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If You Squint, You Might See I.M. Pei's Influence on This Lavish $5.99M Austin Estate

Or, perhaps, something more Trumpish

The design of this massive Barton Creek home really has very little to do with famed architect I.M. Pei, but Francisco Cho, whose FTC Architects designed the place, did work with Pei, Kohn Pederson Fox, and in association with Cesar Pelli Architects and Michael Graves Architects before opening up his own practice in Texas.

Cho's style seems to hew more toward lavish-traditional, with showy elements but also top-notch materials. His work on city skyscrapers seems to have taught him a bit about scale, anyway, as the 13,329-square-foot house has expansive spaces (including a ballroom) grounded in shiny pink concrete and topped by single, showstopping chandeliers (though flourescent lights in the ballroom, really?).

The mansion has six bedrooms and nine and a half bathrooms (including one with a swan-inspired soaking tub). It sits on 2.45 acres, which it takes advantage of with stone patios featuring polished granite mosaics, a luxury pool, five waterfalls, and a spa, all framed by magnolias and fan palms.