$1.4 Million Mansion in Houston Is an Architectural Enigma (House of the Day)

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This mansion in Houston is one of the weirdest things we've ever seen: It's like someone took pieces of a classic, stately chateau and an uber-modern spread and smashed them together. The listing calls the home "masterfully re-imagined," but as our friends at Curbed put it, that would be "totally accurate if said master is keen on imagining the weirdest ways to mash up architecture."

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The 5,116-square-foot home's $1.425 million price tag might seem like wishful thinking for such an odd-looking place -- until you've seen the interiors. A dreamy recessed ceiling in the master bedroom, a dining room with a disco-inspired light fixture, sweeping living spaces and quaint his and her bathrooms all give this home an eclectic assortment of styles that at least won't bore you. Of course, Curbed doesn't see it the way we do, calling the interiors "cheesy." But friends can agree to disagree. (Love you, guys.)

With five bedrooms, five bathrooms, a wine cellar and wet bar, and a terrace with gorgeous 360-degree views, we're just looking on the bright side.

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Location: Cherry Hills Village, Colo.
Price: $4.995 million
Beds/baths: 6/8
Sq. ft.: 11,949

If you can believe it, the price of this gorgeous Colorado homestead -- which the listing calls "the best lot in Cherry Hills" -- is reduced to entice buyers. The foreclosure has a gourmet kitchen, his and her pool cabanas, two guest suites and lovely gardens. "Priced to sell!" the listing says, and who wouldn't want to buy?

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Location: Leland, Mich.
Price: $4.75 million
Beds/baths: 7/6
Sq. ft.: 5,718

This prime lakefront property on Lake Michigan was built in 1996 and has three natural stone fireplaces, tougue-and-groove wood ceilings, as well as three wells on the property. Part of the lot may be available for development depending on local zoning laws.

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Location: Jupiter, Fla.
Price: $4.3 million
Beds/baths: 6/8
Sq. ft.: 9,153

You'd never guess that there would be a foreclosure in the same town as Celine Dion's famous manse, and one with an epic backyard water park. And from the looks of it, who would guess that this home would be said foreclosure? With grand archways, spiraling staircases and rooms awash in rich cherrywood, it is certainly not your typical foreclosure.

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Location: Monterey, Calif.
Price: $3.798 million
Beds/baths: 4/6
Sq. ft.: 6,266

The lawn may be a little bit overgrown, but this foreclosed California home can still be a dream come true with a little TLC. It has a large kitchen with wraparound granite countertops, a huge master suite and long, beautiful gallery walkways.

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Location: Las Vegas
Price: $3.55 million
Beds/baths: 5/8
Sq. ft.: 11,641

Las Vegas is one of the cities that was hit the hardest during the foreclosure crisis, but that doesn't mean that all its homes in foreclosure are dumps. This foreclosed mansion proves that: It has a grand entry foyer with sprawling marble floors, a modern-to-the-minute kitchen -- and even a theater!

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Location: Naples, Fla.
Price: $3.5 million
Beds/baths: 6/8
Sq. ft.: 8,355

The foreclosure crisis clearly didn't spare even the most exclusive of enclaves: This massive estate has private lake and golf course views, a four-car garage, soaring salon with fireplace and grand staircase, and even a private "in-law suite" in the eastern wing.

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Location: Greenwood Village, Colo.
Price: $3.3 million
Beds/baths: 6/9
Sq. ft.: 9,881

Still pretty new, this home sits on a 2.5-acre lot with beautiful mountain views. The good news is that, even though it's been foreclosed on, it should be in very good condition.

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Location: Henderson, Nev.
Price: $3.25 million
Beds/baths: 6/8
Sq. ft.: 12,872

This giant foreclosure has a massive kitchen, dual grand staircases, a backyard pool with fountain, and a gorgeous wine cellar.

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Location: Boulder City, Nev.
Price: $3 million
Beds/baths: 6/7
Sq. ft.: 9,245

You might recognize this palatial foreclosure: We wrote about it in August. But it's what's behind the home that is most memorable.

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There's an entire water park in the backyard, including a "lazy river," a water slide and a water mill.

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The interior of the home is equally impressive, with monstrous rooms and unique wood detailing.

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