Ho, ho, ho, what have we here? Just a little ghost of Christmas 2010, a 10,364-square-foot Houston Georgian that came on the market some five months ago. Whether or not holiday festooning is the key to proper home staging, a glittery tree in a corner sure as heck won't distract anyone from the excessive use of florals or mounted animal heads. In truth, the place looks like it's got good bones and, to that effect, potential—a gracious formal entry, 20-foot ceilings, a spacious kitchen, a wood-paneled library, and his/hers baths. The cost of all this holiday cheer? $6.9M. If someone would only tell Santa to hang up his hat for the next six months or so the owners would probably be in business.
· 3870 Willowick Road, Houston [HAR]