Fab Home Up for Auction

Theresa Roemer's Carlton Woods mansion hits auction block, you won't believe starting price

Theresa Roemer's manse on auction block, unbelievable starting price

Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
Theresa and Lamar Roemer are putting their Woodlands mansion on the live auction block on July 30. Courtesy of Platinum Luxury Auctions
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
The 17,3000 square foot is all glamour and drama. Courtesy of Platinum Luxury Auctions
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
Theresa Roemer's 3,000 square foot closet garnered national attention. Courtesy of Platinum Luxury Auctions
Montgomery County Heart Ball, February 2013, Theresa Roemer, Lamar Roemer
Theresa and Lamar Roemer at the Montgomery County Heart Ball. Theresa Roemer , Lamar Roemer Photo by © Susan Lee
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
The sunken wine room is an interesting feature in the massive dwelling. Courtesy of Platinum Luxury Auctions
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
The pool area has been the setting for many charitable fundraisers. Courtesy of Platinum Luxury Auctions
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
The outdoor lounge is fancy enough for a formal party. Courtesy of Platinum Luxury Auctions
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
The Roemer's spacious living room opens to the back garden and pool.  Courtesy of Platinum Luxury Auctions
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
The caterer's kitchen is as expansive as the rest of the house. Courtesy of Platinum Luxury Auctions
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
The other end of the vast kitchen. Courtesy of Platinum Luxury Auctions
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
The master bedroom. Courtesy of Platinum Luxury Auctions
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
The master bath. Courtesy of Platinum Luxury Auctions
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
The second floor sitting areea.  Courtesy of Platinum Luxury Auctions
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
The home theater.  Courtesy of Platinum Luxury Auctions
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
A front view of the home. Courtesy of Platinum Luxury Auctions
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
Montgomery County Heart Ball, February 2013, Theresa Roemer, Lamar Roemer
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016
Theresa Roemer Carlton Woods home, July 2016

When Theresa and Lamar Roemer's 17,300 square foot mansion goes under the gavel on July 30, only qualified buyers will be allowed to bid. The starting point — $5 million. Clearly, this is not your ordinary on-the-courthouse-steps house auction.

The Roemers put their home, with her much-ballyhooed 3,000 square foot closet, on the market for $12. 9 million in December of 2014. With apparently no compelling offers, the Roemers turned to Platinum Luxury Auctions. The international auction house specializing in non-distressed, mega properties had success with another Carlton Woods home in February. The 30,000 square foot DanMar mansion sold for $7.1 million, and, according to the auction house, thereby setting The Woodlands’ all-time residential resale price.

The company's focus is on affluent owners whose properties are introduced to the firm's stable of high net-worth-buyers. 

Last December, Theresa Roemer told CultureMap, "We bought the house as an investment and always said that we would fix it up and put it up for sale . . . If it sells, we will make a crapload of money. If not, we can live happily ever after here."

Happily ever after, according to the auction house, meant loving that mega closet, but alas Ms. Roemer has outgrown it. Roemer apparently wants to build an even bigger closet, doubling the size of the current 3,000-square-foot party space. So the Roemers have scheduled their mansion for auction on July 30 to expedite the sale.