Magnificent Memorial-area mansion shatters record as most expensive home sold in Houston
Houston is no stranger to multi-million dollar home sales. Driving through River Oaks, Hunter's Creek, or West U means passing home after home with seven-figure price tags.
But, 120 Carnarvon Dr. is special. Tucked into the beautifully wooded acres behind the tony Houstonian Club and Spa, the home dubbed The Manor on Carnarvon recently sold for more than $20 million, setting a record for the most-expensive single-family home sale in MLS in Houston history.
Sworn to secrecy, representatives from listing firm Douglas Elliman Realty couldn't disclose the actual sale price to CultureMap. Suffice it to say, as it was once listed for $29.5 million in 2020, 120 Carnarvon Dr. is now the first single-family home to sell for more than $20 million in MLS in Houston history.
As they say, everything's bigger in Texas, including our home sales.
As for the estate: The manse sprawls across more than 27, 000 square feet and takes its inspiration from great European estates. The immaculate gardens are artfully designed, with fountains and statuary set among the perfectly manicured hedgerows, essentially, a Versailles in miniature.
The main house unfolds around a courtyard, seen from the French doors and pane windows that accent the home and enhance its palatial setting.
Inside offers six bedrooms; seven full and nine half-bathrooms. Multiple kitchens offer the opportunity for everything from an elaborate meal, a catered affair, or an intimate dinner.
Entertainment amenities abound. There's a wellness spa and gym, several terraces, and a separate, 3,700-square-foot, two-bedroom guest house. Outside finds an outdoor kitchen, playground, and sports court.
Stone walls, iron fences, and electric gates around the property provide privacy and the feel of being away from it all, while in the middle of one of the most prestigious ZIP codes in Texas.