This grand estate is located at 14525 Champions Drive in Houston, TX and was modeled after Normandy France architecture. It boasts 25,637 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms and 5 full and 4 half bathrooms. The current owner spent over $10 million building the home. It is being auctioned off on November 5th with an opening bid of $2 million.

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  • Chance

    When I saw where this is located I couldn’t believe it. The Champions area off 249 is nice and all, but it’s not gated or anything and this place has to be the biggest house by 15,000 square feet.




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  • rob

    That location is truly a WTF location. Can you see all the peasant houses from this location or are they hidden by that hedge. This house really looms over that neighborhood. It is funny because the other side of the golf course is like chateau row. One little french styles house after another. If the little houses are blocked by the hedges then this place kind of sits out there on its own. I actually like the house but can’t get past the location.




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    • rob

      ps/ this looks like mini biltmore. and what is that strange iron or wood thing bulging out from the wall in the dungeon.




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      • Brian

        A misplaced fireplace




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  • Venom

    Cool house, the location is the dead giveaway why this house never was able to be sold.

    If builders were decent people, you would have thought his would have had the decency to say hey, if you build this house here, you are going to lose you ass on it, let’s find a better location.
    It is like he wanted his own little fiefdom so that he could lord over the peasants below him.




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  • Iemand

    Oh deary me…almost 27.000(!!!) square feet of boring colors, hideous designs and shiny floors. And those hallways….

    Texas is a hot place right? Well you don’t need airconditioning in this place; it looks cold enough already…




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  • LE

    I think the house is awesome looking…I love the french styling and at it’s an absolute steal at its current price of $76 a sq foot!!!!
    BUT…the location…holy crap what were they thinking?! I agree with all the posts above as to why this auction price is currently so low. You would think that anyone with the slightest bit of common sense would have built this place with more privacy. It looks like the place is right up against the back property line with a horrendous view of the ‘row houses’ behind it when it should have been much closer to the golf course. It’s mind numbing to imagine how dumb this architect, builder and owner were to collectively agree to build this castle in such a terrible location.
    I also agree that there is too much stone floors but I guess that’s to keep with the grandeur of the style. They certainly didn’t spare much money, especially if that’s a real slate roof. Those don’t come cheap!




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  • LE

    BTW…almost 26000 sq ft…with 14 fireplaces, 9 baths BUT only 4 Bedrooms?! How is that possible? You would think there would be at least 6-7 bedrooms plus additional bedrooms for the maids and butlers to clean this place.




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  • Daniel

    Only 4 bedroom? In 25,000 sq ft? Yet another home where I shake my head at all the materials wasted. All that wood, marble and granite thrown away on such a mediocre location. I actually don’t mind a few rooms, including the one with the exaggerated groin vault ceiling and the library (minus the floors). The kitchen is intriguing with that gigantic slab of granite as the back splash, but how are normal sized humans going to reach the top of the cabinets.




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  • Sam

    I really want to like this house but I’m not sure I do. A floral cornice, stone carving or creative flourish would have added so much more character and detail to the facade, instead it looks unfinished and very staged. Picture number 15 also suggests that the architects were confused at what style they were going for, you can clearly see the contrast between a Gothic style window on the ground floor and a french door leading onto a balcony area. The gold borders in the rooms are also horrific. Very poor effort.




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  • Grrrowler

    Hmmm, so many mistakes in one package. As others have pointed out, the location is all wrong; it’s bad enough that it’s in Houston, but it’s not in the best part of Houston. The exterior is interesting, but I don’t like it. It’s just far too beige. What would be wrong with a little stone work here and there? The interior looks completely soulless. It gives me the shivers just looking at pictures. As for the small number of bedrooms, that doesn’t bother me. I don’t believe that a big house needs have a huge number of bedrooms. It should have whatever the owner needs wants. For me personally, I prefer fewer larger bedrooms, and a dedicated guest house.




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  • Mak

    They should have sited it much farther back on the lot, and much closer to the golf course. At least it would have created a more significan visual buffer between the smaller homes across the street. I imagine they had flood plain issues there, and couldn’t get the zoning for it.

    With respect to the house itself, meh. It needs some real finish work to get it to the place where it looks like it should.




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  • Al Robinson

    Yeah, the first thing I noticed was the odd location. Right next to that neighborhood. All alone, just sitting there.

    The house itself isn’t bad, but it reminds me of the Minneapolis Catholic Basilica, big and church-ly.




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  • NOVA Ben

    haha gross.

    LOLZ!!!!!1




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  • Chris

    WTF? The location is awful. I personally like the home a lot, not enough to own, but enough to look at it if I was somehow shopping in that price range. Its a nice house, but the location sucks and it will never sell for what it cost to build it.




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