0121-brian-cushing-house-houston-texans-1-628x415Yeah, yeah yeah: the Houston Texans were bounced from the playoffs by the New England Patriots, saving their fans a trip to NOLA. Then the Patriots were trounced by Baltimore. All I know is, our Texas real estate market trumps both of them.  You sure won’t find a five bedroom waterfront mansion in Boston or Baltimore for $1.3 million, no sir. Of course, you might find one in Dallas, but that’s another story. Tony Romo is still living in Cottonwood Valley.0121-brian-cushing-house-houston-texans-8-628x415.jpg foyer 0121-brian-cushing-house-houston-texans-9-628x415.jpg LR 0121-brian-cushing-house-houston-texans-15-628x415.jpg kit 0121-brian-cushing-house-houston-texans-23-628x415.jpg theater 0121-brian-cushing-house-houston-texans-2-628x415.jpg pool

Hopefully it has nothing to do with his injury, but Houston Texans star Brian Cushing is selling his pad at 26 Commanders Cove, in Missouri City, southwest of Houston,  asking $1.3 big ones. So far,  I like what I see. The 7,000 square foot home was built in 2007, on a lake in a gated community called Waters Lake. The rookie’s home has five bedrooms and five baths, and is loaded with upgrades starting from the grand foyer lined in marble. There are several living areas, a gorgeous custom kitchen with stainless steel and integrated designer appliances, and oceans of granite, an upstairs game room, media room with full bar and theater seats, and a balcony overlooking the lake. I am loving the patio and pool which looks almost like an infinity edge flowing into the lake, and that spa is great therapy for his ACL tear. Also very private, because NFL players have to be discrete, and are often hounded by fans or real estate reporters: there is a top-tier security system with several surveillance cameras, and of course you are in a secure gated community to begin with. So this is a home with serious security, too. Won’t find that in Boston or Baltimore, either.

I guess what happens at Cushing’s crib, stays at Cushing’s crib.250px-Brian_Cushing