Monday, October 11, 2010

This or That: Upper Kirby Estates

The other day, I was perusing Houston real estate listings for fun and came across two new homes that were very similar in their layout, but very different in style. Both of these homes are part of a new, exclusive enclave called Upper Kirby Estates, located in what Houstonians refer to as “inside the loop”, or the heart of the city. Both homes are 5,000 square feet and they both share a $1,395,000 price tag. So, considering the fact that they are nearly identical in many ways, it comes down to taste. Which would you choose: the first house or the second house? Both homes are really lovely, but if you’ve read La Dolce Vita long enough, you can probably guess which home gets my vote.

 house1

 

house2

 

So, which home gets your vote?

36 comments:

designstiles said...

Number two, for sure. Brighter, a bit more contemporary and always a fan of white cabinetry.

Victoria from VMAC + Cheese said...

Modern classic, for sure! Love the subway tile in the kitchen and just how clean and white everything is. It's a perfect blank slate for all the furniture.

Cote de Texas said...

right across the street from the Fab Flea - i'll take the Fab Flea actually. then #1. love this place but it is totally overpriced, no?

LuxuriousLife said...

I would choose #2, Modern Class. I would have to change the light fixture in the Master and I like a kitchen island that is one level and a clean surface, ie: no sink!!

Ragland Hill Social by Gwen Driscoll said...

#2. Love it.

sydney85 said...

I really like house #2 best. It seemed a little more open.

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Claire Gibson King said...

Modern Class thru and thru!!! I can't even imagine living in a house that big. Would be fun to help someone shop for though.

Alcira Molina-Ali said...

I would absolutely dive into house number two.
The first is certainly a quality build, but the second speaks much more to a sophisticated, uptown and yet youthful aesthetic.
Oh the things I would do to those rooms!
Two more reasons why Houston makes me happy ;)
Cheers, Alcira

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J'Anns Boutique said...

I am a sucker for vintage....

Number 1!


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Mia @ I dream of sunshine blog said...

Both houses are gorgeous! I love love LOVE the second one... I vote #2 :)

laura @ so alaurable said...

#2 for me! Fun game!

mrsplainjane said...

uh- hands down #2... wait, am I right- can we still be friends? Is this a trick question? ;)

Anonymous said...

Hands down. House no. 2!

Averill said...

Number Two! One is nice, but definitely not my style (though my mom would be ALL over it).

chateaudelille said...

No 2 for me. Love all the white and cream. Very pretty!Fiona

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

Oh number two, hands down for me. Hugs!

Abbey said...

I live in Houston too, and I loooove the Upper Kirby area! So many beautiful homes! Honestly, I have no idea which I would choose- both are awesome! (:

Anonymous said...

I would choose number 2. Love that style!
Claudia

Amy R. said...

I am modern classic all the way. House #2 for me please. My kitchen is similar to this (on a way smaller scale), white cabinets and white subway tile, classic. I'll take it:)

Amy R.

mydesignchic said...

I'll always choose the modern classic so definitely #2. Love the kitchen, love the bathroom and the beautiful hardwoods. Fun post!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

#2 for me. Interesting to see both!

Jennifer Hand said...

Surprisingly, I actually like the modern take on this great house. I surprised myself. I guess my taste are maturing too!

Connorsb1 said...

#2! no contest.

Sharon @ Real Estate Resuscitation said...

#2!!!

Sketch42 said...

Modern classic! for sure!!!!!

Eat. Live. Laugh. and sometimes shop! said...

Love them both! My now husband used to live in that area when we were dating! Boy has it changed!!!

Emily Covey said...

I have shown these homes (I'm a Realtor in Houston) and absolutely love both... and the whole concept of the development. Plus, it's next door to one of the city's best farmers' markets. Unfortunately, the other 9 slated homes are on hold.

Renee said...

Didn't even have to THINK about it... #2!!!! You? #2!!

The Glam Lamb said...

i think #1, but soften the white paint job on the outside... Um - do you know how much this would go for in LA?? I see myself moving to Texas!

Alaina @ Live Creating Yourself said...

#2 - MINUS the wall to wall carpet. That kitchen and living room are so beautiful!

Alaina

Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

#2. hands down.

Baylor Love said...

Oh my goodness, there is no question #2 is gorgeous on the inside! But but but...why do these houses look like ugly convention centers on the outside? Maybe it is the pics or just me but YARG.

Jenni said...

Oh my GOSH. I could never choose!!!

Just found your blog, and I LOVE IT!!!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

Modern Classic for me, please! It's interesting to see what's available in our city.

Peggy and Fritz said...

I'm just catching up on all my blogs from being gone. I love #2 because I like white anything and white kitchens and baths are my favorite. Anything in carera marble. However, in house one I do love the the first three pics - love the hallway, living room but don't care for the bathrooms. Dark wood cabinets are not my thing - beautiful homes!