Last summer, National Rifle Association chief executive Wayne LaPierre attempted to have the nonprofit organization purchase him a home in Texas. LaPierre and his wife, according to the Washington Post, were involved in the home search and dismissed an option of living in a luxury high-rise in favor of a Westlake, TX, mansion.
At the time, the 10,000-square-foot mansion was on the market for $6 million. However, the LaPierre deal never materialized and the grand estate is still on the market—albeit at the reduced price of $4.75 million.
Located about 35 miles outside of downtown Dallas, the suburban French chateau–style mansion is undoubtedly fancy. It initially went up for sale in July 2017 for $7.5 million.
The four-bedroom home was built in 2010 with luxe materials and finishes, including white oak floors, French Beaumaniere limestone, antique marble, and Italian tile. It sits on a 1.5-acre lot with golf course and lake views.
The main suite has his-and-her baths with heated floors, and the large exercise studio overlooks the lake. However, LaPierre’s wife was concerned about a “lack of space in the men’s closet of the master bedroom,” according to the Post.
There’s also a guest suite downstairs, a crafts room, dual offices, a pool, dog run, and, of course, an oversize garage for all types of vehicles. A golf cart might be a necessity—the huge home sits right next to the Vaquero Club, one of the area’s most exclusive private country clubs.
A lavish mansion in Texas may seem like an odd location for the CEO and executive vice president of the Fairfax, VA–based, nonprofit gun rights organization to reside. In fact, the New York attorney general’s office is currently investigating the potential purchase as part of its ongoing investigation into the NRA’s tax-exempt status.
According to reports, LaPierre became concerned about his personal safety when the address of his Virginia home was made public after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in 2018.
Soon after it was proposed that the NRA’s advertising firm might purchase the mansion as an investment, but financed with NRA money, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Another possible factor? Former NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch owns a home about 6 miles away from the proposed LaPierre purchase, in neighboring Southlake, TX.
Still awaiting a buyer a year after LaPierre’s dalliance, the Westlake home in question isn’t even the most expensive mansion on the block any longer. That honor goes to NBA star LaMarcus Alridge‘s recently listed $5.2 million mansion, located a mile away on the same street.
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Source: Housing Trends Feed