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This $12 million mansion is real estate proof of that tired Texas adage concerning the state’s penchant for all things enormous. The 11,100 square-foot, 6-bed/9-bath home was built in 1970 on almost a half acre of waterfront property on Lake Austin. Inside, granite and marble countertops line kitchens and bathrooms and floors are clad in wood and stone. The master bedroom has cedar-lined walk in closets and four fireplaces are scattered about the rest of the house, which has a game room and a cozy bar and wine cellar. Outside, the estate has tons of landscaping, lake access via a private boat dock and a waterfall and swimming pool. [via realtor]