Feel Like Royalty In This 18th-Century Estate

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The word “luxurious” doesn’t cut it when it comes to describing some homes. In the case of this Houston, Texas mansion, the only word that comes to mind is palatial.

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Affectionately known as La Perse, guests will instantly be floored by the magnificence of the grand entrance, which is graced with a stunning floating staircase and domed ceilings.

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To one side of the entrance, you’ll find a lovely sitting room featuring a paneled archway supported by thick carved columns and a wide doorway leading to the garden terraces.
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The second salon holds a beautiful antique grand piano and the third entertaining area boasts a wood-burning mantle fireplace.

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The help will gleefully prepare meals and snacks in this inspirational kitchen sure to wow any and all chefs who step inside. Boasting custom cabinetry, marble countertops, a walk-in pantry and top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, meal prep is an absolute dream.

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Formal dinners may be served in the dining room which features a hand-painted ceiling and cream marble tiled floor with a rose marble border.

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For informal events, La Perse also has its very own antique tea room which has tile walls, antique lighting and a multi-tiered fountain for some soothing background sound while you sip on tea and munch on warm scones and cucumber sandwiches.

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If wine is your passion, you may find the cellar more to your liking. It is outfitted with a Terracotta brick ceiling, 120-year-old stone flooring and is completely temperature-controlled.

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When it’s time to lay your head to rest, you may want to take a few moments first to be awe-stricken by the grandiose master bedroom which features motorized draperies and hand-painted walls…plus, a hell of a lot of room to practice your daily yoga.
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In what can only be described as masterful, the bedroom’s en suite’s highlight has to be the marble pedestal tub which is carved from a single block of marble. The bathroom also has two showers, a Roma steam shower as well as his-and-her vanities.

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The remaining six bedrooms, six full baths, and 3 partial baths are no less grand, boasting French doors which open to the second-floor balcony and charming furniture which matches the home’s overall decor.

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Other hidden gems include a theater located in the West Wing which has mahogany paneled walls, stark wool carpeting, and even a snack bar.

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The mansion’s outdoor space is just as capable to host parties, the deep freshwater pool being the perfect hotspot to sip margaritas and chat. The outdoor pavilion is outfitted with a bar, grill and covered with a magnificent tiled floor stamped with a Versailles pattern.

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With so much effortless elegance and class, it’s no wonder this palace is on the market for a whopping  $30 million.
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[Source: Sotheby’s]

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