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This $9.95 Million Houston Mansion Brings Its Own Horse Stables, 14 Bathrooms, Ornate Details and a Bavarian Castle Feel

6 West Rivercrest Is a Briar Forest Stunner That Proves More Is More

BY // 05.25.23

The Briar Forest neighborhood just west of South Gessner Road hosts a surprising enclave of vast mansions resting amid expansive acreage that is rarely found just off of the Westheimer corridor. One such property has hit the market with a list price of $9,950,000. The remarkable residence at 6 West Rivercrest boasts 23,526 square feet of living space set on a 3.7-acre lot complete with custom horse stables for riding enthusiasts.

Elliman's Gigi Huang and Dunstan Gawthorp have the listing for this 23,526 square foot mansion in Briar Oaks.
Elliman’s Gigi Huang and Dunstan Gawthorp have the listing for this 23,526 square foot mansion in Briar Oaks.

This is an intriguing house described as Palladian-inspired with a modern interpretation. And, yes, there are Corinthian columns, domes and pediments and symmetry in design. But once inside, the simplicity called for in Palladian architecture is left behind.

The dwelling is replete with ornately carved oversized doors and door frames, crystal chandeliers (three in the master bedroom), two kitchens each with dual chandeliers, massive fireplace mantles and surrounds, ornate ceilings and a vast drama-filled double staircase at the entry. Simply put, more is more.

6 West Rivercrest is no ordinary Houston mansion.
6 West Rivercrest is no ordinary Houston mansion.

Even so, one has to ask, what does one do with nine full bathrooms and five half baths in a single family home? Assuming each of the seven bedrooms has its own bath as does the pool pavilion, there remains a lot of unaccounted for flushing power. Actually it’s not the bathrooms that garner attention in this mansion but rather the wealth of ornate interior detailing.

The tub in the primary suite bathroom, for example, is flanked by black marble topped on each side with a rearing horse sculpture. And throughout the home heavy wood carvings recall a 19th century Bavarian castle.

6 West Rivercrest brings a number of ornate details.
6 West Rivercrest brings a number of ornate details.

The pool and adjacent pool pavilion speak convincingly to Palladian inspiration with Corinthian columns, the necessary symmetry and a dome at the pavilion’s peak. The pool is graced with twin filigree ironwork domes and a third structure of Corinthian columns and pediment.

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Douglas Elliman real estate agents Gigi Huang and Dustan Gawthorp have the listing on 6 West Rivercrest with the list price of $9,950,000.

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