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Movin' on Up: Houston trial attorney buys $14-million River Oaks mansion

Movin' on Up: Trial attorney buys $14-million River Oaks mansion

River Oaks Estate
The asking price for this River Oaks estate was $14 million.  Houston Association of Realtors
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The wine cellar with a table makes for fancy dinner parties.  Houston Association of Realtors
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The kitchen overlooks the breakfast area.  Houston Association of Realtors
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The view from the backyard with pool included.  Houston Association of Realtors
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The view of the kitchen includes a wooden double door refrigerator. Houston Association of Realtors
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One of the many living rooms in this River Oaks estate.  Houston Chronicle
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The wood-paneled entryway with high ceilings. Houston Association of Realtors
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A spacious backyard is great for hosting parties.  Houston Association of Realtors
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One of the most successful trial lawyers in the country has bought himself a new mansion. Tony Buzbee is trading his 10-acre estate in Friendswood for a 1-acre home in River Oaks.

Located just a few doors down from the River Oaks Country Club, the 12,000 square foot home includes five bedrooms and five full and three half baths, five wood-burning fireplaces and a large backyard pool, according to information on the Houston Association of Realtors website. Buzbee, his wife, and their four children moved into the new house this week, the Houston Chronicle reports.  The traditional style house, located at 1722 River Oaks Blvd., was built in 2005.

The estate's asking price was $14 million. Jeanne Turner with Greenwood King had the listing on this mansion. The sales price was not disclosed, but it is believed to be on the high end of recent sales of River Oaks property.

The Friendswood property features six bedrooms and five baths, along with a 12-foot deep pool, a private tennis court, an elevator, and a wine/cigar room.  

Buzbee is asking $4.75 million for the suburban estate. Peree Griffin is the selling agent for Buzbee's Friendswood estate.