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10 Texas homes we wished were ours in 2016

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We've seen some unreal residences on Eyewitness News! (KTRK)

If you are shopping for a dream home in 2017, here's a little inspiration.

As you know, everything's bigger in Texas!

On Eyewitness News this year, we saw an astounding selection of abundant abodes that left many of you slack jawed and downright envious!

Here's a look back at 2016's prettiest pads and ridiculously cool residences in Houston and across the state.

Step inside this gigantic abandoned home in Manvel
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A giant home near Manvel could be yours if you have the cash, but it does need a little work first.



At 60,175 square feet, this enormous home on County Road 59 had us dreaming big back in May.

The home, which was on the market for a cool $3.5 million, boasts 46 bedrooms, 26 full bathrooms, a 9-car garage, an indoor swimming pool and your very own elevator.

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English-style stone estate in Bunker Hill Village
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Check out this stunning 7100 sq. ft. English-style estate in Bunker Village



Absolutely stunning. That was our reaction when we saw this beautiful home that sits on a secluded Bunker Hill Village cul-de-sac.

The 7,100-square-foot home would be perfect for entertaining because it comes with a gigantic kitchen, a butler pantry, and a bar with wine chiller!

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A Mediterranean adventure awaits in Lakes of Sterling Gates
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It was like stepping into Tuscany, and frankly, we didn't really want to snap back into reality when we saw this gorgeous estate in Lakes of Sterling Gates.

Aside from the lush foliage that surrounded its generous pool, the four-bedroom, four bath home is adorn in rich wood and stone accents.

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Patron tequila founder sells Texas Hill Country ranch
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Patrón Tequila founder and John Paul Mitchell co-founder John Paul DeJoria sold his 96-acre ranch for nearly $7 million



If you loved the look of the last home, you're going to go gaga for John Paul DeJoria's expansive limestone mansion and 96-acre ranch.

The home and land sold for nearly $7 million, and features a spa pool that stretches across the back of the ranch.

DeJoria is the co-founder of Paul Mitchell hair care products and Patron Spirits Company.

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Huge French chateau for sale in the heart of Houston
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This French chateau in Memorial area can be yours for a little under 10-million



This home seemed like it was pulled right out of Beauty and the Beast, but this French chateau can be found right in the Galleria area.

The 11,000-square-foot home was built with rich, imported French limestone, and featured one gorgeous room after the next.

Talk about love at first sight!

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This gorgeous French chateau style home in Memorial could be yours for a little under 10-Million

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Live like royalty in this Tomball estate
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This exclusive home sits on 64 acres of land, and the main house is more than 23,000 square feet.



You might as well own a big, bejeweled crown if you live on this 64-acre Texas wonderland.

The home itself is 23,000 square feet, and offers plenty of room to stretch your legs, with four bedrooms, a main reception area, and accommodations for your own staff. Fancy schmancy!

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Two stories worth of closet space!
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Home with famous giant closet still on the market



Homeowner Theresa Roemer became the envy of women across the country in 2014. Why? Five words: Two. Story. Walk. In. Closet.

Her incredible home in The Woodlands was listed for sale back then for $12.9 million. The price has been slashed to $7.95 million.

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Check out this historic Museum District mansion
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A home in Houston is for sale for $18 million.



This 12,808-square-foot Georgian-style home in the Rice area is quite a stunner, and so is the $18 million price tag!

But, when you know its story, you realize it is worth the price. The home was built in 1921, and appears in the National Register of Historic Places.

The home features five to eight bedrooms, five full bathrooms, three half bathrooms, plus three garages.

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Take a splash in this record-setting pool!
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Take a look at this beautiful house with gigantic pool



This beautiful home in El Campo was breathtaking enough, but when you consider what's in the backyard, the value instantly skyrockets in our minds.

On this 40-acre property sits the world's largest residential pool. The $2.5 million oasis boasts a 21-foot-long boulder water slide, a 500-foot long lazy river, six waterfalls, two hot tubs, and two outdoor bars.

You could probably charge for people to come swim in its 700,000 gallons, but if you'd let us in for free, that'd be great.

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Spring homeowner offering hot Super Bowl LI pad
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Super Bowl rental could be yours... for $100,000



While this home can't be yours forever, for a two-week period, you can live like a queen or king, plus have an amazing place for a Super Bowl party.

For $100,000, you're getting this palatial space complete with an elevator, five bedrooms, and a massive master suite with a fireplace and master bath.

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