5 DFW homes were among the priciest Texas properties for sale in November
Discerning Texas buyers in search of their dream home have less than a month left this year to make a purchase. Time to fast-track a look at the top multimillion-dollar homes for sale in Dallas-Forth and beyond.
The Houston Association of Realtors has just revealed the most expensive inventory (read: the 10 priciest properties) currently on the market from November onwards throughout Texas.
These posh properties range from new-build masterpieces to sprawling estates. Five North Texas homes make the cut, including a stunning $13.4 million home in University Park. The priciest property of all is in Fort Worth.
Here are the 10 most expensive properties for sale in Texas last month.
1. 319 Verna Trail N., Fort Worth
List price: $15.9 million
The Lazy H ranch is located on 50 acres of land.Photo courtesy of HAR.com
The No. 1 most expensive home on the market in November was 319 Verna Trl. N. in western Fort Worth. Dubbed the Lazy H Ranch, this private property sits on 50 acres of sprawling land. All four bedrooms in the main house have their own en-suites, with an additional two half-baths elsewhere. The 6,500-square-foot main home also boasts a media room equipped with a 100-inch TV, and a state-of-the-art kitchen with Miele appliances. Outdoor features include a reverse osmosis pool, a gas fire pit, a climate-controlled patio (made possible by the home's GeoThermal system), and an infrared sauna in the pool bath.
Elsewhere on the property are two casitas, each boasting two bedrooms and two bathrooms with fenced patios and large backyards. The eight-stall stable barn contains a vet room with a commercial washer and dryer, refrigerator, office, a half bath, tack room, a separate saddle room, and two workshops. A stable caretaker's apartment is also located on the property. Additional amenities include a hay barn, equipment barn, eight pastures, and much more.
2. 862 Grape Creek Road, Fredericksburg
List price: $14.9 million
Grape Creek Estate is an ideal private compound for a family.Photo courtesy of HAR.com
Privacy is the central idea behind Texas' second most expensive real estate listing in November. 862 Grape Creek Rd. in Fredericksburg contains two estate homes and a guest house across 116 acres of wooded Hill Country land.
"The property is fully fenced, gated, a paved road system connecting all improvements, under ground utilities and 3 wells with large cisterns," the listing says. "The property was designed for a family compound offering privacy between the two main homes and guest house."
3. 4625 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas
List price: $14.75 million
The ceilings on the first floor range from 12 to 22 feet high.Photo courtesy of HAR.com
A modern home at 4625 Walnut Hill Ln. in Dallas is the first new construction home that made it on HAR's list of the most expensive Texas listings last month. The listing brags that the 11,858-square-foot home is "Preston Hollow modern living at its finest" while also being priced at the lowest cost-per-square-foot in Dallas.
"The house is surrounded by over 70 evergreen trees coupled with a tall aluminum fence, establishing a very private sanctuary," the listing says. "[The fence's] automatic gates open to [the] granite driveway and leads to [a] five-car garage with aluminum doors featuring epoxy floors."
The house features five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, one half bath, high ceilings throughout the first floor, an open-concept living space, wood flooring, marble accents, and more.
4. 419 Lighthouse Drive, Horseshoe Bay
List price: $14.5 million
There are lake views from every room at 419 Lighthouse Dr. in Horseshoe Bay.Photo courtesy of HAR.com
While modernity has been a dominant design feature in the top three most expensive homes, 419 Lighthouse Dr. in Horseshoe Bay takes a much different approach. This grand Spanish Colonial lake home sits on two connected lots with waterfront access to Slickrock Creek, which leads into the Colorado River.
The two-story home was built in 2015 with six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and three half-baths. The house's exterior is constructed from solid, hand-cut limestone blocks. A few other defining characteristics of the home include multiple antiquely-carved 17th century doors, reclaimed ceiling beams, antique French limestone floors, French oak wood floors, and more.
5. 4231 W. Lawther Drive, Dallas
List price: $13.98 million
The home on Lawther Drive sits on the shores of White Rock Lake.Photo courtesy of HAR.com
Sitting on more than 3.6 acres of prime land along White Rock Lake, this property touts a lakefront living experience in the heart of Dallas. Five bedroom suites, five full baths, and three half-baths offer ample space and privacy. There's also a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry and top-of-the-line Viking, Subzero, and Wolf appliances for master home chefs.
But wait, there's more: three living areas, three suites, and a game room with a wet bar for entertaining. There's even a 2,775 square-foot basement (unheard of in Dallas), which makes for even more community space. Car collectors and large groups can park it in the13-car covered parking area.
For privacy, guests can crash in the 785 square-foot full guest quarters, while a three-stall barn, pool house, an 820 square-foot workshop bring the outdoorsy lake life home. Take in the scenery at the 2735 square-foot of exterior patios and porches overlooking the lake.
6. 3217 Del Monte Drive, Houston
List price: $13.5 million
Despite still being under construction, 3217 Del Monte Dr. in Houston is already proving to be a beautiful masterpiece.Photo courtesy of HAR.com
This new-construction home in Houston's River Oaks neighborhood was the only property in Greater Houston to make it onto HAR's list of the most expensive homes for sale in November. The home at 3217 Del Monte Dr. is inspired by English Jacobean manors and was designed by local luxury home builders Fifty Seventh + 7th.
While the home isn't finished yet, architect Robert Dame has a grand vision for the final product, which includes a two-floor entryway, a personal library, a dining area with a show-stopping steel and glass wine room, a catering kitchen, a bar and tasting room, and much more. Once finished, the home will have six bedrooms, which includes a second-floor primary suite that opens to a terrace.
7. 4020 Glenwick Lane, University Park
List price: $13.4 million
The second floor balcony overlooks the turfed yard and pool.Photo courtesy of HAR.com
As of December 1, the luxuriously modern home at 4020 Glenwick Ln. in University Park is under contract, but it was the seventh most expensive Texas real estate listing in November. The property is located on a 0.59 acre lot in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Dallas.
The 10,111-square-foot home features five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half baths, and a three-car oversized garage. Additional highlights include Italian-imported travertine tile throughout the home, Sky Frame phantom doors that connect the indoor and outdoor spaces for a perfectly seamless look, a turfed back yard, a marble waterfall wet bar, pool, fountain, and spa.
8. 2449 Mountain View Court, Cedar Hill
List price: $12.9 million
It costs a pretty penny to have views like this 24/7.Photo courtesy of HAR.com
While guests may not find mountain views at 2449 Mountain View Ct. in Cedar Hill, they'll definitely find stunning panoramic vistas of Joe Pool Lake from the comfort of the backyard resort-style pool. This Dallas-Fort Worth paradise property boasts a 13,739-square-foot mansion on more than four acres of land.
The Mediterranean-style abode boasts eight bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, and two half baths. Three ornate floating stairways lead to the second floor, which showcases similar breathtaking views that reach hundreds of miles into Fort Worth and Las Colinas. The gourmet kitchen is equipped with quartz counters, Wolf and SubZero appliances, a butler's pantry, and a wine room. But the most impressive features of the property are located just outside the home.
"Designed for a luxurious lifestyle, the magnificent mansion features...a resort style pool featuring two grottos, waterfalls and water features, a sunken fire pit, fire sconces, and a cabana with outdoor kitchen and bath," the listing says.
9. 19525 Doerre Road, Spring
List price: $12.79 million
19525 Doerre Rd. is perfectly suited to host retreats, vacation rentals, or can be turned into an assisted living center.Photo courtesy of HAR.com
November's penultimate priciest Texas real estate listing is a gargantuan retreat center at 19525 Doerre Rd. in Spring, outside Houston. The property consists of one large main estate, and five separate estates on 10 perfectly-manicured acres of land.
Other features of the property include an attached five-car garage, a detached six-car garage with a garage apartment; a two-bay RV garage, a fitness center, resort-style pool, tennis court, and sand volleyball court. Huge families can look forward to a 40,000-plus-square-foot space offering anywhere from eight to 30 — yes, 30 — bedrooms.
10. 2502 Oestrick Lane, Austin
List price: $12.5 million
Floor-to-ceiling windows display the entirety of the back yard, but ceiling curtain tracks surround the room to provide guests with the ultimate privacy.Photo courtesy of HAR.com
The final property among the most expensive Texas listings in November is a gorgeous award-winning home situated in the hills of West Austin. 2502 Oestrick Ln. is a five bedroom, five full bathroom and two half bath Hill Country paradise brimming with natural light and expertly-designed modernity. The home sits on a 3.7 acre estate and was originally built in 2014, according to the listing.
"The interior spaces are studies in the manipulation of natural light, achieved through the strategic placement of windows, skylights, and innovative ceiling geometries," the listing says. "The choice of warm, luminescent materials for cabinetry and walls juxtaposes the industrial simplicity of concrete floors, cultivating an atmosphere of calm sophistication."
With a list price of $12.5 million, it's no wonder how this innovative residence has earned its many accolades, including The 2018 Architecture Master Prize and the 2017 American Architecture Award.