Just outside of Houston in Manvel, Texas sits a 55-bedroom, 60,000-square-foot mega mansion - empty and unfinished. Built in 2001, work on a post-surgical rehab center was started, as well as an indoor pool, but this property is still having a hard time finding a buyer who could put it to good use.
Mona Miller, a Realtor for the Christy Buck Team at RE/MAX in Houston has been showing the property, listed at $3.5million, for a year now. Miller nearly had a buyer on board last fall who intended to use it as a group home, but the city of Manvel annexed the site and zoned the property for residential use. Unfortunately that buyer wasn't willing to go through the process of rezoning the site.
Miller says the one thing city officials in Manvel don't want to see the property to become is just an apartment complex. Despite the setbacks, Miller is positive. She's still getting roughly 25 calls a month about the property.