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This stunning French Tudor chateau in rural Celina, Texas basks in crafted excellence and design. Sharing similarities aligned with both the French and English Tudor styles, the clearly altruistic homebuilder took in a combination of themes and produced this wonderful piece of art.

From the large eye capturing French turret to the high rising brick fireplace chimney, this home surely catches everyone’s attention. A long circle drive leads up to the entrance; a pond was placed in the middle of the circle drive. A built in porte cochere leads to the motor court and four car garage. The home, situated on just under 3 acres, has somewhat of a country or ranch feel to it: a long driveway, plenty of land, a large pond in the front yard, and although strikingly French, a country portrayal. The home is adequately named a smart house due to its environment friendly and energy efficient characteristics. The estate also comes with a large, family fun swimming pool with plentiful space for dining, and even an included outdoor lounge/grill station. My favorite part: the swimming pool even has its own slide! A tennis court is also located on the property. If the outdoor amenities of this estate do not leave you stunned for words, the interior will do the job!

Defined by pristine architecture and mural covered walls, the interior of this estate also captures the attention of all its guests. The main living area is detailed with a stone fireplace and an engraved spot for the TV. Three sets of classical French doors open to the backyard from the main living area as well. The ceiling of the main living room is painted as, what looks to be, a map (see it yourself on the listing). Dark hardwood floors and dark wood trimmings support the English Tudor style of the home. A well designed kitchen, fully equipped media room, game room, and exercise room are the fun factors included with this estate. Key features include 6 bedrooms and 7 1/2 baths. In total, the estate comes in at 9,640 sq. feet.

The home’s address is 2601 Twelve Oaks Lane in Celina, Texas. The current listed price is $2,950,000.

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  • Daniel

    Never heard of Celina, and I’m not going to bother Googling it. Exterior is pretty horrible in my opinion, especially the rear. Looks like a Super 8. Pool is half-decent. Interior is not much better. I thought I saw it all, but a giant map as a ceiling mural is something I have never seen (and never care to see again). Library is sooooooo dark. Floors throughout look like they came from a ranch home circa 1974. Bedroom? is very odd; that “stage” is too small and completely pointless. No window treatments either?

    Let’s just say I ain’t a fan and call it a day.




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    • Daniel

      I felt bad that I didn’t like anything, so I’ll just say the kitchen is my favorite part 🙂




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    • Stewie

      Haha yeh I feel the same way! I also thought about googling where Celina is but then decided why bother because the house sucks lol




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  • Pat

    gag-a-maggot




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  • Grrrowler

    I’ve wondered for years where Rapunzel retired to after leaving the fairy tale circuit; now I know.

    I would swear the pictures of the front and the back of the house are actually of two different houses. Apparently the owners spent all their money on the front facade and had nothing left to make the rear facade look like anything. I’m afraid the only thing I could find about the house that I like is that with it being in Celina, TX I will probably never be subjected to having to see it.




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  • Architect 121

    Hideous, inside or out. The architect should never design a house again. I know how harsh that sounds, but they are manipulating the nouveau riche owners into thinking that combining severely disproportionate wings, horribly executed tudor elements, disgusting yellow-orange stone, and a turret gets you a french chateau.




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    • Kyle

      When you say disproportionate wings, what do you mean? Also, from what I have read, most achitects these days don’t know how to design classical architecture, so you get stuff that is really “off” in terms of how such a home should actually be designed.




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  • Andrew

    Why is the homebuilder “altruistic”?




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  • Mak

    What a mess. It looks like a mashup of designs from the do it yourself superstore Home Depot.




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  • Targa

    One would think the terms “French chateau” and “Tudor” would be mutually exclusive.




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