A home in Houston, Texas that was built for a Saudi prince is listed with a $20 million price tag, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Situated in River Oaks, the estate also happens to be one of the most expensive homes currently for sale in the city.
It was built in about 1986 by Prince Abdulrahman bin Faisal, who is the son of the late King Faisal and brother of former Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal, according to J. M. Little, a Houston attorney who then represented the prince.
The prince was involved in commercial real estate in Houston in the 1980s.
The current owners Nijad and Zeina Fares bought the residence in 2007.
Measuring nearly 24,000 square feet, the modern-style main house, set on 3.1 acres, has nine bedrooms, plus staff quarters.
Renovated by the current owners, it features an elevator, a wine room, and a dining room that can seat over 40 people.
In the master suite, there is a sitting room, an exercise room, a sauna, and steam room.
Outside, the estate boasts water frontage on Buffalo Bayou, as well as a staff cottage with offices and living quarters; a pool; a bar; a gazebo with a hibachi grill; an outdoor pizza oven; and a playground.
Nijad Fares is the son of Issam Fares, who is the former deputy prime minister of Lebanon and current chairman of Wedge Group, a Houston-based international investment firm.
The listing is held by Walter Bering of Martha Turner Sotheby’s International Realty.
Images courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty