The last time the lavish home at 2115 River Oaks Boulevard was on the market, if you had to ask the price, you probably couldn't afford it. Or that apparently was the thinking because at that time the selling price was not revealed except to qualified buyers.
This time around, you probably still can't afford it, but you can see on the HAR website that the window sticker is $17.9 million.
At $832.56 per square foot, the price tag is staggering. But you're getting so much more than a mere 21,500 square feet of luxury. You're getting history, tall tales and a 12,000-square-foot indoor party space in an air-conditioned backyard with a Michael Phelps-worthy saltwater swimming pool.
Longtime Houstonians will recall that the flamboyant Baron Ricky di Portanova and the Baroness Sandra built the house that played host to movie stars, authors and millionaires from across the globe. The oil field millionaires were recognized throughout the country for their over-the-top parties for which bottomless Dom Perignon and Cuban cigars were the norm.