Feel Like Royalty In This 18th-Century Estate

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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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

[Source: Sotheby’s]