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3/31/23 Real Estate Photos of the Week

Welcome to the March 31st, Studio Vos Friday Real Estate Photos of the Week (#StudioVosPOTW)! Did you hear about the cat who owned a home in Houston? She paid the mortgage off before anyone else in the neighborhood. What was her secret? It took 9 lives 🙀! The rest of us will just have to wait for the Fed to reduce interest rates.


I've said it once and I'll say it again -- we don't shoot multimillion dollar houses every day. This blog just makes it seem that way because but I can't resist posting pictures of wine cellars, pools cleverly designed for small downtown spaces, backlit granite countertops, and at every possible chance, homes with shaftless elevators.


Today's pictures are from 11926 Queensbury Ln in Houston's Hedwig Village, the 666th most populated city in the great state of Texas (ooo spooky). It was listed by Benjamin Crawford of HomeSmart Realty. Speaking of Hedwig Village, did you hear about last year's big controversy to stop a homeowner from removing a 200 year old oak tree from his property there? The controversy caused him to drop the asking price by over $1M.


#1 Were you about to Google where Hedwig Village is? Let me save you a step. For those who think the first-and-ten line is actually moving on your screen, yes, this "you are here" demarcation is included in the purchase price.

Where's Hedwig Village? Image by Studio Vos
Where's Hedwig Village? Image by Studio Vos

#2 Zooming in a bit more because that's what one does when having fun piloting a drone camera.

Overhead drone shot. Image by Studio Vos
Overhead drone shot. Image by Studio Vos

*Bonus* Do you think a floor plan with dimensions aids in understanding a space's value? Here's a sample to decide for yourself. Most are just $75 and can be ordered with a 3D rendered home model as well.

Sample of our detailed floor plans with dimensions. Image by Studio Vos
Sample of our detailed floor plans with dimensions. Image by Studio Vos

#3 Does this house make my tree look big? Hedwig Village is well-known for it's veteran arbors which date back to the founding of Texas. It brings me joy when they're prominently displayed like this one. Naturally, we did take a photo from the angle where this mighty oak isn't as visible, but that's no fun to feature here.

Does this house make my tree look big? Image by Studio Vos
Does this house make my tree look big? Image by Studio Vos

#4 Have you ever seen a polished brass curtain rod with matching chandelier? Can it be called irony when a beautifully finished wood cabinet looks directly out a window to the above referenced tree in the house front? These homeowners must be close friends with an interior designer because I couldn't have imagined a high gloss blue accent wall would've worked here.

Ictuses, polished brass, and a blue accent wall. Image by Studio Vos
Ictuses, polished brass, and a blue accent wall. Image by Studio Vos

#5 What is it about ceiling medallions that adds such a refined veneer?

Open concept living room + kitchen with ceiling medallions. Image by Studio Vos
Open concept living room + kitchen with ceiling medallions. Image by Studio Vos

#6 When people talk about open concept kitchens I wish this picture would get thrown around more often. The "open" notion is about creating spaces that inspire interaction between rooms, not just tearing down walls. Reference how the charging ports by each barstool keep adolescents plugged in; and the curio cabinets at top allow for displays of personally important artifacts.

The ideal open concept kitchen. Image by Studio Vos
The ideal open concept kitchen. Image by Studio Vos

#7 What's that? You want more reasons why this kitchen is so ideal? Okay, quick fire list coming up! Prettiest hood exhaust you've ever seen, double sink faucets, oven mounted potfiller, under lighting everywhere you need, two oven/burner sets, and a concealed dishwasher.

What ordering every available feature in a kitchen looks like. Image by Studio Vos
What ordering every available feature in a kitchen looks like. Image by Studio Vos

#8 Dens and dining areas are obvious staples in a home, but you're here for the luxuries. Check out this enviable wine rack. This one stands out thanks to the dedicated cupboard of cocktail cups, sink, and accompanying dishwasher.

Wine room with dedicated cupboard of cocktail cups, sink, and dishwasher. Image by Studio Vos
Wine room with dedicated cupboard of cocktail cups, sink, and dishwasher. Image by Studio Vos

*Bonus* Full size image of the wine room. There's lots of ways we've seen to stylishly present your vino. Let us know in the comments if you want to see a series of exactly that.

Stylishly presented wine rack. Image by Studio Vos
Stylishly presented wine rack. Image by Studio Vos

#9 Even if the master bath wasn't impressive (it is!) I would still feel obliged to let you see it, dear reader. My two favorite features here are the enclosed tub within the shower/steam room and the chic hopper window.

Chic bathroom shower with enclosed tub and hopper window. Image by Studio Vos
Chic bathroom shower with enclosed tub and hopper window. Image by Studio Vos

#10 What's the expression about one man's home being another man's pool house? Anyway, it's relevant here. Not pictured, on the other side of this room, is a massive built-in coyote grill, matching pizza oven, royal 6 burner gas range, and complete kitchen setup.

Pool house for the stars. Image by Studio Vos
Pool house for the stars. Image by Studio Vos

#11 Closing us out today is an actual twilight shot (not the much more cost effective digital sky replacement most clients want) of the spool pool. If you squint into the pool house then you can also see the edge of the huge grill I referenced above.

Actual twilight shot (not digital sky replacement) of the spool pool. Image by Studio Vos
Actual twilight shot (not digital sky replacement) of the spool pool. Image by Studio Vos

Thanks for making it to the end


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