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Can Someone Please Pony Up $7.9M For This Woodway Estate?

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Some houses are snapped up in days. Others take years. The sellers should be commended for their patience.

Embassy style ceilings? A rainforest spa? Imagine the architect's first day with this project when they found they'd be working on a 10,831 square foot house, er, estate that not only has 6 bedrooms, 9.75 baths (why not round up to 10?), and 6,000 square feet for indoor recreation. Twelve years after it was built, it's being sold for $7,950,000. Actually, it's been on the market for over seven years, which means it went on the market, ah, in 2008 - five years after completion and just as the bubble burst. There's a regulation Little League field on the property as well as a tennis court. Inside, there's a full-sized basketball court. For something a bit less aerobic, how about a billiards hall. After playing, relax in the rainforest spa. Whatever that is, it certainly looks amazing. If you prefer, play with your car collection that can spread out 14 cars across three garages. At the same time, the 'embassy style ceilings' capture the right feeling for the level of elegance throughout the house: beautiful art glass windows, chandeliers, sweeping staircases, travertine floors, Corinthian columns, and a sense of culture. The library looks more like an office from which a head of state, or estate, would preside over dignitaries and officials. The architect should be congratulated because they fit an incredible mix of conflicting amenities onto the 4 acre property. Now, to find someone who will buy it.

· 22430 Dogwood Lane, Woodway [Estately]
Written by Tom Trimbath