The Memorial neighborhood is home to a rich variety of residential architectural styles, including mid-century modern. The community sits along Buffalo Bayou with forested lanes. It began life as an area of large country estates and has boasted such notable residents as Roger Clemens, previously of the Houston Astros, and J.J. Watt of the Houston Texans.

Memorial is located west of Downtown Houston and northwest of Uptown, bordered by Buffalo Bayou to the south and the Barker reservoir to the west. Easy access to the Katy Freeway (Interstate 10) bounds the north. If you work in the Energy Corridor, you won’t have far to travel each day. The homes are known for their large lots and the abundance of mature trees.

Spring Valley Village, Piney Point Village, Bunker Hill Village, Hedwig Village, Hilshire Village, and Hunters Creek Village make up Memorial Villages, a contiguous group of independent municipalities.

The community has several public parks including Terry Hershey Park, named for a local conservationist who founded the Bayou Preservation Association. The park is popular with runners and bicyclists. You can also find places to play at Bendwood Park and Nottingham Park near Tully Stadium. Nearby is Nottingham Forest, a group of subdivisions bordered by Memorial Drive to the north and Buffalo Bayou to the west.

Memorial has some of the top-ranked schools in Texas.  You also have boutique shopping and fine dining nearby. This is a relaxed, family-oriented neighborhood near the heart of Houston. CityCentre provides excellent shopping opportunities and several high-end restaurants from inside the loop are opening second locations within the Memorial area.

Build your custom home in Memorial, where the beauty of nature and the convenience of the city coincide.

Why Sims?

Building the luxury home you’ve always dreamed of should be a dream

When you decide to build your own custom home, you’re doing something exceptional. It’s a serious investment and a multi-faceted, complex project. When you take the road less traveled by building custom, you need an experienced and dedicated guide. Sims Luxury Builders have walked this path many times before. When you hire us, you get so much more than a builder:

  • Support and advice from a multidisciplinary team of seasoned professionals
  • A collaborative process which respects the vision of the architect and the homeowner
  • A commitment to your dream, your needs, your budget and your schedule
  • Dedicated project manager and construction manager to liaise with all involved parties
  • Access to the best value in high end materials and labor
  • Expert troubleshooting to eliminate any stressful surprises along the way

Spanish Colonial

This home represents some of our finest work. We maintained an extraordinary working relationship with our clients throughout the process. Shortly after their move-in, they threw an amazing catered party complete with musicians and an ice sculpture for our team and all of the subcontractors and their families. We were given the opportunity to enjoy and admire, for one fabulous evening, the fruits of our collective labor.



Southern Spanish Colonial




Memorial Manor




Saddlebrook Mediterranean

This home revolves around the incredible grand foyer which serves as the family’s main entertaining space. The first thing you’ll notice is the scale of the space. It took an extraordinary amount of steel to make the span that large to carry the load. If you look up you’ll see an 18-foot diameter Tiffany-style stained glass dome sitting atop dual sweeping radiused staircases.