The most expensive home on Texas’ housing market was just priced at $60 million.
High-end property marketing company Icon Global Group got the listing and announced the record-breaking price in a press release last month.
Formerly known as the Romanov Estate, the 22,000-square-foot mansion compound is located in the wealthiest zip code in Houston.
Dubbed the Lodge in Hunters Creek, IGG’s website describes the property as “Richardsonian Romanesque” and notes it is the “most expensive private compound in Houston.”
The property went on the market last year, but a public asking price was not disclosed.
IGG owner and founder Bernard Uechtritz stated in the press release, “The estate’s size, price, and amenities put this property in the front row of first-class properties offered nationwide and is among the very best available in the country. It is certainly the crown jewel of the Texas marketplace.”
The compound includes a 3,500-square-foot guest house and staff quarters. It is surrounded on three sides by a moat and is only accessible via a private gate in a cul-de-sac.
The mansion itself took six years to build. Ken Newberry, the architect, drew inspiration from other world-class estates, like the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, and Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California.
The interior features customized architectural elements chosen by the current owner and shipped from Italy, France, England, and Belgium. Other highlights include a wrought-iron elevator, carved mahogany staircases, chandeliers, and parking for seven cars.
IGG is only making select details about the property public.
“Given the likely profile, privacy, and security requirements of a prospective new owner we are only providing detailed interior and other amenity specs to vetted, approved, and invited prospects or brokers on a case-by-case basis,” stated Uechtritz.
Any prospective buyer who tours the property will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement, according to CultureMap Dallas.
Previously, the most expensive house on the market in Texas was priced at $45 million.