A brick mansion owned by a Houston lawyer could set the record for the most expensive house sale in the city’s history.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Tony Buzbee, an attorney who has represented many people whose homes were flooded by the Army Corps of Engineers during Hurricane Harvey in 2017, listed the home for 27.5 million. of dollars.
It’s the second-highest listing price on the market right now, second only to a $29.5 million mansion in the same River Oaks neighborhood.
The most expensive sale ever in the Lone Star State town was for a 185-acre estate that fetched $18.75 million in 2017, the newspaper reported.
Buzbee’s 1-acre property, a few houses from the River Oaks Country Club, features five bedrooms on nearly 12,200 square feet. There are multiple fireplaces, as well as a swimming pool, wine cellar, six-car garage with elevators, game room, and home theater.
The land, landscaped with box hedges, includes a koi pond and an aromatic herb garden.
The Tudor-style house, built in 2005, is listed by Douglas Elliman agent Beth Cassidy.
Buzbee, who unsuccessfully ran for mayor of Houston in 2019, told the newspaper he made several major upgrades to the home, including creating a second master bedroom and a home office for remote work right next to the library.
Alongside the Hurrican Harvey case, Buzbee’s lawsuits include a lawsuit stemming from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 and a recent $750 million lawsuit on behalf of Astroworld music festival attendees. He also represents a number of women who claimed Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson sexually assaulted them. Watson denied being involved in any inappropriate behavior.[Wall Street Journal] — Vince DiMiceli