November 2022 – From a moated compound in Houston to a renovated 150-year-old building in downtown Austin, here are the most expensive Texas homes.
These are the homes that combine location, architecture, and extreme amenities to command prices in the eight-figure range.
This list comes from publicly-available resources like Zillow.com and Realtor.com, as well as press releases and news sites. It only includes single-family detached residences and townhomes. It does not include large tracts of rural lands, such as this 2,020-acre ranch in Lampasas priced at $37.5 million.
$18 million, Austin
Congress Avenue in downtown Austin features office buildings, hotels, theaters, restaurants, and this four-story, 14,025-square-foot house. It is by far the oldest home on the list, dating back to 1871. A restoration and remodeling project added two floors and converted the building into a residence in 2000. The street level consists of 3,975 square feet of unused space that could serve many purposes. The second floor contains an “entertainment hall” with a stage and a commercial kitchen. The third and fourth floors contain living areas and various amenities.
$18.5 million, Austin
You can find this newly-built home just west of Austin in the Westlake area. At 8,040 square feet, it is the smallest house on the list. It might, however, be the most scenic as it overlooks a cove of Lake Austin and features about four hundred feet of water frontage. Large windows offer views of the lake from almost every room. Construction is not yet complete, and the buyer can provide input into its final form.
$18.995 million, Highland Park
This “exquisite transitional contemporary masterpiece” is located in Highland Park, a luxurious enclave within Dallas. Its “silent, serene and warm architecture” combines elements of classic styles with modern, high-tech features.
$20 million, Houston
Houston’s River Oaks neighborhood is known for its opulence. This 12,209-square-foot home does its part to help the neighborhood earn that reputation. The “modern Tudor showplace” has undergone extensive renovations and reportedly boasts many “smart home” features.
$26.5 million, Houston
At 26,638 square feet, this “world-class architectural masterpiece” located near Houston’s Memorial Park is the largest house on the list. The 2.8-acre property features elaborate parterre gardens, creating a very European atmosphere close to the Texas Gulf Coast.
$35 million, Dallas
This 17,102-square-foot home is located in the Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas. Two of its six bedrooms are in a separate guest apartment. The “resort-like” home also features a two-hole regulation golf course “complete with sand traps and water features,” three game rooms, and a solarium.
$43 million, Dallas
This 23,688-square-foot mansion is located in Dallas’ exclusive Volk Estates neighborhood. It includes six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and three half-bathrooms. Materials used in the home’s design include imported Bulgarian limestone, Azul Macaubus, blue-hued quartzite, and African mahogany. In addition to its lavish style, the home includes eco-friendly features like geothermal heating and cooling systems, solar panels, and a groundwater tank.
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$60 million, Houston
The top spot on this list belongs to the Lodge in Hunters Creek, a “Richardsonian Romanesque” estate located along Buffalo Bayou in Houston. It features a 22,000-square-foot main house and a 3,500-square-foot guest house on a “nine-acre moated compound.” Inspiration for some aspects of its design reportedly came from two of the largest and most expensive homes in the country, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, and the Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California.
The listing is so exclusive that it does not appear on public real estate websites. The general public only knows about it thanks to press releases and announcements from its Dallas-based listing agency. According to Culture Map Austin, anyone wishing to tour the property must sign a confidentiality agreement first.
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