Inside Houston's most expensive home for sale


That's definitely true in The Woodlands, where we found one of the largest, most expensive homes in the Houston market.

The more than 33,000 square foot mansion is tucked deep in the heart of The Woodlands. The French Renaissance-inspired home also has an additional 7,000 square feet of patio space. The three stories soar above the four acres of surrounding property, but it's the interior that truly stands out.

Listing agent Arlene English says you will find 12 bedrooms, 18 bathrooms, 12 fireplaces, and nine kitchens (five full and four mini-kitchens).

The grand entry area has played host to lavish parties and weddings. The main kitchen stands ready to dish out feasts for hundreds, but in case they need more kitchen space, right around the corner is the full size catering kitchen, which includes its own walk-in refrigerator.

Out of the eight unique bedroom suites, the master is the largest, taking up 3,000 square feet, the size of most homes. The master bedroom has his and her showers, his and her walk-in closets, a full sitting area with a fireplace, and a private salon.

The other seven suites are like staying in a luxury hotel.

A palatial office is filled with rich wood, crackling fireplaces, and plenty of bars.

The house is lit with 42 chandeliers along with 2,200 other lights, more than 100 doors, and three elevators.

The entire third floor is an entertainment complex, including a luxury theater, gentlemen's lounge, soda fountain, and a game room.

Outside you can find a spectacular pool with two spas and waterfall.

If you want this one-of-a-kind mansion, you will have to dig deep into those pockets and pull out $19 million. English says that will not only get you the keys to this beautiful home, but all the furniture inside.

The home by the numbers:

2 apartments

3 elevators

4 gated entrances

4.5 acres

8 suites

9 kitchens (5 full, 4 mini)

12 fireplaces

18 bathrooms

21 air conditioners

22 couches/loveseats

28 ceiling fans

29 televisions

31 exterior doors

32 telephones

42 chandeliers

48 mirrors

83 interior doors

132 lamps/sconces

158 chairs/barstools

2,200 interior lights (not including chandeliers)

2,400 feet of rope lighting

20,000 square foot of driveway pavers

210,000 foot of wiring

350,000 lbs. of slate roofing

1.1 million lbs. of cast stone

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