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Price: $2,890,500

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Mark Teixeira/ Sean Peyton

Price: $2,890,500

Location: Westlake, Texas

Square footage: 8,554

Bedrooms: 5

Baths: 6

This new rustic house with the hunting-lodge taxidermy flavor in the mega-affluent, gated Westlake neighborhood Vaquero belongs to New York Yankees first baseman Mark Teixeira, but it’s currently being rented by New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton. Teixeira has tried unsuccessfully to sell the house since 2008 for $5.75 million, then $4.55 million, then $3.99 million. It’s now priced at $2.89 million and Payton is now paying $15,000 a month rent for the space, which includes a separate guest house, a game room, a bi-level office, negative edge space, covered patio with outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and more.

Photo: zillow.com