Saudi Arabian prince’s Houston mansion can be yours for $19M

A Houston mega-mansion constructed for a Saudi Arabian prince within the Nineteen Eighties has hit the market, asking $19 million.

The 23,800-square-foot house’s present proprietor — the son of the previous deputy prime minister of Lebanon — has listed the house for a $1 million low cost from its unique $20 million price ticket.

If the trendy 10-bedroom, 11 ½-bathroom mansion sells, it should be Houston’s most costly residential sale on the general public market in not less than 5 years, in accordance with Redfin knowledge. 

The house was in-built 1986 for Saudi Arabian Prince Abdul Faisal, the son of the late King Faisal, who dominated Saudi Arabia from 1964 to 1975. The prince traveled to Houston for business actual property investments and needed a house for his travels there, the Wall Street Journal first reported.

“He [the prince] was meticulous. I didn’t know him, but it is clear he just wanted them to do it right — and the quality was just amazing,” the present proprietor, Nijad Fares, advised The Post. Fares is the son of the previous deputy prime minister of Lebanon, Issam Fares.

A 22,880-square-foot Houston mansion built for a Saudi Arabian prince in the 1980’s is listed for $19 million.
A 22,880-square-foot Houston mansion constructed for a Saudi Arabian prince within the Nineteen Eighties has listed for $19 million.
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If it sells, it should be Houston’s most costly residential sale in not less than 5 years, in accordance with Redfin knowledge.

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The trendy, 10-bedroom, 11½-bathroom house’s proprietor — the son of the previous deputy prime minister of Lebanon — has listed the house for a $1 million low cost from its unique $20 million price ticket.

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"He [the Prince] was meticulous. I didn’t know him, but it is clear he just wanted them to do it right — and the quality was just amazing," the current owner, Nijad Fares told the Post. Fares is the son of the former deputy prime minister of Lebanon, Issam Fares.
“He [the prince] was meticulous. I didn’t know him, but it is clear he just wanted them to do it right — and the quality was just amazing,” the present proprietor, Nijad Fares, advised The Post. Fares is the son of the previous deputy prime minister of Lebanon, Issam Fares.
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The 12-foot, double-bronze entrance door opens to a 60-foot polished-marble entry corridor with 40-foot ceilings, in accordance with a press launch.

Above a floating brass staircase hangs a multi-story crystal chandelier, which Fares and his spouse purchased at an vintage store in London and had reshaped to suit the home, he advised The Post.

“The chandelier was our first big purchase that my wife and I made when we got married,” mentioned Fares, who mentioned his favourite reminiscence in the home was strolling by means of the entrance doorways after they introduced their youngest son house after his delivery.

"My favorite memory in the house was when my son was born and we brought him home," said Fares.
“My favorite memory in the house was when my son was born and we brought him home,” Fares advised The Post.
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"We've had many people here, including several Mayors of Houston. It is always special," he said.
“We’ve had many people here, including several mayors of Houston. It is always special,” Fares mentioned.
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"The chandelier was our first big purchase that my wife and I made when we got married," he said.
“The chandelier was our first big purchase that my wife and I made when we got married,” Fares advised The Post.
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The lobby divides the principle flooring into two sections — the regal, formal facet and the comfy, casual facet.

The formal facet has a palatial sitting room; a proper, 40-seat eating room; an industrial eat-in kitchen; and a 2,000-bottle wine cellar, in accordance with the press launch.

The regal sitting room has polished marble flooring, tray ceilings, gold-colored crown moldings and 18th-century-style furnishings, images present.

“We’ve had many people here, including several mayors of Houston. It is always special,” Fares mentioned.

The palatial sitting room has polished marble floors, tray ceilings, gold-colored crown moldings and 18th-century-style furniture.
The palatial sitting room has polished marble flooring, tray ceilings, gold-colored crown moldings and 18th-century-style furnishings.
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The informal side along the foyer has a wood-paneled library.
The casual facet alongside the lobby has a wood-paneled library.
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The industrial eat-in kitchen offers a casual dining option.
The industrial eat-in kitchen provides an informal eating possibility.
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The wine cellar off of the industrial eat-in kitchen holds 2,000 bottles.
The wine cellar off of the economic eat-in kitchen holds 2,000 bottles.
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The casual facet alongside the lobby has a wood-paneled library, a convention room and an open-concept media room with six built-in televisions and an informal eating space with a big skylight.

“There are so many nice, private family areas [even though] we love to do events and social entertaining,” Fares mentioned.

The conference room provides views through large glass-windowed doors to the 3.2-acre estate.
The convention room offers views by means of massive glass-windowed doorways to the three.2-acre property.
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The open-concept media and dining room has five televisions on one side of the middle wall panel, and another on its back.
The open-concept media and eating room has 5 televisions on one facet of the center wall panel and one other on its again.
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The informal dining room has french doors that lead outside to the children's playground.
The casual eating room has French doorways that lead outdoors to the kids’s playground.
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The main bed room suite has twin sleeping areas, twin loos and twin sitting areas, plus a gymnasium, a sauna and a number of other balconies.

Photos present that a number of of the bedrooms have been decked out in Pinterest-worthy, themed youngsters’s decor. One has a blue-striped ceiling and a panorama mural, whereas one other bed room’s mural depicts jungle animals driving a small, pink truck. Other bed room suites are sometimes utilized by company, Fares mentioned.

“All of the en suite bedrooms upstairs allow us to have family over,” he mentioned. “All in all it’s just a perfect place.”

Photos show that several of the bedrooms have been decked out in Pinterest-worthy themed children's decor.
Photos present that a number of of the bedrooms have been decked out in Pinterest-worthy, themed youngsters’s decor.
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One bedroom has a blue-striped ceiling and a landscape mural, while another bedroom's mural depicts jungle animals driving a small red truck.
One bed room has a blue-striped ceiling and a panorama mural, whereas one other bed room’s mural depicts jungle animals driving a small pink truck.
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One of the home's 10 bedrooms is decked out in lavender in this room.
One of the house’s 10 bedrooms is decked out in lavender.
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Outside, the Buffalo Bayou creates a pure border on the fringe of the three.1-acre lot, which provides lined patios, a playground and a gazebo with a Benihana (hibachi) grill.

“I love — love — Benihana. It’s great for entertaining. A chef comes out to cook for us. It is great fun,” Fares mentioned.

The property’s 60-foot swimming pool has a blue-tiled, five-tier waterfall, a sizzling tub, a diving board and a cabana with recreation and cooking area.

“The grounds are so beautiful. There are so many sitting areas outside,” Fares mentioned.

The mega-mansion has 10 bedrooms.
The mega-mansion has 10 bedrooms.
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The green embroidered wallpaper contrasts ivory millwork in this first-floor bathroom.
The inexperienced embroidered wallpaper contrasts ivory millwork on this first-floor lavatory.
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The primary bedroom suite has dual bathrooms, a gym, a sauna and several balconies.
The main bed room suite has twin loos, a gymnasium, a sauna and a number of other balconies.
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The home was first listed for $20 million in November 2018 and was relisted final week, asking $18,995,000.

Compass dealer Michael Mahlstedt has the itemizing. Fares advised The Post he plans to downsize however will keep within the Houston space.

“Of our four children, three have left home. That is one of the big reasons we want to downsize. They are off to school and work. The other boy is 12 years old, so soon enough, he is going to be done. But we love the city,” Fares mentioned.

Outside, the home has patios, a playground, a gazebo and a pool with a waterfall, a hot tub and a cabana.
Outside, the house has patios, a playground, a gazebo and a pool with a waterfall, a sizzling tub and a cabana.
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"The grounds are so beautiful. There are so many sitting areas outside," he said.
“The grounds are so beautiful. There are so many sitting areas outside,” Fares mentioned.
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"The outside has been completely redone — the pool, pool house [and] gazebo," he said.
“The outside has been completely redone — the pool, pool house [and] gazebo,” in accordance with Fares.
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