Fashion designer Tina Knowles put her Houston estate on the market this week — just days after the London Fashion Week launch of her and daughter Beyonce’s House of Deréon International Collection at Selfridges. Coincidence? Yeah, more than likely. The fashion line of women’s clothing and bedding is named after Knowles’s mother and Beyonce’s grandmother, Galveston seamstress Agnèz Deréon (later Agnèz Beyincé). Knowles founded the House of Dereon line with her daughter in 2004 — the same year she bought this property in the gated Memorial-area neighborhood of Farnham Park off San Felipe, west of Voss.
Boasting 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths, and the sort of charming, quasi-institutional exterior that could only have sprung from the 1970s, the home is listed at a dollar under $3.5 million. Inside, it’s been done up this way:
The main living space has a wall of windows facing the back yard, with a dining area 2 steps up on the left and a formal living area 2 steps up on the right.
The kitchen and family room are connected too:
In all: 8,885 sq. ft. And then there’s the rocking little bit in back, with a storybook pool and poolhouse, and a rolling yard that overlooks Buffalo Bayou, all under carefully retouched skies:
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