It may be a mansion fit for a queen of pop, but Beyonce Knowles is rumoured to be splashing out $5.9 million on a palatial Houston home for her mother Tina. The 31-year-old singer, who was brought up in the Texan city, is reported to be close to finalising a deal on the six bedroom, 16 bathroom mansion. Located in the prestigious Piney Point village, the home is reported to have been reduced from an asking price of $20 million just three years ago.
The 25,000 square ft house sits on two acres of land and features a games room, two jacuzzis, and a pool. It also boasts a private screening room for Tina to watch all her daughter's movies and music videos on leather couches with suede upholstered walls and black out curtains. A listing describes the third floor games room as being equipped with a pool table, gaming tables and a hidden television. Judging by interior shots of the mansion,the design has been heavily influenced by French and Italian architecture, with ornate murals on the walls and intricate carved murals.
A photograph of one of the home's four kitchens boasts wooden units and matching floors, with marble counter-tops. And visitors to the pad would be impressed by the sweeping staircase and wrought iron bannisters. According to the home's listing,the Houston mansion contains a "mirrored elevator", granite floors with marble, semi-precious stone and gilded plaster crown moulding, frescoes and elaborately carved Corinthian capitals on interior cast stone columns. No expense is spared withwide planked walnut cherry floors and gold plated fixtures included.
Catering time: The kitchen features wooden floors and units, with marble counter-tops
Grandiose: The hallway boasts sweeping staircases and ornate iron banisters on a balcony
Ornate: The grand house features a combination of French and Italian style architecture
The ornate Master Suite is decorated using a largely neutral colour scheme with antique plaster reliefs set into the wall facing the marble fireplace. It features two walk in closets, a built in coffee bar, granite floors with a warming system and a double entry steam shower with five shower heads. There will be plenty of room for Beyonce and husband Jay-Z to park their plush vehicles when they visit, with a four car garage on the property.
Checkmate: The mansion features a massive 16 bathrooms, with this one featuring marble sink tops and bath
A dream in cream: The home currently features ornate murals on the walls and a grand chandelier
Film magic: Tina will be able to watch her daughter's movies and music videos in the private screening room
Game on: The home boasts an old-fashioned games room, perfect for entertaining
The couple will be able to bring daughter Blue Ivy to the sumptuous guest suite which features a staircase to its private second-story living room with a fireplace and balcony. It will also be a breeze for Tina to entertain guests, with plenty of seating in the large dining room and en elegant patio for visitors to dine al fresco. There are even servant quarters with two separate apartments including a bedroom and private bath.
Time for a swim: The home features a curved swimming pool and jacuzzi
Eating al fresco: A pretty patio area would give Tina plenty of space to entertain guests in the summer
The 58-year-old can also stay in shape with a special fitness room featured mirrored walls and a bathroom. Outside, Tina can take a dip in a sizeable curved swimming pool, and stroll around the home's lush gardens.
Private location: The home will keep Tina away from prying eyes with top notch security systems in place
Fashion designer Tina, who with her daughter founded family label House of Dereon, last year sold her smaller Texan home for $2,962,500. Tina's pad was on the market for nine months with no potential buyers before the 8,885-square-foot home was purchased in the summer. Tina split from Beyonce's father, record label executive Matthew back in 2011.
Ariel view: A shot from above shows the large scale of the mansion