The 2016 presidential race is expected to cost between five to ten billion dollars. Yes, that’s ‘billion’ with a ‘b.’ However, there’s really no need to spend months on the campaign trail, shaking hands and kissing babies, when there’s already a White House replica on the market for a mere $15 million.
The four-bedroom, nine bathroom estate is located in the prestigious Preston Hollow neighborhood of Dallas, Texas — a long commute from Washington but a desirable home nonetheless. While it’s positively presidential on the outside, the home’s interiors are reminiscent of 17th century France.
The 16,000 square foot abode is adorned with antiques from across Europe, including a Gothic fireplace from the 15th-century, rare Italian chandeliers, cornices, custom French limestone flooring and a curved grand staircase that was built to resemble that of a museum in Paris.
The mansion, which sits on 3.3 acres, was built in 1996 but renovated extensively in the early 2000s. It features an elevator, six-car garage, library, breakfast room, state-of-the-art kitchen with a butler pantry silver closet, wet bar, wine cellar, full catering kitchen and a theatre that seats 24. Outside, there are two terraces, a barbecue loggia, heated double pool, tennis court, gazebo, koi pond and a well-manicured formal garden with over 200 mature trees.
It might not come with a Secret Service detail, but privacy is ensured by the eight foot walls and two large gates. The home was first listed in July of 2014 for $19.5 million, but the price has been slashed by $4.5 million. France was the United States’ first ally, and this faux White House seems to be unique representation of that relationship. Check out the pictures below to see why: