Feel Like Royalty In A $25 Million Texas Mansion That's Practically Its Own Resort

The common phrase that everything is bigger in Texas seems like an understatement when it comes to this mansion. For a mere $25 million, you can own this Southlake home that has eight bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and three half bathrooms, all sitting on nearly 4 acres of land (via Realtor). This home is an entertainer's dream, ideal for inviting friends and family over to celebrate even the smallest of occasions.

Recently, Texas has experienced a real estate boom. Many Californians packed their bags and headed to the Lone Star State. The influx of people caused bidding wars in some of Texas's most populous cities. As reported by local news channel KXAN, Dallas and Austin were among the top 10 cities with the highest rates of bidding wars. Dallas was number four with a rate of 78.1%, while Austin was seventh with a rate of 75.6%.

However, the influx of new residents isn't to blame for the $25 million price tag — the gorgeous design is responsible for that. If you have a few million to spare to purchase the home, you may want to put in an offer. If not, check out some pictures of this majestic Mediterranean marvel.

Talk about curb appeal

Drive through the private gates and up the grass-lined driveway and you'll see this beautiful mansion unfold on the horizon, per Realtor. The contemporary Mediterranean home features a stunning archway entrance into the front courtyard. Sets of arched windows give a glimpse inside the white stucco mansion. You can park your car in one of the nine garage spaces before making your way up the double staircase to the front foyer.

Out back, enjoy a private, fenced-in backyard that features a covered patio and an outdoor kitchen that includes a grill. Of course, you have to take a dip in the saltwater pool or relax the night away in the attached hot tub.

The covered patio creates a pool-side cabana where you can dine overlooking the pool and expansive yard with gorgeous views of the sunset in the distance. The cabana also has a bar, so you can whip up your favorite cocktails to enjoy with dinner. This property is minutes away from Lake Grapevine, which boasts more outdoor activities like boating, water-skiing, fishing, and camping, according to Grapevine Texas USA.

A dream in every nook and cranny

This dreamy, resort-like residence has something for every member of the family to enjoy, as noted by Realtor. The entire home looks like it's right off the pages of a glossy design magazine. Additionally, USA Today listed features homeowners are willing to pay extra for; his home has those features and then some.

If you love cooking, the chef-inspired kitchen will be your go-to place. There is a commercial-grade vent that sits above a gas range and cooktop. The double ovens include a warming drawer, so your fresh foods will remain hot. There's even a wine vault to store and display your favorite bottles before serving.

There are stunning amenities in the rest of the house, too. Have an extensive book collection? They'll feel right at home in this mansion's library. Fill the shelves with books and add comfortable chairs around the fireplace to create a cozy reading area you'll never want to leave. Plus, with closets like the ones in this home, you have to have a fabulous wardrobe — and you'll certainly have the space for it. Custom-designed, the owner's closets feature cabinets, drawers, and vanities. Oh, and movie enthusiasts, rejoice, because you have a place to view your favorite films on the big screen. Relax in one of the cushy chairs and enjoy some popcorn in the private theatre.

A private sports club

If you love to stay active, then this is the place for you; you won't need to have a membership to any kind of club if you live in this $2.5 million home. According to Realtor Magazine, 35% of homeowners have considered building an outdoor athletic court. In this home, there are tons of options to keep you active without having to leave the estate, according to Realtor.

The home gym rivals anywhere you'd pay for, with room for a variety of workout machines, weights for lifting, and a space to practice yoga. From the patio, you can access the basketball court. Practice your shots and show off your skills with multiple hoops behind views of the pool and patio. Off the patio, you'll also find a lounge space to relax in after you're done working out. Or, you can challenge friends to a rousing game of air hockey.

If baseball is your sport, you're in luck because this home has its own indoor batting cage. It has a pitching machine so you can practice your swing to hit a home run. Nearby, you'll find a single-lane bowling alley where you can wind down your night with friends.