Secluded on approximately 2.5 wooded acres, this Neoclassical, close-in Memorial-area chateau has just hit the market, priced at $43 million – the highest priced home ever listed in Houston. The 27,000-plus square-foot chateau is a masterpiece of luxury and refinement surrounded by private, park-like grounds. Designed for elegant entertaining and the display of museum-quality art, this property boasts a lot of luxury amenities such as 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.
Expertly proportioned 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. The kitchen encompasses an elegant entertaining kitchen, catering kitchen, extensive butler’s pantry, and office. There’s a swimming pool with loggia and summer kitchen.
The setting and architecture evoke the grandeur of Versailles and the art-filled mansions of Paris’ 16th arrondissement.