As one might expect of Donald Trump, only a resplendent private home — at one time the costliest house in River Oaks —would do for his private Houston fundraising jaunt. After all, when you're shaking the trees for big bucks, you require the proper setting.
Flamboyant Houston trial lawyer Tony Buzbee opens the doors to his mega mansion late Friday afternoon for the highly-secured fundraiser (don't even think about driving down River Oaks Boulevard during rush hour). Guests are expected to pay from $5,000 to $250,000 to set their feet in the door of the dwelling designed by architect Tom Wilson.
CultureMap had an early look at the sophisticated 12,000 square foot mansion shortly before Buzbee bought it — asking price $14 million, making it the highest priced home sale in Houston. Few would not be impressed with grandly-appointed house that sits on a spacious one-acre lot.
Six bedrooms, five full baths, three half baths, game room, den, living room, library, media room and a four-car garage consume the vast space. Of course, neither Trump nor the guests will have time to tour the house. And that's a shame because the underground wine cellar is alone worth a look-see.
Trump's time at the Buzbee home will be short as he has a public rally scheduled in The Woodlands at 7 p.m., only two hours after the start of the River Oaks fundraiser. We assume he will chopper it to The Woodlands. God knows, the highway trek north on a Friday afternoon can be nothing more than a crawl.
Trump's swing through the Texas will include stops in Dallas on Thursday and a landing in San Antonio on Friday.