Texas Mansion With Three-Story Closet

The Houston home flipper who envisioned this closet said she’d like to build one twice as big next time.

47 Grand Regency Cir, Spring, TX
For sale: $12.9 million

Proving once again that everything is bigger in Texas, a real estate agent in the Houston area is flipping a house to which she added a three-story, roughly 3,000-square-foot closet.

The payday for Theresa Roemer and her husband could be big, too. They’re asking more than three times what they paid for the home in July 2013.

“I’ve always been a house flipper. Normally I pocket $30,000 to $50,000 to a cool million,” Roemer said. “This will probably be my biggest one.”

Roemer points out that the couple put “quite a few million” into the home since buying it. They added 4,000 square feet and installed Italian porcelain, marble and crystal chandeliers. The home has two kitchens, a spa and a theater.

And how about that closet?

“I’ve always had beautiful, big closets. One thing I found was that when I had charity and other events, women always wanted to see the closet,” said Roemer, a former Mrs. Texas. “We’d end up in the closet drinking champagne, and I started thinking, I’ve got to build a closet big enough to have a party in, because that’s where we always end up.”

That begs the question of whether her next flip will involve a giant closet.

“Sure. Why stop?” Roemer said. “I’d like to build another house with a closet maybe twice the size.”


This article was originally published by Melissa Allison on Zillow Blog

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Houston Architectural Wonder Lists for $6.99M

One of Texas’ most incredible mansions—a 12,957-square-foot modern palace complete with custom-designed pool and lazy river—has been listed for $6.998 million. This suburban Houston architectural wonder, owned by TAS Energy founder Tom Pierson, is a remarkable work of architecture, blending old-world style with modern amenities.

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There is almost nothing this Sugar Land, TX, estate doesn’t offer, located approximately 20 miles southwest of Houston.

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With five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, the mansion is situated on three-quarters of an acre in a suburban Houston cul-de-sac. The 2009 modern Mediterranean home incorporates exotic granite, imported stone and custom woodwork into a unique floor plan.

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The rooms run the range of styles for each family member’s choice of activity: there is a utility room, a study, a media room and a family room. In addition, there are formal dining and living rooms and a breakfast room.

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Another amazing feature is the game room, complete with all a game-room space should offer—but also including a modern rock climbing wall, just one more reason this Houston architectural wonder is so desirable.

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In addition, the cooling and circulation features are top-of-the-line as this is the owner’s line of work. The energy features include an attic fan, attic vents, ceiling fans, high-efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, low-energy windows and tankless on-demand water heater. The flooring is wood and stone throughout.

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Outside, the patio leads to a spa and unique, custom-designed pool—especially enticing for guests. The Sweetwater Country Club is adjacent to the property, as well, providing beautiful views of the golf course and its green fairways.

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Tom Pierson is founder and chief technology officer of TAS Energy, a green-energy company providing services and products to the renewable energy, power and cooling industries.

The listing agent is Aida Younis of RE/MAX Southwest.

This article was originally published by  on Realtor.com. To see the original article, click here.

How Much is a Midsize Home Around the Country?

When shopping for a car, it’s common to focus on the size you want, such as a midsize sedan, and then see what different makes and models are going to cost you. Home shopping can be the same. To help you get started, we’ve found homes for sale measuring close to the median U.S. home size of 1,598 square feet. Check out these real estate makes and models to find the right price and location for you.

New York triplex

242 E 7th St APT 5, New York, NY
For sale: $2.375 million
Square feet: 1,600

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With luxurious homes and historical appeal, Manhattan’s East Village is the Cadillac of real estate. Originally a synagogue, this converted triplex shows off early 1900s architecture and contemporary updates. The final product isn’t cheap, however. Compared with the national median value per square foot of $102, the median New York home is currently valued at $292 per square foot.

Los Angeles bungalow

912 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA
For sale: $995,000
Square feet: 1,606

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With close proximity to Sunset Junction and Silver Lake, this home is in a prime Los Angeles neighborhood with a median home value of $758,600. The 1,606-square-foot bungalow has 4 bedrooms, a den and 2.5 baths for an asking price of $995,000. Using Zillow’s mortgage calculator, this would mean a monthly payment around $3,834, assuming 20 percent down on a 30-year fixed mortgage.

Chicago apartment

3314 N Lake Shore Dr APT 7A, Chicago, IL
For sale: $565,000
Square feet: 1,600

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In Chicago, you’ll find the architectural charm of New York City without the Big Apple price tag. For $565,000, a 1,600-square-foot apartment is for sale in a Belmont Harbor beaux-arts building. With aWalk Score® of 92/100 and sweeping views of Lake Michigan, this 2-bedroom home is ideal for an urban dweller.

Seattle craftsman

330 NE 55th St, Seattle, WA
For sale: $529,999
Square feet: 1,600

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With close proximity to Green Lake and local restaurants, Wallingford is a highly sought-after Seattle neighborhood. A midsize craftsman measuring 1,600 square feet is on the market for $529,999, which is below the Wallingford median home value of $571,500. If you’re after the same size home for a little less in Seattle, neighborhoods farther north such as Greenwood are good places to look.

Houston town house

1624 W 25th St UNIT D, Houston, TX
For sale: $299,000
Square feet: 1,586

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A town home in The Heights is on the market for $299,000, which is more than the area’s median home value but significantly less than a similarly sized home in Los Angeles or Seattle. Built in 2004, the home is a newer construction with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a balcony over the garage.

Nashville colonial

1232 Brenner Dr, Nashville, TN
For sale: $194,000
Square feet: 1,612

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In the South, you can find large lots for a fraction of what it costs to live in Northeast metros. This South Hampton-area property spans a third of an acre and is currently priced at $194,000. Compared with Nashville home values as a whole, this is more than the median, but the home is in a good location on a quiet tree-lined street with top-rated schools nearby.

This article was originally published by Catherine Sherman on Zillow Blog. See the original article here.