08/30/12 1:27pm

Just over the water from First Colony’s Lake Pointe development, you’ll find this waterfront property with 110-ft. of frontage on Oyster Creek. It faces the Greater Houston Rowing Club‘s Oyster Creek boathouse; behind the home is a cul-de-sac, connecting to Sugar Lakes, an eighties-era neighborhood of mostly brick homes with a tree canopy on its winding streets — plus a neighborhood pool, playground, playing fields, and sports courts. This 1990 home was posted as a new listing earlier this month, for $545,000.


07/26/12 12:29pm

It all seems so seasidey serene at this Nassau Bay property on the border of Bal Harbour Cove and Swan Lagoon. A mid-July initial listing, the 3-story $2.2 million property has water views from all its rooms. There’s a lakefront pool, a fire pit on a cantilevered deck, a pair of palapas, palm trees bending in the breeze, and a double-slip boathouse perched above the lapping waves. In the front yard, there’s a tiered waterfall. But inside, this rock-encrusted 2-story  waterfall-with-aquarium in the entry is the real tipoff that while the home is on the water, its interior isn’t a driftwood-nautical knot kinda retreat:


03/25/09 11:33am

Sell! Sell! Sell! screams the grand central Living Room of this 6,495-sq.-ft. wonder (seen here from the entry) in pond-spotted but down-to-earth Royal Lakes Manor. And really, it does look like the builder was able to get a rather comprehensive new-home design-cliché package to fire on all cylinders.

Sadly, all the entry melodrama hasn’t been drawing the buyers. The 2-story house — which looks to be about halfway between Sugar Land and Richmond, south of 59 — was completed in 2007, and originally listed for $1.2 million. The following May the price was cut to $1.1 million, then later listed with another broker for $1,025,000. By July, it was down to $949,000. It’s been listed with the current broker — at $899K — since last December.