Champ d'Or, This Totally Unpretentious $45 Million Denton Estate, Could Sell for $10 Million

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The White House has half as many bowling lanes than this place.
The wife and I are house-hunting, looking for something modest and sensible: good school district, open floor plan, lots of windows, pool out back, pool inside, bowling alley, racquetball court, theater, tennis courts, and -- this is a must -- a conservatory. You know: Your average East Dallas rebuild. We've been having a helluva time, but a release just hit my inbox that brightened our spirits:

Champ d'Or is on the auction block.

The Champ is a 48,000 square-foot Denton estate built for $45 million in 2002 by Alan Goldfield, former CEO of CellStar, and his wife, Shirley, who reportedly was urged by God to build the home. (God and Countrywide: Pretty much the same guys!) The home's been for sale pretty much ever since, and on March 30 it will go to auction, where it can be had by anyone with $10 million and a lot of Windex.

According to the press release announcing the auction, the home features all of the above, plus "a tea room modeled after New York's Tavern on the Green; multiple apartments that can be closed off for ideal privacy; a commercial laundry room; and a 20-car garage. The new owner would have the ability to add a heliport, horse barn or other amenities."

The home is modeled after a French chateau called Vaux-le-Vicomte, which translates loosely to "Hey honey, do you think the guest bathroom needs its own kitchen?"

Here are some more photos, in case you and your friends need a place for your poker game want to start a Kickstarter campaign.

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27 comments
fratdawgg23
fratdawgg23

"God told her to build it" Mrs. Goldfield claimed in pre-2012 interviews.

That god is a hoot - giving such specific instructions just to see if people will follow orders - for the lulz.

mmarks
mmarks

Looks like a fine spot for Prince Ranier of Monaco.

Tom
Tom

Just make it a hotel or rehab spa.

Nunya
Nunya

I see money can't buy taste!

Juan Valdez
Juan Valdez

Champs D'Ostentatious.Make it the Museum of the Housing Bubble.

Sammy
Sammy

Ugh. I'm glad this is NOT in East Dallas.

pleasedon'tshockmymonkey
pleasedon'tshockmymonkey

Maybe, Rick Perry will move into it after he tires of playing governor? We already got "W" might as well have the other kook.

Mrs.Dallas
Mrs.Dallas

This is the home of my childhood friends' parents.  Unfortunately, they built on Lake Lewisville which would have a very limited appeal.  It has been on the market for years.  

Greg
Greg

What amazes me about this whole thing is they build the house and then she decides she doesn't want to live in it.  I think I would have told her better get used to this place, because you're going to live the rest of your life here.

Montemalone
Montemalone

Not for me. Who want's to stand to watch a movie in the screening room, sans settees?

I don't know how anyone would feel at home living in a place like that.

Wylie H.
Wylie H.

I like the old-timey style television monitors over the bowling lanes.

OBEY ZOMBIE
OBEY ZOMBIE

ugly.. but i would like to live there for a few weeks. 

NewsDog
NewsDog

But will my black velvet painting of Elvis look good over the main fireplace?

Terrance
Terrance

Oh, I don't know ..... the 'media/theater' room is probably dark enough for one to enjoy Shrek 3 on a quiet Thursday afternoon.

And I would add some fencing 'round the court so the servants would not have to run too far to retreive the occasional long shot.  There are such things as work environment adjustments to encourage the morale.

Daniel
Daniel

The nouveau riche morons who built this preposterous piece of shit, which they clearly can't afford to maintain, have been trying to offload it for some time now. They deserve to be stuck with it.

LaceyB
LaceyB

We're almost there on the time, and I'm sure I can get the legal work done, but you have to clean...and cook. Do we still have a deal?

Rangers100
Rangers100

I'm sure it has a lot of appeal to countless rednecks in this sprawled out Perryland of ours.   Most just can't afford it.

Ghost
Ghost

Who's this Wilonsky you're referring to?

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

Old timey would be the projector screens with the transparent slides to manually write your score in. Miss those.

Ljworden
Ljworden

I think it would fit right in with the rest of the tasteless decor.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

Well from knowing u here, im sure we can work a mutually "satisfying" deal!!! Ill grill and clean and even do some laundry

LaceyB
LaceyB

Yeah, pretty sure this was old news. Some of us have already moved our stuff in and paid our $1000 moving fee. Still less than my current rent.

LaceyB
LaceyB

It's a deal!! I might even let you bring some of those Cowboy cheerleaders in from time to time! :) To join us, I mean.

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