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Technically, the neighborhood is called Bayou Woods but most will recognize the 527 Buckingham Dr. address as a special corner of the Memorial area. And do we mean special. The mansion, completed only in 2014, was four years in the making and occupies a healthy chunk of the 1.3 acre lot. Architect Ed Eubanks designed the home that was constructed by Texana Builders.
What's inside: Think big, really big. Five bedrooms, five full baths, six half-baths and a five-car garage are just part of the picture. The French Norman-style house is all about entertaining with indoor and outdoor spaces large enough to easily accommodate several hundred guests.
There is the vast great room, the sunken bar area, kitchen dining, formal dining room and outdoor dining in the fully-outfitted summer kitchen. Guest quarters, located above the garage, measure in at approximately 1,123 square feet.
The master suite is located on the ground floor and includes not only a luxurious master bath but also two spacious walk-in closets, a private study and a private patio. The remaining bedrooms are on the second floor with elevator access as well as the winding staircase for grand entrances.
Square footage: 17,500.
Asking price: $15,235,000.