The Most Expensive House for Sale in Texas Is a Houston Megamansion Asking $65 Million Apkmusk

The most expensive home in the Lone Star State hit the Houston market Tuesday afternoon for $65 million—$5 million more than it was asking this time last year.  

At its new price, the 9-acre, gated property edges out the Crespi Estate in Dallas, which was listed for $60 million in May and had been the state’s most expensive property until earlier this week. 

Dubbed the Lodge at Hunters Creek, the property was built in 2005 and is “one of the greatest estates that Texas has to offer,” according to listing agent Billy Dolan of Carolwood Estates. 

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The seller was unavailable for comment. 

Next to the Buffalo Bayou and Houston Country Club, the star of the estate is the 22,000-square-foot main house was inspired by the architecture of English manors and Richardsonian Romanesque buildings, the listing said. 

That means a stone facade with 12- to 14-inch walls—the home is clad in Indiana limestone sourced from the same quarry used for iconic structures such as the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, the Empire State Building and the Pentagon, according to Carolwood. There’s also hand-carved stone, bespoke millwork and coffered ceilings, as well as wrought-iron details, on display.

The main house also features castle-like interiors, with leaded windows, huge fireplaces and European antiques incorporated throughout. There’s also a stately two-story library, a wet bar, a glass elevator, a chef’s kitchen with a commercial-grade walk-in cooler, six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, with the primary bedroom boasting views of the bayou and Houston’s skyline.  

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There’s also a detached two-bedroom guest cottage with two fireplaces and its own pool and deck. 

Outside, the grounds are surrounded on three sides by the bayou—resembling a European moat—plus manicured gardens and walking trails. The country club is on the other side, and guests and there’s also a pool with a waterfall, an outdoor wet bar, fire pit and several areas for lounging and dining. 

The underlying property last traded in 1999, but Mansion Global could not determine the price paid for it at the time.

The newly listed £7.85 million house dates to the 16th century, but it’s underfoot where the real history begins


There's a wood-paneled dining room.

A historic manor house that stands on the site of what was one of the largest Roman villas in England has come to the market for £7.85 million (US$9.73 million). 

Known as the Old Priory, the five-bedroom home is in the quintessential English region of the Cotswolds—an area full of picturesque villages and charming cottages. The house itself has origins that go back to the early 16th century, though much of what is seen today dates to the 19th century, when the house was remodeled, according to the listing with Savills and Blue Book.

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It’s underfoot, however, where the real history hides. 

The underground remains of the Roman villa span 2 acres and were occupied between the early second and late fourth centuries A.D. Excavated in the 1790s by local archaeologist Samuel Lysons, the villa’s famous feature is its intricate, almost 1,700-year-old Orpheus mosaic, reportedly the second-largest of its kind in Europe and one of the most intricate. 



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