Buy This Exact Replica of the White House in Texas
Now that we have a new president-elect in Donald Trump soon to enter the White House, why not live parallel lives with the Commander-in-Chief-to-be with your own stately knockoff? Concierge Auctions is offering just such a property: the Governor Ross Sterling Mansion, located about 30 minutes from Houston.
Before this no-reserve auction kicks off on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m.—the property was originally listed for $5.5 million—you should get to know your future home a little bit.
For one, this is not a joke; it’s an actual scaled-down replica of the real deal that was built on Galveston Bay in 1924 in the Morgan’s Point area. Also known as “The First Texas White House,” it was designed by famed Texas architect Alfred C. Finn, who also gifted area residents with the Galveston U.S. Post Office and Courthouse and the Simon Theater in Brenham, Texas. Built on a six-acre lot, it was the home to the 31st governor of Texas.
However, unlike D.C.’s White House, which will likely have the heat cranking when Trump takes office, this one has panoramic bay views and direct beach access from a 28-foot rotunda portico. (Maybe it can be a future getaway spot for former Hawaii resident and outgoing president Barack Obama, when he misses his old digs?) The house is also on the National Register of Historic Places and the Texas Historical Commission, so you’ll be living in a piece of protected history time hasn’t forgotten.
As far as space is concerned, the mansion has everything you’d expect of, well, a mansion. The nine-bedroom and 15-bathroom estate includes marble and oak flooring; an antique stone fireplace; a ballroom (perfect for a mock-post-inauguration); rooftop terrace; and for the learned and relaxed, both a gentleman’s lounge and a vast library across 20,689 square feet of entertaining and living space (don’t worry, ladies; there’s a lady’s parlor for you, too).
For more information on this wonderful property, click here. Take a short visual tour of some of the home’s grand features below. At the bottom, take a 30-second walkthrough of the property, courtesy of Concierge Auctions.