Top 17 Homes In Houston

What makes a home on of the Top 17 Homes In Houston?  Hard to say.  Is it the manicured lawns, the expansive hardscaping, maybe the location in a posh zip code?  Maybe all of the above.  One thing is for sure.  A lot of good oil money is parked in some really nice Houston real estate.  Many of these properties are breathtaking.   So breathtaking in fact, that they take the listing agents ability to formulate a decent property description right away.

On a recently listed 5.5 million dollar property the agent was so spellbound by the properties beauty, so mesmerized by the location that all they could write was the following.

Gorgeoous property bordering backside of Houston Country Club golf course.

Thats right “Gorgeoous”.  “Gorgeoous” is the amount of money that agent is making.  Spelling words incorrectly is my trick.  People point it out to me all the time, but never on a 5.5 million dollar listing.  Oh well, we can’t fault the house for the agents mistake.

Below are the Top 17 Houston homes, picked in list price order.  If you like viewing high end real estate, check out our other posts,Top 5 Most Expensive Homes in Austin, and Top 5 Dallas Homes.  Enjoy viewing, please comment on your favorites below.

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37307 Diamond Oaks Drive Magnolia, TX 77355

$24,500,000
3 Beds
3 Baths
4,214 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 77253123
Property Type Single-family
Exquisite 185 +/- acre gated Emerald Lake Estate 40 miles NW of Houston. Private 25-acre Emerald Lake, a world class bass lake with 10 islands, 9-acre Japanese garden, 7-acre botanical garden w/ over 5,000 azaleas. Estate house, guesthouse, boathouse, & gazebos, 21 bridges in all shapes and sizes & miles of walking trails! Private lakeside helipad access & tropical sandy beach. Luxuries one would expect coupled w/ numerous opportunities to make this estate your own!

2 Longfellow Ln Houston, TX 77005

$18,000,000
5 Beds
5, 3 half Baths
12,808 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 73891248
Property Type Single-family
One of the most exclusive private residences in Texas, this estate was designed by Harrie T. Lindeberg and his protege, John Staub, & has been expertly restored to beyond its original glory.From the Jean Zuber 32-panel series Views of America in DR,grand entrance,palatial formals,Gracie wallpaper,paneled library w/Tudor ceiling, spectacular Kit, carriage house to the manicured grounds&pool house one will know they have entered a home of grandeur listed in the National Register of Historic Places

2115 River Oaks Blvd Houston, TX 77019

$17,900,000
8 Beds
9, 3 half Baths
21,500 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 61418097
Property Type Single-family
Magnificent Neo-Classical River Oaks estate situated on over an acre of manicured grounds & restored w/the finest finishes. Grand reception hall opens to the entertaining areas surrounding an extraordinary Natatorium comprised of over 12000 sq.ft. of air conditioned space. Mstr suite w/private balcony & lavish bth. 5 guest suites. Paneled library, home theatre, fitness room/spa. This legendary Estate has a rich history of owners & guests of political figures & celebrities from around the world.

527 Buckingham Dr Houston, TX 77024

$15,235,000
5 Beds
5, 6 half Baths
16,385 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 95292635
Property Type Single-family
This impressive Norman French-style estate, clad in Leuder s Shasta-Blend stone offers exceptional style, gorgeous rare finishes, & comprehensive cutting-edge Crestron whole-house technology that makes living in this 17,500-plus sq/ft home exceptionally luxurious. Separate 1,123 sq/ft Full guest quarters located above garage. Designed by Ed Eubanks and constructed by Texana Builders on 1.3 acres, the residence was built to exacting requirements & required four years to reach completion in 2014.

88 Grand Regency Cir The Woodlands, TX 77382

$15,000,000
10 Beds
13, 5 half Baths
30,717 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 64903220
Property Type Single-family
This Magnificent, Lavishly Furnished French Renaissance custom estate home is designed for grand scale entertaining & family living with its 8-unique bedroom suites w/sitting areas, 2-one bedroom apartments with full kitchens & baths. Over 3000 +/- Master suite area with Exercise/Spa/Shampoo Salon. 3-Elevators.12 Fireplaces 15 Full Baths & 5 half baths. 5 Full Kitchens including Catering Kitchen, 4 mini kitchens, 6 car garage & 4 car Porte -Cocheres. Heated Salt Water Pool.LA related to Seller

3688 Willowick Houston, TX 77019

$14,995,000
6 Beds
6, 2 half Baths
16,022 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 9612435
Property Type Single-family
Bayou Breeze, an exceptional River Oaks Estate on a 3.7 acre bayou lot. This magnificent English country home designed by Curtis & Windham must be seen to be believed. The interiors were superbly appointed by New York interior designer Bunny Williams. This home has it all - anitque wood floors, elevator to all 3 floors, wine cellar with dining area, media room, separate guest house, 2-bedroom apartment over garage, pool and pool cabana, putting green, and stunning garden views from every window.

15 Grand Regency Cir The Woodlands, TX 77382

$14,000,000
5 Beds
9, 3 half Baths
17,000 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 1462795
Property Type Single-family
One of the most revered signature estates in Carlton Woods is on the ninth hole of the Nicklaus Course at 15 Grand Regency. This spectacular home features the amenities of a fine resort. It has full views of the 9th and 18th holes, the lake and the CW Clubhouse. Other amenities include a two story guest house, a golf house, and over 17,000 square feet of amazing spaces and over 3000 sq. ft. of outdoor spaces. Surrounded by a stone wall and gated, the home is being sold completely furnished.

5324 Palm Royale Blvd Sugar Land, TX 77479

$11,888,000
9 Beds
10, 4 half Baths
19,180 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 51028234
Property Type Single-family
DOUBLE GATES LEAD YOU INTO THE SECLUSION OF YOUR OWN PRIVATE WORLD OF LUXURY, WHERE THE 'CROWN JEWEL' OF PALM ROYALE AWAITS. THIS MAJESTIC PALACE SITS ON 1.7 ACRES OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER LAND IN SUGAR LAND. THE EPITOME OF LUXURY ON AN EPIC SCALE, THIS PALACE FEATURES A 3 STORY FOYER W/STAINED GLASS DOME & 2 STORY TALL CHANDELIER, 2 STORY MASTER BEDROOM, 2 HUGE GOURMET KITCHENS, 24-CARAT GOLD LEAFING, ALL WALLS VENETIAN PLASTERED, INTRICATE ACANTHUS LEAF MOLDINGS, CALL AIDA YOUNIS FOR UPGRADES!

7 Winston Woods Houston, TX 77024

$11,500,000
7 Beds
9, 4 half Baths
10,153 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 80819560
Property Type Single-family
Classic John Staub Grand Country House situated in a gated enclave on 2.125 expansive landscaped acres with an additional contiguous 2.134 acre wooded, restricted reserve. Original millwork and finishes reflecting the timeless design elements of Staub. High ceilings, walnut hardwoods, Chinese Chippendale stair rail. Kitchen/pantry areas updated 2014 per seller. Elegant full quarters above 3 car attached garage. Motor court.

213 Costa Bella Dr Travis Central App Dist, TX 78734

$10,499,000
7 Beds
8.5 Baths
13,630 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 35476680
Property Type Single-family
NOW OFFERED FULLY FURNISHED, including WATERCRAFTS! The Lake is Back! Privately situated on 2.74 acres within the prestigious Costa Bella enclave, The Chateau is a true architectural masterpiece, boasting meticulous craftsmanship with an opulent finish out. Luxuriate in over 13,600 SF of interior living, 7 en suite bedrooms, 9baths, multiple living areas, two landscaped pools with spa, a chef s country French kitchen, HiDef 3D theatre, sports court, and a private boat dock.

19700 La Isla Cv Spicewood, TX 78669

$9,995,000
5 Beds
6, 2 half Baths
11,775 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 4416940
Property Type Single-family
Resembling an Old Italian village, Villa La Isla is an exceptional waterfront estate offering 180 of breathtaking views of Lake Travis & Texas Hill County. Located in the exclusive community of Angel Bay, this property offers approx 12,000sf of opulent living with attention to every detail including an elevator, guest Casita, cart path to electric tram, boat dock with 2 slips and 2 jet skis in deep water, water well, multiple outdoor living, and comes fully furnished. Built by Sereno Homes

3755 Knollwood St Houston, TX 77019

$9,300,000
6 Beds
6, 4 half Baths
12,711 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 79605594
Property Type Single-family
Wrought iron fence & gates enclose this extraordinary estate situated on 1.4+ acres in private park-like setting. Unsurpassed quality of construction. Luxurious finishes & exceptional features including elegant reception hall; stunning formals; paneled library; family rm;music rm;wet bar;wine cellar; downstairs master suite w/2 studies;2nd fl guest suite;5 fireplaces;game room; pool/spa; 2/2 staff apt; underground electrical;2 bath cabana; summer kitchen; additional parking; circular driveway;

47 Grand Regency Circle The Woodlands, TX 77382

$9,000,000
9 Beds
10, 3 half Baths
17,315 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 90645854
Property Type Single-family
A private sanctuary redesigned in 2013. Spectacular entry boasts towering water features, Swarovski Crystal chandelier & 25 floor to ceiling glass walls. Two kitchens including commercial grade catering kitchen, formal dining, wine tasting room, entertainment room, gym, spa, & theater! Master retreat w/ sitting area, 20 shower, & 3 story closet w/ floating staircase. Outdoor kitchen, luxurious covered veranda & pool w/ water wall overlooks lake & golf course.

7 Briarwood Ct Houston, TX 77019

$8,795,000
4 Beds
5, 2 half Baths
7,316 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 93851541
Property Type Single-family
Gracious Traditional situated on an idyllic, private 1.23+ acres on a coveted River Oaks cul-de-sac. This prime property provides the new owners a fresh palette to update what has always been one of River Oaks' most elegant residences. Generous formals with immense windows overlook sprawling lawns, garden and pool. Master with large sitting room & his/hers bath. Attached full quarters, 6 car garage.

3311 Del Monte Houston, TX 77019

$7,800,000
4 Beds
4.5 Baths
8,115 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 19100122
Property Type Single-family
Understated elegance best describes this magnificent Country French home on beautifully landscaped grounds. Sitting pretty on 1+ acres (HCAD) on the corner of River Oaks Blvd., this home was designed by Joseph Finger in 1937 (HCAD) and has been lovingly restored* by the current owners. High ceilings/limestone and wood flooring, metal windows and doors, crown molding/terraces/gardens/guest house/pool. A warm family home that entertains beautifully. *=Per Seller

4705 Island Cove Austin, TX 78731

$7,300,000
5 Beds
4, 2 half Baths
-- SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 61458722
Property Type Single-family
Lake Austin Waterfront tucked away on over an acre of beautifully landscaped grounds. Exquisite contemporary design classic details designed by Paul Lamb Architect & built by Don Crowell. An entertainers dream with domed formal dining room for 20 guests, grand hall with lakeview terraces, 500 bottle wine room & elevator. Outdoor oasis with 150 ft of waterfront with boat house, pavillion, 20-meter pool, full kitchen, volley ball court. Irrigation from lake water offering huge savings

3 Hepplewhite Way The Woodlands, TX 77382

$7,200,000
5 Beds
5, 4 half Baths
13,045 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 29107181
Property Type Single-family
Exquisite Mike Feigin build located behind the gates of Carlton Woods rests on the 14th hole of the fairway. Stunning Scott Waldo pool compliments over 13,000 sq. ft. manse. Amazing attn. to detail from Venetian Plaster Walls to 400 yr. old reclaimed French Oak Floors, 4 gas log fireplaces, hand-hewn oak beams, custom climate controlled wine room stores over 500 bottles. Gamerm and bar. High-end kitchen w/two butcher block islands, caterers kitchen and master suite w/it's own separate laundry.