Photo courtesy of Puttery

A high-style, celebrity-backed miniature golf course is rolling out in Sawyer Yards. Puttery , described as a “competitive socializing and entertainment golf experience,” will open at noon Friday, September 16, the company announced.

Puttery aims to elevate the traditional miniature golf experience by offering immersive environments across its new, two-story, 23,000-square-foot venue. Aside from the three nine-hole putting courses, this new Sawyer Yards location — open to adults 21 and older only — will also include multiple bars, rotating DJs, and live music.

Nightlife vibe: check. Now, as for the actual mini-golf, players can expect three tech-enabled, themed courses, as described in press materials:

  • Lodge : A super chill nine-hole course. In between shots, players can take in Rocky Mountain sights, get toasty by the wall-length fireplace, and stop for a ski lift selfie.
  • Library : Fans can browse the shelves, spin a globe, say hi to the dimetrodon, and throw the book at their opponents.
  • Conservatory : Traverse a giant redwood forest, dodge prickly cacti, and snap pics of dazzling cherry blossoms. (All with a drink in hand, natch.)

Developed in partnership with golf star Rory McIlroy , Puttery follows the trend of miniature golf destinations hiring serious pros to lead design — something once relegated to actual golf courses. Houston will be the venue's fifth market, joining Dallas ; Charlotte, North Carolina; Washington, D.C.; and Miami. More venues currently under development include New York City; Chicago; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Minneapolis; and Kansas City, Missouri.

“As a Houston native myself, I couldn’t be more excited for this opening,” said Hana Khouri, CEO of Puttery parent company Drive Shack Inc. “Houston is already internationally renowned for its cutting-edge entertainment and culinary innovations, but I can guarantee that Puttery will offer an experience unlike any other in the city.”

Upscale miniature golf experiences are clearly having a moment. Puttshack , a concept similar to Puttery, is slated to open downtown in the Shops at Houston Center in late 2022. PopStroke , a mini-golf course that has partnered with golf legend Tiger Woods, will also open in Katy later this fall.

Eric Sandler contributed to this article.


Puttery Houston; Sawyer Yards, 1818 Washington Ave. For reservations and more information, visit the official Houston site .

Puttery swings into Sawyer Yards with cool courses and a nightlife vibe. (Also, how cute is that bear cub?)

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Puttery swings into Sawyer Yards with cool courses and a nightlife vibe. (Also, how cute is that bear cub?)
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New honky tonk countrypolitan concert cowboys up on Washington Avenue

country cool

Attention local urban cowboys and cowgirls. A new music event mixing country music, fashion, and fun is coming to buzzy Washington Avenue.

The Honky Tonk Soirée promises an evening of countrypolitan music, a silent auction, vintage western wear looks via Pixie and the Moon Vintage, and a small-batch bourbon tasting. The event takes place at 9 pm Saturday, June 11 at Rockefellers (3620 Washington Ave.)

Longtime Texas honky tonk crooner Johnny Falstaff headlines and will share the stage with Jason James and Amber Digby , all who’ll be accompanied by the countrypolitan Sky Ranch Orchestra, per a press release. Fans are encouraged to don their best western cocktail attire.

Tickets run $25 to $50; a VIP package includes box seating, a boutique bourbon presentation and tasting by Avonak Distillery, and lso a private acoustic performance by Falstaff.

Known for his country-cool appeal, Falstaff has won fans across the Lone Star State with deep-voice crooning, lighting-fast guitar chops, and dark, sexy lyrics. He relocated to Dresden, Germany before returning to Houston. Falstaff recently battled cancer; newly recovered, he’s eager to bring the heat to the stage.

“I’m ready to throw some swank on the country and the Honky Tonk Soirée is gonna be some serious country swank,” Falstaff said of the show in a statement. “Jason and Amber both slice deep into the honky tonk soul. If it makes me want to ride the whiskey river, I'm in.”


The Honky Tonk Soirée; Rockefellers, 3620 Washington Ave.; 9 pm Saturday, June 11. For tickets and more information, visit the event site .

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City of Houston takes step to quiet noisiest neighborhood bars and clubs

a little relief?

Houston City Council has fired a salvo in an ongoing battle between area bars and nightclubs and residents. City Council voted to approve changes to the city’s Chapter 30 ordinance that regulates noise and sound level regulation on Wednesday, May 4.

The move was introduced by council member Sallie Alcorn (At-Large Position 5). The changes include increasing the maximum fine for violation from $1,000 to $2,000.

Additionally, nightclubs, bars, and restaurants operating within 300 feet of a residence will now have to acquire a new commercial establishment permit for playing amplified sound, which can be heard outdoors after proposed hours: 10 pm Monday through Thursday, and 11 pm Fridays and Saturdays. No commercial establishments will be permitted to play any outdoor amplified sound between 2 am and 8 am.

Long-suffering locals will have to wait a few months for the changes; ordinance revisions take effect in 120 days. Importantly, locals will still have to call the Houston Police Department non-emergency line (713-884-3131) to issue a noise complaint.

Alcorn has taken a primary role in the noise fight since she was appointed chair of the city’s Regulatory and Neighborhood Affairs Committee (RNA), fielding complaints by weary residents dealing with excessive, late-night music and noise from neighboring establishments. She told Houston Public Media that some constituents sleep in their bathrooms an change work shifts due to the noise from noisy neighboring establishments.

“There are some bars which repeatedly violate and flaunt the rules we have on the books, and the city has little recourse,” Alcorn noted in a statement. “This is destroying quality of life in the surrounding neighborhoods. These changes aim to strengthen current rules and bring more businesses into compliance.”

As Community Impact reports , some bars on Washington Avenue have become such repeat offenders that an HPD sergeant identifies the 4.5-mile strip of the major strip known as the Washington Avenue Corridor as the No. 1 problem area in regards to violations of the city’s noise ordinance.

“Our calls for service regarding Washington Avenue for loud noise is just a constant issue out here,” Sgt. Clayton Graham with HPD’s Differential Response Team’s Heights unit told Community Impact. “I know the citizens are beyond fed up with it because I get all their emails.”

Worse for residents, some bars in the area can make between $10,000 to $20,000 an hour. Thus, even the current max noise citation charge of $1000 is hardly a deterrent, Graham noted to Community Impact. “It’s a drop in the bucket to them. They’ve told us it’s the cost of doing business.”

To address bad actors and repeat offenders, these new revisions include a refined administrative hearing process for the suspension or revocation of a permit. This includes a sound impact plan to mitigate loud noise in the neighborhood, with remedies including installation of a sound barrier and ways to better monitor sound amplification equipment.

Written complaints from surrounding property owners may be taken into consideration in the hearing officer's final decision, but will not be the sole basis for suspension or revocation of a permit, a press release notes.

By the numbers, with the new permit, sound cannot exceed 68 decibels if measured from the establishment’s property line and 58 decibels if measured from the property line of a residential home, specifically Sundays through Thursdays from 10 pm to 2 am.

Noise issues have especially affected residents in the Rice Military neighborhood that borders Washington Avenue, with clubs including ​Standard Bar, Clutch Bar, and Heart being called out during a recent Super Neighborhood No. 22 meeting, as reported by Community Impact.

“At its foundation, our city has the responsibility to provide the basic city services that we all come to rely upon,” said Rice Military Civic Club president Mark Fairchild, in a statement, “but I also believe our city has a duty to its residents that businesses operating in our communities be respectful of their neighbors and abide by applicable laws and regulations. This includes affording residents the right to appreciate the peaceful and quiet enjoyment of their homes without the unwanted intrusion of the noise generated by these bars and clubs that operate so close to our communities. These proposed changes give us hope.”

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Luxurious new high-rise elevates living near Memorial Park

introducing the westcott

The resurgence and renewal of Memorial Park means thousands of more visitors and, not surprisingly, more nearby development. Towards that end, a new high-rise community aims to elevate the lock-and-leave just steps away from the Memorial Park trails and golf course.

Dubbed The Westcott — and smartly located at 929 Westcott St. — this new development promises luxurious amenities and white glove service — especially for young professional who flock to the Washington Avenue/Memorial Park area. The Westcott’s 315 residences all feature balconies that showcase vistas of Memorial Park and city skylines.

Floorplans include 1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom options, ranging from 788-square-feet one-bedroom and one-bath apartments to 3,235-square-feet penthouses featuring three bedrooms and three baths with 29 floorplan options in between.

Select penthouses boast layouts that reflect traditional inspiration with gallery entries, primary suites with large sitting rooms, a study, and a wine cellar, per a press release.

Amenities and lifestyle perks include valet service and a rideshare lounge, athletic club, and a pool with private cabanas. Those working from home can get busy at the conference room or the outdoor mezzanine lounge. Speaking of outdoors, the emerald sky deck overlooks downtown and is home to a wine bar and piano lounge, perfect for unwinding after a day at the office.

Busy residents can get an assist from the concierge staff, who help with personal trainers at the athletic club, dinner reservations, tee times at the Memorial Park course, or even a groomer for the onsite coat trim for fur babies. Onsite dry cleaning means no waiting in line at the cleaners.

A new promotion offers the first 40 leases signed access to the Founders’ Club, which delivers branded gifts, experiences, and exclusive services.

“The Westcott offers a charm that is rare when paired with the caliber of the community’s services and amenities,” said Mai Olaussen, director of development at Greystar, in a statement. (Greystar partnered with J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives on the development.) “There’s something special about every square-inch of this property.”


The Westcott; 929 Westcott St.; 713-929-9292 or The Westcott online .

The Westcott boasts views of Memorial Park.

Rendering courtesy of Greystar
The Westcott boasts views of Memorial Park.
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New social media campaign revs up support for Houston restaurants

revving up support

As the myriad news reports illustrate almost daily, Houston restaurants are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic. And in many cases, what’s needed is the general public simply frequenting these local establishments, especially to-go.

With that in mind, a local men’s store is fostering a social media campaign aimed at driving traffic to local restaurants. Reserve Supply Company ’s new campaign, dubbed Ride Out For Take Out , encourages customers, friends, and family to consider riding their motorcycle to a neighborhood restaurant and ordering take out.

Ride Out For Take Out runs August 4 through August 9. Participants are asked to take a picture and tag @reservesupplycompany, tag the restaurant they visited, and use the hashtag #rideoutfortakeout, according to a press release.

Those who ride can also win. On August 10, Reserve Supply Company will award prizes to the most creative photos. Prizes include a Reserve Supply Company gift card, Rev'It gloves, Red Wing Heritage boots, a Bell Bullitt helmet, and a pair of Vans.

This isn’t the first riding event organized by the company; Reserve Supply hosts a popular and regular Bike Night, where dozens of bike enthusiasts roll along Washington Avenue. This year’s Ride Out for Take Out is an extension of the Bike Night , according to store owner and Ride Out mastermind, Jason Bruen.

“We can’t really gather here and host a bike night but wanted to do something to get people out for a ride,” said Bruen in a statement. “Houston is lucky to have so many great food options and is big on supporting local, so we're hoping they participate in Ride Out For Take Out with the same enthusiasm they come with to Bike Night.”

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H-E-B rolls out highly anticipated new mixed-use 'hipster' store in Buffalo Heights

hipster H-E-B on Wash Ave

The new Buffalo Heights H-E-B , which opened on October 9, marks a series of firsts for the grocery company that first got its start outside San Antonio more than 100 years ago.

It will be the first of the Texas chain's stores to be in a mixed-use development that includes residential and office space — the new spot is adjacent to an apartment complex and an office suite. It's made a commitment to environmental sustainability, installing technology that allows it to reduce its waste from refrigeration and help save the planet.

When it debuted to media on October 8, the 96,000-square-foot store was an oasis of everything H-E-B loves to embody: Texas products, friendly team members who were happy to show off the new space, and a host of amenities made with the members of the Washington Avenue corridor in mind.

A part of the community
Store general manager Donna Theriot has been with H-E-B for 13 years, and this is her second store opening.

"I'm so excited to be here and looking forward to being part of the neighborhood," she tells CultureMap. "This community is such a huge part of Houston, and the way it's grown has been amazing. The arts district is over here, we're looking forward to working with parks and recreation on projects. This is really one of the best places in Houston and it's incredible to be here."

Artsy atmosphere
Incorporating community into the store was vital to the planning process. Like its Bellaire and Heights counterparts, Buffalo Heights has the work of local artists throughout the space, anchored by "Sluice." and installation by Flying Carpet Creative.

The wall sculpture is inspired by the fresh produce found in abundance at H-E-B and takes its name from an interesting hybrid citrus variety. A flock of juicy disks flies through the foyer, gushing from the origin on the wall. The artwork is made with upcycled and repurposed materials.

And the foyer's hanging color drops are disks of once-molten plastic, discarded from a Houston industrial casting facility, and now have a second life in this art application. The sculpture’s bright skin and pulp is constructed from wood that was saved from going to the landfill and painted by H-E-B Partners (the term the company uses for its employees) earlier this year.

A "hipster store" for the new Houston
As H-E-B continues its march inside the Loop, the company's president, Scott McClelland , tells CultureMap the move has forced it to think differently about its spaces.

"You're seeing us go vertical," he says, moving away from the idea of a large store with a large parking lot. "This is the first store we've had with both retail and residential space attached to it. We wondered, when we began building inner loop stores how people would respond to our ingress and egress issues, and we worked to make our parking garage lighting inviting, and give thought to the sizes of parking spaces. The result has been tremendous."

McClelland is excited to see how Buffalo Heights' personality reflects that of its neighborhood.

"This is the hipster store," he quips. "We have a lot of younger people living in the neighborhood, younger families who haven't started to have children yet. What are their needs? And how can we meet those? I think they'll see immediately that we've worked to cater to their lifestyle."

Salad bar sensation, simple meals, and more
Among those amenities designed with busy young professionals in mind is a massive salad bar, boasting something in the area of 60 items. It will be open for breakfast from 6 am to 8 am, and become a hub for lunch and DIY dinners after that.

Adjacent to the space is a huge section of H-E-B's popular Meal Simple offerings, allowing shoppers to pick up a kit to cook themselves or a series of proteins and pastas and veggies to design their own easy-to-make lunch or dinner. And McClelland promised something else that should resonate with the urban professionals who should make the new store their shopping destination.

"We've got a serious coffee bar," he says. "And craft beer and wine were incredibly important to us as we put this concept together. I really think the community will see its needs and wants reflected here."

He also said he loves the idea of having his office on the third floor of the development's office space.

Going green
As if all that weren't enough, H-E-B made a commitment to sustainability in the new store. The Buffalo Heights location received a gold-level award from the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) GreenChill Partnership for green refrigeration technology. As part of the GreenChill Partnership, H-E-B continues its path to adopt more environmentally friendly refrigeration technologies, strategies and practices that will reduce refrigerant emissions and their impact on the environment.

And earlier this year, store partners joined forces with local residents to help clean up debris along Buffalo Bayou. And at the store's media opening event, H-E-B presented a check for $10,000 to the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, in praise of their efforts to continue turning the lazy brown waterway that gives Houston life into a showplace for walking, biking, paddling, and other recreation.

A n e ighborhood gathering spot
The new H-E-B should bring to Washington Avenue the kind of experience-based shopping so popular among Millennials and young professionals. Between the healthy offerings in the salad bar, the curated selections of Texas-made products, the focus on well-selected beers and wines, and the ease of Meals Simple, the store is likely to hit a lot of sweet spots.

Beyond that, there's an inviting patio that's the perfect place for lunching or sipping wine, and the store is an easy walk to area apartments. But for all that, it's still a large H-E-B, with virtually everything shoppers could ask for. In a city that's getting ever more living density, having a store like this in a place like Buffalo Heights is sure to be another win for the community.

The Washington Avenue Corridor is abuzz with the new Buffalo Heights H-E-B.

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The Washington Avenue Corridor is abuzz with the new Buffalo Heights H-E-B.
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Drew Brees-backed sports bar kicks off in Bay Area with Cajun classics, 60 TVs, and more

shoot your shot

A spacious new sports bar has opened in the Bay Area. The Houston area’s sixth Walk-On's Sports Bistreaux opens this Monday, December 4.

Located in La Porte at 10003 Spencer Highway, the new sports bar and restaurant features more than 60 TVs for following games all day. The 10,000-square-foot restaurant features three outdoor seating areas and a mini arcade with a basketball game for shooting hoops.

Founded in 2003 by former LSU basketball walk-ons Brandon Landry and Jack Warner, Walk-Ons has grown to almost 100 locations in 15 states. Former NFL star Drew Brees became a co-owner of the concept in 2015.

As one might expect, Walk-On’s puts a Cajun spin on sports bar fare. Some of its most popular scratch made dishes include chicken and sausage gumbo, shrimp and grits, fried alligator, po’ boys, and crawfish etouffee. Other options include burgers, salads, wraps, and tacos. They’re paired with an extensive selection of beer, wine, and cocktails.

“At Walk-On's, we're passionate about creating memorable experiences for our guests. Our expansion into La Porte is a testament to our dedication to providing communities with an extraordinary combination of delicious, made-from-scratch dishes and a sports-centric, fun environment.” CEO Chris Dawson said in a statement. "We look forward to becoming La Porte's go-to spot for guests supporting their favorite teams, celebrating with friends, or just enjoying a fantastic meal."

The restaurant touts its scratch-made food as one way it’s different than other sports bars. It also aims to be more family friendly than other, similar establishments and makes regular donations to local charities, schools, and other organizations.

Walk-On’s celebrated its grand opening with a special ribbon cutting ceremony and a donation of the La Porte Police Department’s Blue Santa Program. The first 100 customers had the opportunity to win free Walk-On’s for a year.

“We want to be a part of the moments that matter in our guests lives, whether big or small,” operating partner Brett Gunn added. “Beyond serving delicious food, we are committed to making a meaningful impact in this La Porte and we can't wait to become an integral part of this wonderful community.”

3 steps to get a Texas medical marijuana prescription online

Easier Than You Think

Getting a prescription for medical marijuana in Texas is easier than you think. With telemedicine appointments, Texans can get qualified from the comfort of their homes.

In 2015, the Compassionate Use Act passed, legalizing medical marijuana treatment for Texans living with intractable epilepsy.

The program has since expanded several times, allowing treatment for more than 150 conditions including PTSD, muscle spasms, neuropathy, cancer, autism, Alzheimer’s, ALS, MS, Parkinson’s, and more.

Texas Original , the leading medical marijuana dispensary in Texas, makes the process of receiving a prescription online easy. It all starts with a few simple steps:

Step 1: Schedule an appointment
To find out if you qualify for medical marijuana in Texas, schedule an appointment with a doctor registered in the Compassionate Use Program. Appointments can be completed securely online from the comfort of your home.

To connect with a doctor, visit Texas Original’s website and fill out the form. Make sure to check your email for a confirmation after submitting.

Step 2: Meet with the doctor
During your telemedicine appointment, the doctor will review your medical records and confirm if you are eligible for medical marijuana in Texas, then discuss your treatment plan.

Once approved, your doctor will add your prescription to the online medical cannabis registry, where licensed Texas dispensaries can access it.

Step 3: Place an order
After your appointment, call 512-614-0343 to place your first order. The dispensary team will help you select your products, then schedule you for a pickup at a location nearest to you.

Texas Original’s medicine is made locally in Texas, and all products undergo rigorous testing to ensure quality, consistency and purity.

As a legal treatment for more than 150 conditions, medical marijuana provides Texans with a legal, safe option to help alleviate common symptoms like pain, insomnia, nausea, and anxiety.

If you or a loved one are interested in getting a medical marijuana card in Texas, reach out to Texas Original to get started. Plus, enjoy a 20 percent discount on your first order at Texas Original.

Regal River Oaks manor and sprawling Spring estate list among 10 most expensive Texas homes in November

texas' priciest purchases

Discerning Texas buyers only have one month left in the year to purchase that next dream home. Fortunately, the Lone Star State offers plenty of luxury, multi-million-dollar homes for savvy shoppers.

With that in mind, the Houston Association of Realtors has revealed the most expensive inventory (read: the 10 priciest properties) currently on the market from November onwards throughout Texas.

These posh properties range from new-build masterpieces and marvelously modern estates and astonishing abodes. Locals will want to check out the Jacobean-inspired mansion in River Oaks neighborhood and the a massive 10-acre, 40,000-square-foot retreat in Spring.

1. 319 Verna Trail N., Fort Worth
List price: $15.9 million

319 Verna Trail N., Fort Worth home for sale The Lazy H ranch is located on 50 acres of land. Photo courtesy of HAR.com

The No. 1 most expensive home on the market in November was 319 Verna Trl. N. in western Fort Worth. Dubbed the Lazy H Ranch, this private property is located on 50 acres of sprawling land. Each of the four bedrooms in the main house have their own en-suites, with an additional two half baths elsewhere. The 6,500-square-foot main home also boasts a media room equipped with a 100-inch TV, and a state-of-the-art kitchen with Miele appliances. Outdoor features include a reverse osmosis pool, a gas fire pit, a climate-controlled patio (made possible by the home's GeoThermal system), and an infrared sauna in the pool bath.

Elsewhere on the property are two casitas, each boasting two bedrooms and two bathrooms with fenced patios and large backyards. The eight-stall stable barn contains a vet room with a commercial washer and dryer, refrigerator, office, a half bath, tack room, a separate saddle room, and two workshops. A stable caretaker's apartment is also located on the property. Additional amenities include a hay barn, equipment barn, eight pastures, and much more.

2. 862 Grape Creek Road, Fredericksburg
List price: $14.9 million

862 Grape Creek Road, Fredericksburg home for sale Grape Creek Estate is an ideal private compound for a family. Photo courtesy of HAR.com

Privacy is the central idea behind Texas' second most expensive real estate listing in November. 862 Grape Creek Road in Fredericksburg contains two estate homes and a guest house across 116 acres of wooded Hill Country land.

"The property is fully fenced, gated, a paved road system connecting all improvements, under ground utilities and 3 wells with large cisterns," the listing says. "The property was designed for a family compound offering privacy between the two main homes and guest house."

3. 4625 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas
List price: $14.75 million

4625 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas home for sale The ceilings on the first floor range from 12 to 22 feet high. Photo courtesy of HAR.com

Photo courtesy of HAR.com

The sixth most expensive home listed for sale in Texas last month was 3217 Del Monte Dr. in Houston.

A modern home at 4625 Walnut Hill Ln. in Dallas is the first new construction home that made it on HAR's list of the most expensive Texas listings last month. The listing brags that the 11,858-square-foot home is "Preston Hollow modern living at its finest" while also being priced at the lowest cost-per-square-foot in Dallas.

"The house is surrounded by over 70 evergreen trees coupled with a tall aluminum fence, establishing a very private sanctuary," the listing says. "[The fence's] automatic gates open to [the] granite driveway and leads to [a] five-car garage with aluminum doors featuring epoxy floors."

The house features five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, one half bath, high ceilings throughout the first floor, an open-concept living space, wood flooring, marble accents, and more.

4. 419 Lighthouse Drive, Horseshoe Bay
List price: $14.5 million

419 Lighthouse Drive, Horseshoe Bay home for sale There are lake views from every room at 419 Lighthouse Dr. in Horseshoe Bay. Photo courtesy of HAR.com

While modernity has been a dominant design feature between the top three most expensive homes, 419 Lighthouse Dr. in Horseshoe Bay takes a much different approach. This grandiose Spanish Colonial lake home sits on two connected lots with waterfront access to Slickrock Creek which leads into the Colorado River.

The two-story home was built in 2015 with six bedrooms, seven full bathrooms, and three half baths. The house's exterior is constructed from solid, hand-cut limestone blocks that creates a distinguished appearance that also exhibits a timeless luxury. A few other defining characteristics of the home include multiple antiquely-carved 17th century doors, reclaimed ceiling beams, antique French limestone floors, French oak wood floors, and more.

5. 4231 W. Lawther Drive, Dallas
List price: $13.98 million

4231 W. Lawther Drive, Dallas home for sale Photo courtesy of HAR.com

Those who enjoy the coveted White Rock Lake area of Dallas will definitely covet this home on the sought-after Lawther Drive in Lakewood. Sitting more than 3.6+ acres of prime land along White Rock Lake, this property offers an unparalleled waterfront living experience. Five bedroom suites, 5 full baths, and 3 half bath soffers ample space and privacy; a gourmet kitchen with custom cabinetry and top-of-the-line Viking, Subzero, and Wolf appliances, perfect for master home chefs.

Three living areas, three suites, and a game room with a wet bar make for ideal gathering places for family, friends, and guests. Ideal for a getaway or party space, an 2,775 square-foot basement makes for even more community space. Car collectors and large groups can park it in the13-car covered parking area.

For privacy, guests can crash in the 785 square-foot full guest quarters, while a three-stall barn, pool house, an 820 square-foot workshop bring the outdoorsy lake life home. Take in the scenery at the 2735 square-foot of exterior patios and porches, which offer majestic lake views.

6. 3217 Del Monte Drive, Houston
List price: $13.5 million

3217 Del Monte Drive, Houston home for sale Despite still being under construction, 3217 Del Monte Dr. in Houston is already proving to be a beautiful masterpiece. Photo courtesy of HAR.com

This resplendent new construction home in Houston's River Oaks neighborhood was the only property in Greater Houston to make it onto HAR's list of the most expensive homes for sale in November. The home 3217 Del Monte Dr. is inspired by English Jacobean manors and was designed by local luxury home builders Fifty Seventh + 7th.

While the home isn't completely finished yet, architect Robert Dame has a grand vision for the final product, which includes a two-floor entryway, a personal library, a dining area with a show-stopping steel and glass wine room, a catering kitchen, a bar and tasting room, and much more. Once finished, the home will have six bedrooms, which includes a second-floor primary suite that opens to a terrace.

7. 4020 Glenwick Lane, University Park
List price: $13.4 million

4020 Glenwick Lane, University Park home for sale The second floor balcony overlooks the turfed yard and pool. Photo courtesy of HAR.com

As of December 1, the luxuriously modern home at 4020 Glenwick Lane in University Park is under contract, but it was the seventh most expensive Texas real estate listing in November. The property is located on a .59 acre lot in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Dallas.

The 10,111-square-foot home features five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two half baths, and a three-car oversized garage. Additional highlights include Italian-imported travertine tile throughout the home, Sky Frame phantom doors that connect the indoor and outdoor spaces for a perfectly seamless look, a turfed back yard, a marble waterfall wet bar, pool, fountain, and spa.

8. 2449 Mountain View Court, Cedar Hill
List price: $12.9 million

2449 Mountain View Court, Cedar Hill home for sale It costs a pretty penny to have views like this 24/7. Photo courtesy of HAR.com

While guests may not find mountain views at 2449 Mountain View Ct. in Cedar Hill, they'll definitely be satisfied with the stunning panoramic visuals of Joe Pool Lake from the comfort of the backyard resort-style pool. This Dallas-Fort Worth paradise property boasts a 13,739-square-foot mansion on more than four acres of land.

The Mediterranean-style abode boasts eight bedrooms, eight full bathrooms, and two half baths. Three ornate floating stairways lead to the second floor, which showcases similar breathtaking views that reach hundreds of miles into Fort Worth and Las Colinas. The gourmet kitchen is equipped with quartz counters, Wolf and SubZero appliances, a butler's pantry, and a wine room. But the most impressive features of the property are located just outside the home.

"Designed for a luxurious lifestyle, the magnificent mansion features...a resort style pool featuring two grottos, waterfalls and water features, a sunken fire pit, fire sconces, and a cabana with outdoor kitchen and bath," the listing says.

9. 19525 Doerre Road, Spring
List price: $12.79 million

19525 Doerre Road, Spring home for sale 19525 Doerre Rd. is perfectly suited to host retreats, vacation rentals, or can be turned into an assisted living center. Photo courtesy of HAR.com

November's penultimate priciest Texas real estate listing is none other than the gargantuan retreat center at 19525 Doerre Rd. in Spring. The property consists of one gargantuan main estate, and five separate estates on 10 perfectly-manicured acres of land.

Other features of the property include an attached five-car garage, a detached six-car garage with a garage apartment; a two-bay RV garage, a fitness center, resort-style pool, tennis court, and sand volleyball court. Huge families can look forward to a 40,000-plus-square-foot space offering anywhere from eight to 30 — yes, 30 — bedrooms.

10. 2502 Oestrick Lane, Austin
List price: $12.5 million

2502 Oestrick Lane, Austin home for sale Floor-to-ceiling windows display the entirety of the back yard, but ceiling curtain tracks surround the room to provide guests with the ultimate privacy. Photo courtesy of HAR.com

The final property that was among the most expensive Texas listings in November is a gorgeous award-winning home situated in the hills of West Austin. 2502 Oestrick Ln. is a five bedroom, five full bathroom and two half bath Hill Country paradise brimming with natural light and expertly-designed modernity. The home sits on a 3.7 acre estate and was originally built in 2014, according to the listing.

"The interior spaces are studies in the manipulation of natural light, achieved through the strategic placement of windows, skylights, and innovative ceiling geometries," the listing says. "The choice of warm, luminescent materials for cabinetry and walls juxtaposes the industrial simplicity of concrete floors, cultivating an atmosphere of calm sophistication."

With a list price of $12.5 million, it's no wonder how this innovative residence has earned its many accolades, including The 2018 Architecture Master Prize and the 2017 American Architecture Award.