Multimillion Mansions

Top 10 most expensive homes for sale in Texas; two $30 million+ stunners are in Houston

Top 10 most expensive homes for sale in Texas; two are in Houston

Mott Lane exterior
An ultra-modern home in Piney Point is No. 3 on the list of the most expensive homes for sale in Texas, with an asking price of $35 million. Photo courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty
La Perse exterior
La Perse, a Renaissance-style mansion in Stablewood, is No. 4 on the list of most expensive homes in Texas, with an asking price of $30 million. Photo courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty
La Perse foyer
The foyer at La Perse features a spectacular floating grand marble staircase with a domed ceiling and antique Baccarat chandlier. Photo courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty
La Perse tea room
The tea room at La Perse is accentuated by tile walls, antique lighting, and multi-tiered fountain. Photo courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty
Mott Lane interior
Designed by Stern and Bucek, The House of Ki on Mott Lane is situated on 8.7 acres of land near Buffalo Bayou in Piney Point. Photo courtesy of Sotheby's International Realty
Mott Lane exterior
La Perse exterior
La Perse foyer
La Perse tea room
Mott Lane interior

How hot is the Texas housing market? Real estate website PropertyShark combed through active listings to find the 10 most expensive homes for sale in Texas right now — and two $30 million-plus homes of differing styles are in the Houston area.

A 14,868-square-foot mansion in Piney Point Village is No. 3 on the list, with an asking price of $35 million. The estate, designed by Stern and Bucek Architects, sits on 8. 5 acres, with a five acre reserve and views of Buffalo Bayou.

Labeled "The House of Ki," the modern home at 27 Mott Lane is designed of steel, concrete, zinc and glass, with 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 3 half-baths, interior cabinetry and paneling by Brochsteins of zebra and limba wood, a media room with a retractable wall, and a state-of- the-art Savant Home Automation system that allows world-wide monitoring.

Sotheby's International Realty has the listing.

No. 4 on the list is a 20,157-square-foot Stablewood mansion, with an asking price of $30 million. Known as La Perse, the 7-bed, 10-bathroom home is designed in the Renaissance style with a Texas limestone exterior. The interior has a floating grand staircase, two reception salons, a music room, multi-tiered outdoor garden terraces, library, media room, wine cellar, pool and more than four fireplaces. Sotheby's International Realty also has the listing on the home.

However, both Houston homes are cheap, relatively speaking, compared to the priciest mansion in the state. The $68.3 million price tag on the Austin-area Lago Vista compound, listed by Jack Carter of BHGRE Bradfield Properties, includes more than 2,000 acres of prime Hill Country space with waterfront access to Lake Travis. Bonus: Pace Bend Park and Balcones Canyonlands Wildlife Refuge are located right across from the sprawling property. The 5,056-square-foot house features six bedrooms and six bathrooms. Outside, a pristine pool and hot tub overlook rolling green hills.

PropertyShark's top 10 list also includes six Dallas-area abodess. The least expensive? An $18 million retreat in the middle of bustling Dallas.