Luxury Listings

Tom Schwenk of Coldwell Banker TGRE has earned The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing’s Certified Luxury Home Marketing Specialist™ (CLHMS) designation in recognition of experience, knowledge, and expertise in high-end residential properties.

The specialized training and ongoing membership with The Institute provide Tom Schwenk and Coldwell Banker TGRE with the knowledge and tools to better serve clients.

The CLHMS™ designation provides evidence of the successful commitment to service at the highest level. “I love introducing people to the superior lifestyle we have here on Galveston Island, and I’m committed to providing white-gloves service for every step of the transaction.”

When you are buying or selling a luxury home, it is vital that you partner with a real estate professional who understands your needs and lifestyle.

Members of The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing are real estate professionals with the expertise to support your unique needs.

Institute Members specialize in the luxury home market, undergoing extensive training to achieve the skills and knowledge required for working with upper-tier clients.

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Our Current Luxury Listings

Spectacular John Staub designed home in midtown Galveston is set amongst a lushly landscaped 1.3 acre property with majestic oak, was custom built for Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Moody III in 1938. Current owners renovated the home between 2014 & 2015. The kitchen has counters of walnut and birch,& includes stainless steel appliances, a 6 burner stove as well as wine cooler. The formal entry is a perfect backdrop for the elegant custom designed winding staircase. The dining room, large enough to seat 24, boasts a custom designed silk wall paneled mural. Enjoy a glass of wine or morning coffee on the upstairs gallery. The 5728 SF home has all anyone could desire including 7 bedrooms, a floral prep room, picture molding in living room (allowed Mr. Moody the ability to easily change his art). Upstairs one finds all the bedrooms except 1 including a children’s wing with back stairwell. The servants bed and bath are on first floor behind kitchen. Copper shingled roof and gutters & 3 Car Garage.

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STUNNING BEACHFRONT HOME WITH UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS OF GULF AND GALVESTON BAY!! – 5 Bedroom / 5 bath recently remodeled highraised home on large beachfront lot. Built in 2007, the home’s layout & location makes it an ideal vacation rental w a long history of impressive income on the books. Spacious kitchen with a large island, granite countertops & stainless appliances opens to impressive living room w vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace & stunning views of the Gulf. The 5 bedroom 5 bath design allows it to accommodate both large & small groups. Grand first floor master bedroom has large unobstructed views of the water, private deck access & large master bath w jacuzzi tub. Additional primary suite on first floor w private bath, 3 additional bedrooms and game room on the second floor. Located on Bluewater Highway between Galveston & Surfside beach, short drive to the amazing Red Snapper Inn Restaurant, this grand home offers a true Gulf Coast experience.

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This circa 1900 Victorian home is not only lovely, but also in a prime location in the East End Historical District. It has been completely restored and is being sold furnished with high end items…totally turn-key. So many windows allowing the natural light throughout the 13 ft ceilings and beautifully restored wood floors and 10 ft pocket doors. Gas lanterns adorn the front door which beckons for time spent relaxing on the front porch. Entertaining is a breeze on back porch as well with direct access from the kitchen. The kitchen is gorgeous with plenty of seating at the massive eat-in island. There is plenty of space for both a coffee bar and entertaining bar and ample prep area. The primary ensuite bedroom is located on first floor which is unusual for a home from this era. Remaining three spacious bedrooms and full bath are upstairs. The backyard is fully fenced-in and the pergola covered carport has lockable storage and two car spaces entered from the alley. Must see!

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A Victorian beauty located in the heart of the EEHD has only had 5 owners since it was built in 1891! Current owners have added New HVAC and tankless water heater as well as front porch balustrades and convenient upstairs laundry. Historic charm abounds throughout from spacious rooms, walk out windows and soaring ceilings! Original hardwoods throughout. Upstairs are 3 beds & 3 baths 2 are en-suite. 3rd bathroom uses hall bath. The current owners live on the property downstairs in suite with bath. They operate the property as an AirBnB. Select family heirlooms and artwork in the owner’s living space doesn’t convey. The rest of the furnishings as well as the 2 refrigerators and washer and dryer are negotiable. This double galleried beauty overlooks a lushly landscaped yard. Underneath this raised property is plenty of storage. LOW flood insurance (approx $500/yr). Advance notice is required to view. View Details

NEW CONSTRUCTION HOME with BEACH VIEW – Stunning 3 Bedroom 2-1/2 Bath with views of the water. Just completed, 1,766 sq ft high-raised home with golf cart garage located blocks from the beach and bay in the Terramar neighborhood on Galveston’s West End. This beautiful 2 level home offers views of the beach. Spacious living and dining room that gets lots of light opens to an elegant kitchen with a large island, stainless appliance, quartz countertops and custom cabinets. Closets in every room. Vinyl plank flooring and storm windows and doors throughout the home. Large yard with sprinkler system. The Terramar neighborhood is centrally located, walking distance to both beach and bay making it ideal location for second home of full time living. Enjoy the community amenities including a swimming pool, boat launch, fishing pier, disc golf and a pavilion.

 

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