Summerwood Master Planned Community

October 22nd, 2014
summerwood pond

One of the ponds located in the Summerwood community.


Summerwood is a Newland master planned community located just off of Beltway 8 in Northeast Houston. Sitting on 1,500 wooded acres, with nearly 200 of those acres dedicated to recreational amenities, this is a great community to consider when looking to buy in the Houston area. This community is just minutes from the new Generation Park area. With the recent announcement by FMC Technologies that they will be consolidating all of their Houston campuses to their new site in Generation Park this makes Summerwood an ideal choice for FMC home buyers.

Summerwood Life

Summerwood offers 3 public swimming pools, tennis courts, wide greenbelt trails, fitness center, and so much more that it’s easy to find reasons not to stray too far from home. Conveniently located near HEB and with the recent addition of Starbucks the area is constantly adding more shopping opportunities making the area a true destination living area. Just to the West of Summerwood is Duessen Park, a 309 acre park that offers boat launches, fishing piers, picnic areas, walking trails and a variety of outdoor activities. Another outstanding feature at Duessen Park is the dog park, which offers areas for both large and small breeds.

Summerwood Homes

Summerwood has a great selection of home sizes and price ranges to fit just about any need or budget. With just over 4000 homes in this master planned community, Summerwood has a good variety of neighborhoods to make a large community feel more like a small town setting. Summerwood is located in the Humble Independent School District one of the highest ranked in the Houston area. With easy access to Beltway 8 and the new widening of the on ramps to Highway 59, Summerwood is an easy commute to downtown. With so many great homes to choose from, activities to enjoy, and places to visit, the master planned community of Summerwood needs to be on your list when looking for a place to live in Houston.

13319 Hartland Lake Ln. Resort living just outside the city.

May 7th, 2014

When you’re driving on W. Lake Houston Parkway it’s easy to still get lost in your thoughts while driving this tree lined stretch of road. Then you top a bridge and and the entrance to Waters Edge is sitting there like something from a different place in the world. Water fountains fill the front and are separated by a four lane street that leads you into this oasis in a big city. 13319 Hartland Lake Ln. is located in this quiet resort style neighborhood. It’s waiting for someone to call it home.

This is 13319 Hartland Lake Lane in Houston Texas.13319 Hartland Lake Ln. is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home in over 1,800 square feet of space. Boasting a true open concept it invites you or your guests in from the moment you open the front door. The sounds of laughter or the family conversation will fill the family room while having an open view of the kitchen allows everyone to stay involved in whatever is going on. A private study sits just off of the family room so there’s no need for everyone to stop the fun if you have to get a little work done. This one story home is situated in front of a luscious green space with mature trees that will stand as sentries over the years you live here. A generous amount of space is left on the other side of the green space so that this home will never have a back neighbor to share a fence with.

The subdivision of Waters Edge offers a community pool, walking paths, biking paths, recreation center, non-motorized boat launch, stocked fishing pond, and a public pier on Lake Houston. 13319 Hartland Lake Ln. will give you a great place to come home to in the evening and a great neighborhood to call home when everything outside the entrance just seems to be getting too loud and too fast. Come home to 13319 Hartland Lake Ln. Call Tom Riggins at 832-554-6975 and schedule your exclusive showing today.

3614 Shady Village Dr. is a Kingwood gem!

April 23rd, 2014

3614 Shady Village Dr. is located in the Greentree Village subdivision of Kingwood, TX. It sits on a very quiet street and is surrounded by well maintained homes. If you are looking for a place to stretch your arms and let your family grow then 3614 Shady Village Dr. is the place for you.

3614 shady village drWith over 3,300 square foot of living space and 4 bedrooms complimented by 3 and a half bathrooms you can find somewhere for everyone to fit. A large open entryway welcomes you into a massive living area. One of the biggest offices I have ever seen in a non-custom home sits to the right and well proportioned dining area is on the left. An open kitchen and breakfast are just waiting to for your family to gather for meals. The master bedroom and bathroom are on the first floor. The upstairs has an open gameroom area that is surrounded by 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The yard is wonderfully landscaped and full of the trees Kingwood is so famous for.

3614 Shady Village Dr. is coming on the market and you need to call now if you hope to get a exclusive showing. The  inventory on all of Kingwood is limited and Greentree Village is one of the most desirable neighborhoods thanks to great schools and well maintained homes. Contact Liz Olsen  – 713-444-8820 – or Tom Riggins – 832-554-6975 –

2614 Deer Mountain Ct. has space inside and out.

March 28th, 2014

2614 Deer Mountain Ct. has space inside and out. This home is a 4000 plus square foot Kingwood home that can be used in a 6 bedroom configuration. Two living areas and lots of extra spaces to use in any number of ways makes this the perfect house for anyone looking for some elbow room. That usually means no yard, but this Kingwood home breaks the mold. Over 14,000 square feet in this lot means that the heated in ground pool and massive covered patio don’t dominate the back yard. You can see that because there is a full playgound system, room for a basketball goal and that’s just on one side of the back yard. If you need plenty of room inside and out 2614 Deer Mountain Ct. is the place for you.

2614 deer  mountain ctThis custom Kingwood home is in the prestigious Kings Point Village neighborhood. Situated on an end cul-de-sac lot and sporting 3 garage stalls this home has it all. The beautiful doorway leads you into a home that does not lack for interior detail. Dental moulding, transom windows, and hardwoods catch your eye right away. The cozy formal living room is just waiting for friends to sit and catch up on life while the large den holds room for the whole family. With a thoroughly modern kitchen and all that space the next family gathering needs to be here.

Step into the back yard and try to decide why you would ever go back inside. The heated pool and spa are probably enough for most, but when you see the custom patio, cooking outside could become a way of life. Sit and relax while the kids play in the pool or in the huge play area. There really is a home with enough room for all your dreams to com true and that home is 2614 Deer Mountain Ct. Enjoy this video and contact us for your private viewing.

4215 Leaf Forest Dr. is an exceptional Kingwood home!

March 26th, 2014

I was told that 4215 Leaf Forest Dr. would be coming to market and that the current occupant is the owner of Modern Home Innovations. I wasn’t aware of their work, but my partner assured me that he does only top quality work. When the day finally came for me to actually tour the house I can only say that top quality is an understatement. If you are looking for a home that features fresh and modern design features, but still love the established neighborhoods of Kingwood why would you even wait to see this house?

4215 leaf forest drive4215 Leaf Forest Dr. is 3,290 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 3 and a half bathrooms. When you walk in the door the difference starts to emerge. A dining room sits to your left and it used to be the formal living room, but they took down walls and added a few back to make a private study. Around the corner you will see that the standard pantries in this Kingwood neighborhood will not match up. They have made a true walk in pantry that will hold everything for the kitchen and a few extra things for the house. The kitchen cannot be described well enough in words, you have to see it. Apron sink, wood island with a pull-out tray microwave, double convection ovens, and a gas stove top complete with a pot filler. The kitchen to living area has been completely opened up with a breakfast bar with even more storage the only thing separating you from your guests in the living room.

The master bathroom at 4215 Forest Leaf Dr. has been totally renovated and boasts all the new features you would expect to find in a newly built home, but walk into the closet and even new builds have trouble holding a candle to this monster. The house is rounded up with 3 bedrooms upstairs each with access to fully remodeled bathrooms.The pool in the backyard is overlooked by a covered patio and a safety fence completely surrounds the heated in-ground pool and spa.

If you have looked all over Kingwood, but  just can’t seem to get those new construction homes out of your mind then 4215 Leaf Forest Dr. is the home for you.

Greentree Village Kingwood

March 25th, 2014

Greentree Village in Kingwood was established in 1977 with the building of the first home and being built out in 2001. Located in the Northeast section of Kingwood there are about 1761 homes in Greentree Village. With the greenbelt trail running throughout and streets lines with mature trees this is one of the premier neighborhoods in Kingwood. If you live in Greentree you can totally agree and if you are looking for a place to move in Kingwood this should be top of your list.

greentree villageWith median lot sizes of 8,971 square feet and and close to averaging 4 bedrooms and 2 and a half bathrooms there are home layouts for everyone. Amenities include 3 parks and 2 community pools. With access to all the Kingwood parks through the KSA and easy access to the greenbelt there are an abundance of places to play and things to do without going more than a few blocks. If good schools are important then you have no worries, because Greentree Village in is located in the Humble Independent School District. You can search the internet and see that Humble ISD is highly rated and one of the big factors people move to Kingwood.

Kingwood is known as the Livable Forest and Greentree Village plays right into that theme. Mature trees make up this established neighborhood and many residents cannot see themselves living in any other part of Kingwood. You can get lost just walking the vast amount of the greenbelt trail that is located inside of Greentree Village itself. There really is a special place in Kingwood and it’s located in Greentree Village.

Trip to the Houston Zoo

March 17th, 2014

I took my children to the Houston Zoo this past Friday. We have a membership and go several times a year, but they get just as excited every time we start to plan the trip. The drive from anywhere in the Northeast Houston area takes about 30 – 45 minutes depending on traffic and your particular location. Once you get to the Hermann Park area traffic can become a whole new time factor to when you actually get into the zoo. Currently there are major renovations taking place which are exciting and definitely something we are looking forward to seeing. The streets are something of a challenge while this is going on so pack your patience. Besides, what’s a road trip without hearing are we there yet?

I have been to a lot of zoos and the Houston Zoo is one of the good ones. The layout flows really well and even on a day when you can see that the crowds are bog you don’t really feel cramped. The zoo offers a wide variety of wildlife to view in very natural habitats and quite a few of the animals have been rescued from very bad situations. Just as with Hermann Park there are several new projects going on at the zoo and the biggest of those is the addition of Gorillas. The gorillas will make their debut in the summer of 2015, but several other projects will be unveiled before then.

houston zooIt seems like no matter how many times we go something new catches our eye. This time it was flamingos. A friend of mine likes to put pink flamingo lawn ornaments in peoples yards for their big birthdays. I couldn’t resist taking this one to show her. So every time you go it’s like a whole new world and that’s why the membership is a great thing to have. If you’re looking for a great little getaway from the Northeast Houston area I don’t think you can go wrong with the Houston Zoo.

Fosters Mill – Kingwood Community Spotlight

March 12th, 2014

Fosters Mill village is an original subdivision of Kingwood. Homes first started being built in 1979 and the last homes were built in the late 1990’s. Situated on the Deerwood Golf Club there are golf course homes included in the 548 homes in this less populated community. Fosters Mill has the Kingwood feel to it with tree lined streets and large stately homes. If you haven’t driven through this Kingwood gem you will find vintage Kingwood when you do.

fosters millWith an average lot size of 12,900 square feet and home sizes averaging 3,290 square feet according to HAR, these are not your average home sites. Fosters Mill is overseen by the Fosters Mill Village Community Association Board and is a member of the Kingwood Service Association which oversees the parks and trails all throughout Kingwood. The Deerwood Golf course is part of the Clubs of Kingwood and is a private course. Membership will get you access to The Kingwood Country Club as well.

If you are looking for a home that has a country club feel and the amenities to go along with it the homes in Fosters Mill are exactly what you may be looking for. If you would like to view a home in Fosters Mill please contact me today and we will start your search.

Kingwood Concert in the Park

March 11th, 2014

If you are looking for something to do Friday night March 14th then do I have a deal for you. Keller Williams Realty Northeast is beginning it’s annual Kingwood concert in the park series. This coming Friday night the featured band will be The Stringbenders. According to their websiteThe Stringbenders are an exciting 5-piece band (located in the Houston Gulf coast area) playing the best of classic country/Cajun/Zydeco/TexMex styles including a bit of rock n roll to provide everyone with a great evening of entertainment.”  

kingwood concert in the parkAlong with the music there will be an all-new kids corner that is sponsored by Sky High Party Rentals. Face painting will be back again this year. Coolers and lawn chairs are welcome and finding something to eat at one of the nearby restaurants is never a problem. The corporate sponsors this year are Insperity and Liberty Mutual.

Each concert has a charity or civic organization that is promote and this concert it will be The Humble Rotary Club. There will be raffles throughout the night and everyone will have a chance to visit various booths and representatives to see how the featured organizations benefit the community.

These concerts are free and held the second Friday of each month March – November. Last year the Kingwood concert in the park series was moved from Kings Harbor to Town Center and everyone was very happy and impressed with the smoother flow of traffic both in their cars and on foot. The open air setting allows plenty of room to stretch out and let kids run and play. Don’t miss out on this free concert in the park at Kingwood Town Center.

2902 Deer Hollow Dr is an Incredible Kingwood Home

March 9th, 2014

A beautiful Kingwood home located at 2902 Deer Hollow Dr is going on the market. This Sand Creek home is a great opportunity for someone looking to buy a home with lots of room and close to the elementary school and the Greenbelt Trail. The lot and the exterior of the home are vintage Sand Creek, but once inside you see it hasn’t been maintained in the 1980’s style. Are you looking for that Kingwood move?


2902 Deer Hollow Dr front elevation

Driving up you notice a large mature oak surrounded by a well landscaped yard. 2902 Deer Hollow Dr is one block from the Deerwood Elementary school and located on a cul-de-sac that has an entry to the 75+ mile Kingwood Greenbelt Trail. The home is a corner lot and has a two car garage with a double wide driveway. The interior of the home has been beautifully maintained and boasts lots of high end touches that you just don’t find every day. Crown moulding runs throughout the home and much of it is in a distinct gingerbread style and not just a plain moulding. The kitchen and master bathroom are the two most prominently updated rooms with granite countertops in both both. Whirlpool and Kenmore appliances in the kitchen and glass shower doors, tile on the whirlpool tub are the newest standout features. A large naturally lit sun room has been added to the additional floor plan and provides a large amount of open floor space you don’t see in the older neighborhoods.

2902 Deer Hollow Dr is a 4 bedroom, 2 and 1/2 bathroom configuration with the master bedroom downstairs. Downstairs also includes a formal dining room, formal living room, breakfast area, utility room, sun room, and study. Upstairs are 3 bedrooms, the largest of which has an attached sitting area, and the second full bathroom. A large bonus room is centrally located to the bedrooms and has built-in desks and storage. The attic and storage area above the garage have been floored with wood planks making truly usable storage areas.

The back yard has a patio that is covered by a large pergola and has been nicely landscaped. There is still plenty of room for children or pets to play or installing a pool is a definite possibility. If you are looking for a home in the Kingwood area that doesn’t fit the mold of all the others you have seen before 2902 Deer Hollow Dr fits the bill Call Liz Olsen at 713-444-8820 for your private viewing today.