custom built greek manor


  • Number of bedrooms 6 Bedroom
  • Number of bathrooms 6 full, 2 half
  • Living area footage 10,177 sq Ft / living area
  • Footage 16,523 Sq Ft / covered area

This home’s design perfectly reflected the desires of the homeowner. Originally from Houma, Louisiana, our client wanted a home which reflected his heritage and cultural background. The authentic Greek Revival architecture features proper proportion and scale, extraordinary brick detailing, slate and copper roofing, an elaborate frieze with corbels and triglyphs, historically replicated ironwork, and twelve 30-inch diameter, poured in place, concrete columns on front elevation. The interior offers heavy millwork throughout, with the central stair rotunda capped by an 18' diameter Tiffany-style stained glass dome, backlit from above. With such expansive homes, our challenge is always to create warm, cozy ambiance. In this home, we achieved this with warm tones and an artful blend of materials: brick, copper, wood, stone, granite and iron.

Our homeowner wanted as little serious long-term maintenance as possible. Specifically, they were concerned about the longevity of the front elevation columns. Therefore, we fabricated fiberglass molds for 24' X 30" tapered columns. We then installed the rebar within the forms and poured the columns in place, one at a time, in order to re-use the form. Of course, the foundation was strengthened substantially in order to carry the extra load of the concrete columns. Over 10 years later, our homeowner has not been forced to repair, reinforce, or maintain these columns at all, making for a very happy homeowner.


  • 2-story rotunda
  • 2-story billiard room


Houston's Best PRISM Award:

  • Custom Home of the Year - Over $2.5 Million

Texas Star Awards:

  • Best Custom Home Kitchen

One of Home Builder Digest's Best Greek Revival Homes


  • Building Designer: Robert Dame Designs
  • Interior Designer: Kelly Hann
  • Photographer: Bruce Glass

When you hire Sims, you’re not just hiring a contractor.

When you want to build the home of a lifetime, it helps to have someone on your side who’s been doing this for a lifetime. With more than 30 years of experience creating luxury homes for families in the greater Houston area, Sims Luxury Builders offers:

  • Thorough and accurate build budgets and timelines
  • Smarter building methods and materials
  • Access to a loyal, dependable and high-quality subcontractor base
  • A dedicated project manager and construction manager team to oversee every detail of your build
  • An organized and transparent process using collaborative construction management software
  • A close, supportive, and mutually respectful relationship with your architect

Whether you’re just beginning to consider a project or whether you’re ready to get started, talk to us. We’ll make sure you get the utmost value at every stage of the process, and we know exactly how to make building your own custom home as smooth and stress-free as possible.

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