A 27,000 square foot French “chateau” in Texas? In true very big over the top big Texas style, this 8 bedroom, 11 bath mansion sits on 2.5 acres just 7 minutes from downtown Houston. Touted as Houston’s most expensive home to date…this mansion is priced at a whopping $43 million dollars and listed by Sothebys.
There is a video tour showing that many of the architectural elements in the estate such as walls and fireplaces were imported from France and from all over Europe.
Apparently the home is a newer construction that the listing site is calling Neoclassical in the vein of palaces like Versailles or like the grand homes in the 16th arrondissement in Paris.
According to the real estate listing, “Amenities include lavish gilt and delicately-wrought, hand-painted decoration; meticulously reproduced period molding; white marble tile and inlaid, hand-scraped hardwood floors; and antique boiserie, chandeliers, and marble fireplaces. …principal rooms include a gallery/reception hall, Versailles Room/salon, dining room, music room, east gallery hall, family room, sun room, and breakfast/informal dining room.”
There is also a salt water pool, home theater, 3 different manicured gardens and more.
Wonder what Louis XIV would think…would he have built a home that looks like this?
Okay…would you consider a home like this if you had $43 million dollars? Would you move to Texas and plunk down this much for a French chateau? Or would you move to France and buy a real chateau?