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Looking for real estate in the Houston area? Heritage Texas Properties provides luxury homes for sale throughout River Oaks.

Nestled in the heart of Houston is River Oaks. This elegant, architecturally pleasing subdivision is highly recognized by the string of mansions that line the various streets and boulevard of this well respected community. Home to many CEOs, board directors, and entrepreneurs, River Oaks has earned the reputation of being one of Houston's and the Southwest's most exclusive neighborhoods.

River Oaks was developed in the early 1920s by William Hogg and his associate, Hugh Potter. The residential area measures approximately 1,200 acres. This beautiful tract of land offers shady boulevards, spacious, meticulously landscaped lawns and breathtaking bayou views. Strong ordinances and deed restrictions enforced by the River Oaks Property Owners maintain the elegance and grace of this neighborhood.

River Oaks is bordered by Buffalo Bayou to the north, Westheimer to the south, Shepherd Drive to the east and East Briar Hollow Lane to the west. It is just four miles from the Central Business District. This "close in" location provides easy access to Greenway Plaza, the Galleria, various museums, theaters, and cultural events.

Traditional architecture prevails in River Oaks. In fact, many homes were designed by nationally recognized architects of the era, such as John F. Staub and Birdsall Briscoe. One such home, "Bayou Bend" was built by William Hogg's sister, Ima. She later donated the magnificent Greek Revival property to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston along with its extensive collection of early American furnishings and antiques. Another Staub-designed home, "Rienzi" was similarly donated to MFAH along with its art and furnishings by Carroll and Harris Masterson, III in the 1990s.

Yet another well known River Oaks landmark is the River Oaks Country Club. This gracious, highly recognized club is noted for its famous River Oaks Tennis Tournament and the ornamental light presentation during the holiday season.

River Oaks offers a variety of homes that fulfill the diverse needs of its residents from older homes found on smaller plats of land to recent or new construction and grand estates that sprawl over several acres. Whatever the case, with its rich history and beauty, residents of River Oaks enjoy a comfortable, gracious lifestyle unequaled in the Houston area.

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Acurrucado en el corazón de Houston se encuentra River Oaks. Esta elegante y arquitectónicamente agradable subdivisión es reconocida por la cadena de casas que se alinean en las diversas calles y el bulevar de esta respetada comunidad. El hogar de muchos directores generales, directores de junta, y los empresarios, River Oaks ha ganado la reputación de ser uno de los barrios más exclusivos del suroeste de Houston.

River Oaks fue desarrollado a principios de los años 1920’s por William Hogg y su socio, Hugh Potter. El área residencial es de aproximadamente 1.200 hectáreas. Esta hermosa extensión de tierra ofrece bulevares asombrosos, amplios, y jardines meticulosamente impresionantes con vistas al bayuco. Fuertes ordenanzas y en las restricciones de escritura impuestas por propietarios de River Oaks mantienen la elegancia y la gracia de este barrio.

River Oaks es frontera con Buffalo Bayou hacia el norte, Westheimer al sur, Sheperd Drive hacia el este y East Briar Hollow Lane al este. Se encuentra tan sólo cuatro millas del distrito central de negocios. Esta ubicación ofrece fácil acceso a Greenway Plaza, de Galleria, varios museos, teatros y eventos culturales.

Arquitectura tradicional prevalece en River Oaks. De hecho, muchas casas fueron diseñadas por arquitectos reconocidos a nivel nacional de la época, como John F. Staub y Birdsall Briscoe. Una de esas casas, "Bayou Bend" fue construida por Ima, la hermana de William Hogg. Posteriormente donó el magnífico renacimiento griego propiedad del Museo de Bellas Artes, de Houston, junto con su extensa colección de mobiliario de principios de América y antigüedades. Otra casa diseñada de Staub fue, “ Rienzi" cuya fue igualmente donada a MFAH junto con su arte y el mobiliario por Carroll y Harris Masterson, III en los 1990’s.

Sin embargo, otro conocido River Oaks punto histórico es el River Oaks Country Club. Este elegante y muy reconocido club es conocido por su famoso River Oaks y el Torneo de Tenis presentación de luces durante la temporada navideña.

River Oaks ofrece una variedad de viviendas que cumplen con las diversas necesidades de sus residentes de las casas más viejas se encuentran en pequeños platos de tierra a las recientes o nuevas construcciones y grandes fincas que se expanden en varios acres. Cualquiera que sea el caso, con su rica historia y la belleza, los residentes de River Oaks disfrutan de un cómodo y elegante estilo de vida sin igual en el área de Houston.

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