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University of Texas football coach's former Bellaire home back on the market for $2 million

This article originally appeared on CultureMap.

Tom Herman let Houston down. Tom Herman’s biggest letdown is his defense. Tom Herman beat Oklahoma — let him live. Just a few talking points for a new owner to draw up when hosting watch parties at the University of Texas football coach’s former home, which is now for sale in a tony Bellaire neighborhood.

Herman’s former dwelling on 5221 Pine St. is nestled in Bellaire’s sought-after Braeburn Country Club Estates. The white brick, traditional 2004 Bellaire Showcase home, offered by John Daugherty, Realtors for $2.045 million, was remodeled in 2016 after Herman sold it and sits on an 18,900-square-foot lot.

Herman purchased the home in 2015, updated it, and sold it in June 2017; it was barely on the market for a month. The next owners repainted the exterior (from red brick), interior, and added extra amenities. The home has only been on the market since mid-October. 

“This home offers one of the larger lots in Bellaire,” says Lisa Kornhauser of John Daugherty, Realtors. “Interest has been great in this short amount of time. With its premiere location, the oversized lot, and unique amenities, this won’t last long on the market. It shows beautifully.”

The house boasts five bedrooms (with first-floor master), a two-story living room, a large library, and spacious dining room, according to the listing. “The oversized study with a sitting area, along with a formal dining connected to a formal living room, allows for wonderful entertaining areas,” notes Kornhauser. A second-story “flex” room offers a chance for a fitness center.

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In an interview that occurred during the Thursday, August 11 broadcast of the Astros game against the Texas Rangers, YouTube announcer Scott Braun asked Verlander if he found any food in Houston that he couldn't get in Detroit.

"I like Nancy's Hustle's burger," the pitching ace replied.

Indeed, what's not to like? The Nancy's burger — a double patty cheeseburger with chopped onions, pickles, and aioli on a housemade brioche English muffin — has been a staple since the restaurant opened in late 2017. Here it is, as captured by Houston food influencer Abbas Dhanani.

Beyond its deliciousness, Verlander's affection for the burger makes a certain amount of logistical sense. The EaDo restaurant is only about a mile from Minute Maid Park, and it stays open until 11 pm, making it a perfect post-game treat.

Nancy's co-owner Sean Jensen tells CultureMap that he and chef-owner Jason Vaughan consider Verlander and his wife, supermodel Kate Upton, to be regulars. "They have always been supporters and super nice when they visit," he writes in an email.

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