Correct me if I’m wrong, but it seems like every new build in the Houston/Dallas areas are either of the “English” or “French” style. I definitely love those styles, but I just can’t stand the SMALL lots that these homes sit on. This home was built in 2009 and is located at 5550 Candlewood Drive in Houston, TX. It is situated on 0.47 acres and boasts 10,201 square feet of living space with 5 bedrooms, 5 full and 3 half bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms, custom bar, spacious gourmet kitchen, family room, study/library, home theater, swimming pool with spa and swim up bar, covered patio with BBQ/kitchen area and more. It is listed at $3,900,000. I really love this home, especially the large picturesque windows that extend all the way down to the floor. Gorgeous!

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  • Jayson

    very nice curb appeal. The pool is different. LOVE the outdoor kitchen. Hate the small lot.




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    • Siobhan

      Please don’t ask me to deliver snacks to that swim-up table. SPLOOSH!

      And, when it comes to the small lot, it appears they’ll have some screening from the trees planted along the lot line. And they’re just facing the neighbor’s driveway and garage. I’d personally take it as part of life in a higher-density suburban neighborhood.




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  • Iemand

    I actually like it (sort of). The front looks nice, the interior is well… just like any other house here.
    The backyard is not the way I would design it: move the pool to the back so you have a big (yeah, I know “big”) lawn.
    Pool is not well designed, that bridge/bar thing is useless (you don’t serve drinks standing up) and the “pool” around the hot tub is useless.




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    • Iemand

      Oh, and privacy is something you don’t have here.

      So nice house, bad location.




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  • Daniel

    Exterior, especially the rear, is horrendously ugly. So plain, boring and dingy looking. Perhaps a different exterior color would help. Interior is overall nice. I like the wood-framed windows; they add an elegant touch. Master bathroom has an unnecessary contemporary flair to it. Pool is nice and the stools are a great idea, but it should have had a step-down serving area. Otherwise, the server has to bend down to hand the refreshments to the people in the pool, which would probably result going in head first on numerous occasions.




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    • Daniel

      Oh, and for one of the nicest pools I have ever seen, check out Wayne Huizenga’s former home. Although it is more than 4X the price, it gives an idea of what this home’s pool could have been like.

      http://www.drumrealty.com/hjr.html




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      • organbrett

        Now the Ft. Lauderdale home is great! I remember Mr. Garbage/Blockbuster from the time that I lived there in ’91 & ’92. Owning the utility company sure paid off big time. He was smart enough to sell Blockbuster when it was still worth some big change. I’d love to live there!

        The Texas home, not so much!!




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  • Tamara

    Lovely!!




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  • Grrrowler

    I’m afraid I don’t like this at all. I usually like various types of English architecture, but nothing about this house is really English. It looks like the builder was going for “English Cottage”, but it didn’t turn out very authentic. The front offers stucco, brick, stone, and cobblestone. There is WAY too much going on. The back looks remarkably cheap with all of that stucco. There’s nothing really terrible about the inside, but I just don’t like it. It doesn’t look at all like 10,000 square feet. The floor-to-ceiling arched windows are OK from the outside, but from inside they resemble garage doors. The “stained glass” windows look plastic, like they came off a 1970’s mobile home. I must be the only one who doesn’t like the pool. I think that swim-up bar/table thing is kind of silly. I can’t imagine how often it would get used, and good luck swimming any laps with it in the way! I would have turned the entire backyard into a bricked terrace area and gotten rid of that strip of grass. Moving the house slightly closer to the street (if possible) would have been good to make the backyard a little larger.




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  • Venom

    Nice house, I am not sure how on Earth they arrived at $4 million.
    My house has way nicer detail and sure did not cost anything near that.
    Not to mention the awful lot.
    A million, million two is about max what this house is worth in my opinion.




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  • Nick

    I am not fan of the exterior and I don’t like the fact that the house lack in privacy.
    But, I really like the interior.




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  • Mak

    I hate it. English? Not even close. There are so many stylistic things wrong with this I don’t know where to start.




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