Multiple towers? Check. Grand staircase? Check. Elaborate chandelier? Check. Two-level library? Check. This 13,917-square-foot Southlake home has all the makings of a castle, but you don’t have to travel to Europe to see it.
The home was built in 2010 and has eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms and one half-bathroom with plenty of room to host guests or to fit a large family. The home’s regal design offers imposing curb appeal, if you can peek behind the iron gates. From an aerial view, you can see that the 1.58-acre property was designed with privacy in mind. The structure of the home and the separate guest house surround the backyard entertaining areas and pool, and the property is lined with trees.
Listing agent Roxann Taylor of Engel Völkers Dallas-Fort Worth said the home’s numerous amenities cater to family life.
“It’s really meant for a family with lots of different interests,” Taylor said.
The home’s grand foyer and formal living room are two levels tall, with Juliette balconies on one end and a sprawling staircase on another. A two-level library has built-in bookshelves, room for a seating area and an iron railing on the second level that allows views down to the reading space below. The home has a formal dining room, a breakfast area, a large kitchen, a wine-tasting room and an elevator. An informal living space is next to the breakfast area and has a fireplace at the center.
The primary suite is on the first level and has a large bathroom and a two-level closet. A spacious game room or playroom is on the second level and has a wet bar. The home also has a theater and a separate apartment for visitors or in-laws on the second level with a living room, a bedroom, a bathroom and two closets. Other than the primary suite, all of the bedrooms are on the second level.
Outside, the home has a pool with a covered grotto and a swim-up bar. The grotto, connected to the guest house, sends water flowing into a section of the guest house living room. There is also a tennis court.
The home at 1161 La Mirada is on the market for $5,000,000.