This jaw dropping Moroccan style estate is located at 4 W Rivercrest Drive in Houston, TX. It was designed by international Moroccan architectural firm Arabesque Moresque and built by The Black Stone Builder, Inc. in 2005. It boasts 19,688 square feet of living space with 8 bedrooms, 8 full and 2 half bathrooms, grand reception area with foyer and 2 living rooms, a 3500 square foot enclosed courtyard, 3 kitchens, huge swimming pool, 2 cabanas, petting zoo, 6-car attached garage and so much more. There are also 2 free-standing 2-story guest houses with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. It is listed at $8,900,000.

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  • Chance

    Not my style, but for anyone who wants a huge Moroccan mansion it’s perfect! 😀




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  • Barney

    Have to mostly agree with you Dan……..the location, lack of Palm trees, and what sure looks to be a strict adherence to the Moroccan style IN TEXAS all make this place about as unsellable as possible.

    However, while the front exterior needs LOTS of “warming up” through palms, shrubs, flowers, the interior is FANTASTIC! I’m insane for the ALL THE COLORS, stained glass, breath taking tile work, THE COLORS, the genre-correct materials, the ceiling heights, THE COLORS! Did I mention THE COLORS?! The central/interior courtyard is gorgeous, and the proportions of the house look to be just right. The chances of this stunningly unique, if not awfully located home selling in (POSSIBLY) California or Florida are really only slightly better in this PISS POOR market. Totally impractical for us Americans, but STILL ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. A MUCH needed gust of fresh air from the Aryans from Darien, and faux-traditonal-french-english-early-american CLONES that are entirely too numerous in this country.




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  • Tay

    ew. white elephant indeeed.




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  • Tay

    I do think the interior is breathtaking and authentic but they went a “little” overboard..




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  • John L.

    Oh, my jaw has dropped, but not for the reasons the owner would like.




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  • Venom

    Jaw dropping ugly, yeah.

    Texas, eh?

    Whatever the land value is, is what this house is worth.




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  • Mak

    Either they’re expecting this place to be a real pparty house, or someone got carried away in the design of the bathroom. That looks like THREE sinks in one. Same with the living room….its huge!




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  • Brijbhushan Bhattadri

    LOL! Love the expert views on this property and Texas in general – Houston has a substantial Arab population because there are many companies offering equipment and services for the oil industry. Some very large civil engineering companies have also moved to Houston and the suburbs from other parts of the US – the Chicago Bridge and Iron company, for example, is located in The Woodlands. There are French and Russian language schools to cater to the expat French and Russian population as well – many wealthy French people have second homes in Morocco and they could also be a target. Homes in a state that has created 37% of all new jobs in the US after the recovery began are not likely to be cheap. Nope, they aren’t up to the prices of the bedbug capital of the world aka NYC, but the lack of bedbugs is a part of the charm of living in Houston, I guess.

    As far as the house is concerned, it will satisfy some and not others – that is perfectly fine. Everyone has tastes of their own. When these tastes end up combined with particularly ill informed opinions, they are good for a belly laugh. ROFL!




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  • rob

    I am going to go out on a limb here and say that this home was built with Arab oil money in mind. LOL. Houston is an oil hub and I am sure there is plenty of Arab money in town. This place is great. I love the tile work and the attention to detail. I really like the courtyard. If I was a sheikh who had to spend time in Houston this is the place for me. I did not see the Harem though.




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    • rob

      PS. whoever the decorator was they did a fantastic job. I am assuming the place comes furnished.




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