Storied Mansion on the Market

River Oaks Boulevard mansion with colorful history for sale again, $17.9 million price tag

River Oaks home with colorful history for sale again at $17.9 million

On the Market 2115 River Oaks Blvd. August 2014
Parties in the vast indoor pool room at 2115 River Oaks Boulevard made headlines across the society pages. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The grand foyer where movie stars and millionaires were welcomed by the di Poratnovas. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 2115 River Oaks Blvd. August 2014
The mansion enjoys a distinguished profile on Houston's most notable boulevard. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 2115 River Oaks Blvd. August 2014
The formal living room. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
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The 12,000 sq.ft. addition to the original house includes guest quarters at the rear of the party space. Photo courtesy of © TK Images
On the Market 2115 River Oaks Blvd. August 2014
14 On the Market 2115 River Oaks Blvd. August 2014
On the Market 2115 River Oaks Blvd. August 2014
On the Market 2115 River Oaks Blvd. August 2014
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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.