House of the Day: Under the Texan Sun

Longing for a slice of la dolce vita but not quite ready to haul out and move to Italy? Then this stunning Tuscan-style villa could be the perfect home for you.

This gated, 15,341-square-foot estate in The Woodlands, Texas, has just hit the market for $14 million -- somewhat pricey for a home in the greater Houston metropolitan area, but unsurprising given its impressive offerings. Boasting seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, two living rooms (one for summer, one for winter), a sprawling kitchen and even nanny quarters, the estate is the picture of old-world, Northern Italian luxury.

Best of all, it's built for big, hearty Italian-style family gatherings with a generous back patio framed by imported Panto double doors, an outdoor portico with a built-in grill, private tennis courts and a swimming pool.

Diane Kink at Keller Williams Realty has the listing.

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