Friday, September 10, 2010

One of my favorite houses....or CASTLES should I say!

So I realize this is a very random post but what the heck :)

I looking at everyone's "Thousand Word Thursday" pictures of things around their house (I will post mine tomorrow) and that got me thinking about how much I love interior design...I should have dual majored in fashion merchandising AND interior design because I am obsessed with both. Then I started thinking about how much I love architecture and beautiful houses and buildings. THEN I decided I wanted to share with you one of my favorite houses.

I have many "favorite" houses. Sometimes I find beauty in small, quant little homes that tell a lot of history and sometimes big, gigantic mansions are the prettiest and sometimes really modern, eclectic homes catch my eye. But whenever I am in a new city, I try to go on some sort of architecture tour or celebrity houses tour or beautiful homes tour. I love it. It's one of my favorite things to do when I travel...along with shopping of course.

(A little background story) Most of you know my boyfriend lived in Dallas before he moved to Alabama. He lived there for 4 years and worked for a company that installed underground mosquito and water misting systems. These systems were thousands and thousands of dollars and as expected, usually only the rich and famous had these systems. He got to meet a good deal of celebrities and athletics because he would service their home on a regular basic.

He knew how much I loved to see beautiful houses and buildings so when I would go visit, he would drive me around to all the gated communities and ritzy communities and show me all the big homes.

This is when I learned about the "castle house" as we called it. Although it looks like it could have 50 bedrooms and bathrooms, it has 8 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. It is about 16,000 square feet. I just wanted to share with you this house. Can anyone take a guess of how much this house was on the market for? It may actually surprise you!

I have tons of pictures of my favorite houses in Dallas if anyone likes houses and architecture and wants to see them in a picture post :) Just let me know in a comment if you do!

Have a fabulous FRIDAY!!!


  1. Gorgeous! I love architecture too; this house is dreamy ;)

  2. What a house/castle! I would love to know the price and see the other pictures you have too!

  3. That is beautiful! I am guessing it was on the market for something pretty low - a house like that has to be insane to maintain!!

  4. Tell us tell us! Love the pics!

  5. Being from Dallas I am curious to know which one is your favorite! I have about 10 that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!

  6. My God in heaven - I told people to stop taking pictures of my house.

    Yah right!


  7. Nice!
    Are you going on the architecture cruise in Chicago?

  8. I'm in the neighborhood (No.TX but not in THAT neighborhood! haha) and I'd be willing to guess that house would be in the ballpark of less than 2mil, assuming it's not on much acreage. If it were in LA when I'm originally from, that house would probably cost 5mil+ easily!

    There are some AWESOME houses here, and the prices are amazing considering! Post away the homes! I love seeing them too!

  9. Oh wait, I was low. ;) It's still for sale. That is one neighborhood my DH drove me around when he wanted to show me some local high-dollar homes. Ummmm, YA!