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Ritzy River Oaks open house celebrates multi-million-dollar Houston properties

River Oaks open house celebrates multi-million-dollar properties

The Branford Irene Wang Julia Wang
Irene Wang and Julia Wang.  Photo by Bonner Rhae Photography
The Branford Quang and Stacy Henderson
Dr. Quang and Stacy Henderson. Photo by Bonner Rhae Photography
The Branford Brandon Thomas Thomas Eureste Julia Wang
Brandon Thomas, Thomas Eureste, and Julia Wang.  Photo by Bonner Rhae Photography
The Branford Al Ross Nancy Almodovar
Al Ross and Nancy Almodovar.  Photo by Bonner Rhae Photography
The Branford Florence Rutherford and Frances Jones
Florence Rutherford and Frances Jones.  Photo by Bonner Rhae Photography
The Branford Holly Veech and Cindy Prater
Holly Veech and Cindy Prater.  Photo by Bonner Rhae Photography
The Branford Irene Wang Julia Wang
The Branford Quang and Stacy Henderson
The Branford Brandon Thomas Thomas Eureste Julia Wang
The Branford Al Ross Nancy Almodovar
The Branford Florence Rutherford and Frances Jones
The Branford Holly Veech and Cindy Prater

What: The Branford open house event

Where: The Branford, 3233 Avalon Pl. 

The scoop: Luxury real estate firm Nan and Company Properties/Christie’s International Real Estate opened the doors to a luxurious new build masterpiece, The Branford, in their prestigious portfolio to celebrate the work of Al Ross Luxury Homes. The event also showcased renderings and information about upcoming listings, including a $10 million home in Memorial. 

In the heart of River Oaks, guests were personally greeted by Nancy Almodovar, president and CEO of Nan and Company, upon entering the $6,295,000 French modern home and were offered refreshing pineapple martinis and delectable passed bites such as crab shooters and mini spinach and cheese quiche. Roche Bobois furnished the home with style and elegance, while Yvonamor Palix Fine Arts provided eye candy with unique artwork hanging throughout the home. While party-goers toured the home’s amenities — such as a climate-controlled wine room and theater — and viewed the interiors (featuring 8-inch White Oak flooring and an open floor plan), they stopped for a glass of champagne from the strolling champagne skirt (and its accompanying Audrey Hepburn lookalike).

Then it was off to the kitchen to enjoy over-the-top charcuterie provided by Frida Valentina Catering & Events and music from a live guitarist. As the night concluded, guests who donated to Houston Pets Alive! had the opportunity to win a signed James Harden basketball and Balani Custom Clothiers gift card. (Houston Pets Alive! is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and providing the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals.)

Who: Stylish guests included Nancy Almdovar, José Almodovar, Al Ross, Mahin Ross, Nadia Ross, Pedrum Ross, JD Bartell, Paul-David Van Atta, Adriana Gonzalez, Holly Veech, and more.