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The big ole Champ d’Or mega mansion sold at auction this past Friday. The 48,000 square foot home, located in Hickory Creek, TX, went to auction on Friday after 9 years on the market. There was a $10.3 million reserve price, which is paltry compared to the $78 million it was once priced at. Alan Goldfield, the owner, didn’t comment on the final selling price or the new owners, but he did say a family bought it.

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  • Limedaiquar

    All the negative stuff about the house aside I hope the new family is VERY happy here.




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  • Kenny Forder

    Yeah, I hope so too, lucky bastards! lol




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  • weisser

    That house is very beautiful and underrated. It’s a classic French chateau. The mansion has a bad place, unhappy fate and deficiencies in the interior. But this is insignificant. I hope this house will not be destroyed by bulldozers.




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  • NOVA Ben

    Ha, April Fool’s! Nice one Kenny, you almost pulled one over on me…
    oh, you’re serious…Champ d’Or has a new owner. Ok then. 🙂




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  • george

    I hope that the family that bought it is the one that shows up on media reports, the one with 20 something children. They could use it. If it’s a 1 or 2 child family put electronic locators on the children. Could you imaging loosing a child in the house and having to call the pollice to locate him. Or loosing him and 10 years later finding a strange man walking around the house, only to find out that he’s your son.




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    • NOVA Ben

      True, but could you imagine the epic hide-and-seek marathons you could have in this place?




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    • weisser

      You could implant microchips in members of your family).




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  • Daniel

    Congratulations to the happy new owners of a gigantic palace in the middle of nowhere.




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  • Kyle

    On Jay Leno, he showed a newspaper ad about how there’s a Wal-Mart only six minutes from the place 😀




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    • weisser

      Six minutes is enough time to return from store :-).
      Walmart Supercenter is located within 2,000 feet of the house.




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    • Rocco

      There a so many Walmarts in DFW – it only takes six minutes from any house!

      Some of them literally less than 6 miles away from each other – don’t forget Sams Club, they opened their first club here.




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  • Grrrowler

    Like others, I hope the new owners are very happy there. Now, maybe we can stop hearing about this thing for a while!




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  • Chris

    I am very happy for the new owners of a palace in the middle of seemingly no where located outside of a posh neighborhood. The home is massive, and surely will inspire jealousy among the owner’s family. Still, imagine the awesome game of hide and seek one could have here.




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  • Brian

    This whole thing, beginning to end, should have been a reality show, up until the time the NEW owners realize the place is unlivable, and auction it off for $5.4M to the next unlucky winners.




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  • Joejoe509

    Congrats to them. I’m glad they got it for a decent-ish price (probably). A decade on the market is insane. I’m glad it’s over.




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  • guestofaguest

    Victim of location. No question. Throw this home in University Park or Preston Hollow… sold in a week.

    But now we’re just beating a dead horse…




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  • South Texas Dreamer

    Not to be Debbie Downer here, but in Texas our property tax rate is roughly 2.5 to 3% of purchase price. How would you like that annual tax bill? Finally, there is an architect some where who should be hiding in a closet for allowing his client to build a French Chateau on the Texas’ plains.




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