who bought that modern monstrosity down the street.

  • It is refreshing to see European cutting edge designed homes being built in Houston. Normally we take architect tours in big cities like Ney York, LA, Europe to see homes like this but now it seems Houston is making a push. Houston is inheriting so many people moving to our city that it is really become the #1 international city. Its about time that we will start to see more of these modern show pieces. This is an amazing home. We walked it since it is open and still under construction. I wish I had the money to live here. Never thought I would see this in Houston until recently.