HTX Real Estate 2013
A $6.7 Million Party House

A $6.7 million party house? Six bedrooms, a Zen vibe and not your ordinary design up the cool factor

A $6.7 million party house? Six bedrooms, a Zen vibe, no boring design

Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 hallway
An open hallway connects a living room and formal dining room with an open atrium.  Photo courtesy of TK Images
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 front exterior day
The exterior of the home at 406 Flintdale Rd. Photo courtesy of TK Images
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 living room
The living room. Photo courtesy of TK Images
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 foyer from above
Foyer from above. Photo courtesy of TK Images
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 den family room
The den.  Photo courtesy of TK Images
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 office
A study. Photo courtesy of TK Images
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 kitchen
The kitchen.  Photo courtesy of TK Images
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 master bedroom
The first floor master bedroom.  Photo courtesy of TK Images
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 master bath
The master bath. Photo courtesy of TK Images
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 game room
A well-appointed game room proves that this house is great for partying.  Photo courtesy of TK Images
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 bedroom
An extra bedroom. Photo courtesy of TK Images
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 patio
A covered lounge area in the backyard.  Photo courtesy of TK Images
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 outdoor kitchen
Outdoor kitchen.  Photo courtesy of TK Images
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 swimming pool
The back porch overlooks an in-ground pool and a vast fenced-in yard.  Photo courtesy of TK Images
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 basketball court
The outdoor basketball court.  Photo courtesy of TK Images
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 hallway
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 front exterior day
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 living room
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 foyer from above
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 den family room
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 office
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 kitchen
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 master bedroom
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 master bath
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 game room
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 bedroom
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 patio
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 outdoor kitchen
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 swimming pool
Whitney 406 Flintdale Road June 2013 basketball court

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Some say that builders don't construct houses with the same meant-to-last care that they used to, but one home recently listed in Bunker Hill Village seems an exception to that rule. 

The 13,984-square-foot residence at 406 Flintdale Rd. was completed in 2007 by Houston builder John Bass. Margie Slovack — Bass' wife, and the other half of design-build team Slovack Bass — completed the interior of the six-bedroom home. 

"It is, by far, one of the coolest houses I have ever stepped foot in," listing agent Sissy Lappin of Lappin Properties says. "There is such a trend for this type of contemporary design and it seems that it's becoming more popular, although there are still very few in the Houston area."

 Lappin assures that the current homeowner's three boys have proven that it's a "great party house." 

Lappin has worked in real estate in the Bayou City for more than 25 years. "Good design has always been something Houston has lacked and it is so great to see our city change so drastically in architecture and taste," she says. 

But despite the high design and overall Zen vibe, Lappin assures that the current homeowner's three boys have proven that it's a "great party house" — just take a look at the outdoor basketball court and the well-appointed game room. 

Other amenities include an in-ground pool with an outdoor kitchen and patio, a detached garage apartment and an enclosed atrium off of the master bathroom. The property was put on the market in late May with an original list price of $6.799 million.