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Once a $20 million home, on auction block with $6 million starting bid

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HOUSTON (FOX 26) -

One of Houston's largest homes is set to be sold to the highest bidder.

One Piney Point mansion clocks in at nearly 25,000 square feet, divided among 8 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms and 4 separate kitchens.

But owner Melanie Johnson says her favorite room is the walk-in closet. And at 800 square feet, it lets you walk waaaay in!

Still, as Johnson points out, the massive home doesn't reveal the true nature of its size from the street.

"It's for the person that's not looking to make that big statement, that people are driving by looking at that big house," said Johnson. "It's kind of like we're business in the front, party in the back."

Melanie Johnson's ex-husband started Houston's KNWS Channel 51, which went bankrupt in 2008.

The home once had an asking price of nearly $20 million. But it'll go under the gavel on Feb. 19 with a starting bid just shy of $6 million.

For more information on the property or the auction, visit http://premiereestates.com/auction/1289/stunning-luxurious-25000-sq-ft-mansion.html

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