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Another amazing listing in the Colleyville/Southlake area. This gated estate located at 5102 Montclair Drive in Colleyville, Texas is not only big, but it’s pricey as well. The French palatial home sits on a small country road surrounded by smaller homes (uncommon for the Colleyville type).

Undoubtedly, the home itself enjoys amenities only fit for the affluent. The price comes in at a whopping $8,950,000 which is a strong range compared to the Tarrant Appraisal District’s value. TAD lists the home at an appraised value of $3,517,200 and a size of 14,530 sq. feet; however, the home is listed for sale at the price listed above AND the listing has the approx. size at 19,256 sq. feet.

Regardless of price issues that will be dealt with later on, let’s get to the home itself.

The exterior of the home includes amenities such as a 6 car garage, tennis court, tennis house, large patio with pool, and a large circle drive.

The interior of the home includes luxurious accommodations on each of the 3 levels. The home includes a total of 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms/4 half, a dining room, game room, formal living room, and more.

The French beauty has one of the nicest verandas I have ever seen. One large, long veranda runs along the back side of the estate and surrounds the pool area/patio. I’d say one of the coolest amenities this home has is a tennis house. I have never heard of a tennis house! Sure most multi million dollar estates have pool houses, but a tennis house? Wow, cool!

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  • Daniel

    The first thing I said to myself was “Where the hell is Colleyville and why would I pay close to $9 million to live there?” But I’ll have an open mind 😀

    You would think that with over 3 acres of land and 15-20K square feet the garages would be incorporated differently. Looks like the home was built first and an adjacent lot was purchased and later added, creating a double lot – – – too bad, as it seems it’s squished on half of the lot. Homes in the immediate vicinity don’t look like all that spectacular…Maybe 3-4K square feet, with some larger ones 2-3 blocks away. Very mixed either way.

    Inside is the oh-so-typical faux French that is seen in so many homes in Texas. Unnecessarily stuffy with no shred of authenticity. Decor is something that a Real Housewife would be proud of. Family room looks out of place. Etc, etc, etc.

    A simple “No” is what I would say in regards to this home. Just pass on it completely…




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  • Iemand

    Well, again; outside looks good, inside could be better. That raised bed is just tacky (look at the side tables (or whatever you call it that in English)), kitchen is probably not very efficient to work in, but the poolarea looks like fun.

    When I read the last bit of this post Kenny, I thought by myself, ‘have a read this before’. You say:
    ‘have never heard of a tennis house! Sure most multi million dollar estates have pool houses, but a tennis house? Wow, cool’,
    I KNOW I have read that earlier.




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    • Iemand

      Oh, Daniel? Looks at the mansion of the day list for the house of october 19th. The HORROR :@
      Here: http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/10451-Revuelta-Way_Los-Angeles_CA_90077_M29753-42612




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      • Daniel
        • Iemand

          ROFL




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      • John L.

        Congratulations!! You’ve found the ugliest house EVER!




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        • Barney

          ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!??!?!?!?!?!?!?!

          FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS GOOD AND HOLY ON THIS EARTH.

          LOL….I’ve seen this “structure” before you guys, and the agent for this listing is EITHER CLINICALLY INSANE or has the human races’ BEST SENSE OF HUMOR OF ALL TIME. I’ve read that this monstrosity from the 12th level of Hell belongs to some mid eastern multi-million-or-billionaire, or thereabouts….anyone know?

          When I RUN OUT OF ADJECTIVES, then you KNOW THE HOUSE IS FROM THE BLACKEST HOLE OF ETERNAL DOOM IN THE UNIVERSE. {:-(

          FUN question for EVERY one….what’s your best guestimate as to how it’d take to make this place livable? Please…..I’d honestly love to know what you all think! I’d say a million to start, EASILY.




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          • Daniel

            Whatever it costs to rent a wrecking ball for an afternoon. Honestly at this point, starting from scratch is the best bet.




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          • Teddi

            LMAO Barney. That’s funny. But I think I finally figured the inspiration behind chateau d’or. I think they said to themselves, if Kings Louis XIV and Louis XV were ever brought back to life and need a place to live, what would that house look like.

            Wallah! We have chateau d’or. A home only a dead French king would love.




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  • Nick

    The exterior is magnificent.The interior is beautiful, but I don’t like the kitchen and the home theater room.Overall, it’s a wonderfull estate, but the interior it could have been better in some rooms.

    Looks can be deceiving from bird’s eye view:The mansion looks much smaller than 19.256 sq.foot.Maybe it’s only 14.530, but it’s OK.

    The exterior is simply STUNNING!!!




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  • Grrrowler

    The front facade could be OK but there are the garage doors taking over. That just ruins it all for me. The interior is trying way to hard to be fancy and doesn’t pull it off. I especially dislike the stairwell with the mural on the ceiling. Do they think it’s the Vatican or something? I can’t believe that someone actually put that rug on the bed platform like that and hasn’t tripped on it during the night.




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  • Swimmer

    Not much special about this home, although I do love the pool area…




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  • Brijbhushan Bhattadri

    Homes in Colleyville do get somewhat more expensive than in other Dallas – Ft Worth suburbs, but I feel that this house will sell at a steep discount to its list price. This is a suburb with some very nice homes (not that this one is bad) on offer at significantly lower prices. On the plus side, Colleyville has one of the best school districts in the area, but, someone who can afford a multimillion dollar home, is not going to bother about sending their kids to a public school. It will be interesting to see what this home sells for eventually.




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  • Barney

    Looks like I’m odd man out here as far as the interior’s concerned. I think that both the ex-and-interior are done Quite Well, indeed. I agree that garage doors SHOULD NEVER be visible on ANY multi-million dollar house, EVER.

    My Peeves:

    The foyer is really beautiful, EXCEPT for that aforementioned ceiling….HORRIBLE! WHAT were the homeowners & interior designer SMOKING? Whatever it was….it was polluted!

    The kitchen, while HUGE, is waaaaay OVERdone…..entirely too ornate, and in my opinion is actually a considerably more grand room than the formal living room. And speaking of the living room……..

    Can you say “BLAAAAAAAAND”?!?! Jesus….WTF? There is NOT ONE ounce of discernible color in there whatsoever. “E”, for “Eeeeeewwww”!

    The master bath is ludicrously OVER done and elaborate….it takes you FIVE minutes just to look over ONE of the vanities completely……absurd.

    My “Pluses” are…..

    The landscaping and pool are UTTERLY EXQUISITE.

    I like, very much, the bed platform (minus the silly & dangerous rug) in the master….quite grand. Admittedly though, it’s still dangerous if you’re gettin’ up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom & you’re a normal groggy! I see MANY stubbed toes and possibly broken bones or knocked-out teeth ’til you memorize it.

    I’ll post any more negatives/positives on further inspection 🙂




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  • Barney

    Just thought of one more “Positive”….

    Overall, the interior design & decorating are VERY consistent and well done, I think. And for me to say that about a very traditional French home says a lot, since traditional formality is probably the last kind of environment I’d want to live in. Glamorous, elegant, Deco/Art Moderne/Mid-Century Modern formality, yes…but traditional? Never.




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  • mattc

    Agree the garage doors on the front of the home detract from the overall aesthetic appeal. However, even a broken clock is right twice a day and likewise, this home does have a couple of redeeming features. First, the outdoor area around the pool is very tastefully done both with the stone work and the landscaping. Second, the rear hallway with the repeating groin vault features is very nicely done. Growler is right….No doubt we could all live without the Sistine Chapel-esque ceiling in the foyer.




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  • Teddi

    I’m with you Barney, so it’s good to know there’s someone who likes this home as well. I love it. Yes, the garages need to go someplace unseen but I can cut them some slack since almost every large house, mcmansion and mansion styled their homes with the garages in the front. For a very long time. It’s only in the last couple of years that people have realized they don’t HAVE to do that. They raised dais for the bed is a “what the hell were they thinking” and I have to think the rug was placed that way purely for artistic effect for the photos. I refuse to believe they put it there on purpose.

    Yes, some things here and there would need to be tweaked for me, but overall I give it an A-. Both in architectural design and interior decor. The bathroom is only slightly over the top, but not something I couldn’t live with, it isn’t a deal breaker, ditto with the kitchen. I think it would have worked better with 2 islands instead of one esp when that one seems so far away from the fridge and the range and the cabinets. But again, not a deal breaker. It’s huge and a large family can be all around it in the holidays and not be in each others way. That’s really what I look for.

    I’ve come to the conclusion I will never love a house completely unless it’s my dreamhome built from scratch with the things i love and am passionate about. But I still really like this one, and the landscaping is so well done. love the water feature in the back. Very very nice.




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