Wide open spaces, cowboy boots galore, barbecue around every corner, there are a lot of things to love about Texas and perhaps that’s the reason why so many people flock to this diverse state, they say everything is bigger in texas and when it comes to the price of the most expensive homes, that is certainly true.
Some mansions for sale in Texas cost 30 times more than the average American will make in their lifetime.
10210 STRAIT LANE, DALLAS
10210 strait lane Nineteen point five million dollars ( $19.5 Million ), it is an unbelievable home with immense history put on the market by a hedge fund manager and his wife a chairperson for Planned Parenthood and several charities.
The home has hosted rock concerts and plenty of political fundraisers including multiple attended by Barack Obama.
Texas has its pockets of blue and this home was certainly one of them, listed at nineteen point five million dollars, the house looks much more like an art museum than a home, imagine strutting down those with your cashmere robe on and a glass of scotch in hand.
The home is around 11,000 square feet with 11 bathrooms, seven bedrooms and plenty of Windows, it really takes that glasshouse proverb to the next level.
The home is covered in stunningly lit archways, open living spaces and white marble, of course the home includes gourmet kitchen, a home theater and a billiards room, the grounds of the home are where it truly shines set on six acres that again looks more like a park or museum grounds than a yard.
This home includes a fascinating in-ground heated pool as well as a large modernist Cabana.
If you’d like to spend more time in the Texas Sun, there’s also a large tennis court and the lake on the property as well.
1000 KIRBY DRIVE, HOUSTON
1,000 Kirby Drive Houston twenty million dollars ( $20 Million ), for twenty million dollars, you could snag up one thousand Kirby Drive in Houston Texas, you might want to wear a ball gown when you enter, because the entryway doesn’t look like it was made for yoga pants and loungewear, and chandeliers the size of a tiny home are apparently included in that, this 9 bedroom 15 bath home has twenty three thousand eight hundred and seventy ( 23,850 ) square feet which includes the standard things you’d expect in a twenty million dollar home.
It has a master suite room sized closets, it has a dining room, oh, it isn’t the only dining room in the home, you have the formal dining room, the informal dining room, the executive dining room and a business stoning room.
Basically you’re getting your own Palace of Versailles right in Texas it is a reception parlor for crying out loud.
So yes it’s a regal home it’s got rooms that surely only the maids will ever step foot in, but where’s the fun, where can you let loose, forget how to curtsy and maybe dare I say slip-on some sweatpants and relax, you could start in the entertainment Cabana by the pool, the waterfall fountain and the hot tub, if you’re hungry you can nip over to the gazebo in hire a hibachi chef to whip you up something on the hibachi grill, while the kids run over and play on the full playground on the property at the end of the day, you can head up to your own home spa fitness center and beauty salon.
Gearhart ranch twenty five million dollars ( $25 Million ), we’ve seen a home that rivals the Palace of Versailles, we’ve dabbled in Houston and Dallas, but what about those wide-open spaces ?
I was talking about you can get a mansion anywhere for the right price, but it’s hard to come by land in a lot of places.
If you’re looking to put on some mud boots and you’ve got 25 million dollars to drop look, no further than Gearhart ranch right outside of Fort Davis Texas.
The ranch is 9150 four acres and rises from swaths of savanna grass at 5,200 feet all the way up to the beautiful mountains at 6,800 feet of elevation.
Originally founded in 1890, this ranch home comes with a big bit of Texas history, that is sure to add to that high price tag.
The ranch comes with a 3-bedroom 2 bath home but that really isn’t what the property is about, the home has dozens of barns, cattle pens a saddle house an outdoor camping area and miles and miles of fencing.
Those rolling mountains, the amber waves of grain through miles of roads to explore on your own property, it’s quite impressive.
1000 CARNARVON DRIVE, HOUSTON
Carnarvon Drive Houston thirty million dollars ( $30 Million ), is the polar opposite of Gearhart ranch ringing in at thirty million dollars, has 8 bed 12 bath home, has 26,000 square feet and an incredible amount of amenities, this home is a palace and it wants you to know it upon entry you’re met with this, if you’ve ever wanted to live in a home that got its inspiration from a Renaissance era church.
The Home has stained glass domes, spiral staircases and formal dining rooms galore, the home also comes with a massage room a walk-in fridge for flowers and catering, a detached staff quarters, and a separate wing for guests or rentals, which includes a for hair salon.
The home also comes with a billiards room, a music room and a full theater.
27 MOTT LANE, Houston, TEXAS
27 mott lane thirty-five million dollars ( $35 Million ), we’ve finally reached the most expensive home for sale in Texas and honestly it feels like a perfect representation of the state itself.
If you want the natural beauty of Texas, mixed with the city appeal of new architecture and diverse cultures, 27 mott-lane is your kind of house, however it is thirty-five million dollars or you might want to start saving.
The 4 bedrooms 7 baths house is like something out of a futuristic movie, everything in the home can be controlled from an iPad using state-of-the-art software.
The home is also fitted with exotic materials including an entire kitchen island made from rare golden and red onyx the Jim stone not the pokeball, although that would probably bump the price up another few million.
The home has a full gym, a completely glass meditation room, a media room with a retractable wall and a gourmet kitchen.
So where does nature come in ?
27 mott lane sits on a reserve which includes a 5 acre lake with an island and wetlands from the pool, you can look over at your Buffalo Bayou and taking the thousands of birds and wildlife that now call your land home, quite the compound indeed.