U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Houston
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Unread 10-23-2008, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
6,060 posts, read 8,260,200 times
Reputation: 3453
Quote:
Originally Posted by LostInHouston View Post
If you have $3.5 Million, his house is on the market:

2293 E Bayshore, San Leon, TX 77539
He's reduced the price - several months ago I think it was like $6M
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Unread 10-23-2008, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
6,060 posts, read 8,260,200 times
Reputation: 3453
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShelbyGirl1 View Post
Now THAT'S a McMansion!
I thought a McMansion was when you build a huge home on a standard subdivision lot and the home took the entire lot while the rest of the neighborhood all had standard sized homes with same size lawns.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 10-23-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: California
9,532 posts, read 21,601,145 times
Reputation: 21263
Quote:
Originally Posted by texas7 View Post
He's reduced the price - several months ago I think it was like $6M
Was it on the market before Ike?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 10-23-2008, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Houston Texas
2,900 posts, read 1,067,722 times
Reputation: 877
The thing about Houston is that the celebrities that are there do not tirelessly advertise thenselves like in certain other cities (Miami, LA NYC) The city of Houston also does not actively tell the world what celebrities are there as if it is a selling point or something. Houston is known for its great people, great economy and great lifestyle, not some (usually useless) celebrity that happens to reside there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 10-23-2008, 08:11 PM
 
Location: from houstoner to bostoner to new yorker;)
4,085 posts, read 7,894,282 times
Reputation: 1839
Quote:
Originally Posted by texas7 View Post
I thought a McMansion was when you build a huge home on a standard subdivision lot and the home took the entire lot while the rest of the neighborhood all had standard sized homes with same size lawns.
Yeah, I think we can safely take the "Mc" off that one. It could really benefit from better landscaping, though. The lawn looks puny. A bunch of grass and some sparse trees doesn't do the house justice.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 10-23-2008, 11:01 PM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
2,028 posts, read 5,349,195 times
Reputation: 412
Quote:
Originally Posted by sweetclimber View Post
The thing about Houston is that the celebrities that are there do not tirelessly advertise thenselves like in certain other cities (Miami, LA NYC) The city of Houston also does not actively tell the world what celebrities are there as if it is a selling point or something. Houston is known for its great people, great economy and great lifestyle, not some (usually useless) celebrity that happens to reside there.
thats a "No" in old hag linggo
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 10-24-2008, 06:57 AM
 
155 posts, read 291,221 times
Reputation: 48
About 4 years ago my mother-in-law was visiting because our twins were just born. One morning she went to pick up my then 4 yr old from preschool and got in a minor accident on the way home. She didn't own a cell phone but a gentleman in a white jaguar who witnessed the whole thing had pulled over and let her borrow his. She called me to let me know what had happened and that everyone was OK. Later that afternoon a police officer came to the house to ask her questions about the accident. He asked her, "Do you have any idea who that gentleman in the white jaguar was?" After replying she had no clue, he told her it was Frank Beard, the drummer for ZZ Top. Of course that was completely lost on her, but I ran over to my phone to check my Caller ID, and sure enough his cell number was on there. I saved it for months too... He lives in Richmond, TX.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 10-24-2008, 09:08 AM
 
1,286 posts, read 3,135,064 times
Reputation: 668
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShelbyGirl1 View Post
Now THAT'S a McMansion!
I'm pretty sure that qualifies for a regular old, run of the mill, old fashioned mansion. Without the Mc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 10-24-2008, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
15,753 posts, read 17,565,774 times
Reputation: 6516
Beyonce was just in Sugarland recently visiting her sister.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Unread 10-24-2008, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Sugar Land, Texas
530 posts, read 1,249,625 times
Reputation: 185
I thought the Knowles family was an inner-city family? Sellouts :P BTW, she is here often... this is her home city, where as far as I know her entire family lives and attends church. They go to a black Methodist church downtown... can't think of the name of it off the top of my head, but Beyonce has been known to sing there. Nowadays she probably doesn't give any prior notice, though. Imagine the crowds.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $74,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Houston

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top