Redefining McMansions

New brand of multi-million dollar spec homes in River Oaks and Tanglewood aims to raise the bar

Luxury spec homes in River Oaks and Tanglewood aim to raise the bar

Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 6018 Pine Forest - front elevation
A 3-D rendering of the front elevation of the proposed home 6018 Pine Forest. Courtesy of Sudhoff Companies
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 6018 Pine Forest - dining area
-A 3D rendering of the dining area at 6018 Pine Forest. Courtesy of Sudhoff Companies
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 6018 Pine Forest - bedroom
A 3-D rendering of the bedroom at 6018 Pine Forest. Courtesy of Sudhoff Companies
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 6018 Pine Forest - master bath
A 3-D rendering of the master bath at 6018 Pine Forest. Courtesy of Sudhoff Companies
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 6111 Crab Orchard - front elevation
A computer rendering of the front elevation at 6111 Crab Orchard. Courtesy of Sudhoff Companies
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 6111 Crab Orchard- summer kitchen
A computer rendering of the summer kitchen at 6111 Crab Orchard. Courtesy of Sudhoff Companies
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 6111 Crab Orchard - pool
A computer rendering of the pool at 6111 Crab Orchard. Courtesy of Sudhoff Companies
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 6018 Pine Forest - hallway
The dramatic hallway at 6018 Pine Forest. Courtesy of Sudhoff Companies
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 6018 Pine Forest - pool
A computer rendering of the pool at 6018 Pine Forest. Courtesy of Sudhoff Companies
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 5669 Bordley - front elevation
A computer rendering of the front elevation at 5669 Bordley. Courtesy of Sudhoff Companies
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 5669 Bordley - pool
A computer rendering of the pool area at 5669 Bordley. Courtesy of Sudhoff Companies
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 5669 Bordley - motor court
The motor court at 5669 Bordley as depicted in computer renderings. Courtesy of Sudhoff Companies
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 2203 Looscan - front elevation
A 3-D rendering of the front elevation of 2203 Looscan. Courtesy of Sudhoff Companies
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 2203 Looscan - bedroom
Computer rendering of a bedroom in the house at 2203 Looscan. Courtesy of Sudhoff Companies
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 2203 Looscan - master bath
A 3D rendering of the master bath at 2203 Looscan. Courtesy of Sudhoff Companies
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 2203 Looscan - pool
The dramatic pool view at 2203 Looscan, created by computer imaging. Courtesy of Sudhoff Companies
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, Jacob Sudhoff
Sudhoff Companies founder Jacob Sudhoff. Courtesy of Sudhoff Companies
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, Neal Hamil
Hampton Lane Collection brand manager Neal Hamil. Courtesy of Sudhoff Companies
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 6018 Pine Forest - front elevation
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 6018 Pine Forest - dining area
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 6018 Pine Forest - bedroom
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 6018 Pine Forest - master bath
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 6111 Crab Orchard - front elevation
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 6111 Crab Orchard- summer kitchen
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 6111 Crab Orchard - pool
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 6018 Pine Forest - hallway
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 6018 Pine Forest - pool
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 5669 Bordley - front elevation
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 5669 Bordley - pool
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 5669 Bordley - motor court
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 2203 Looscan - front elevation
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 2203 Looscan - bedroom
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 2203 Looscan - master bath
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, 2203 Looscan - pool
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, Jacob Sudhoff
Houston, News, Shelby, Sudhoff Hampton Lane Collection, April 2015, Neal Hamil

For Sudhoff Companies founder Jacob Sudhoff and brand manager Neal Hamil, it seemed only fitting that they announce the launch of the high-end Hampton Lane Collection of homes at a swank gathering over caviar and champagne in the wine cellar of River Oaks Country Club.

The new concept in pre-designed luxury homes, unlike the proliferation of McMansions across the city, combines architectural precision with the concept of ultimate luxury. "The idea is to change the landscape of speculative building in Houston in pre-designed mansions," Hamil said. "It's never been done on this scale."

  "The idea is to change the landscape of speculative building in Houston in pre-designed mansions," Hamil said. "It's never been done on this scale." 

Hampton Lane Collection founders represent some of the city's oldest and most established families, who wish to remain behind the scenes. The home builder selected Sudhoff Companies, founded in 2010, to be the face of the effort and to partner in the projects that are being designed by Mirador Group architects.

"We are literally designing these homes to a level that has not been seen before for pre-designed homes in Houston," Sudhoff said. "It's going to raise the bar for River Oaks and Tanglewood."

To date, the partnership has acquired 11 large lots spread across those two elegant neighborhoods with two of the homes nearing completion. To give prospective buyers a realistic look at properties in the works, the team brought in Tim Bogza to create remarkable 3-D images of the homes and a 3-D video that walks you through the mansions. Each house is virtually furnished with actual products that will be available for purchase.

Averaging 10,000 square feet, the houses are priced between $4 million and $7 million. Hamil says they are looking for 10 additional lots for the Hampton Lane Collection, which will eventually include homes priced as high as $9 million.

Noting the attention to detail and extras such as basements featuring in-home movie theaters and wine cellars Sudhoff notes, "I truly believe that when buyers see this in comparison to what is currently on the market, it's going to reset expectations."