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The Top Five Most Lavish Houston Homes For Sale

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The luxury housing market in Houston is a wonderful buy compared to many in the United States. Unlike other cities, like Los Angeles where the income, state, and local taxes can oftentimes be burdensome.

Residents from cities such as this can purchase their home here and take advantage of the lower taxes by changing their tax base.

While I make no pretense to my bias for my beloved Houston. Houston has homes that will wet the appetite of even the most discerning of buyers. Don't believe it, well take a look at Houston's top five most expensive homes for sale:

5. 2930 Lazy Lane- $17,500,000

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Desire a home with a contemporary feel along with five bedrooms and five and a half baths? Then look no further than this home.

Originally built by the acclaimed Houstonian architect Howard Barnstone. Barnstone was responsible for helping design the Rothko Chapel. A non-denominational chapel founded by John and Dominique de Menil.

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While Lazy Lane is certainly large enough to fit an entire congregation, perhaps it may not be the best conversation starter in your beautiful home. Instead, you could slide in your next cocktail conversation how your home was used to raise funds for U.S. presidents.

Continuing the tradition of hosting Houston's elite definitely has its stylistic advantages. The fifty-five-foot long living room which seats thirty-two guests comfortably will make it an easy feat to host lavish fundraisers.

Your glass enclosed home will definitely be a site to see as your guest are surrounded by your exceptionally scenic property. After all hosting the affluent and powerful definitely requires privacy.

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If hosting fundraisers is not your cup of tea why not sit by the fire and enjoy a nice cup of chai tea and your favorite book in your rich cherry stained library. Your custom built-in shelving will be the perfect place for all your first editions. Finished off with french doors so you can close the door on those noisy children and enjoy your happy place in peace.

4. 526 W. Friar Tuck Lane- $18,950,000

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If you love the food from Houston's Grace then this home might just peak your interest. Friar Tuck Lane belongs to the owner of this delectable cuisine, Johnny Carrabba.

You will be transported to Italy with this home and it's beautifully manicured outside entrance.

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Inside your villa is a kitchen worthy of a chef with its vaulted brick ceilings along custom stained wood beams. Stunning white marble countertops give your kitchen a glam feeling. Every chef needs top of the art appliances to store and make all of their delectable treats. No need to fear because your kitchen will deliver.

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A master bedroom with not just one but two beautiful mahogany french doors awaits you as you rest your head for the day. When romance is the air, you can recite some Shakespeare to your honey next to your glorious fireplace.

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Extend your Southern hospitality by being the perfect host as you bring your guest to your covered air-conditioned loggia. Hiding them from the Texas elements in July will definitely make your outdoor activities more enjoyable.

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Marvel your guest as the smell of pizza fills the summer air in your cut glass tile backsplash woodstone oven.

3. 3456 Inwood Drive- $22,000,000

Want a piece of Houston history? Inwood Drive which is one of the last privately owned architect landmarks is the ticket. Built in the 1920's this home has been lovingly maintained to pay homage to its Spanish roots.

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Nestled in River Oaks one of Houston's most prestigious neighborhoods. This seven bedroom home is enclosed by an extensive garden of azaleas.

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You can't help but fall in love with a home that was fashioned after Seville a beautiful province in Spain. Cram a Boston based architect was commissioned to build this home for Blanche Harding Sewall and her husband Cleveland Sewall.

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With its red roof tiling, blush stucco walls, and classical detailing. It is no wonder this historic fixture has warmed the hearts of the residents of River Oaks.

2. La Perse- $28,000,000

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Located on Harness Creek Lane in the magnificent gated community of Stablewood stands a house like no other called "La Perse"

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Walk into this home and you will be greeted with a breathtaking floating grand staircase, marble flooring, and a dome ceiling. Nothing says welcome home better.

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This home’s old world style has seven bedrooms, seven full baths, and three half baths. You will be able to relax the day away in your double pedestal tub carved from a single slab of marble.

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Looking to close a business deal? Nothing says sign here please, better than an inviting your business clients to your temperature controlled wine cellar with an adjoining dining area. Here they will be impressed by your terracotta brick ceiling and 120-year-old reclaimed Parisian floors.

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After signing the deal you can take your guest to sip brandy by your resort-style outdoor pool. The covered pavilion with blue imported Italian and tile slate flooring will ensure that everyone leaves your home agreeable.

1. 27 Mott Lane- $35,000,000

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For Houston’s most expensive home you will have to travel to the exclusive confines of Piney Point Village to a house named “The House of Ki”

This home’s mid-century modern feel with its clean lines and minimalist design can be enjoyed with a panoramic view of nature from Buffalo’s Bayou.

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Your heart will go pitter patter with the gorgeous zebra and limba oak cabinetry and paneling. Your light-filled kitchen will be the centerpiece of your home with its enormous island in golden onyx.

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This four bedroom and four bathroom house is home to a wetland reserve so you can be one with nature as you are greeted by Texas migratory birds and native plants.

These homes will not disappoint! The best thing about these homes is they can soon be yours with a stroke of a pen. What is your favorite home?

HAR.com. (2018). "Houston, Tx Most Expensive Homes For Sale" retrieved from https://www.har.com/houston/most_expensive_realestate

Martha Turner Sotheby's International. (2018). La Perse, Houston, Tx 77024. Retrieved From https://www.sothebyshomes.com/houston/sales/1241126

Martha Turner Sotheby's International. (2018). 27 Mott Lane Houston, Tx 77024. Retrieved From https://www.sothebyshomes.com/houston/sales/1232540

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