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Houston’s Most Fabulous Closets — Theresa Roemer’s Three-Story Stunner is Just the Start

Wonderlands of Shoes, Designer Clothes and Secret Doors Await

BY // 01.29.20

When luxury homebuilder Al Ross and his team designed an 8,900 square foot residence in swank River Oaks, special attention was given to creating a show-stopping master closet, one large enough to party in. Think a two-story enclave with sexy spiral staircase, LED lighting and wet bar modeled after the Chanel flagship store in New York.

“This sleek en-suite closet is the ultimate luxury,” says DeeDee Guggenheim Howes, a real estate agent specializing in high-end properties with Compass. “From its dramatic stairway leading to the upper floor, to the two-story mirrored wall to the chilled champagne bar, there is little else like it.”

Except perhaps the most storied closet in the country — Theresa Romer’s three-story closet in The Woodlands, which is large enough (3,000 square feet) to host champagne parties. And she does. It is so fabulous that an Atlantic Records rapper shot a video there. And media coverage has extended around the globe. (The 17,000 square foot house is listed with Nancy Almodovar with Nan Properties.)

Throughout Houston’s rarified neighborhoods, there are master closets that homeowners could only dream of in the previous century. No more a mere few hanging racks and, if lucky, a few slanted shelves for shoes.

Today’s ultimate closets include hanging sections sized for gowns, sections for blouses and shirts and for slacks, often saved from dust behind glass cabinet doors, and bountiful shelves for shoes. Pull down bars for  double-decker hanging space because in these homes the ceilings are always at least 12 feet high.

3659 Meadow Lake Lane & Agent Caroline Bean
Today’s custom closet is outfitted for different types of clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Compass agent Caroline Bean adds that a safe with a hidden door is as popular in these mega closets as is the packing island. And don’t forget the full length mirror.

As Marnie Greenwood notes, “Buyers are approaching closet space as much more than a place to simply store their clothes. Women are looking for a space to relax, recharge and apply makeup. Good lighting, seating, a place to pack a suitcase and a built-in-safe are becoming expected.”

In the photo gallery below, we take a look at some of the city’s most extravagant closets, some in homes that are on the market and others where the owners have taken their closets to the limit. These are Houston’s most stunning closets:

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