Deluxe pool-side living

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Denton, Texas
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Denton, Texas
Price: $59.95 million

Beds: 6
Baths: 6 and 8 halfs
Square feet: 48,000

Description: This modest little bungalow, a mere 48,000 square feet, sits on 140 acres 15 minutes north of Dallas Airport. Four years in the making, it draws design inspiration from many great buildings. The indoor pool, for example, is based on a pool in Monte Carlo. There's also an L-shaped outdoor pool that's flanked by patio of irregular flagstones, shade trees and vast expanse of lawn.

Indoors are such extravagances as a two-story master closet a la the Chanel boutique in Paris, a tea room taken from Tavern-on-the-Green in New York's Central Park and a ballroom reminiscent of Versailles. The media room emulates the Paris Opera, complete with theater boxes. A 78-foot-high rotunda is topped by a crows nest with distant views.

The attention to detail is impressive, with hand-carved moldings throughout, custom-made Italian chandeliers, imported fabrics and carpets, and more. There are no less than nine fireplaces.

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