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This Opulent Home is "Like Living in a Fantasy Land." Check out Champ d'Or

This Opulent Home is “Like Living in a Fantasy Land”

From Trulia Luxe Living:

In Texas, everything is bigger – including the mansions.

Champ d’Or is the product of five years of meticulous planning, construction, and craftsmanship. On an 1.6 million+ square foot lot, the property is comprised of a main house, a pool and tennis house, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, adjacent lake, and 25 acres of beautiful treed property.

Forbes’ Morgan Brennan spoke with Shirley Goldfield, who owns Champ d’Or (which means “Field of Gold”) with husband Alan Goldfield, the founder and former chief of CellStar, who said, “when I built it, I wanted every room to stand on its own…It’s like living in a fantasy land.”

 

When Forbes asked why the Goldfields would build a fantasy land just to turn around and list it for sale, Shirley said, “I’m like a painter who creates a beautiful work of art and then sells it…People ask me, ‘Are you sorry to see it go?’ And I say, no, because I feel privileged to have been able to create it.”

At one time, the Goldfields listed Champ d’Or for $72 million, which placed it on Forbes’ list of the America’s most expensive homes for sale. It was reduced to $66.9 million in 2010. In 2011, the Goldfields were still without a buyer in sight, so the asking price was massively chopped to $35 million. On March 30, 2012, the non-distressed property will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Will the Goldfields get close to what Champ d’Or cost? We’ll have to wait and see.

 

Click here to read the original article, adapted from Trulia Luxe Living.

See our previous post “A Closer Look at the Champ d’Or Mansion” to take a video tour and see gorgeous photos of this exceptional home.

Click here to read more about this intensely luxurious mansion home and how to participate in the auction.

Keep coming back to Update Dallas throughout the rest of this week for the latest buzz on the Champ d’Or and the auction this Friday, March 30th. Click here to read the most recent news coverage and other information on the Champ d’Or.

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