Mary Frances DuMay


Real Estate Expert specializing in West University and River Oaks
and neighborhoods near The Texas Medical Center

Mary Frances Anderson DuMay, a native Houstonian and 19-year real estate agent, specializes in Houston’s close-in neighborhoods—West University, River Oaks, Avalon, Southampton, Southside and Rice University/Texas Medical Center. Mary Frances is a trusted advocate with the highest integrity for her seller and buyer clients. She has a stellar reputation in the real estate community. “In addition to being a fabulously talented realtor, the amount with which she genuinely cares about her clients is overwhelming,” says a repeat client Jennifer Edwards…  Read More 

Voted Best Realtor 2015 in River Oaks, West University & Bellaire

Featured Listings

Incredible opportunity to own a spectacular River Oaks home – located close to many great schools! Zoned to River Oaks Elementary, Lamar High School, St. John’s School and River Oaks Baptist School!!! It features an open floor plan with a large entry that leads to a gracious formal living room w/ fireplace, beautiful study with en suite bath, formal dining room, lovely family room w/ wet bar, fireplace, french windows and doorway that overlook the gardens, It opens to the chef’s kitchen w/ breakfast area, built in desk, large island w/ third sink, walk in pantry w/ locked silver storage. Master Suite w/ fireplace overlooks the gardens and features a large master bath and his/her walk in closets! Three other bedrooms and large utility room -all are on the second floor. Third Floor Game Room with a full bath, built in desks, and spacious closet. Other features include an […]

4706 sq ft 5 beds 4 baths

Exquisite traditional, brick, corner, and one-owner residence on a prime street steps to West U’s most popular park, Colonial Park. Designer-influenced interiors offer stylish lighting fixtures downstairs from Circa – a premier lighting store. The gourmet chef in the family will love the recently remodeled kitchen. New white, honed quartz counters* including an island without a cooktop (unique in WU). Polished nickel ‘Emtek’ hardware adorns the new sink and cabinetry, built up to the ceiling. Gorgeous powder bath renovation* w/marble vanity and brass sconces. The generously-sized rooms include the game room/5th bedroom featuring a built-in Murphy Bed, full bathroom, plus a separate staircase. The downstairs study includes pocket doors to the living room. Handsome hardwoods. The primary suite exudes serenity. Terrific turfed backyard, upgraded landscaping, and more. Outstanding location minutes to the Texas Medical Center + Museum District. Quick commute to downtown!

3656 sq ft 1 bed 4.5 baths

This elegant, updated modern traditional sits on a large 9,625 SF lot in the sought-after 3700 block of Nottingham in West U. Grand entry offers access to the lacquered navy study and to the fabulous formal living room. The family room is oversized with a wall of windows overlooking the amazing turfed backyard with a swimming pool, a covered porch, and lots of green space left for play. Very cool bar area for entertaining sits in just the right place with access to the family room, formal living, and dining rooms. The Island kitchen with a spacious breakfast area is the heart of the home. Upstairs you’ll find an oversized master bedroom with a seating area and a fireplace. The master bath is large and offers two walk-in closets. Finishing out the second floor there are 3 more generously sized bedrooms and 2 more baths. The 3rd-floor game room […]

4946 sq ft 4 beds 3.5 baths

This beautiful English manor-inspired traditional residence features an installed elevator plus an ADA-capable bedroom suite on the 2nd floor. The open floor plan is delightful for entertaining. High ceilings, crown moldings and oak hardwood floors provide a feeling of timeless elegance. Generously-sized rooms. Newly remodeled Chef’s kitchen (7/2020*), butler’s pantry + powder bath feature new quartz counters, backsplash & lighting. Cooking is a breeze w/double ovens, gas range, pot filler, built-in refrigerator, and an oversized pantry. The downstairs study has extensive storage + a huge walk-in closet. Primary bedroom offers newly installed and finished hardwood floors*. All bedrooms have private baths. Covered back porch, enhanced landscaped front + back yards. Steps to Colonial Park/Pool/Tennis, excellent public & private schools, WULL + WUSA ball fields. Organizational space in the attic & garage. Gated driveway. Many other new improvements*. *All per Seller

4107 sq ft 4 beds 4.5 baths

4 bedrooms / 3.5 bathrooms / 2-car garage / plus guest quarters with full bath Architectural masterpiece in West University! The fabulous floorplan has an open feel while still retaining distinct spaces. Beautifully appointed, magazine-material interiors + high-end lighting fixtures. Exquisite dining room w/ box beam ceiling. Gourmet, marble island kitchen features a French gas range, Lacanche Cote d’Or, hand-crafted millwork + travertine & hardwood lattice flooring extending into the delightful breakfast room. The family room includes a beamed ceiling + exposed brick fireplace. Wet bar w/ wine storage. Handsome library. Adorable 2nd floor play area. Elegant master suite w/ soaring ceilings, gorgeous chandelier & French doors leading to a balcony. The master bath offers a jetted bathtub, separate shower + a large walk-in closet. Guest quarters w/ recent full bath. Gated driveway, covered back porch, a charming backyard plus a cute treehouse for the kids! Discover the exceptional […]

3924 sq ft 4 beds 3.5 baths

Discover style and substance at 3816 Ruskin in West University Place. Located on a non-through street, the front elevation has an attractive light-colored brick veneer facade, stamped concrete driveway complimented by carriage-style garage doors plus a charming balcony. Rarely found rear screen porch. Infused by natural light, the fabulous floor plan includes handsomely designed wood ceiling beams and thoughtfully placed square accent windows. Rustic nuances add visual interest. Downstairs study overlooks the beautiful landscaped front yard, live oak + crepe myrtle trees. Super-sized kitchen/adjoining breakfast room provide great ambiance for daily meals & entertaining. Nearby family room with a stone fireplace. Delightful screen porch and spacious backyard. Room for a pool! Deluxe master suite includes a soaking tub, frameless shower and two huge walk-in closets. Freshly painted interiors, new chandeliers & sconces, computer alcove, sculpture niche and much more! CLICK HERE for the 3D Matterport Tour!

3330 sq ft 4 beds 3.5 baths

Turn of 20th-century Craftsman-style bungalow featuring an inviting, 500 sq. ft. wrap around porch w/swing. Gorgeous front yard professional landscaping-multiple “Yard of the Month” winner. Centrally located in Montrose on a tree-lined street, this historic home has many windows filtering natural light, original, refinished hardwood floors & high ceilings. The open + spacious living and dining areas offer an airy ambiance and include built-ins, lovely moldings, and fireplace. Eat-in kitchen (with butcher block counters) overlooks the beautifully landscaped backyard, deck + green space. The expanded primary bedroom includes bonus space for lounging or working from home. Updated full bath ensures vintage charm of this enchanting bungalow, built upon a pier & beam foundation. Fully fenced, gated entrance & driveway leads to a one-car detached garage. Close proximity to popular shopping & restaurants. This is a lovingly maintained residence that you’ll love calling home very soon!

1372 sq ft 2 beds 1 bath

The most charming brick house in West U with a rarely found primary suite on the 1st level. Beautifully renovated kitchen & bathroom (Dec. 19)*. Pretty dining room, inviting breakfast room, and generously-sized living room w/ built-ins, fireplace + great wall space for art + custom-sized TV to watch NetFlix! Remodeled kitchen features “Statutory Supreme” quartz counters, Subway tile backsplash, farm sink, and new cooktop. The 2nd full bath features a quartz vanity counter, porcelain tile floor, sconce lighting + framed mirror. The primary suite is filled with natural light. The ensuite bathroom was tastefully remodeled in 2015. The upstairs office area is perfect for working from home. Refinished hardwood floors, many windows throughout. All 3 bedrooms have good-sized walk-in closets. Gated driveway, flagstone patio, covered porch, back yard green space plus a dog run. Close proximity to the Texas Medical Center, HEB, the beloved Rice Village w/ great […]

2240 sq ft 3 beds 2.5 baths

This charming mid-century ranch home is in the highly sought-after Ella Lee Forest Subdivision zoned to the acclaimed Oak Forest Elementary! This quiet pocket neighborhood of approximately 150 homes features a one-way in, one-way out, and has footbridge access to neighboring Candlelight Park. 9,282 sf interior lot. Well laid laid out home offers enjoyable living spaces not only inside, but on the front porch as well as the oversized covered backyard patio complete with a LED lighting, ceiling fan, audio speakers for entertaining. Updates include an opened-up floor plan, kitchen cabinets, granite counter, stainless steel appliances, plantation blinds & double shower w/seat in master bath w/redesigned cabinetry. Other features include original, hardwood floors in formal living, formal dining, all BR’s. All other flooring is durable ceramic tile. Energy efficient 2 stage HVAC system (2017). Garage epoxy floor, smart garage door opener. NEVER FLOODED! Come see this gem for yourself.

1674 sq ft 3 beds 2 baths