The Crespi/ Hicks House in Dallas, Texas is the most expensive home in the US on sale right now. This estate has won that coveted top slot due to its hefty price tag of $135 million. It spread across a total area of 25 acres, with actual living space covering 42,500 square feet. Its current owner is Tom Hicks, the onetime owner of the baseball team, Texas Rangers. The estate encompasses the main house, guest houses and a pool. It’s history goes back more than 80 years, when it was built in the 1930s by an Italian count, Pio Crespi. After some time, Swiss born, Maurice Fatio gave the mansion a facelift that included fixtures brought in from old European estates. Fatio was one of the most prominent architects of his time, having designed houses for big names like Vanderbilts, the Duchess of Marlborough, Edward F.Hutton, Otto Kahn, among several others.
The library’s walnut shelves are from a 19th century Palazzo in Bologna, Italy, whereas the parquet floors if from 19th century France and Delft tiles from 10th century Holland. The house has been divided into three separate structures so as to allow each room to have windows on atleast two sides. The estate gives an idyllic feeling of the peaceful and lush green countryside, although it is just a few miles away from the city. So commuting is not an issue. The owners are ecologically friendly and use water conserving drip irrigation for their gardens.
The house been host to American presidents and international dignitaries over the years. The house also has a huge pool room, a badminton and volleyball court, and a media room. The listing price is based on total land area prices, which comes around $2 million per acre, while the building is priced at $2,000 per square feet. The listing is with Douglas Newby. After basking in the beauty of this house, you can also have a look at the Ten Most Expensive Billionaire Homes in The World.