Inside look at giant abandoned home for sale in Manvel

MANVEL, TX (KTRK) -- A giant home near Manvel could be yours if you have the cash, but it does need a little work first.

This 60,175 sq ft brick home, located on 2354 County Road 59, is now on the market for a cool $3.5 million. The home has 46 bedrooms, 26 full bathrooms, a 9 car garage, an indoor swimming pool and spa and an elevator.

Realtors say the home was built in 2001 by a doctor and his wife. They originally intended to use the property as a live-in rehab facility for the doctor's patients. More than halfway through the project, construction was brought to a halt. Instead, the couple built a nearly identical house on the 15 acre lot next door where they currently live.

"Somebody decided the structure was too large, and they didn't want to complete it," said realtor Mona Miller. "It's definitely not your luxury mansion. It's not built in that sense. It's definitely built institutional like."

There is a small elevator toward the back of the home for those not wanting to take the stairs. There's also a natatorium with an inground pool and a three-bench sauna.

But the giant house needs a lot of work.

"Vandals unfortunately had broke in. Pulled out electrical wiring. Pulled out AC duct work. Broken windows, damaged sheetrock. So a lot of it will probably be taking the property down to the studs and starting over," Miller said.

The home is located in an area where there's no zoning - meaning the home could go to a residential or commercial buyer.

"A rehab center or a nursing home, assisted living, a women's shelter. Something that we definitely think will put it to good use," said Miller.

The home also sits on 15 acres of property, is located near new schools and is only a 20 minute drive to the Medical Center.
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