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FOR SALE- Starting Bid of just $5.9 Million (Orig. listed at $19.9 Million!) Watch the video.Extraordinary beauty with resort-style family living. A stunning estate in a very private resort-style setting. Magnificent Italian and French architecture; Endless views of lush gardens, sculpted granite terraces and a one-of-a-kind peninsula setting where the Bayou meets Piney Point Creek. Antique European architectural elements include French panels from the Palace of Muret, stained glass and wrought iron from the Art and Humanities building in Argentina and pegged antique doors. This private and beautiful estate has even attracted visitors for holding Events, Weddings, and Banquets. Argentina and pegged antique doors State-of-the-art data, lighting, audio, security and HVAC systems.
This breathtaking Mansion optimizes luxury and comfort with suspended staircases; a mirrored elevator; granite floors with marble, semi-precious stone and gilded plaster crown molding; frescoes; elaborately carved Corinthian capitals on interior cast stone columns; malachite inlays; wide planked walnut and cherry floors; soaring seamless-glass windows; and gold-plated fixtures are some of the elaborate qualities of this Home.
The Estate has four Kitchens. The main kitchen is a chef’s dream, adjoining the family room, with top-level appliances; two sub zero refrigerators, double ovens, dual microwaves, three sinks, ice maker and hidden storage. An adjacent catering kitchen with Viking and Sub Zero appliances. The grill room and third floor kitchen are perfect for entertaining. The elegant dining room seats up to 30 for an intimate evening or serve a seated dinner for 80 in the living room or up to 200 on the terraces. The four-car garage also is a party venue with a polished granite floor, surround sound wiring and French doors to access the pool.
The luxurious Master Suite walls are covered in brocade upholstery and antique plaster reliefs are set into the wall facing the marble fireplace. Barrel vaulted ceiling with inlay plaster, resting upon fluted Corinthian columns.
The spectacular Dual master A Jacuzzi tub, two enormous and elaborately detailed walk-in closets; and a built-in coffee bar, beautiful inlaid granite floors with a warming system; a granite fireplace; television niches; crystal chandeliers; two paneled water closets with crown modeling, a double entry steam shower with 5 shower heads. A private terrace with a Jacuzzi and a tower staircase for private entry into the pool.
The sumptuous guest suite provides a coffee bar, elaborate bath, walk-in closet and a staircase to its private second-story living room with a fireplace and balcony. Three secondary bedrooms with walk-in closets and individual access to the rear balcony with views of the creek and bayou. A fitness room has walls of framed beveled mirrors, an oak cushioned floor and a full bath.
The third floor game room and home theater are a paradise for fun. The game room is equipped with a pool and gaming tables and features a concealed wide-screen television niche. The decadent theater features elevated leather banquettes, suede upholstered walls and heavy custom-lined black-out draperies. There is a sixth bedroom with ensuite bath and a hobby room with a large climate-controlled cedar closet.
Two separate service quarters have an exterior entry each is complete with a bedroom and private bath. The larger apartment has a kitchenette and outdoor balcony. At approximately 25,000 sq ft. this is the ultimate in comfort and luxury. The Estates location makes you feel like you are a million miles away with all the ammenities of Houston just 5 minutes away. The ultimate in privacy, prestige and beauty. Every detail is executed with artistry and painstaking care. This estate achieves the pinnacle of elegance, luxury, privacy and prestige. Feel like you are a million miles away, but all the amenities of Houston are literally right around the corner.
Listen to the news story of the home auction featured on NPR News!