Known for its cowboys and Wild Wild West association, not a lot of luxury stories come out from Texas. The Texans though have had an ace up their sleeve all along – The Champ d’Or (Fields of Gold. Built by Alan and Shirley Goldfield to replicate a French Chateau, the Champ d’Or was occupied for only two years before being listed for sale. The chateau is actually a steal at the $35 million that it is currently listed for. The owners have actually spend more then $46 million to build it.
Despite the economy being in doldrums, we are sure that a property of this magnitude (the Champ d’Or sits on a vast 39 acres) will easily be snapped up during the auction. About five to ten bidders are expected to sit in the auction which is to be held on March 30.
Luxuries boasted by the chateau include :
- a two story mahogany library
- a ballroom
- two elevators
- an indoor lap pool
- a movie theater
- a bowling alley
The main house features replicas of some of the world’s most beautiful places – a tea room patterned after New York’s Tavern on the Green, a two-story master closet designed after the Chanel® boutique in Paris, an indoor pool inspired by the Pool of Monte Carlo, Napoleon’s Hall of Plates and a ballroom reminiscent of the Palace of Versailles. A 78-foot-high rotunda, in the center of the home, opens to all four levels and leads to the crow’s nest with panoramic views of the area. The magnificent Champ d’Or was inspired by Vaux-le-Vicomte, a grand chateau near Paris.
The Chateau Champ d’Or is considered to be one of the most spectacular houses in the world and is being auctioned by Concierge auctions.