A car lover's showcase

Modern Memorial manse with its own car showroom revs up market at $8 million

Memorial manse with its own car showroom revs up market at $8 million

8833 Memorial Drive Houston
The white and brick marvel at 8833 Memorial Dr.  Photo by Jeff Myers Photography
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
The manse at dusk. Photo by Jeff Myers Photography
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
An indoor car showroom overlooks the pool. Photo by Matthew Rood
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
The impressive, rectangular pool.  Photo by Jeff Myers Photography
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
Ultra-high ceilings mark the property. Photo by Jeff Myers Photography
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
Natural light floods the home.  Photo by Jeff Myers Photography
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
Stone accents create clean lines.  Photo by Jeff Myers Photography
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
The clean, modern study. Photo by Jeff Myers Photography
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
The living room. Photo by Jeff Myers Photography
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
The formal dining room.  Photo by Jeff Myers Photography
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
The master bedroom.  Photo by Jeff Myers Photography
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
The sprawling closet is yet another showcase in the home.  Photo by Jeff Myers Photography
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
The bright white bathroom.  Photo by Jeff Myers Photography
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
8833 Memorial Drive Houston
8833 Memorial Drive Houston

When it comes to home buying, most people think about what's inside the house: how many bedrooms, how much square footage, how much space for entertaining. But when it comes to the garage, it's less about style and more about, how many cars fit there.

Enter 8833 Memorial Dr., a luxurious modern presentation that not only provides ample living space, but has the added amenity of having a garage that doubles as a showroom. Think Cameron's dad's garage in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The home is on the market for $8.25 million and was built by Al Ross Luxury Homes.

That car showroom is an extension of this home's striking contemporary touches. With its more than 10,000 square feet of living space, the home unfolds in graceful lines, exquisite white walls, and stone accents, with huge windows allowing for endless natural light. There's a mini master suite on the first floor, perfect for guests. In the living room, a modern fireplace is set into a stone wall, which soars to the ceiling above, a ceiling set with beautiful inlays. 

In the kitchen, a marble island provides not only a statement piece, but the perfect gathering place. Cooks will love the state-of-the-art space. The rest of the home unfolds in similar elegance, with gracious living and dining rooms, eight baths, and space for offices and sitting spots. An upstairs seating overlooks downstairs, and is bordered by a glass half wall. The stairway is an artistic wonder, with intricate metal detailing.

The home is as much a work of art as it is a place to live. 

In the backyard, an infinity pool provides a cooling oasis, and the modern-detailed landscaping blend seamlessly with the home's aesthetic. 

And then, there is that garage. Adjacent to the pool, its glass windows offer the perfect place to show off the luxury cars that will surely inhabit it. There's space for two. This is an elegant garage, made to be part of the home's overall design. It's a place where backyard guests will comment not only on the design, but on the cars within, making it a must for car collectors and enthusiasts. 

This is the sort of space that provides every modern amenity, along with modern chic style. This is the home for someone who looks for the out-of-the-ordinary, the well-detailed, and the kind of style that manages to be contemporary as well as timeless.