UPDATE: The replica White House located in along Galveston Bay recently sold at an auction for an undisclosed price, according to Concierge Auctions.
The home was commissioned by former Texas Governor Ross Sterling and first opened its doors in 1927. Sterling founded the oil company now known as Exxon. Overlooking Galveston Bay, the home was once the largest private residence in the state.
The mansion is just shy of 20,700 square feet. This makes it significantly smaller than the 55,000 square foot White House in Washington D.C. Nevertheless, you will find quite a few amenities to enjoy when you make this your home.
For example, the previous realtor, John Daughtery Realtors, said that the owners have spent time updating and renovating the home. It features a grand ballroom, a personal library, huge gourmet kitchen and a game room. The home also offers a rooftop deck, marble and stone floors, and a vintage walk-in bar.
As they say, “Everything’s bigger in Texas!” This house definitely lives up to the challenge.
There is also smaller replica White House up the road in Dallas.