Moroccan-Style Palace with Petting Zoo for $8.9M

Everyone needs a petting zoo in their home, right? The architects behind this Houston crib sure think so because the palatial estate, which is available for $8.9 million, has one, together with other lavish amenities including Moorish tiles, one-of-a-kind tile mosaics, and handcrafted plaster and wood furniture. View the listing.

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Everyone needs a petting zoo in their home, right? The architects behind this Houston crib sure think so because the palatial estate, which is available for $8.9 million, has one, together with other lavish amenities including Moorish tiles, one-of-a-kind tile mosaics, and handcrafted plaster and wood furniture. View the listing.
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Nope, this house is not in the Middle East. In fact, it's located smack dab in suburban Houston, surrounded by more typical suburban Texan homes and cul-de-sacs.
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A view of the luxurious dining room in this 20,000 square foot abode. The Moroccan-style pad was built in 2005 and designed specifically for the current owner.
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The gigantic home boasts nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The many Moorish tiles in the interior were designed and created by the international Moroccan architectural firm Arabesque Inc., whose other works can be seen in the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Brunei Royal Palace, according to Zillow.
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Look at this magnificent living space! The entire house is covered in intricate tiled floors, mosaic-patterned ceilings and walls, and handcrafted plaster and wood furniture.
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On the 3.8 acre property, there is also two detached two-story guest houses, a pool, a cabana, and a private petting zoo, though the animals aren't included in the $8.9 million price tag.
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