A Texas mansion known locally for its lavish parties feting state and national political figures will hit the auction block in less than two weeks.
The five-bedroom, 12,000-square-foot party hub is known in The Woodlands, an affluent Houston suburb, as the “Blair House,” named for its current owners Nelda Luce Blair, a TV legal commentator and her husband Jim Blair, a retired attorney.
The Blairs bought the home in 2002, according to county property records, and have since organized hundreds of political gatherings and fundraisers, including recent parties with former New York mayor and 2008 Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, according to a statement from auctioneers Platinum Luxury Auctions.
“Thanks to her strong social and political ties, the property has played host to countless political gatherings and society events,” the auctioneers said. The family has hosted a slew of conservative politicians including former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. Kevin Brady.
The home has come on and off the market since 2012, when the Blairs listed the grand estate for $5.4 million, according to listing records. They relisted the home last year for $6.072 million, and it will now go to auction on April 8 with a reserve price of $2 million.
The Classical-inspired mansion built in 1994 certainly has ample room for entertaining. The columned entrance opens into a barrel-ceiling, double-height foyer with colorful murals by New York artist Tim Martin, a painter who has collaborated with Hermes, Tiffany and Co. and Steinway & Sons.
The three-story home has a fitness center, elevator, a two-story, wood-paneled office suite and a home theater with its own kitchenette and half-bathroom.
The five-acre estate includes a large pool with a waterfall and spa; a separate one-bedroom, one-bathroom guesthouse; and a pool house with a steam shower and sauna, according to the auctioneers.
Ms. Blair is a frequent legal commentator on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, and litigated cases in the Fox TV court series “Power of Attorney,” on air from 2000-2002.
When the home was first listed in 2012, Ms. Blair told local news outlets that her family was looking to downsize in The Woodlands.
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