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Location: Dallas, Texas
With its white limestone exterior and impressive semicircular colonnade, this Dallas mansion is a pretty tip-top White House knockoff. Inside the 16,000-square-foot mansion, though, the style is less presidential pad and more splashy French château. Sure, it's truly over-the-top, but the four-bedroom home, extensively renovated in the early aughts to its current state, deserves an A+ for effort. To start, just try to count the number of antique French fireplaces, and then soak in the custom French limestone flooring, a staircase modeled after one in a Parisian museum, the massive brick wine cellar with groin vault ceiling, Louis XIV-style chandeliers, a bathroom with marble flooring replicating a pattern employed in Versailles...
Presiding over a gated, landscaped 3.3 acres, the residence comes with a formal garden, tennis court, pavilion, and six-car garage (including two limo-length spaces). After going on and off the market, the estate originally asking $19.5M in July 2014 is now back for a cool $15M. It's all certainly indulgent to look at, but will someone finally find it livable enough to buy?
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