Shaving the Price of the Fiery Neuhaus House in Shadyside

A megasized 1920 “cottage” in the gated community of Shadyside has knocked a couple mil off its asking price; it’s now at $8.9 million, compared with the $11.5 million in its March 2013 debut. All the home’s chimneys atop the steep-and-shingled faux-thatched roof signal a plethora of stately fireplaces inside. Most of the blaze is outside, however, when the extensive gardens surrounding the property are in bloom (at right).


Tiger-stripe oak and plaster walls make the first of many appearances in the well-trimmed and formal foyer (above). Nearby, a paneled door gives way to a powder room — with an inner sanctum (at right) from a previous era in freshening up.

Some of the fireplaces (and there are 5 overall) appear in the formal rooms downstairs.

Perfect for fireside chats:

There might not be a fireplace here, but Houston sunshine through arched windows warms up the solarium:

The listing mentions a kitchen — with stainless steel counters — but that room is apparently camera shy. Upstairs, meanwhile, a wide landing serves the 9,144-sq.-ft. home’s 4, 5, or 6 bedrooms:

Down a hallway of its own, the master suite includes 2 closets, 2 bathrooms, and another fireplace:

Only some of the secondary bedrooms (most of them with generous proportions and many windows) make the listing’s photo spread. This one apparently comes with its own bathroom:

This one gets a sitting room:

Water features include a pool (with rock waterfall) and a pond (with koi):

A small courtyard indicates where to find the 3-car garage. The apartment above it has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a full kitchen and living-dining room:

The cross view of the grounds takes in an on-site azalea trail:

Within the gated community, which has 2 streets, this 56,506-sq.-ft. property sits at the crossroads of Longfellow and Remington. The L-shaped home was sited to get the prevailing breeze from the southeast. From its backyard, apparently ready for a few more plantings, a small slice of the Texas Medical Center’s skyline is in view:

This home is the first of 4 in Shadyside designed by New York-based architect Harrie T. Lindeberg, who worked with John Staub and was noted for his versatility; this home shows off his “Lindeberg roof,” which uses closely lapped shingles to imitate “thatch,” says the AIA Houston Architectural Guide. It was built for investment banker Hugo V. Neuhaus, who apparently was so pleased with the results that he landed other commissions for Lindeberg, who later opened a practice here.

10 Comment

  • Excellent location and lot. The house is ok, nothing a bulldozer can’t fix.

  • I think this house is amazing, not ready to pay the million dollar price tag, but still beautiful!

  • This house is simply spectacular, it showed the power of Houston oil money at the time that they could get The Master of Engish Country House design, Harrie T Lindeberg to design a house in Shadyside. I’ve been in this gorgeous house when I was a kid and I was blown away at all the detail and craftsmanship that went into its design. thankfully nobody world be so obtuse (not even in Houston) to tear down a historic masterpiece like this mansion. It’s very difficult to rip down any houses in this private enclave, it has by laws written by Joseph Cullinin himself(founder of that little mom and pop, Texaco).

  • That’s my dream house right there. Just a few mil short. Commonsense, I’m going to assume you jest, as your handle would suggest you are sane.

  • Of course I jest, however I’d like to point out that it’s stucco … oil poured in fire.

  • Oversized 1920’s is all-right with me!
    This has B&B written all over it. The only thing worse would be the bulldozers.

  • Isn’t Petrello’s burned-out property right across the street? It’s not likely to have become a crack house, but there’s still Petrello.

  • Is it me, or is the furniture super dowdy for a home that nice? If I had a 9 million dollar house, I might spring for some professional staging. But, yeah. Really nice house, AMAZING gardens.

  • Back in the late ’60s, Oveta Culp Hobby wanted to build a high-rise hotel (shades of Ashby!) on her lot on Shadyside. The Neighborhood Association said no, she sued, and it went all the way to the Texas Supreme Court. Oveta lost and Shadyside won; in a fit of pique Oveta decamped to River Oaks and tore down her former house, the eponymous Joseph Cullinan mansion “Shadyside.” The site of “Shadyside” remained vacant until it was subdivided for two large stucco tile-roofed houses in the 1990s.