Houston home in the exclusive River Oaks enclave, built in the 1980s by Prince Abdulrahman bin Faisal of Saudi Arabia is for sale. The asking price for the house, at 1000 Kirby Drive, is $20 million and is one of the most expensive homes for sale in Houston area right now. The contemporary-style three-story house is 23,870 square feet and sits on more than three acres. It has nine bedrooms, 11 full bathrooms, four half-bathrooms and separate staff quarters.
Renovated by the Fareses, the house has an elevator, a wine room and a dining room that can seat more than 40 people. The master suite includes a sitting room, an exercise room, a sauna and steam room.
The house was built around 1986 by Prince Abdulrahman bin Faisal (son of the late King Faisal and brother of former Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal), to stay while he conducted business in Houston.
It is estimated to have cost $25 million. Each floor has its own kitchen so the prince could be served on any level, according to a spokesperson.
The current owners bought the house in 2007. It also was sold in 2002 to a local real estate investor.