Austin Chateau, Estate of the Day
This French-styled chateau in Austin, Texas is on two acres and has city views. The home is tricked out with just about every conceivable luxury fillip and flourish from marble floors to a silver fresco dome and copper spires. It took five years to create this home which combines European architecture with Texas taste. The home has six bedrooms and unique spaces like the 1000-square-foot studio room which has marble and limestone floors, cathedral style stained wood arches and la private patio with city views. The fourth floor roof has a large observation deck and the library also serves as a media room with a screen that is easily concealed behind wooden doors. There is no pool but there is plenty of room to add one on.The home is listed at $6.5 million. The home has an extensive website with audio tours and pictures. After the jump, oh yes, everything's bigger in Texas.