It’s a home that even the Crawleys would be proud of.
A Texas mansion full of charm, complete with quirky touches like a servant’s bell plaque similar to the one at Downtown Abbey, is set to hit the market for $6.75 million.
But the property is anything but historic, as it was only built in 2017.
Located on six acres in the small town of Colleyville, about 15 miles from Dallas, it was built by Alfonso Chan, an engineer and patent attorney, and his retired engineer wife, Sharon Chan.
Originally from New York’s Hudson River Valley, the couple wanted to build something that conveyed the feel of historic homes in the northeastern United States and old-world country homes in England.
The Chans purchased the property in 2009 for around $1.5 million and it took another eight years before the 10,500-square-foot, five-bedroom mansion, designed by Dallas architect Larry Boerder, who specializes in classical architecture, was finally built.
A $6.75 million five-bedroom mansion on the outskirts of Dallas has hit the market
The six-acre property near Dallas was inspired by historic mansions of yesteryear
The house looks good at night when the portico and outside stairs are brightly lit
The servant’s bell is usually used to summon servants to a room, but owners also used it to get the attention of their children
The bell plaque will be well known to viewers of the historical drama “Downton Abbey.”
The magnificent property took two years to design, while physical construction and final landscaping took another five years before the Chans and their two children were finally able to move in.
The landscaping in particular is based on historic houses in the Hudson River Valley.
A winding driveway leads to the top of a hill before the house is finally revealed amid a canopy of trees.
After just six years, the Chans’ two children have grown up and moved, making it the ideal time for them to sell and find a smaller place.
The house was built using limestone drawings inspired by the Gilded Age Mills Mansion in Staatsburg, New York.
The house was only built eight years ago, which means the conifers are still young
There is ample space for parking with a huge driveway and six car garage
This mini-roundabout driveway makes it easy to turn cars around
The house also looks beautiful in this picture taken by the drone
The home has a resort feel with pleasant seating areas at the rear of the property near a lake
Another terrace offers a balcony from which the view can be enjoyed
There’s plenty of space to sit outside and enjoy the warm Texas weather
Anyone who visits the house will find a magnificent mahogany-paneled hallway with a huge staircase
The hallway is large enough for a small grand piano amidst the wood-paneled walls
A hardwood floor lines this brightly lit dining room
The house appears to be from the 18th century, but was actually only built in 2017
The kitchen area is fully equipped with marble floors, making cleaning easier
The Chans even installed a custom doorbell panel to connect to different rooms throughout the house.
But instead of using it to call for help, mother Sharon joked that the system allowed her to call her children from different parts of the house.
“A long time ago, people rang upstairs to get tea, food or snacks. I thought it would be fun to flip it. “So I can call the kids downstairs from my doorbell,” Sharon Chan told the Wall Street Journal.
Those who visit the home will find a magnificent mahogany-paneled hallway with a massive staircase inspired by the Jeremiah Lee Mansion in Marblehead, Massachusetts and the Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York – both properties built in the 18th century.
In another part of the house there is an inviting dining area for cozy family meals
The kitchen and breakfast room were inspired by Holkham Hall, a historic country house in England. There are plenty of food prep areas above a stone-floored kitchen with double refrigerators
The washroom is clean, bright and spacious
The bar room has built-in bookshelves to store the glassware
The bar features a polished nickel baseboard and mirror-backed glass shelves
Shown is a study with hardwood floors and blinds
The owner said she wanted a home that reminded her of historic homes
Arched doors in the great room lead onto a covered porch
The elegantly furnished house measures approximately 10,500 square meters
The master bedroom has a seating area with lots of light
If the bed isn’t relaxing enough, a few nicely upholstered armchairs will certainly do the trick
Double sinks ensure a happy marriage in the master bedroom’s en-suite bathroom
Other bathrooms in the house also feature double sinks and white marble tiles
A shower with four shower heads makes bathing a breeze
A walk-in closet with so much space you’ll have to sit down while you make your decisions
Arched doors in the great room lead to a covered porch, while the library and bar room feature marble fireplaces with built-in bookcases.
The bar features a polished nickel baseboard and mirrored glass shelving, making it the perfect place for entertaining with seating for up to 150 guests.
The kitchen and breakfast room are inspired by the aesthetics of Holkham Hall, a renowned English country house.
The stately home of Holkham Hall is said to have inspired the Chans family to build their own home
The house was built using a limestone drawing inspired by the Gilded Age Mills Mansion in Staatsburg, New York, pictured above
Anyone who visits the house will notice similarities to the Schuyler Mansion in Albany, New York
The Jeremiah Lee Mansion in Marblehead, Massachusetts, pictured, is also said to have been a source of inspiration