Texas Mansion Goes To Auction
The largest home where no one has ever lived is going to auction this Friday.
Champs D'Or ("field of gold) was built near North Dallas, Texas for cell phone mogul Alan Goldfield as a 48,000-square-foot copy of a French castle. But after five years of construction and spending $46 million, Goldfield decided the home was too big and never moved in. It was put on the market for $72 million in 2002. The home has been empty and for sale for 10 years now with various agents and prices. The estate was most recently listed at $35 million.
The mansion will be going to auction on March 30th with a reserve price of $10.3 million, according to Concierge Auctions (www.conciergeauctions.com). This is about the price of a new house on Vancouver's Point Grey waterfront.
Camps D'Or has a 20-car garage, three kitchens, 18k gold doorknobs, a veranda that can seat 450 people, ionized lap pool, wet steam room, hair salon, ballroom, theater with lobby, and even an indoor bowling alley.