The Houston Business Journal (HBJ) recently published a list of the most expensive Houston-area homes sold in 2010. The list is made up of 51 homes altogether.
Of these 51 houses, 10 are from the 77056 zip code, 12 from the 77019 zip code, and 16 are from the 77024 zip code. The rest are dispersed throughout the area, varying in size and age.
The smallest home on the list is 4,089 square feet, located in Galveston, and listed at $2.85 million, making it number 45 on the list. The largest house is 11,680 and sold for $3.1 million, making number 35 on the list.
The oldest home was built in 1928, taking number 13 on the list with a listing price of $3.9 million. The newest home, number 23 on the list, was built in 2010.
Homes at the top of the list are not without their luxurious amenities and picturesque locations. The most expensive home on this list is located in River Oaks, directly next to the River Oaks Country Club and Buffalo Bayou. The house itself includes 6,586 square feet, was built in 1953 and includes five bedrooms and five and a half bathrooms, listed at a market value of $7.5 million.
Number two is 7,968 square feet and was listed at $6.9 million. In 2007, a two-story pool pavilion was added to the home and the layout for the house and the gardens have been submitted to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. as examples of design excellence. The third on the list (pictured above), located in Sherwood Forest, was priced at $6.5 million, sits beside 2.4 acres of woodlands, and is equipped with a 26-car garage.