Real estate is all about location, location, location, which often means choosing between busy city life or the wide open spaces of the country.
Not for the lucky buyers of this elegant 20,000-square-foot French-inspired chateau located in the heart of downtown Dallas, however. As featured on an upcoming episode of CNBC's "Secret Lives of the Super Rich, " the estate sprawls over three acres of land, despite its location in a bustling metropolis.
"They had to tear down two houses to get this land," real estate broker Allie Beth Allman tells "Secret Lives of the Super Rich" host Robert Frank.
The $27.5 million estate features hand-painted wallpaper, his-and-hers libraries and 14 unique fireplaces. One of the sitting rooms is a replica of the one found in fashion designer Valentino's home in Rome.
The master suite is made up of six adjacent rooms that include a bedroom, French-style sitting room, his-and-hers bathrooms and a walk-in closet, each ornately decorated from floor to ceiling.
Residents don't have to go far to find ample entertainment options. The home features both indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a private lake.
The estate was custom-built in 1999 by architect Peter Marino, a well-known designer who has worked with the biggest names in fashion and Hollywood, including Kim Kardashian West and Vogue's Anna Wintour. Marino has designed everything from the flagship stores of brands such as Chanel, Dior, Fendi and Louis Vuitton to the home of the late Andy Warhol.
The Dallas chateau is currently owned by financier Robert Haas, whose business partner Tom Hicks famously put his own Dallas home on the market for $135 million.
In designing Haas' Dallas mansion, Marino traveled to Europe with with him to handpick every single piece of furniture, which he then placed inside the home himself.
In essence, the chateau isn't just a house, it's a work of art.
"You can't duplicate this quality," Allman says.
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